In Depth

Special Report: Reducing Youth Reoffending

Youth justice services have developed a range of innovative approaches to engage repeat offenders, but experts say more needs to be done to support young people with the most entrenched problems.

Frontline funds: social workers to get budgets to support families

Councils are to trial giving social workers money to spend on practical help for families, such as a new fridge, short break or childcare. Experts say the funding will be targeted at children most at risk of care proceedings.

Duration of care proceedings off target

The time it takes care proceedings to be completed is rising and Cafcass chief Anthony Douglas says it is likely to continue.

Restructuring children's services on early intervention approach

EIF blueprint for the future of early help recommends better co-ordination of support for vulnerable families including long-term funding, a cross-government taskforce and commitment to evidence-based practice.

Changing teacher views on care

Expert gives five key steps on how to overcome some teachers' negative perceptions of children in care.

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