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Steep fall in apprenticeships take-up by young people

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

05 March 2019

Government reforms designed to boost take-up of its apprenticeships programme have been met with sharp falls among young new starters, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

Study to examine poor outcomes of care leavers

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

04 March 2019

Understanding why unemployment and poor education affects so many young people after leaving care is to be the subject of a major study.

High caseloads cost council its 'good' Ofsted rating

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

19 February 2019

A council's children's social care services have been downgraded from an Ofsted overall "good" to "requires improvement" after inspectors found numbers of caseloads continued to be too high.

Labour calls for 'radical overhaul' in apprenticeships

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

15 January 2019

The government's skills policy needs a "radical overhaul", the shadow international trade minister has suggested.

CYP Now 2018 Award winners unveiled

By CYP Now |

22 November 2018

The 2018 CYP Now Awards were revealed last night on a night of celebration and pride for the sector.

Standards at two London councils have been praised by Ofsted inspectors in the wake of an acrimonious split from partnership arrangements with a third council.

Local government reorganisation has hamstrung efforts by a council's leaders to make improvements to children's services, according to Ofsted.

A struggling council that a government report recommended be scrapped and replaced with two new unitary authorities is pushing ahead with plans to establish children's services to an independent trust in 12 months' time.

The 2018 Children & Young People Now Awards are open for entries to organisations, individuals and teams from across the UK.

Former employment minister Damian Hinds has been made Education Secretary following a government reshuffle.