Menu Search

For enquiries and bookings, call us on 01603 251730

News

The Power of 'Motivational Interviewing'

Motivational Interviewing continues to be one of the most popular skills based courses we offer and is proved to be extremely successful as it works so well with our complex young people and families to bring about behaviour change.

Read more

Continued Success for Level 4 - Working with Children, Individuals & Families

The first course in 5 years which accurately meets the needs of the workforce who are dealing with vulnerable children, individuals and families. First introduced in 2016 and now one of the most relevant qualifications within its field.

Read more

Family Hubs: The Future of Children’s Centres

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Children’s Centres have undertaken an inquiry into the future... read more...

Read more

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Early Help at a Neighbourhood Evaluation

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) and partners were successful in acquiring funding from DCLG as part of the Delivering Differently in Communities programme.

Read more

Bracknell Forest Evaluation

Bracknell Forest Council has a strategic priority to build volunteering and improve community resilience. They are keen to build and support communities that can help themselves through the increased use of volunteers.

Read more

Brand New Level 4 Training!

We are proud to announce the launch of our new Level 4 training programme - Working with vulnerable children, individuals and families.

Read more

Level 4 Working with Parents (Intense support for families with complex needs) Training – Warrington

Level 4 Working with Parents (Intense support for families with complex needs) Training – Warrington

Read more

Governor Training - Cambridgeshire County Council

Governor Training Cambridgeshire County Council
We are delighted to be providing governor training to Cambridgeshire County Council Governor Services team.

Read more

Health chief asks for urgent action on child obesity

We do not have sufficient high-quality information about what is happening to the health of our children...read more...

Read more

Adolescent on parent violence

Children as young as seven have been investigated by police for allegedly attacking their parents...read more...

Read more

Remove IRO role from councils ask young people

A consultation event organised by the Who Cares? Trust found overwhelming support from young people to see the role of Independent Reviewing Officer role taken out of council control...read more

Read more

Government to force councils to merge adoption services

Powers requiring councils to combine their adoption functions will be included in a Schools and Adoption Bill...read more...

Read more

1/5 families struggle to buy food, campaigners warn

One in five families are struggling to provide their children with basic food and heating ...read more...

Read more

Welsh government increased funding for CAMHS

The Welsh government has boosted funding for child and adolescent mental health services...read more...

Read more

Call for 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in a planned referendum on EU membership

The chair of the British Youth Council has called on the government to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote...read more...

Read more

Internet guide for parents

An internet safety guide has been launched to support parents...read more...

Read more

More free schools

Government drive to establish 500 more free schools... read more...

Read more

Charity seeks 5 year on Neets

It is “essential” that the government creates a five-year plan to help young people navigate their journey from school...read more...

Read more

Fall in number of first-time young offenders

The number of young people convicted for an offence for the first time is continuing to fall...read more...

Read more

Council boss hits out at government over Ofsted grading

Politicians blaming social workers for challenges facing children’s social care has made it difficult for councils to fill vacancies...read more...

Read more

‘Fundamental’ review of Ofsted early years inspections needed

A strong early years sector needs a robust, reliable inspection framework...read more...

Read more

Fast-track 30-hour childcare pledge

The government is to fast-track legislation to double free universal childcare entitlement...read more

Read more

Youth justice system failing vulnerable girls

Youth justice agencies are failing to give vulnerable girls the support they need...read more...

Read more

Numbers in youth custody rise again

The numbers of young people in custody has increased again...read more...

Read more

£44m for CSE projects

Projects designed to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) will benefit from close to £1m in Big Lottery Fund...read more...

Read more

Reduction in Early Help and Increase in Care Applications

Cuts to children’s early help services could see a fall in the level of prevention work...read more

Read more

Dental neglect – lack of confidence

A study reveals that dentists lack confidence to raise concerns about neglect...read more...

Read more

Councils’ cost cutting ‘jeopardises foster placements’

A report by the NAFP states that some councils are forcing foster carers to apply for (SGOs)... read more...

Read more

Youth sector demands legislation to protect services

A proposed young people and youth service bill to the House of Commons...

Read more

Ofsted praise care leaver support scheme

Inspectors praised a project designed to improve care leaver support...read more...

Read more

Young carers to get more support from schools

As part of a project jointly managed by the Carers Trust and The Children's Society, called the Young Carers in Schools Programme, schools will be able to sign up to receive guidance and tips on how to support young carers...

Read more

West Sussex announce ‘Academy for social work team’

West Sussex County Council has announced an overhaul of its social work team, including the creation of an “academy” to support new recruits and prevent burnout...

Read more

Better safeguarding leads to reduction in violent injuries

Injuries to children and young people recorded by health services in England and Wales fell 18% in 2014 according to research by Cardiff University...

Read more

Youth workers witness surge in mental health problems

UK Youth, state that they are increasingly hearing concerns about young people's mental health being raised in youth work settings...

Read more

Youth sector fails to prove value

Carey Oppenheim, chief executive of the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF), says youth work is struggling to overcome the “evidence challenge” of proving to government and council commissioners that its work can improve young people’s lives...

Read more

Youth offending teams concerned about young offenders transition protocol

Association of YOT Managers chair Gareth Jones is concerned that the attempts to improve transfer of cases from youth to adult services will fail... Read more...

Read more

Payment-by-results project for young offenders

Payment-by-results will be used as part of a five-year programme to improve resettlement support for young people leaving custody. Read more...

Read more

ADCS president O'Sullivan to champion Staying Put extension

The new president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has vowed to make the extension of support rights for children in residential care a key goal of her time in office.

Read more

Call for youth group collaboration to increase influence

Collaboration should include more sharing of staff and expertise to help the sector as a whole. This would also help youth groups make local lobbying of MPs and councils more focused and effective.

Read more

Royal colleges issue guide to improve healthcare for looked-after children

The guidance suggests that that named doctors for looked-after children are allocated at least four hours per week to handle a caseload of 400 children in care. Also each specialist nurse should have a caseload of 100 looked-after children.

Read more

Better safeguarding work leads to fall in violent injuries

The report notes that the rate of decline of violence against children and young people is almost double fall in injuries caused by violent attacks overall.

Read more

School transition project set for launch

Early years providers are to develop closer working with primary schools in in North Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire with an initiative developed by Pacey (the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years).

Read more

Care applications hit seven-year high

Latest figures for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) show a total of 1,066 care applications were received...Read more

Read more

Early help experts urge public services to be ‘preventer of problems'

A report ‘One Hundred Days For Early Action’ from Community Links-led group Early Action Task Force argues that political parties have so far failed to effectively promote the importance of intervening earlier to support families and children.

Read more