Former employment minister Damian Hinds has been made Education Secretary following a government reshuffle.
Commissioners are grasping the potential of data analytics to predict demand for children's services, says Richard Selwyn.
Local authorities are starting to test new ways to meet children and families' needs that focus on forging compassionate relationships between state and citizen amid rising demand for services, says Richard Selwyn.
Paper from former director of children's services highlights lack of progress in developing leadership skills of black, Asian and minority ethnic professionals, and provides tools to help create culturally competent organisations.
Former social worker Mike Bush, now a consultant and trainer on mental health in the workplace, advises managers on strategies to help their staff avoid "burning out" and leaving the profession.
Richard Selwyn considers six resolutions to improve how children's services could be commissioned and delivered in 2018.
Ofsted's new children's services inspection arrangements place far greater...
An increasing number of teachers are leaving the profession before retirement....