Children's services in a London borough are facing a major challenge due to an alarming increase in violent knife crime, but are starting to deal with the problem more effectively, Ofsted has said.
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.
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.
Experts call for changes to education provision in youth custody amid fall in classroom time in 2017.
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.
Police and crime commissioners are developing fresh ways to reduce offending by young adults.
Justice Secretary Liz Truss has, in recent weeks, made a sweeping range...
Authors: Katie Buston, Alison Parkes and Danny Wight, University of Glasgow....