Indepth

Domestic Abuse: Special Report

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Cases of domestic abuse recorded by police and children's services have risen significantly over the past decade. The government has published a draft bill containing new protections to tackle the problem.

An evaluation of the government's Troubled Families programme suggests it has helped cut care rates by a third as councils invested millions in early help. With the scheme due to end, leaders say the funding must continue.

ADCS president vows action on poverty

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Rachel Dickinson, 2019/20 ADCS president, says she will stress the plight of children living in poverty.

Tackling care attainment gap

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

DfE figures show a growing attainment gap for children in care, highlighting the need to boost support.

Youth work reforms need universal focus

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Youth charter and qualifications review can revitalise youth work, but experts call for a broad approach.