A rise in gang violence and youth crime has prompted policymakers to develop legislation to tackle the threats and boost funding for statutory and voluntary agencies to support child criminal exploitation victims.
Review of statutory guidance for youth services will, says the youth minister, "provide greater clarity" on what government expects councils to deliver, but leaders say this must come with extra funding and other changes.
Councils should recognise vital preventative role played by health visitors and protect services, says expert.
Inquiry aims to reinvent childminding as experts call for less council red tape and more support from government to stem falling numbers.
"What a mess! Despite investment to give more infants nursery care, there are huge problems with recruitment and retention, and so much unwillingness to gain any further qualification."
This report presents findings and resources from a three-year review exploring...