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More than 210,000 children are homeless in England, with many forced to live in shipping containers, office blocks and bed and breakfast accommodation, according to a damning report published by the children's commissioner.

The effectiveness of fast-track social work entry course Frontline has been called into question after latest data - subsequently withdrawn - suggested half of students failed to graduate with a diploma or Masters degree.

Peterborough City Council has been criticised by Ofsted for failing to implement the 2014 reforms to special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision quickly enough.

Curfews could be imposed on young people to steer them away from knife crime, under government proposals.

The "energetic" and "collaborative" leadership of senior managers at Warrington Council children's services has been praised by Ofsted, which has awarded the department a "good" rating.

Plan to return police to schools

By Nina Jacobs

| August 27, 2019

Experts assess whether revisiting proposals for police in schools can solve rise in youth violence.

Social inequality and wellbeing

By Jo Bibby, director of health, the Health Foundation

| August 27, 2019

The "allostatic load" on children caused by chronic stress is a major health problem that needs addressing.

A jointly-commissioned, multi-agency, early intervention service for pre-school children and their families living in Manchester.

In light of a review into children's social worker practice, experts outline where changes are needed.

Ignite supports some of Coventry's most vulnerable families by using a pioneering approach to deliver early action to tackle problems.

Early help strategy cuts across all services for children and young people in the county.

Challenge to protect personal data

By David Harris and Derren Hayes

| August 27, 2019

The fallout between the National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust and one of its regional delivery partners, The Challenge, has highlighted the importance IT systems play in protecting young people's details.

Youth Work in the UK (England)

By Priya Patel, policy, research and public affairs assistant, The Children’s Society

| August 27, 2019

Focuses on the development of UK youth work.

Children's Health and Development: Approaches to Early Identification and Intervention

By Priya Patel, policy, research and public affairs assistant, The Children’s Society

| August 27, 2019

This article summarises the evidence around effective approaches to prevention, and early identification and intervention to address developmental difficulties.

Intensive Interventions Suitable for Children on the Edge of Care: Report and Recommendations for Social Finance

By Priya Patel, policy, research and public affairs assistant, The Children’s Society

| August 27, 2019

This report identifies the interventions that are effective for children on the edge of care.

Derren Hayes talks to Michael Sanders, executive director of What Works for Children's Social Care.

Early support for teenagers struggling in education

By Nina Jacobs

| August 27, 2019

Future Talent delivers early support for young people struggling in education.

Children and Young People's Services: Funding and Spending 2010/11 to 2017/18

By Priya Patel, policy, research and public affairs assistant, The Children’s Society

| August 27, 2019

An overview of the latest trends in funding and spending on children and young people's services.

The Department for Education has appointed a commissioner to oversee children's services at Medway Council after Ofsted found social workers dealing with "exceptionally high" individual caseloads of up to 55 children.

What does the children commissioner's Stability Index say about the lives of looked-after children?