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Joint working: Your guide to surviving a media crisis

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Tragedies such as the Baby P case rarely occur, but when they do they place a huge strain on children's services. Jenny Cornish finds out what steps local authorities should take if they find themselves in the midst of a media storm.

Joint Working: Lessons from total place

The Total Place initiative aims to combine efficiency with effectiveness through a "whole-area approach" to public services. Tom de Castella looks at the focus of Total Place in five areas, and the scale of the savings anticipated.

Strategy gives workforce boost

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2008
The government will today (Thursday 11 December) unveil a new partnership body designed to represent the entire children and young people's sector as part of the 2020 workforce strategy.

Mutual benefits

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Public sector employees are being encouraged to take control of the services they provide and run them as mutuals. Joe Lepper looks at the experiences of those pioneering the approach in children's services

CYP Now ready for relaunch

  • Monday, December 6, 2010
Children & Young People Now is to relaunch in the new year with a fresh look and more in-depth coverage of developments across the sector.

Joint working: ContactPoint - The verdict so far

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Conservatives have vowed to scrap ContactPoint if they win the next election, and concerns have been raised about information security. But what do some of the local authorities using the controversial database think? Nancy Rowntree finds out.

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