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Leadership: Change management

Ensure services transform for the better by developing a successful change management programme across an entire organisation, in which challenges can be identified and addressed as early as possible.

Working with business

Graham Duxbury, chief executive of environmental regeneration charity Groundwork, outlines his top tips on forging long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with businesses to help local communities.

The Social Care Academy

Vacancy rates and staff turnover have plummeted in Essex since the opening of its children's social work training academy. Charlotte Goddard asks those behind the initiative how it has been achieved.

Leadership: Collaborative working

Pooling resources and working together with organisations on a shared cause can be an effective way to achieve positive changes for young people on a national scale that would be impossible to do alone.

The policy context on Children's Mental Health

One in 10 five- to 16-year-olds have a diagnosable mental health problem; half of all mental health problems have become established by the age of 14; and children from low-income families are three times more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health condition than better-off peers.

The policy context on Attachment and Neglect

In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the scale of child neglect, its long-term effect on children's wellbeing and how interventions can prevent and repair the damage caused to children's ability to form strong attachments with parents and carers.

Raising ambitions for care leavers

Care leavers are more likely to struggle to access education, employment and training opportunities. Joe Lepper looks at the challenges and highlights areas helping young people to achieve their goals.

Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: A Professional Debate

The national spotlight remains fixed on child sexual abuse as never before. Children & Young People Now joined forces with Cambian Group to host a comprehensive and candid debate involving a range of senior professionals on the ongoing efforts to understand, combat and prevent child sexual abuse in its various forms, and to address the trauma it causes for victims.

Early intervention leaders' debate

Children's services leaders from councils across England discussed the current challenges of resourcing effective early help services at a debate hosted by CYP Now in partnership with Capita One.

Life after statements

Sweeping changes to special educational needs policy are on the horizon. Charlotte Goddard examines what the reforms will mean for the many families who currently struggle to get support.

Taking on the Cyberbullies

Cyberbullying is on the rise, and can have a devastating impact on young lives. Charlotte Goddard examines the practical steps children's services can take to provide protection and support.