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Legal Update: Antisocial behaviour law reforms

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Antisocial Behaviour Bill 2012 proposes extensive changes, including to the use of injunctions on children. Christopher Sykes, legal officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the proposals

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

  • 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

  • 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

Council chiefs and YOTs warned on personal data

  • Monday, September 27, 2010
A children's rights campaign group has written to all youth offending teams (YOTs) in England and Wales warning them that they may be breaking the law by uploading information on young people to a computer system.

Atkinson speaks out on her role

England's children's commissioner Maggie Atkinson does not want her powers to be extended, remaining satisfied that her office's sole remit is to influence policy.

Payment-by-results plan for YOTs is shelved

  • Monday, November 14, 2011
Major plans to introduce payment-by-results for youth offending teams have been shelved because of concern over the way youth reoffending rates are calculated, CYP Now has learned.

Burnley Youth Inclusion Project

  • Monday, October 18, 2010
A youth project run by crime reduction charity Nacro has helped reduce rates of antisocial behaviour on some of the most troubled estates in Burnley by more than 40 per cent.

ADCS viewpoint on the riots

  • Monday, August 22, 2011
Association of Directors of Children's Services president Matt Dunkley says local authorities will be at the heart of rebuilding communities.

Police back multi-agency hubs to reduce offending

The youth justice system is set to benefit from increased multi-agency working between police, education, social care and health teams across London that will provide massive public sector savings, the UK's lead police officer for children has claimed.

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.