Vulnerable children are recruited to spy on criminals including sex offenders without the necessary safeguards to protect them from harm, the High Court has heard.
Youth Justice Board chair Charlie Taylor says slimmed-down national standards reflect a more mature youth justice system that needs the freedom to innovate to improve the lives of the most vulnerable young offenders.
The manager of a residential setting for children with disabilities tells Jo Stephenson how it has built a culture of continuous improvement while achieving a decade of "outstanding" Ofsted ratings.
National knife crime summit offers the chance to extend the best local practice, says youth work leader.
Ofsted's Inspection of Local Authority Children's Services regime sets out clear expectations of what children's services managers will get from their annual engagement meetings, reports Jo Stephenson.
A new group of early education academics and childcare experts has been convened by Ofsted to discuss research, practice, inspection and areas for improvement. Jo Stephenson finds out what it hopes to achieve.
The recent naming of the 16-year-old child who murdered six-year-old Alesha...
Authors: Katie Buston, Alison Parkes and Danny Wight, University of Glasgow....