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DCS 'revolving door' slows down

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

Delivering the workforce strategy

By Mark Dawe |

14 March 2017

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

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.

New youth work income streams

By Rosemary Watt-Wyness |

14 February 2017

With council funding falling, charities must develop fresh ways of boosting revenue, says London Youth.

Guide to the Life Chances Fund

By Jonathan Flory |

31 January 2017

Advice on how to bid for slice of £80m of social finance to fund projects tackling youth unemployment.

The government has set out its plans for how a proposed national assessment and accreditation system for children's social workers intended to boost the quality of practice in the profession will be implemented.

Better commissioner relations

By Richard Selwyn |

03 January 2017

A Lloyds Bank Foundation report says the current commissioning processes threaten the survival of small charities. Here, a commissioner says they must work to forge partnerships with councils.