Council early help services are changing. With budgets falling and demand for intensive services rising, early help is evolving into a more multi-agency intervention targeted at the most disadvantaged families.
Under Ofsted's single inspection framework, the number of children's services rated "inadequate" has doubled, prompting criticism it raised the bar too high. Leaders assess its legacy and what it will mean for the future.
The rise in children being educated at home is partly blamed on schools failing to adequately support pupils with additional needs, and has raised concerns councils will struggle to monitor their safety and wellbeing.
Experts call for police and crime commissioners to do more to fund youth crime prevention work.
Education experts answer Ofsted criticism of the quality of education for disadvantaged young pupils.
Two years ago, Ofsted national director for social care Eleanor Schooling...
Researchers from Cardiff University wanted to explore how sibling relationships...