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Labour must produce a clear vision for children

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  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014
After a slow start, Labour seems to be finding its feet in opposition. But with a general election a little over a year away, time is running out for the party to produce a coherent policy vision for children, young people and families.

New act heralds momentous time for children's rights

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  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I am a fortnight away from the "go-live" point of a change on which we have been working since 2010. On 1 April, as a result of the royal assent to the Children and Families Bill 2013 making it the 2014 Act, the children's commissioner for England's primary function will change from "representing the views and interests of children" to "the promotion and protection of the rights of the child", with particular but not exclusive regard for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Children and Families Act heralds new era for children's sector

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  • Monday, March 17, 2014
The Children and Families Act has wide-ranging implications for children's services, from the creation of childminder agencies to better support for young people in care. Following its approval by parliament last week, the sector has given its reaction to the main provisions of the act.

The A to Z of evaluation

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  • Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Good evaluation is critical for both children's services providers and commissioners since work that can demonstrate results is more likely to gain funding. Joe Lepper covers all the essentials in this A to Z guide.

The 2014 Report

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  • Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Sector leaders look at the year ahead for children and young people.

New Year's Honours celebrate sector's work

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2014
The chief executive of Family Action is among more than 100 people, including youth workers, foster carers and health professionals, awarded a New Year's honour in recognition of their work with children and young people.

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.

Stubborn adversaries will let children down

There is so much dialogue between parties who either deliberately don't listen to each other or are genuinely hard of hearing. My job takes me across all policy areas and I witness it everywhere.

Child safeguarding: leaders' debate

Children's services leaders from councils across England discussed the current challenges of safeguarding children at a debate hosted by CYP Now in partnership with 4Children. Ravi Chandiramani reports

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