Indepth

Special Report: Reducing Youth Reoffending

By Derren Hayes |

30 October 2018

Youth justice services have developed a range of innovative approaches to engage repeat offenders, but experts say more needs to be done to support young people with the most entrenched problems.

Councils are to trial giving social workers money to spend on practical help for families, such as a new fridge, short break or childcare. Experts say the funding will be targeted at children most at risk of care proceedings.

Duration of care proceedings off target

By Derren Hayes |

30 October 2018

The time it takes care proceedings to be completed is rising and Cafcass chief Anthony Douglas says it is likely to continue.

EIF blueprint for the future of early help recommends better co-ordination of support for vulnerable families including long-term funding, a cross-government taskforce and commitment to evidence-based practice.

Changing teacher views on care

By Amy Woodworth |

30 October 2018

Expert gives five key steps on how to overcome some teachers' negative perceptions of children in care.