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Lord Laming's review on child protection in the wake of the Baby P case called for a "step change" in how services are run. Janaki Mahadevan examines the main findings.

Moves are afoot to speed up access to support services for young people with gender identity issues. Neil Puffett explains.

Last week, CYP Now revealed the true extent of self-harm in young offender institutions. Neil Puffett asks what should be done to address young offenders' mental health needs

Last week's figures show a rise in teenage conceptions but some areas have made considerable progress. Lauren Higgs reports.

Last week, the government's long-awaited child health strategy was finally released, but does it go far enough? CYP Now gauges reaction from experts in the sector.

The National Academy for Parenting Practitioners is starting to deliver services. Mathew Little finds out what it has to offer.

The family nurse partnership scheme is set for expansion, following positive results in the pilots. Joe Lepper investigates.

A new authority is set to take over vetting of the children's workforce. Joe Lepper investigates what it will mean in practice.

News Insight: Child health receives its annual check-up

By Alison Bennett |

06 January 2009

The Healthcare Commission last month published its annual snapshot on the state of NHS services in England.

Directors of children's services have never been under more pressure, but help is on the way. Joe Lepper investigates.