In Depth

GDPR and commissioning

Changes to data protection rules can improve how councils and providers share information, says Toni Badnall-Neill.

Leadership: Appreciating the small stuff

While leaders of organisations are generally expected to drive change from the top, it is important to understand that noticing and participating in the little things can help good practice to flourish.

Commissioning: Young people's services

While funding is scarce, commissioners can still help embed youth work principles in wider provision, says Toni Badnall-Neill.

Make more time for direct work

Effective social work relies on face-to-face contact with children and families, but bureaucratic processes can often get in the way. Implement strategies that will free up practitioners' time for more direct work.

How to Beat Burnout: Advice for Employers

Children's professionals across social care, health and education are increasingly leaving their jobs due to "burnout". Joe Lepper explores successful strategies to beat burnout and boost staff wellbeing.