In the new edition of CYP Now, youth work experts outline how the proposed reforms must boost access to universal youth services and reverse the recent decline in the workforce.
The main analysis summarises findings on the impact of the Troubled Families programme, and, with its future uncertain, children's services leaders explain what they want to replace it.
- Spotlight on key research by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and summary of latest policy developments on the issue
- Practice examples on the work of Doncaster's domestic abuse "navigators"; a consortium approach in Hampshire; implementing Operation Encompass in Stockport; and a whole-family intervention in Slough.
Also in the May edition:
- Children's services - Rachel Dickinson, new ADCS president, sets out her priorities for the year
- Social care - Leethen Bartholomew, head of the National FGM Centre, on how female genital mutilation is being tackled
- Early years - New training standards should help practitioners deliver better outcomes for children
- Social care - How asylum delays are having a negative impact on vulnerable unaccompanied children
- Education - A growing attainment gap for children in care highlights the need to boost support
- Health - The solutions available to ensure children get the support they need when experiencing bereavement