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The CYP Now Podcast

The CYP Now podcast will bring the best of news, analysis and best practice to our audience.

Each month CYP Now editor Derren Hayes and online editor Fiona Simpson will discuss the biggest news events across children’s education, early years, health, social care, youth work and youth justice.

We will also bring you interviews with sector experts on issues including careers advice and guidance, sustainable childcare and commissioning of services for vulnerable children.

Tune in on all popular streaming services and we’re keen to receive feedback – please leave us a review.

Episode seven: Election discussion; Oasis Restore; care commissioning

In this edition of the CYP Now Podcast:

  • News roundup: a rundown of the top stories from across the children’s services sector, including reaction to early campaigning in the General Election and what charities want to see in the party’s manifestos.

  • Highlights from the June edition of CYP Now magazine: behind the doors of Oasis Restore, the UK’s first secure school; and a visit to a London primary to see how a programme teaches students ways to respond to sexual harassment in school.

  • Hero and villain of the month.

  • Special report debate: will regional care co-operatives solve the shortage of care places? Featuring contributions from Harvey Gallagher, chief executive of the National Association of Fostering Providers; Rob Finney, chief operating officer at Tristine Healthcare; and Kevin Gallagher, managing director of Amberleigh Care.

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Episode six: Digital solutions in children’s services; social work training cuts; Anne Longfield’s new book

In this edition of the CYP Now Podcast:

  • News roundup: a rundown of the top stories from across the children’s services sector, including how scrapping funding for the Pathways programme will damage the development of children’s social care leaders of the future.

  • Events: at the launch of Anne Longfield’s new book that highlights how drugs gangs are targeting younger children to exploit; and at an emotional reception to mark the publication of Free Loaves on Fridays which details care-experienced people’s stories.

  • From the May edition of CYP Now magazine: Spotlight on national and local initiatives to make childminding a more attractive career.

  • Hero and villain of the month

  • Special report debate: does AI pose a risk to children’s services? Featuring Kevin Yong, head of consultancy at Coram; Andy Coulter, Teams technical specialist at Microsoft and Sean Manzi, senior data specialist at Dartington Services Design Lab.

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Episode five: Outdoor adventures; CYP Now Awards launch; childcare funding

In this episode of the CYP Now podcast:

  • News review: Childcare funding and the impact of Budget measures; cash-strapped council cuts to children’s services; Children’s Commissioner for England report on access to CAMHS; and factors behind the closure of the British Youth Council.

  • Events: Evidence and Evaluation conference review; CYP Now Awards 2024 launch; Young carers report.

  • Magazine highlights: Good practice in supporting child refugees; the housing challenges faced by care leavers.

  • Hero and villain of the month

  • Special report on outdoor adventures: Dr John Allan, Inspiring Learning; David Watts, UK Youth; Anne Hunt, chief executive of Learning Outside the Classroom.

 

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Podcast music is ‘Passion’ by AlexiAction via Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/music/upbeat-passion-127011/

Episode four: Youth apprenticeships; school inclusion charter; youth violence prevention

In this edition of the CYP Now Podcast:

  • News review: Derogatory care leavers advert; Mayor of London's inclusion charter.

  • Magazine highlights: Croydon’s youth violence review; Future blueprint for secure children’s homes. 

  • Hero and villain of the month.

  • Special report on youth apprenticeships: Nick Harrison, the Sutton Trust; Gareth Evans, director of operations, Spectra.

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Podcast music is ‘Passion’ by AlexiAction via Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/music/upbeat-passion-127011/ 

Episode three: Trauma-informed care; SEND funding; DoL orders

In this edition of the CYP Now podcast:

  • What’s behind the rise in deprivation of liberty orders and how an expert group aims to tackle it.

  • Why MPs want to cut spending on SEND support to solve the local government funding crisis.

  • Former children’s commissioner for England Anne Longfield sets out her ambitions for the new Centre for Young Lives think-tank in an exclusive interview.

  • Highlights from the February edition of CYP Now magazine, including the cover feature on supporting the families of prisoners.

  • Interviews with three experts about the need to improve understanding among practitioners of trauma-informed care.

Podcast music is ‘Passion’ by AleixAction via Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/music/upbeat-passion-127011/

Episode two: Sustainable childcare 

In this edition of the CYP Now Podcast:  

  • CYP Now editor Derren Hayes and graduate reporter Amrit Virdi discuss key news stories including why the Department for Education hasn’t banned corporal punishment in supported accommodation settings, and whether recruiting young people with care experience to advise the government is too little, too late. 

  • A brief summary of key longer reads in the latest edition of CYP Now magazine including the need to reform Ofsted school inspections and an expert practice panel discussion on how best to tackle harmful sexual behaviour by young people. 

  • Interviews with three early years leaders on what needs to change to make government funded childcare more sustainable in light of the expansion of the programme to more children in 2024. 

Podcast music is ‘Passion’ by AlexAction via Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/music/upbeat-passion-127011/ 

Episode one: Careers Advice and Guidance 

In this edition of the CYP Now Podcast:

  • CYP Now editor Derren Hayes quizzes online editor Fiona Simpson about the latest big new stories affecting the children and families sector, including the missed opportunity of the Spending Review and the worrying state of youth custody.

  • A brief summary of key longer reads in the latest edition of CYP Now magazine including an investigation into how much childcare funding councils are retaining and what measures Cardiff have introduced to become the UK’s first child-friendly city.

  • CYP Now graduate reporter Amrit Virdi takes her roving microphone to the CYP Now Awards at London’s Hurlingham Club to speak to the great and good of the children’s services sector on a glittering night of celebration.

  • Derren Hayes interviews experts on the future of careers advice and guidance, including Robin Walker, chair of the education select committee, which undertook a review of careers education last year.

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