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Closer working between children's health and social care services can be achieved through five key changes.

Analysis reveals the largest falls in the use of children's centres is in the poorest council areas leading experts to question the government's commitment to social mobility and call for a new funding and policy direction.

Merits of Labour youth plans

By Bren Cook, senior lecturer in youth and community work, University of Bolton

| June 25, 2019

Youth work academic assesses if Labour's Youth Strategy could regenerate the sector following deep cuts.

Pupil premium and attainment

By Darren Martindale

| May 28, 2019

Expert says differential pupil premium rates could boost outcomes for some disadvantaged pupils.

Following Edward Timpson's review of exclusions, the government has vowed to make schools accountable for excluded pupils and close loopholes used to off-roll. But sector leaders call for action to tackle high-stakes culture.

Positive action to cut childhood obesity

By Ian Cameron, director of public health, Leeds City Council

| May 28, 2019

Public health expert outlines the wide holistic preventative approach Leeds Council has taken to reverse obesity rates in young children.

Funding changes and more complex policy could be reasons for the fall in twin-hat DCSs, say experts.

Campaigners hope a conference for care-experienced people will help improve care policy and practice.

Is the country ready to lower the voting age to 16 for all UK elections? This was the question that was debated at a unique event held recently at the Old Bailey.

Youth Justice Board chair Charlie Taylor says slimmed-down national standards reflect a more mature youth justice system that needs the freedom to innovate to improve the lives of the most vulnerable young offenders.