Recent guidance aims to help youth justice practitioners to improve how they support young offenders to deal with grief and bereavement.

Duty of care: key questions

By Peter Garsden |

25 June 2019

Child abuse lawyer Peter Garsden explains the implications for councils of recent Supreme Court ruling.

Closer working between children's health and social care services can be achieved through five key changes.

Making the case for intervening earlier

By Derren Hayes |

25 June 2019

Building on the impact of the Troubled Families programme can be vital for securing the future of early help in upcoming spending review.

With funds lacking to meet families' expectations of special educational needs and disability services, parents and practitioners have pursued education, health and care plans to obtain support, worsening the cash crisis.

Analysis reveals the largest falls in the use of children's centres is in the poorest council areas leading experts to question the government's commitment to social mobility and call for a new funding and policy direction.

Merits of Labour youth plans

By Bren Cook, senior lecturer in youth and community work, University of Bolton |

25 June 2019

Youth work academic assesses if Labour's Youth Strategy could regenerate the sector following deep cuts.

Sharing the experience of care

By Derren Hayes |

28 May 2019

Campaigners hope a conference for care-experienced people will help improve care policy and practice.

Pupil premium and attainment

By Darren Martindale |

28 May 2019

Expert says differential pupil premium rates could boost outcomes for some disadvantaged pupils.

Is the country ready to lower the voting age to 16 for all UK elections? This was the question that was debated at a unique event held recently at the Old Bailey.