Government reforms designed to boost take-up of its apprenticeships programme have been met with sharp falls among young new starters, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).
Some of the language used by professionals can leave young people feeling confused and disempowered, so take a more compassionate and inclusive approach to communication to build stronger relationships.
Commissioners are using systems that predict need to shape service design and funding allocation, says Toni Badnall-Neill.
How children's services are commissioned has been the subject of intense scrutiny by policymakers in recent years. Sector experts analyse the forces driving changes in commissioning policies and practice.
Funding changes and more complex policy could be reasons for the fall in twin-hat DCSs, say experts.
Professionals and organisations can find solutions to some of the biggest challenges they face by working collaboratively, networking with peers and celebrating successful examples of practice.
Ofsted's new children's services inspection arrangements place far greater...
Together for Short Lives study into commissioning practices of palliative...