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Tackling 'peer on peer' child sexual abuse

By Des Mannion

| January 02, 2018

Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Scheme

By Emily Rogers

| January 02, 2018

Targeted, individually-tailored one-to-one programme aims to stop under-18s playing with fire or firesetting.

At the end of last year, Tracey Crouch, England's youth minister, announced the shelving of plans for a new three-year youth policy statement, despite this being promised by her predecessor a year ago. The argument was that a broader civil society strategy was needed instead, one that embraced much more than youth work and youth policy.

Careers overhaul targets poorer pupils

By Sophie Eminson

| January 02, 2018

New strategy for careers guidance outlines measures to link schools in disadvantaged areas with employers and training providers.

Shine, Hudson Children's Centre

By Emily Rogers

| January 02, 2018

Children's centre develops 10-week programme for new mums with poor mental health or emotional wellbeing.

School-Home Support

By Emily Rogers

| January 02, 2018

Practitioners work with families to address the root causes of poor school attendance and behaviour.

Sandwell Family Partners

| January 02, 2018

Practitioners identify issues vulnerable families may face and work collaboratively to resolve them.

Leadership: Scaling up interventions

By Hayley Clark

| January 02, 2018

Once the value of an innovative intervention for children and families has been recognised, the next step is to effectively implement and replicate it on a scale that can benefit even more people.

How programme ends cycle of family violence

By Emily Rogers

| January 02, 2018

Professionals intervene to help repair and improve family relationships when young people have perpetrated abuse against their parents.

A government adviser who was previously president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has been knighted.

South Tyneside Council

| January 02, 2018

South Tyneside has a higher than average unemployment rate, but primary school education exceeds expected national standards.

Under Ofsted's single inspection framework, the number of children's services rated "inadequate" has doubled, prompting criticism it raised the bar too high. Leaders assess its legacy and what it will mean for the future.

MPs are calling on the government to set up a national college for fostering to address concerns that carers feel undermined, undervalued and lack support.

Study highlights geographical divide in terms of access to best schools; three men arrested over child sexual exploitation in Rotherham; and Manchester school for autistic children placed in special measures, all in the news today.

Academics to assess case for votes at 16

By Kate Plummer

| December 21, 2017

Fresh research into whether the voting age should be lowered to 16 will be conducted, it has been announced.

Two-thirds of schools without mental health champion

By Tristan Donovan

| December 21, 2017

Almost two-thirds of schools do not have a dedicated mental health champion six months on from the announcement of government plans for every secondary school to have one in place.

NCS evaluation finds 'positive short-term impact'

By Tristan Donovan

| December 21, 2017

A study into the government's National Citizen Service initiative has found that it has a "very positive short-term impact" for young people taking part.

A re-inspection of children's services in Manchester has found significant progress since the department was rated "inadequate" three years ago, with Ofsted handing it an improved overall judgment of "requires improvement".

Police errors found to have led to children wrongly being taken into care; corner wants of dangers of parents sleeping with their babies after drinking; and investigation launched into two children's home in Shropshire, all in the news today.

Concerns raised over children being held in police custody; researchers find that children's attention spans improve after exercise; and Grenfell children to deliver alternative Christmas message, all in the news today.