In Depth

The benefits of mutual status

Expert on the mutuals programme advises on how youth services can gain independence from councils.

How councils are working with NCS to boost prospects for young people

The Department for Education's "Opportunity Areas" - 12 places in the UK in need of extra support and funding to help boost social mobility for its citizens - were launched in 2016.

Making volunteering a habit

Research has identified the key factors that influence long-term social action among young people.

UK Youth and Ambition finally tie the knot after decades of courtship

The merger of UK Youth and Ambition brings together two of the most influential youth charities. Although the shape of the organisation is still to be decided, leaders believe the move will boost the voice of youth work.

Commissioning: Participation and co-production

To make engagement meaningful, commissioners must help children to participate in shaping services, says Richard Selwyn.