Indepth

Special Report: Exploitation and Vulnerability

By Derren Hayes |

30 August 2018

Amid rising concerns about child criminal and sexual exploitation, policymakers and service providers are developing intelligence-led approaches to protecting vulnerable groups and supporting abuse victims.

New strategy outlines plans for a review of youth services statutory guidance and to better integrate the NCS into local provision. Experts call for a clear vision of what good support for young people should look like.

After a consultation on the role of children's centres is scrapped, providers challenge ministers to present a bold vision for their future and incorporate this into a government-wide review of support for families.

Ensuring care leaver provisions deliver

By Mark Riddell |

28 August 2018

Leaving care adviser Mark Riddell explains how local authorities can strengthen their local offers by engaging with key partner agencies.

'Sleep-in' case: the implications

By Derren Hayes |

28 August 2018

Legal ruling highlights need for employment conditions for children's home staff to be reviewed, says LGA.