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Legal Update: Issues SEND review must solve

Delayed government review must improve access to good-quality support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, says the Child Law Advice Service's Richard Oldershaw.

Inspecting Cafcass

Cafcass represents the interests of children subject to care proceedings in the family courts and is the largest employer of social workers in England, making high standards of practice vital.

Children's Care Commissioning Special Report

Commissioners of children's services are key to ensuring vulnerable young people get the right placements. CYP Now's special report looks at the latest developments, academic research and examples of best practice.

Leadership: Aiming high

Only by having honest conversations about the values and strengths of our performance can we turn aspirations of aiming high into an achievable reality for the people we work with and support.

How tutors help pupils to progress

The National Tutoring Programme aims to counter the effects of the pandemic on the education of the most disadvantaged pupils. The scheme's director and participating schools explain how it works.

The price of British citizenship

There is increasing scrutiny of the high cost of a child registering their right to British nationality, writes Anita Hurrell, head of the Migrant Children’s Project at Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Rethinking job titles

Job descriptions and titles play a huge role in what we expect of professionals and how they perform. Unleash staff’s untapped potential by reconsidering titles that restrict their ability to work effectively.

Children’s Mental Health Special Report

Children’s mental health has long been characterised by long waiting lists and inconsistent provision, but it is hoped more funding, system reorganisation and policy measures will improve access to support.

The language of children’s services

Like many other sectors, children’s services use a lot of jargon but there is concern some common terms risk stigmatising children, young people and families. Charlotte Goddard investigates.

Birmingham Children’s Trust: Three years in

Following a decade of poor performance, England’s largest children’s services department moved to a trust model in 2018. Charlotte Goddard speaks to key people about whether the move has paid off.

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