In Depth

PCCs put focus on young adults

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

Inspections Clinic: Sector-led improvement

Ofsted's new inspection framework for children's social care services places greater emphasis on councils' own approaches to self-evaluation and sector-led improvement, reports Jo Stephenson.

Experts look to public health model to tackle surge in youth knife crime

A public health approach to tackling violent crime has been credited with cutting the murder rate in Scotland. Experts say the same model should be used in London following a rise in knife crime involving young people.

Becoming an Ofsted inspector

There are a range of different ways that professionals working with children can become an Ofsted inspector, with the role offering the chance to deepen knowledge and experience, finds Jo Stephenson.

PCCs and youth crime prevention

Experts call for police and crime commissioners to do more to fund youth crime prevention work.