In Depth

Deprivation is key factor affecting spending on children's services

LGA analysis shows demographic and social issues linked to deprivation account for half the variation in spending on children's services. Sector leaders say it reinforces calls for government to increase funding.

Timpson is confident his 'unique experience' can help children

In an interview with CYP Now, former children's minister Edward Timpson outlines his approach to new roles at Cafcass, the children's commissioner for England, school exclusions review and safeguarding practice panel.

Clarity sought on secure schools

Proposals over size, location and mixed gender populations of secure schools raise campaigners' concerns.

Schools key to obesity response

Policymakers must improve cooking lessons for primary pupils to cut obesity levels, warns academic.

Advice on using ACE enquiry

Experts say more research is needed on impact of routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences.