In Depth

'More trusting, less prescriptive' - Taylor's new vision for the YJB

Youth Justice Board chair Charlie Taylor says slimmed-down national standards reflect a more mature youth justice system that needs the freedom to innovate to improve the lives of the most vulnerable young offenders.

Positive action to cut childhood obesity

Public health expert outlines the wide holistic preventative approach Leeds Council has taken to reverse obesity rates in young children.

Pupil premium and attainment

Expert says differential pupil premium rates could boost outcomes for some disadvantaged pupils.

Old Bailey event sees young people debate pros and cons of votes at 16

Is the country ready to lower the voting age to 16 for all UK elections? This was the question that was debated at a unique event held recently at the Old Bailey.

Factors behind decline of twin-hat directors of children's services

Funding changes and more complex policy could be reasons for the fall in twin-hat DCSs, say experts.