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MP says vetting changes needed

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Student childcare falls short of target

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A government-funded scheme providing financial childcare support to students has been slammed for being poorly advertised and failing to target those most in need.

Tories might cut commissioner

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Shadow children's minister Tim Loughton has branded Maggie Atkinson's appointment as England's children's commissioner a "farce" and indicated the Conservatives could scrap the role if they gain power.

Hangleton Infants School, Brighton

  • Friday, March 26, 2010
What did it do? Hangleton Infants School has been working hard to turn itself around since failing its Ofsted inspection in 2000. Now the school is celebrating after being judged outstanding in a recent visit by the same inspector that criticised it 10 years ago.

In Practice: Up & running - Primrose planting

Children planted primroses to mark a change of name for a Sheffield children's centre. More than 300 plants were dotted around the Primrose Children's Centre, formerly known as the Creswick Street Centre in Hillsborough.

Consultancy spend trebles at DCSF

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has been criticised for trebling its spending on consultants to more than 61m over two years.

Tributes paid to successful director

  • Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services, Maggie Atkinson, has paid tribute to Andy Samson who was found dead earlier this month.

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