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Two senior figures in Croydon children's services have resigned following the south London borough's damning Ofsted inspection.

No action should be taken against the former leaders of Rotherham children's services despite organisational failings in addressing child sexual exploitation (CSE), an investigation has concluded.

Senior Tories call for cabinet-level families post

By Joe Lepper |

06 September 2017

More than 50 Tory MPs and peers are calling on the government to create a cabinet-level families minister post to better co-ordinate family policy across departments.

A social enterprise established to support and house care leavers has helped North Lincolnshire Council become the third local authority to achieve an "outstanding" rating from Ofsted.

The judges have examined all the entries, and we can unveil the shortlist for the CYP Now Awards 2017.

Children's Workforce Guide to Qualifications and Training

By Charlotte Goddard |

29 August 2017

Amid constant reforms and challenges, Charlotte Goddard identifies entry-level requirements and ongoing professional development for key roles across the children and young people's workforce.

Youth social action initiative worth £1.7m launches

By Tristan Donovan |

21 August 2017

A £1.7m fund to help young people engage with their local communities has launched.

Children's social workers at a council rated "inadequate" are considering a second round of strikes, due to continuing concerns about heavy workloads and unfilled vacancies.

A growing number of councils plan to join forces to run children's social care services, a government survey of children's services leaders has found.

Young people in temporary work are nearly 30 per cent more likely to experience mental health problems than their counterparts in permanent work, a study has found.