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Some young people need non-negotiable support

As Anne Weinstock left the Department for Children, Schools and Families last year, she made a plea for sustained support for the "triple track" approach pioneered during her time as head of the Youth Taskforce.

Outreach work is key to Sure Start

It is becoming pretty clear that Sure Start will be a key election issue. For months, Labour has claimed that a Conservative government would decimate the service it has created, an accusation consistently denied by the Tories.

Policy into practice - Infant health

THE ISSUE: Being a new parent can be tough. Making sense of all the advice and information from relatives, magazines and experts to work out what is best for your baby can be an exhausting challenge.

Policy into practice: Back-to-school costs

The issue: More than half of parents in the UK cannot afford the costs of sending their children back to school, according to a survey conducted by Save the Children and Family Action.

Inspecting home educators is fair

Graham Badman's review of home education has created an unrivalled storm of protest on CYP Now's online discussion forums in the past couple of months. Scores of parents are livid at his proposals.

Policy into practice Looked-after children

The issue: Around 60,000 children in England are in care at any one time. Many of them have suffered traumatic experiences, abuse or neglect. The transition to new adult carers in unfamiliar settings can add to their stress without extended families, friends and siblings around to offer support.

The old rules still apply in the online world

Like many youth workers, I use online social networks. A while back I took the decision to use these networks as a "work profile", that is, to treat any interactions that occur online as part of my job.

The joys of sex should be explained

Earlier this year, the government confirmed its intention to make sex education compulsory in schools as part of the introduction of personal, social and health education to the National Curriculum.

Editorial: A backward step for youth justice

The new government's decision to give the Ministry of Justice sole responsibility for youth justice in England and Wales is massively misguided. It ends a three-year spell where responsibility was shared with the former Department for Children, Schools and Families. During that time, as it happens, the youth prison population declined from 2,927 in March 2007 to 2,207 in March 2010.

Cut traffic speed to make cycling safer

When I was about 10 a car came around the corner of a quiet country lane and knocked me flying off my bicycle. Fortunately, I went into the hedge and the bike went into the middle of the road.

It can be better to text than to talk

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) research on positive activities released at the end of August made for interesting reading. Back in March, the DCSF conducted interviews with 72 pairs of young people aged between 13 and 19. The purpose of the research was to understand the motivators and barriers to young people participating in positive activities, and to find the most effective ways in encouraging young people to participate.

Haringey needs intensive support

Who would want to work in Haringey children's services? As we reveal this week, care proceedings in the London borough soared after Baby P's death dominated the news.