In Depth

Inspections Clinic: Involving children and parents

Inspectors increasingly expect providers to consult children and families over the services they receive, with leaders playing a crucial role in ensuring their views are listened to, writes Jo Stephenson.

Serious Violence Strategy: experts advocate earlier interventions

Amid a rise in knife crime, new Serious Violence Strategy is to fund projects working with young people at risk of involvement with gangs. But experts say work with children needs to be in universal settings and start earlier.

Boosting YOI classroom time

Experts call for changes to education provision in youth custody amid fall in classroom time in 2017.

Inspections Clinic: Appealing an Ofsted judgment

There will always be early years settings unhappy with the rating they receive from Ofsted. Jo Stephenson looks at the options for appealing the decision and the processes to follow.

PCCs put focus on young adults

Police and crime commissioners are developing fresh ways to reduce offending by young adults.