In-Depth

Schools key to obesity response

By Suzanne Gomersall |

26 June 2018

Policymakers must improve cooking lessons for primary pupils to cut obesity levels, warns academic.

Youth workers must go digital

By Pete Harris |

26 June 2018

With 96 per cent of teenagers using social media, youth workers must now engage them online.

Clarity sought on secure schools

By Neil Puffett |

26 June 2018

Proposals over size, location and mixed gender populations of secure schools raise campaigners' concerns.

LGA analysis shows demographic and social issues linked to deprivation account for half the variation in spending on children's services. Sector leaders say it reinforces calls for government to increase funding.

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.

Advice on using ACE enquiry

By Derren Hayes, Alana Ryan and Karen Bateson |

26 June 2018

Experts say more research is needed on impact of routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences.

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.

As the one-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire approaches, youth organisations, charity funders and the council explain how they have collaborated to put support in place for hundreds of children and families.

Rewards for young volunteers

By Neil Puffett |

29 May 2018

New 'reward card' aims to get young people from disadvantaged backgrounds involved in social action.

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.