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Election 2017: Party Policy Guide

Neil Puffett has trawled the manifestos to provide the definitive guide to what the three main UK-wide parties pledge on key issues for children, young people and families.

Early intervention leaders' debate

Children's services leaders from councils across England discussed the current challenges of resourcing effective early help services at a debate hosted by CYP Now in partnership with Capita One.

Interview: Maria Eagle MP, justice minister

Politics is clearly in Maria Eagle's blood. Not only is her twin sister Angela the minister for pensions, but she has an inherent ability to turn questions around to what she wants to talk about -- on this occasion the Youth Rehabilitation Order (YRO).

Twenty years of youth offending teams

This year, youth offending teams (YOTs) turned 20. Here, current and former YOT managers reflect on developments over the 20 years, while the YJB chair considers the challenges that lie ahead.

Are children's home arrests a problem?

The Howard League for Penal Reform is concerned that children in residential care are being criminalised unfairly, despite a report showing a fall in arrests. Experts debate if enough is being done to tackle the issue.

Special Report: Reducing Youth Reoffending

Youth justice services have developed a range of innovative approaches to engage repeat offenders, but experts say more needs to be done to support young people with the most entrenched problems.

Rehabilitation inside

The effective rehabilitation of young people in custody is crucial to aid resettlement and cut their likelihood to reoffend. Derren Hayes visits Cookham Wood young offender institution in Kent to witness first hand its efforts to apply youth work in prison

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