In-Depth

Careers overhaul targets poorer pupils

By Sophie Eminson |

02 January 2018

New strategy for careers guidance outlines measures to link schools in disadvantaged areas with employers and training providers.

Boosting attainment in reception

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2018

Education experts answer Ofsted criticism of the quality of education for disadvantaged young pupils.

PCCs and youth crime prevention

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2018

Experts call for police and crime commissioners to do more to fund youth crime prevention work.

Plan for closer school-CAMHS ties

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2018

Advocates of closer working between schools and mental health services outline the benefits it can bring.

The rise in children being educated at home is partly blamed on schools failing to adequately support pupils with additional needs, and has raised concerns councils will struggle to monitor their safety and wellbeing.

Under Ofsted's single inspection framework, the number of children's services rated "inadequate" has doubled, prompting criticism it raised the bar too high. Leaders assess its legacy and what it will mean for the future.

The Department for Education's "Opportunity Areas" - 12 places in the UK in need of extra support and funding to help boost social mobility for its citizens - were launched in 2016.

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.