In the new edition of CYP Now, Ian Cameron, director of public health in Leeds, explains how the council worked with charity Henry to cut obesity in four- and five-year-olds.
Youth Justice Board chair Charlie Taylor discusses how the role of the board has changed and outlines his priorities for the future.
The 12-page special report on commissioning children's services includes contributions from leading figures on latest policy developments in social care, health, special educational needs and youth work services.
There are practice examples on the London SEND consortium; co-location of all commissioning services in Warwickshire; implementation of the Valuing Care approach in Hertfordshire; and how Salford commission services based on their social value.
Also in the June edition:
- Children's services - The factors behind the continuing decline in twin-hat directors of children's services
- Education - The government vows to make schools accountable for excluded pupils and to curb off-rolling
- Social care - Campaigners hope a conference for care-experienced people will help improve care policy
- Youth work - Young people debate the pros and cons of votes for 16-year-olds at an Old Bailey event
- Education - Could differential pupil premium rates boost outcomes for disadvantaged children?
- Children's services - Design in the Public Sector programme is helping councils find new ways of delivering children's services