Surveys, reports and government policy changes you need to brief yourself on in every issue of Every Child Journal.
Save the Children – FAST!
A scheme which puts parents at the centre of improving the outcomes for their children: Lynn McDonald and Gemma Bull report.
Minding young minds
Young people with mental health problems struggle, feel stigmatised and face a distressingly long wait before they get the help they need. Paula Lavis asks why.
As the debate rages over universal versus targeted support,Tim Linehan looks at how specialist support can keep children with families which have mental health problems and learning difficulties.
Public care – a last resort?
For decades the care system has been seen as an option only when all else has failed. But new research calls for a more balanced approach. Louise Bazalgette, author of In Loco Parentis, reports.
The child protection tinder box
Should local safeguarding children’s boards be burnt in the bonfre of the bureaucracies like everything else or are they needed now more than ever? Former social services director Ray Jones says it’s time to douse the flames.
Out of bounds
In the drive to manage absenteeism in schools are we drifting into punishing children who need support? Andrew Winton investigates.
The cost of being NEET
A statistic that has remained stubborn for the last 20 years shows around one in ten 16 to 18-year olds are not in paid work, at school or college or in training. Research Manager Emma Belton says the Audit Commission found the problem may be worse.