In-Depth

Regional approach to staff recruitment

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Latest Department for Education workforce data shows that while the number of children's social workers rose three per cent last year, staff turnover, vacant posts and use of agency practitioners remained stubbornly high.

Tackling care attainment gap

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

DfE figures show a growing attainment gap for children in care, highlighting the need to boost support.

Reshaping towns for young people

By Dan Price, councillor and executive member for culture and partnerships, Warrington Borough Council |

30 April 2019

Too many town centres offer little for young people, but the Future High Streets Fund can tackle this.

Summit offers solutions to youth violence

By Anna Smee, chief executive, UK Youth |

30 April 2019

National knife crime summit offers the chance to extend the best local practice, says youth work leader.

Trailblazers deliver new childcare standard

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

The organisation that has led the development of an early years apprenticeship standard says the new qualification will help practitioners deliver improved outcomes for children and childcare settings.

Youth work reforms need universal focus

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Youth charter and qualifications review can revitalise youth work, but experts call for a broad approach.

Asylum delays spark legal action

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Judicial review highlights concerns over the impact asylum delays have on unaccompanied children.

ADCS president vows action on poverty

By Derren Hayes |

30 April 2019

Rachel Dickinson, 2019/20 ADCS president, says she will stress the plight of children living in poverty.

An evaluation of the government's Troubled Families programme suggests it has helped cut care rates by a third as councils invested millions in early help. With the scheme due to end, leaders say the funding must continue.

Partnerships to address violent crime

By Derren Hayes |

26 March 2019

Youth charity supports government strategy's focus on community partnerships to tackle knife crime, but wants longer-term funding.