In Depth

Medway STC whistleblower calls for culture and practice reforms

Whistleblower who alerted authorities to abuse at Medway secure training centre says the review into the case shows there needs to be major changes to how staff work with young people before the issues will be resolved.

Councils develop programmes to reduce impact of parent conflict

Councils took part in a pilot to reduce parental conflict because of the damage it does to children. As the initiative is to be extended, leaders came together to explain how they engaged agencies and practitioners in the programme.

Solving social care funding crisis: top 10 common-sense solutions

Audit Office report highlights the recent growth in demand and spending on children's services, and the lack of understanding on what is driving this. Andrew Rome says councils and providers can work together to solve it.

School mental health pilots

New school-based teams and practitioners aim to provide mental health support to pupils earlier.

Ofsted inspection of education settings: six key measures

Ofsted's new inspection system introduces a raft of changes to how education settings will be assessed. Jo Stephenson outlines six key measures and what they mean for schools, colleges and childcare providers.