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The government's Troubled Families Programme is cutting numbers of children in care by up to a third, new analysis from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government suggests.

The government must target investment towards employment-focused youth services to address crime at its roots, sector leaders have urged.

Stronger multi-agency partnerships are needed to support schools to deal with knife crime, according to new research from Ofsted.

Supporting young people affected by exploitation, violence and county lines drug networks will be the first training session to be run by the National Youth Agency's newly launched academy.

Secure training centres (STCs) are to be subject to a tougher regime from next month following publication of Ofsted's new joint inspection framework today.

Initiatives to tackle violent crime and prevent children from joining gangs are at risk if the government implements further youth justice funding cuts, councils have warned.

Councils flout B&B rules for families, charity claims

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

12 March 2019

Local authorities are exploiting a legal loophole to house families in bed and breakfast accommodation for extended periods, according to a children's rights charity.

Ban on off-rolling among calls to tackle youth crime

By Joanne Parkes |

07 March 2019

Local authorities should be given control over school exclusions to help mend a "broken" system of support for vulnerable pupils that is driving them into crime, it is claimed today.

Hospital youth work initiatives in line for funds

By Joanne Parkes |

28 February 2019

Youth work support at London hospital accident and emergency (A&E) units has been earmarked for a share of a £20m cash injection from council tax rises.

A "shockingly high" number of children in custody and secure care settings have reported sexual abuse in recent years, according to an independent inquiry report.