In-Depth

Tackling offender mental health

By Neil Puffett |

11 April 2017

A Mac-UK scheme could point the way for supporting young offenders with mental health problems.

Trailblazing training standards

By Fay Gibbin |

11 April 2017

Lead for new group developing early years standards shares plans as it bids to debunk "hair or care" ethos.

Proposal to boost pupil behaviour

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

A Hampshire school's inclusion unit may provide a blueprint for addressing behavioural problems of pupils.

Children in care attainment tool

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

How a resource analysing education progress for looked-after children could "revolutionise" support.

Meeting of charity leaders to discuss the impact of Brexit on vulnerable children and families warns that the UK leaving the European Union could put children's rights, safeguarding and economic welfare at risk.

Understanding impact of abuse and reviewing care placement options

By Dr Susannah Bowyer and Julie Wilkinson |

11 April 2017

Review assesses the evidence on the impact of abuse on children and considers the merits of care placement options. The authors summarise the findings, while three organisations outline initiatives to improve decision making.

Safeguarding against sexting

By Neil Puffett |

11 April 2017

How youth workers can help educate young people about the risks of sharing explicit images.

Review finds councils unable to keep up with rising demand, with resources focused on crisis interventions at the expense of early help. No Good Options calls for action to tackle postcode lottery of services and children's outcomes.

Tackling health visitor struggles

By Derren Hayes |

28 March 2017

Local authorities need to be given more flexibility over delivering child health checks, says LGA chief.

Association of Directors of Children's Services president Alison Michalska says agencies must work together to convince government to invest more in services, while councils must get greater powers to influence education.