In-Depth

NCS Act shifts scheme up a gear

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

Royal Charter puts the youth initiative on a statutory footing, increasing scrutiny and expectations.

Views sought on state of foster care

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

The government has launched a review of foster care in England to build a comprehensive picture of what the fostering system looks like and how it can be improved.

Childminders key to 30 hours

By Liz Bayram |

31 May 2017

Childcare chief explains how childminders can help councils tackle shortage of free entitlement places.

DCS 'revolving door' slows down

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

Funding and organisation changes are behind fewer children's services directors moving jobs.

Your guide to the Children and Social Work Act

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

What the act means for everyday practice across the children's workforce.

Evolution of youth work courses

By Derren Hayes |

04 May 2017

Amid closures of some youth work degrees, universities are adapting how they train future practitioners

Five steps to good resettlement

By Pippa Goodfellow |

04 May 2017

Analysis of voluntary sector projects shows successful approaches to helping young people leave custody.

Tri-borough collapse: the fallout

By Neil Puffett |

04 May 2017

End of pioneering arrangement raises questions over future of councils pooling children's services.

Will 30-hour childcare succeed?

By Neil Leitch and James Hempsall |

04 May 2017

Lack of funding for 30-hour free childcare is prompting leaders to question if scheme is deliverable.

Academic whose research underpins new government drive to resolve parental conflict explains how policy can help councils develop support programmes that mitigate the damage it causes to children's wellbeing.