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Children and Families Act 2014

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  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Children and Families Act 2014 has wide-ranging implications for children's services, from the creation of childminder agencies to better support for young people in care.

CYP Now's top 10 stories of 2015

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  • Tuesday, December 22, 2015
With a general election, new policy announcements, ongoing austerity measures and high-profile charity closures, 2015 was another busy year in the children and young people sector. Here is a rundown of the most-read stories published on the CYP Now website over the past 12 months.

The 2013 Report: The year ahead for children and young people

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  • Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The coming year will present a profound set of challenges for all those who work with children, young people and families. CYP Now's 2013 Report aims to pinpoint these issues through a range of professionals. They put their cases for what must happen in policy and practice

Quiz of the Year 2012

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  • Tuesday, December 11, 2012
How closely have you been following the ups and downs of the children and young people's sector over the past 12 months? Test your knowledge here with the CYP Now quiz of the year

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.

DfE must serve children, not our sitcom writers

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  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
In what ended up as an explosive exit interview, Tim Loughton lifted the lid on the inner workings of the Department for Education at a select committee hearing last week with the department's former ministers.

Do we need more men?

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  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Women outnumber men across the children's workforce, particularly in work with young children. Charlotte Goddard investigates whether it matters and what employers could do to redress the balance

Judges confirmed for CYP Now Awards as entry deadline looms

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  • Friday, June 27, 2014
Children's Commissioner for England Maggie Atkinson, tri-borough director of children's services Andrew Christie and Ofsted's lead on youth strategy Tony Gallagher are among the judges confirmed for this year's Children & Young People Now Awards.

Training boost for play sector

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  • Monday, January 18, 2010
The sector skills council for playwork will create a network of high-quality training providers in an effort to increase the number of qualified workers in the sector.

Resilience prevails amid Osborne's bleak choices

Like a piercing, bitter English winter, Chancellor George Osbourne's "autumn statement" was eye-wateringly harsh. It is, without doubt, children and young people growing up in the most deprived households who are being asked to bear the brunt.

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