It looks at long-term data trends, anticipates the findings of the Charlie Taylor report and examines the latest research and risk factors across a range of groups and settings.
Case studies in the report look at the work of the Junction 21 Mentoring and Advocacy Service in North Somerset, which trains volunteers to be mentors; Kinetic Youth, which works in youth clubs and custodial settings; Malachi Community Trust, which works with schools and struggling families; and Sutton Youth Offending Team.
The 2-15 August edition is full of analysis, ideas and insights for improving your practice with children and young people, including:
- How the proposed accreditation system for children's social workers could improve standards, and the impact it will have on social worker recruitment
- The impact of unproven allegations on foster carers, examining 190 such cases
- Why the transfer of youth policy to the Department for Culture Media and Sport could carry advantages as well as threats
- How the review of mandatory family health checks is likely to shape the future of health visiting services
- Interview with Leon Feinstein, the new director of evidence at the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England
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