In-Depth

'Sleep-in' case: the implications

By Derren Hayes |

28 August 2018

Legal ruling highlights need for employment conditions for children's home staff to be reviewed, says LGA.

Ensuring care leaver provisions deliver

By Mark Riddell |

28 August 2018

Leaving care adviser Mark Riddell explains how local authorities can strengthen their local offers by engaging with key partner agencies.

Tougher inspections for STCs

By Joe Lepper |

28 August 2018

Youth justice experts back plans for increased monitoring by inspectorates of secure training centres.

After a consultation on the role of children's centres is scrapped, providers challenge ministers to present a bold vision for their future and incorporate this into a government-wide review of support for families.

New strategy outlines plans for a review of youth services statutory guidance and to better integrate the NCS into local provision. Experts call for a clear vision of what good support for young people should look like.

The exam results season is normally a time to celebrate the success of our young people, especially those who have overcome disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their dreams.

Safeguarding in the classroom

By Jessica Cope |

28 August 2018

New guidance requires schools to do more to tackle abuse and bullying, explains education expert.

Staying Put: solutions to the fall

By Derren Hayes |

31 July 2018

Experts explain how to reverse the decline in the number of fostered children in Staying Put places.

Barriers to measuring outcomes

By Derren Hayes |

31 July 2018

National outcomes framework would need to overcome a series of challenges to succeed, says Andrew Rome of Revolution Consulting.

Implications of RSE reforms

By Lucy Emmerson |

31 July 2018

New guidance sets out what should be taught in relationships and sex education, but questions remain.