The Management Delusion

The worsening funding crisis for children cannot be ‘managed’ away.Read more

Public Service Markets Aren’t Working for the Public Good… or as markets

Chapter 2 of Kittens Are Evil: Little Heresies in Public PolicyRead more

We must argue for a children in need funding formula

It is still hard to assess the significance of the general election outcome for children and young people.Read more

Public sector ‘market’ failures undermine children’s services reforms

Salutary tales from public service markets have been escalating in number and seriousness latelyRead more

Amid the noise about child abuse scandals, some silences are deafening

Kathy Evans on society's treatment of teenagersRead more

We don't need to redefine child poverty, we need to redefine 'economic recovery'

Published in response to government plans to scrap child poverty targetsRead more

We need grants for good

The ‘respond, adapt, learn and lobby’ cycle is something we can’t afford to loseRead more

Ain't Misbehaving

Five paradigms of childhood behaviourRead more

Why declare interdependence?

Children England and the TUC have published the Declaration of Interdependence. Our Chief Executive Kathy Evans explains why we developed this document and what we want to achieve.Read more

The rule of law is no rule at all if it changes on demand

The Children and Social Work Bill is becoming the focal point for important sector debates about whether statutory duties are an impediment to innovation in children’s services. So it feels timely to examine the nature of statutory duties and the Government’s approach to them.Read more

Value Beyond Money

The voluntary sector over the next decadeRead more