Responses to the youth custody green paper indicate broad support for the government’s aim to create a more therapeutic secure estate, but with notes of caution on efforts to raise the educational attainment of offenders.
Local authorities, family lawyers and the court system are gearing up to confront radical changes to the care proceedings system in a bid to ensure the majority of children can be found a home within six months.
In her first interview as police lead for children and young people, Jacqui Cheer outlines her new youth strategy.
Columnists & Comment
Youth work and schools make strange bedfellows. The very essence of youth work as voluntary and non-formal is certainly at odds with the formal, compulsory nature of school.
This month, shuttling between the north-east and the south-east of England, I have been struck by some of the massive variations in the experiences of children and young people in different parts of the country, and how this impacts upon national debates about future policy....
I have a sense of déjà vu with regard to the benefit reforms. It reminds me of the last period of austerity in the 1980s. Here we are again, cutting back services and this time demonising the poorest in society and imposing benefit cuts on them.