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'More trusting, less prescriptive' - Taylor's new vision for the YJB

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.

Inspections Clinic: Five tips for outstanding residential care

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.

Summit offers solutions to youth violence

National knife crime summit offers the chance to extend the best local practice, says youth work leader.

Annual engagement meetings

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.

Inspections Clinic: Ofsted early years forum

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.

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