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How children's services are commissioned has been the subject of intense scrutiny by policymakers in recent years. Sector experts analyse the forces driving changes in commissioning policies and practice.

Designing better children's services

By Jo Stephenson

| May 28, 2019

The Design in the Public Sector programme is helping councils and partners find new ways of delivering effective children's services using design methods. Jo Stephenson investigates

Derren Hayes speaks to Simon Antrobus, chief executive of Children in Need.

The manager of a residential setting for children with disabilities tells Jo Stephenson how it has built a culture of continuous improvement while achieving a decade of "outstanding" Ofsted ratings.

Collaborate and share best practice

By Ryan Johnson

| May 28, 2019

Professionals and organisations can find solutions to some of the biggest challenges they face by working collaboratively, networking with peers and celebrating successful examples of practice.

Kellogg's Breakfast Club

| May 28, 2019

For more than 20 years, food manufacturing giant Kellogg's has been promoting the benefits of breakfast clubs.

Commissioning: Design and collaborative working

By Toni Badnall-Neill

| May 28, 2019

Only radical redesign and collaboration can fix the crisis in children's social care commissioning, says Toni Badnall-Neill.

Derren Hayes speaks to Leethen Bartholomew, head of the National FGM Centre.

Childhood bereavement is common but many children don't get the support they need. Alison Penny, co-ordinator of the Childhood Bereavement Network, explores the issues and potential solutions.