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CYP Now's top 10 stories of 2015

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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015
With a general election, new policy announcements, ongoing austerity measures and high-profile charity closures, 2015 was another busy year in the children and young people sector. Here is a rundown of the most-read stories published on the CYP Now website over the past 12 months.

Former ADCS president Alan Wood to retire

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Former president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) Alan Wood will retire from his post in Hackney at the end of the year, it has been announced.

Study raises prospect of youth mental health service

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  • Thursday, January 23, 2014
A government study to assess the benefits of existing youth health services could be the first step in the development of a national mental health service for adolescents and young adults, campaigners have said.

Quiz of the Year 2013

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  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013
How closely have you been following the ups and downs of the children and young people's sector over the past 12 months? Test your knowledge here with the CYP Now quiz of the year.

Can Whitehall run local services?

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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Following Education Secretary Michael Gove's decision not to strip children's services from Doncaster Council, we ask two experts whether central government can be accountable for local delivery.

Blame games make the job of a DCS untenable

Last Friday, the Reading Post published a story about how children's services in the town received only one application for each of the three senior social worker jobs it advertised. On the same day, the Coventry Telegraph reported that 30 demonstrators had gathered outside the city's town hall calling for more action to be taken against the agencies involved in the Daniel Pelka case.