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Progress in joint working must go on

The decision last week to strip the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) of government funding will inevitably raise concerns that any genuine "development" of the workforce will stall. A plan for how the Department for Education intends to take forward the quango's work is yet to be articulated.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation: Main Fund

Funding for charities working in a variety of areas, particularly projects that seek to address a significant gap in provision, challenge convention or set out to influence policy

Cost of childcare continues to rise

    News
  • Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The cost of childcare has continued to rise with prices for childminders, nurseries and after-school club provision increasing by 4.8 per cent, according to the Daycare Trust's annual survey.

Children's services face 'double whammy'

    News
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Increased pressure on children's services as a result of the recession and the Baby Peter case is proving to be a long-term trend rather than a blip, it has been claimed.

MP says vetting changes needed

    Other
  • 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

    Other
  • 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.

Teenage parent grant is success

    Other
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A scheme that provides teenage parents with grants for childcare and travel in order to help them into education and training is proving a resounding success.

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