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Teaching about sexual consent

By Jennifer Cassarly, PhD candidate, Teesside University

| July 30, 2019

Early adolescents should be taught about sexual consent to tackle stereotypical views, says expert.

Councils should recognise vital preventative role played by health visitors and protect services, says expert.

For the first time, most young people in custody are of black and minority ethnic heritage, so what action is being taken to tackle the issue?

Asylum support: six key asks

By Amanda Shah, policy officer, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit

| July 30, 2019

A group of young people in care and affected by asylum have devised advice on how best to support them.

'Invest in the childcare workforce to get best outcomes for children'

By Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green, former children’s commissioner for England

| July 30, 2019

"What a mess! Despite investment to give more infants nursery care, there are huge problems with recruitment and retention, and so much unwillingness to gain any further qualification."

By 2024/25, councils face an estimated funding gap - the difference between how much money councils receive and how much they need to deliver services - of £8bn, according to analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA).

With funds lacking to meet families' expectations of special educational needs and disability services, parents and practitioners have pursued education, health and care plans to obtain support, worsening the cash crisis.

Building on the impact of the Troubled Families programme can be vital for securing the future of early help in upcoming spending review.

Duty of care: key questions

By Peter Garsden

| June 25, 2019

Child abuse lawyer Peter Garsden explains the implications for councils of recent Supreme Court ruling.

Recent guidance aims to help youth justice practitioners to improve how they support young offenders to deal with grief and bereavement.