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Making a house into a home

The National House Project works with councils to support young people in care to move into their own homes. Jo Stephenson spoke to staff and participants to find out how it works and the difference it makes.

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.

Inspections Clinic: Impact of the pandemic

While most inspectorates agree virtual inspections will never replace visits in person, they tell Jo Stephenson that use of digital technology for some aspects of their work will continue long-term.

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.

Residential Care: Special Report

As local authorities predict a surge in demand for residential care as a result of the pandemic, CYP Now’s special report looks at policy developments, latest academic research and examples of innovative practice.

Residential Care: Policy context

Covid-19 has presented an unprecedented set of challenges for children’s social care services, and this is particularly so for residential child care.

Workplace engagement

It has never been more important for organisations to develop and maintain close connections with their employees, working collaboratively to address concerns and find solutions in a time of crisis.

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Special Report

Research has shown that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can increase the risk of poor life outcomes, so policymakers and practitioners are developing new ways to prevent ACEs and support children at risk of them.

Inspections: Regulatory work continues

Many Ofsted inspections have been put on hold during lockdown, but the regulator now plans to scale up its activity in social care to protect vulnerable children. Jo Stephenson investigates.

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