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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.

Quiz of the year 2015

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  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015
An election result that defied pollsters, turmoil in children's charity funding and plummeting adoption figures - 2015 was a turbulent year. Test your knowledge of the past 12 months' events in children's services by taking the CYP Now quiz!

Judges confirmed for CYP Now Awards as entry deadline looms

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  • Friday, June 27, 2014
Children's Commissioner for England Maggie Atkinson, tri-borough director of children's services Andrew Christie and Ofsted's lead on youth strategy Tony Gallagher are among the judges confirmed for this year's Children & Young People Now Awards.

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.

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