In Depth

Community support offers hope to children affected by Grenfell

As the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire approaches, youth organisations, charity funders and the council explain how they have collaborated to put support in place for hundreds of children and families.

New Ofsted social care chief hails era of intelligence-led inspections

Yvette Stanley, Ofsted's new director of social care, says the latest children's services inspection framework focuses more on frontline social work practice and uses data analysis to identify emerging problems.

DCS turnover: beneath the data

High turnover in children's services directors in the past year masks signs of increased stability.

Rewards for young volunteers

New 'reward card' aims to get young people from disadvantaged backgrounds involved in social action.

Educational psychologist shortage under scrutiny

Demand for educational psychologists in schools is high but funding pressures limit recruitment.