Childrens Trusts

Based on analysis of available data and literature, as well as interviews with key stakeholders this paper provides a short history of the Child Trust Fund (CTF) and Saving Gateway (SG) in the UK, identifying the key rationale and drivers for their development.

It analyses the available data on the success and limitations of these policies, and consider the abolition of the CTF and cancellation of the SG.

Briefing paper intended to help Children's Trusts in England test and improve their financial management arrangements as they prepare jointly owned Children and Young People's Plans and adapt their structures when statutory Children's Trust boards are introduced.

Report of the Steer Review of standards of pupil behaviour in schools in England. The report presents the conclusions of the review and makes forty-seven recommendations grouped under the themes of legal powers and duties, supporting the development of good behaviour and raising standards higher.

Document setting out the UK Government's strategy for achieving its objective of having good play facilities in every residential area in England by 2020.

Document setting out draft new UK Government statutory guidance on Children's Trusts in England and draft new Children and Young People's Plan regulations and inviting views on these.

Report identifying ten examples of crime reduction and prevention programmes which have proved effective and cost-effective in countries outwith the UK. These programmes address a combination of risk factors at each stage of a child's development and the report recommends similar programmes should be developed in the UK.

Report of a research project in which 'audience insight' research with practitioners of children’s commissioning was carried out to establish an evidence base for the design, planning and delivery of a Commissioning Support Programme. Six local authority areas were used as case studies to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of commissioning, particularly those pertaining to leadership, partnership and locality working.

Guide offering good practice guidance for services working with disabled children and their families based on the experience and lessons provided by the development of the pathfinder children's trusts set up in 2003.

Paper identifying and exploring opportunities for using leadership to help overcome professional and organisational barriers in children's services in England and simultaneously promote service innovation which leads to better outcomes for children.