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Secure children’s homes: Inspections Clinic

Secure children’s homes cater for some of the most vulnerable children but there is a serious shortage of placements. Jo Stephenson looks at how good partnerships and staff levels are key to inspection outcomes.

Trauma-informed Practice: Special Report

Adverse childhood experiences can have far-reaching negative consequences on people’s lives, but there are growing efforts to implement trauma-informed practices in services to improve long-term outcomes.

Youth Justice: Special Report

Against a background of continuing wide-ranging reforms of the youth justice system, CYP Now’s special report looks at the latest trends and policy developments, academic research and examples of best practice.

Twenty years of youth offending teams

This year, youth offending teams (YOTs) turned 20. Here, current and former YOT managers reflect on developments over the 20 years, while the YJB chair considers the challenges that lie ahead.

Trauma-Informed Practice: Special Report

Experiencing traumatic events can have a lasting negative impact on children's development and wellbeing, so policymakers and service leaders are developing new trauma-informed interventions.

Schools and knife crime: Inspections Clinic

Rising levels of youth violence have shone a light on what schools are doing to keep children safe and educate them about the dangers. Jo Stephenson reports on the findings of a London research project.

Gangs and Criminal Exploitation: Special Report

A rise in gang violence and youth crime has prompted policymakers to develop legislation to tackle the threats and boost funding for statutory and voluntary agencies to support child criminal exploitation victims.