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Cadets: A youth work force to be reckoned with?

By Tom de Castella

| March 27, 2018

The government has pumped £50m into expanding cadet units in schools. Tom de Castella assesses the youth work contribution of cadet groups and asks if they are value for money.

Derren Hayes meets James Kenrick, chief executive of Youth Access.

Children's services are increasingly using technology to boost information sharing among professionals and across agency and geographical boundaries to get help to vulnerable children and families earlier.

Private sector partnerships

By Catherine Prisk

| March 27, 2018

Successful private sector partnerships can enable organisations to harness the skills and resources needed to take their campaigns further and reach wider audiences than would otherwise be possible.

Learning from Troubled Families

By Richard Selwyn

| March 27, 2018

How can commissioners use the Troubled Families programme to lead local transformation, asks Richard Selwyn.

Inspections Clinic: Appealing an Ofsted judgment

By Jo Stephenson

| March 27, 2018

There will always be early years settings unhappy with the rating they receive from Ofsted. Jo Stephenson looks at the options for appealing the decision and the processes to follow.

Legal Update: Education of looked-after children

By Richard Oldershaw

| March 27, 2018

Richard Oldershaw, team leader with the Child Law Advice Service, examines the new guidance and funding to promote educational attainment for looked-after children and those who have left care.

This paper reports on the implications of a study commissioned by the NSPCC to explore social workers' confidence and understanding of child sexual abuse (CSA) and child sexual exploitation (CSE) in particular.

This research paper provides findings from a study exploring the relationship between child sexual exploitation (CSE) and gender.

This article discusses family work with young people and parents/carers affected by child sexual exploitation (CSE). It presents findings from a 2015 evaluation of an early-intervention project, run by Barnardo's, with young people at risk of...