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A year ago, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham took a close look at its family services and decided that things could not go on as they were. Budgets were under pressure and demand from families rising. If services were to be protected and quality improved, something had to change.

There is plenty of evidence that demonstrates the close link between a rich and varied curriculum, and the attendance and attainment levels of young people. On any given day at our Oracle schools, students may just as well be kayaking, or orienteering as sitting in the classroom studying academic subjects.

What difference a decade makes. Last November, children's social care services in Essex achieved an 'outstanding' accolade from Ofsted. It's a moment social worker Owen Chizimba remembers well.

'I've been able to build my career here!'

By NCS The Challenge |

11 February 2019

This year, NCS The Challenge is hiring over 4,000 paid seasonal staff to work on their summer youth & community programme. Emilyn Hutchinson, who has been working on the annual NCS programmes since 2012, shares her NCS journey.

The value of emotional resilience in a social media age

By Dr Pauline Green |

07 February 2019

Social media companies have been urged to take a 'moment to reflect' after a girl's death.

How this council helps children and families thrive

By Medway Council |

14 January 2019

Medway Council has now fully embedded the changes made over the last three years. Today the changes are delivering impressive results.

The Mulberry Bush School

By The Mulberry Bush School |

01 September 2018

The Mulberry Bush is a national charity providing specialist services to meet the needs of traumatised children and their families.

Do you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

By Unity Insurance Services |

23 April 2018

Unity Insurance Services explains how your organisation can comply with these regulations with better management of personal data and protect itself from data risks with appropriate insurance.

The House Project - Care Leavers Owning Their Futures

By The House Project |

13 December 2017

The House Project takes a ground-breaking approach to enabling young people leaving care to achieve successful independence. We want them to own their own futures.

Does youth policy & theory meet practice?

By Pat Kielty |

01 November 2017

How does the rhetoric of treating young people with respect compare with the reality?