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'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.

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.

Guide to contextual safeguarding

By Derren Hayes |

31 July 2018

A project will deliver contextual safeguarding in three councils. What is it and how does it work?

In an interview with CYP Now, former children's minister Edward Timpson outlines his approach to new roles at Cafcass, the children's commissioner for England, school exclusions review and safeguarding practice panel.

Help for children of alcoholics

By Derren Hayes |

29 May 2018

Councils should create drop-in centres to support children whose parents misuse alcohol, says expert.

DCS turnover: beneath the data

By Derren Hayes |

29 May 2018

High turnover in children's services directors in the past year masks signs of increased stability.

Yvette Stanley, Ofsted's new director of social care, says the latest children's services inspection framework focuses more on frontline social work practice and uses data analysis to identify emerging problems.

Delays undermine asylum transfer scheme

By Derren Hayes |

24 April 2018

Campaigners back inspection report that shows funding and capacity concerns are delaying transfers of unaccompanied children.