Children & Young People Now

Archived since 11 November 2014

100 issues

Children & Young People Now brings together the latest policy and practice to improve young lives and to support families. It provides vital information on child protection, safeguarding and social work; childcare provision; children’s health; education; youth services; youth justice; and multi-agency working. It is essential reading for managers and senior practitioners involved in delivering services for children, young people and families across the public, voluntary and private sectors.

CYP Now is published every fortnight and contains:

• Essential roundup of news from across the sector • In-depth analysis of policy developments and their implications for practice • Investigations and surveys • Evidence-based case studies of good practice • Updates on working with children and the law • Examination of Ofsted inspection reports • Features based on visits to settings across the country • Special thematic reports • Interviews with decision makers, innovators and campaigners • Expert advice on working with children and on managing teams • Special supplements, including the flagship annual ‘Children in Care’ supplement

Latest issue

In the October edition of CYP Now: Coping with local lockdowns, Training guide and ACE special report



The latest issue of CYP Now includes expert analysis on the impact that the resurgence of Covid-19 is having on services for children and families plus advice from sector leaders on how to respond to the new restrictions.



Articles to help navigate the challenges of Covid-19 include:



Children’s services leaders in areas under local lockdown explain what measures have been put in place to cope with the new restrictions

Early years expert James Hempsall offers councils six key tips on how to ensure they maintain sufficient childcare provision during the pandemic

Latest research on learning inequalities during the pandemic

Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s director of social care, sets out how the inspectorate will continue to monitor standards of children’s care services

A range of new funding opportunities have come on stream for local organisations supporting the black and minority ethnic community





Other key content in the October edition includes:



CYP Now’s sector-by-sector Qualifications and Training Guide sets out entry-level requirements and professional development for key roles across the workforce

Amid a rise in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children arriving, we assess the case for the National Transfer Scheme becoming mandatory

An evaluation explores how the three-year Youth Investment Fund programme has invested in projects young people value and trust

HM chief inspector of probation Justin Russell highlights the good work of youth offending services and areas they need to improve

The good and bad of new DfE guidance for teachers on mental health and wellbeing education





Special Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences:



Policy: How practitioners are developing new ways to prevent ACEs and supporting children at risk of them

Research: Summary of four key studies that deepen our knowledge of the extent of exposure to ACEs in children and the impact it has in adulthood

Practice: How councils in the South West are increasing ACE-awareness among practitioners; and the ACE recovery programmes being run by Sefton Council



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Children & Young People Now brings together the latest policy and practice to improve young lives and to support families. It provides vital information on child protection, safeguarding and social work; childcare provision; children’s health; education; youth services; youth justice; and multi-agency working. It is essential reading for managers and senior practitioners involved in delivering services for children, young people and families across the public, voluntary and private sectors.

CYP Now is published every fortnight and contains:

• Essential roundup of news from across the sector • In-depth analysis of policy developments and their implications for practice • Investigations and surveys • Evidence-based case studies of good practice • Updates on working with children and the law • Examination of Ofsted inspection reports • Features based on visits to settings across the country • Special thematic reports • Interviews with decision makers, innovators and campaigners • Expert advice on working with children and on managing teams • Special supplements, including the flagship annual ‘Children in Care’ supplement

  • First Issue: 11 November 2014
  • Latest Issue: October 2020
  • Issue Count: 100
  • Published: Monthly

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