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By Nina Jacobs
| April 30, 2019
Systemic model used to work with families.
The proportion of young people released from youth custody who go on to reoffend within 12 months has risen to its highest level for two years, according to latest official figures.
By Jo Stephenson
Ofsted's Inspection of Local Authority Children's Services regime sets out clear expectations of what children's services managers will get from their annual engagement meetings, reports Jo Stephenson.
An evaluation of the government's Troubled Families programme suggests it has helped cut care rates by a third as councils invested millions in early help. With the scheme due to end, leaders say the funding must continue.
DfE figures show a growing attainment gap for children in care, highlighting the need to boost support.
Youth charter and qualifications review can revitalise youth work, but experts call for a broad approach.
By Nathan Ward
Throughout history, the social construction of childhood has changed, osculating between children being seen as angels in need of protection and demons in need of control.
By Karen Childs Smith
Karen Childs Smith, head of knowledge and information at NSPCC Learning, discusses her career.
By Dan Price, councillor and executive member for culture and partnerships, Warrington Borough Council
Too many town centres offer little for young people, but the Future High Streets Fund can tackle this.
Derren Hayes speaks to Leethen Bartholomew, head of the National FGM Centre.
By Adrian Wakeling
Children's services leaders have to make important decisions every working day, so it is imperative senior managers identify the essential skills they need to lead their organisations most effectively.
By Coram Children's Legal Centre
Ombudsman criticises council over failures that led to boy with special educational needs being denied a year of full-time education.
By Toni Badnall-Neill
With demand for care placements being so high, it's vital commissioners know how to achieve "sufficiency", says Toni Badnall-Neill.
Storytelling initiative supports development of children's communication and language skills, helping to tackle early disadvantage through creative learning.
East Anglian council has plans to remodel early years services and reduce demand for social care to balance the books.
By Alison Penny
Childhood bereavement is common but many children don't get the support they need. Alison Penny, co-ordinator of the Childhood Bereavement Network, explores the issues and potential solutions.
By Dan Parton
| April 29, 2019
Health and care services need to do more to identify young carers from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities and provide them with support, a children's charity has said.
The UK has some of the lowest numbers of beds for treating young people with serious mental illnesses in Europe, according to research published today.
| April 26, 2019
A youth charity is backing calls for the government to deliver a fairer society for younger people by providing them with better housing and employment opportunities.
A children's food watchdog is needed to help young people access more nutritious food, an inquiry set up to investigate children's food insecurity has concluded.
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