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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.

Annual engagement meetings

By Jo Stephenson

| April 30, 2019

Ofsted's Inspection of Local Authority Children's Services regime sets out clear expectations of what children's services managers will get from their annual engagement meetings, reports Jo Stephenson.

Cases of domestic abuse recorded by police and children's services have risen significantly over the past decade. The government has published a draft bill containing new protections to tackle the problem.

EU settlement scheme applications: Legal Update

By Kamena Dorling

| April 30, 2019

Kamena Dorling, group head of policy and public affairs at Coram, examines the European Union settlement scheme and the barriers faced by many children and young people who may need to apply.

Commissioning: Meeting the 'sufficiency' duties

By Toni Badnall-Neill

| April 30, 2019

With demand for care placements being so high, it's vital commissioners know how to achieve "sufficiency", says Toni Badnall-Neill.

How to be an effective leader

By Adrian Wakeling

| April 30, 2019

Children's services leaders have to make important decisions every working day, so it is imperative senior managers identify the essential skills they need to lead their organisations most effectively.

Amid deep cuts to early years support, policymakers and practitioners are calling on the government to place greater emphasis on funding prevention services targeted at children in the first 1,001 days.

Unlocked Graduates is a training scheme designed to get more talented people working in prisons. Two of the first participants to enter the youth secure estate share their experiences with CYP Now.

Inspections Clinic: Ofsted early years forum

By Jo Stephenson

| March 26, 2019

A new group of early education academics and childcare experts has been convened by Ofsted to discuss research, practice, inspection and areas for improvement. Jo Stephenson finds out what it hopes to achieve.