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Shared Services: Policy context

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
Defining what shared services are is vital to understand the approaches that work best in services for children and young people and whether there is scope for this to grow.

We must be clear about what we mean by shared services

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
The language of shared services has become prevalent over the last few years, particularly in local government policy making and public services delivery. However, as these studies illustrate, the meaning of shared services is open to interpretation, and care is required about whether this is a useful term or yet another buzz term that seeks collaborative advantage.

Age of criminal responsibility

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
The age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales remains one of the lowest in the world after it is raised in Scotland from eight to 12.

Evidence and Impact: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Despite the political parties pledging billions of pounds of additional investment in public services during the election campaign – and assurances from ministers in the previous government that the era of austerity is over – the need for projects and organisations working with vulnerable children, young people and families to demonstrate their interventions are an efficient and effective use of resources has never been greater.

Bridge chronic funding gap

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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
We find ourselves in the midst of a general election campaign period that is near-impossible to predict, and just as difficult to watch as it is to write about with any authority.

Help families in poverty trap

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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The steady rise in child poverty in recent years is a national disgrace, and should be a code-red priority for political parties of every hue.

Quiz of the Year 2019

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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
While Brexit maintained its grip on politics and policymaking, familiar themes of rising demand, insufficient funding and cuts to provision dominated services for children and families in 2019. Test your knowledge of the last 12 months in CYP Now's Quiz of the Year.

Business education partnerships

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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Schools can help young people cope with the challenges they often face after education by forming partnerships with businesses, laying the foundations to better prepare students for the world of work.

Character Education in UK Schools

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  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The following executive summary provides a critical appraisal of why we need to reflect on the educational and wider context and associated moral behaviours when developing our understanding of character education.

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