Making the most of SRE U-turn

By Jonathan Baggaley |

14 March 2017

PSHE Association chief explains why sex and relationships education must be part of compulsory PSHE.

Transition from care to college

By Louise Gazeley and Tamsin Hinton-Smith |

14 March 2017

Mentor support can help looked-after children move successfully to university, project evaluation finds.

The government is to strip the Youth Justice Board of most of its youth custody duties. Former chief John Drew says while there is merit to the plan, it raises concerns over resettlement work and ensuring a child focus.

Delivering the workforce strategy

By Mark Dawe |

14 March 2017

Government's early years workforce strategy proposes raft of measures to tackle recruitment crisis.

Sharing risk in youth work

By Brendan O’Keefe |

14 March 2017

Youth mutual boss identifies four principles for providers and commissioners to deliver effective services.

Playwork qualification reforms

By Adrian Voce |

14 March 2017

Withdrawal of playwork qualifications is the latest episode in the dismantling of a sector, says expert.

Study finds section 251 returns system to record education and children's services spending produces data that is often inaccurate and of little use. John Freeman says only an overhaul of the process will deliver improvements.

Challenge to create pupil places

By Derren Hayes |

28 February 2017

Pressure is mounting on the government to do more to help English local authorities create 700,000 additional school places estimated to be needed by 2025.

The way local authority children's services are inspected is set to undergo major change from January 2018, with Ofsted planning to move to a more proportionate system that focuses on councils that are already struggling.

Relationships in the early years

By Kirsten Asmussen |

28 February 2017

EIF gives advice on how to commission evidence-based parenting interventions in early years services.