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Arts-based Learning Fund

This Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) fund provides disadvantaged pupils in formal education settings access to arts-based learning. It is targeted at pupils in state schools, including alternative provision, early years and special schools.

Commissioning Care: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
CYP Now’s Special Report on Commissioning Care outlines the key measures in the Care Review, hears from experts across the sector on the impact these could have on services, summarises latest influential research and highlights examples of good commissioning practice involving councils and providers.

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.

Find inspiration to lead in an unpredictable time

How are you feeling? Excited? Positive? Exhausted? Despairing? All of these? After two years of a pandemic, even buoyant leaders are saying they’ve run out of strategies to help them steer a course through the next few months, let alone years.

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.

Remote working in children’s services

Many children’s professionals have been working remotely during the pandemic. Charlotte Goddard looks at the pros and cons and asks whether it could become the norm once the health crisis is over.

Tesco Community Grant

Beginning as Bags of Help in 2016, the Tesco Community Grants provide much-needed financial support to community projects.

Sustainable Services: Special Report

‘Eco anxiety’ among young people is rising prompting many to protest over inaction by policymakers. Initiatives are now being developed across children’s services to be more environmentally sustainable.

Leadership: Swearing in the workplace

Leaders must set clear standards of behaviour for all staff to follow and establish a robust complaints and disciplinary procedure to ensure a safe workplace environment for employees and service users.

Connected Futures Fund

Independent not-for-profit organisation the Youth Futures Foundation was established two years ago to improve employment outcomes for young people from marginalised backgrounds.

Ironmongers’ Company

The Ironmongers’ Company is one of the 12 great livery companies of the city of London that dates back more than 700 years. It is a not-for-profit company which focuses on education and charitable work, some of which is linked to metal making industries.

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.