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MP says vetting changes needed

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  • Monday, January 11, 2010
Further changes need to be made to the vetting and barring scheme to ensure those working with children are not adversely affected, a Labour MP has said.

The 2010 Report: The year ahead for children and young people

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  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The coming year presents exceptional challenges for anyone who works with children, young people or families. Services will feel the pinch of the recession. And the general election will focus minds on what kind of society we want to build for tomorrow's generation, and how. CYP Now's 2010 Report aims to tackle the challenges head-on through a range of experts. They outline the issues and advance a case for what must happen in policy and practice.

News Insight: Warwick -- rural life is not always idyllic

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  • Monday, April 26, 2010
In the second of three reports from around the country, Neil Puffett takes CYP Now's "Election 2010 Bus" to Warwick to investigate the issues facing children and their families in a marginal constituency that will help determine who wins power.

Tories might cut commissioner

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Shadow children's minister Tim Loughton has branded Maggie Atkinson's appointment as England's children's commissioner a "farce" and indicated the Conservatives could scrap the role if they gain power.

Consultancy spend trebles at DCSF

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  • Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has been criticised for trebling its spending on consultants to more than 61m over two years.

Child protection chaos feared

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  • Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Child protection arrangements could be thrown into chaos if directors of children's services (DCSs) are banned from chairing local safeguarding children boards, senior council figures have warned.

Tributes paid to successful director

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  • Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services, Maggie Atkinson, has paid tribute to Andy Samson who was found dead earlier this month.

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