In Depth

Factors behind rise in remand

Lack of magistrates and secure children's homes to blame for increase in children in custody on remand.

Managing risk in children's homes

Risk management is an important element of practice in children's homes. Here Ofsted's national director of social care Yvette Stanley tells Jo Stephenson about what the regulator is looking for from settings.

Draft standards miss the mark

Experts warn revised youth justice standards may reduce children's rights and lead to inconsistent practice.

Inspections Clinic: Supporting pupil attainment

Narrowing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and better-off peers is a key challenge for leaders across all types of schools and one which Ofsted is keeping a close eye on, reports Jo Stephenson.

Secure schools: government looks to providers to deliver reforms

MoJ documents reveal details of how secure school will operate and what prospective providers must do to fulfil ministers' ambitions. But one expert fears that a lack of funding and too many children may harm its impact.

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