In-Depth

Joining youth and family courts

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Experts assess the barriers to integrated youth and family courts system following Munby intervention.

Keeping asylum seekers safe

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Shortfalls in funding and recruitment seen as key barriers to delivering asylum safeguarding strategy.

Making volunteering a habit

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Research has identified the key factors that influence long-term social action among young people.

Derren Hayes speaks to Polly Neate, chief executive of homelessness charity Shelter.

Leaders back calls from an expert working group for the creation of virtual mental health leads for children in care, but warn they must be sufficiently funded and have the power to ensure provision is put in place.

'Buddies' boost for 30-hour places

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Department for Education hopes "buddy" scheme will help councils to create enough childcare places.

A DfE consultation reveals local agencies will have 15 months to implement new safeguarding arrangements to replace local safeguarding children boards, but some areas are already forging ahead with preparations.

Local focus on SEND in schools

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Review shows how councils can improve provision to reduce need for out-of-area residential schools.

The government has recently published the findings of its audit on how the experiences and outcomes of public services differ depending on race and ethnicity.

Resettling Syrian child refugees

By Pip Tyler |

31 October 2017

New guide offers advice on how councils can help Syrian refugee families successfully adjust to UK life.