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Leadership: Inclusive recruitment

Individuals from diverse backgrounds offer employers a wealth of talent. Inclusive recruitment means not defining people by the challenges they face, but recognising the strengths they bring to a workplace.

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.

Care and capability

Looked-after young people are some of the most vulnerable in society. Charlotte Goddard examines the skills required and challenges across the workforce in providing quality care across the system.

Shared Services: Special Report

Fresh evidence suggests collaboration is helping local authorities to find a wider range of care options for vulnerable children and introduce a greater array of good practice approaches to improve outcomes.

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.

Commissioning of therapies

Some children need therapeutic support that does not fit into existing contracts with providers, making it more expensive to commission. By jointly commissioning with health, councils can deliver effective services and control costs, explains Toni Badnall.

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.

Workplace engagement

It has never been more important for organisations to develop and maintain close connections with their employees, working collaboratively to address concerns and find solutions in a time of crisis.

How to be an adaptable employer

Flexible working approaches adopted during the pandemic point to how organisations can embrace the many advantages of being an adaptable employer that welcomes and supports disabled employees.

Commissioning Care: Special Report

Recommendations in the Care Review aim to improve co-ordination and management in the care market while driving down costs for councils, but some believe the proposals do not go far enough.