In-Depth

Impact of Brexit on Erasmus+

By David Harris |

24 September 2019

The UK's participation in the EU's youth training scheme after Brexit remains shrouded in uncertainty.

Briefing: delayed school start

By Derren Hayes |

24 September 2019

Councils are approving more applications for summer-born children to defer their school admissions.

Careers advice for pupils with SEND

By Derren Hayes |

24 September 2019

Schools and colleges guide shows how to meet careers guidance benchmarks for pupils with SEND.

Study assesses link between early adversity and self-harm

By Abby Russell, senior research associate in epidemiology, Bristol Medical School |

24 September 2019

Self-harm is common in young people, but we still have a poor understanding of its causes.

Spending Round: key measures for children and family services

By Derren Hayes and Nina Jacobs |

24 September 2019

An extra £13bn is to be pumped into government departments in the next financial year, with local authorities and other providers of children's services set to benefit. Here, experts analyse what this means for provision.

Streamlined system marks new era for safeguarding children

By Joanne Parkes |

24 September 2019

Replacing LSCBs with partnerships between councils, police and CCGs will lead to more regional working and thematic reviews of child deaths. Advocates say this will improve learning, but concerns remain over leadership.

Care-experienced children given a voice

By Anne Longfield, Children's Commissioner for England |

24 September 2019

Young people have made podcasts about growing up in the care system - children's commissioner highlights how they can educate practitioners.

Workforce skills for the future

By Derren Hayes |

27 August 2019

In light of a review into children's social worker practice, experts outline where changes are needed.

Plan to return police to schools

By Nina Jacobs |

27 August 2019

Experts assess whether revisiting proposals for police in schools can solve rise in youth violence.

Spotlight on children's stability

By Derren Hayes |

27 August 2019

What does the children commissioner's Stability Index say about the lives of looked-after children?