In Depth

Five ways councils can get more from 30 hours funded childcare

As the second year of 30 hours funded childcare approaches, James Hempsall outlines what council leaders need to do to ensure the policy reaches those eligible and delivers on early years and social mobility duties.

Vulnerable children bear brunt of school exclusion increases

An education select committee report concludes a factor in rising levels of school exclusions is that vulnerable pupils are not getting the support they need. The government is being urged to back inclusive school policies.

YOTs and universities link up

Youth offending teams are creating partnerships with universities to improve knowledge of best practice.

Barriers to measuring outcomes

National outcomes framework would need to overcome a series of challenges to succeed, says Andrew Rome of Revolution Consulting.

Guide to contextual safeguarding

A project will deliver contextual safeguarding in three councils. What is it and how does it work?