In Depth

Special Report: Exploitation and Vulnerability

Amid rising concerns about child criminal and sexual exploitation, policymakers and service providers are developing intelligence-led approaches to protecting vulnerable groups and supporting abuse victims.

Civil Society Strategy sets out plans to remake youth work landscape

New strategy outlines plans for a review of youth services statutory guidance and to better integrate the NCS into local provision. Experts call for a clear vision of what good support for young people should look like.

Early years groups call for action on protecting children's centres

After a consultation on the role of children's centres is scrapped, providers challenge ministers to present a bold vision for their future and incorporate this into a government-wide review of support for families.

Ensuring care leaver provisions deliver

Leaving care adviser Mark Riddell explains how local authorities can strengthen their local offers by engaging with key partner agencies.

'Sleep-in' case: the implications

Legal ruling highlights need for employment conditions for children's home staff to be reviewed, says LGA.

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