How do children perceive the big issues facing society?

First reflections on sessions with children from the RSA AcademiesRead more

A collective voice for children in care

Blog from the GameChanger 2 conference for children in care in the North WestRead more

Remake the welfare state for children

Kathy's pre-budget article for CYP NowRead more

School and exam experiences

Tia, who is doing work experience with Children England, writes that a change in how schools support young people to learn is well overdue.Read more

How can a crisis so big still be so quiet?

Kathy responds to Quiet Crisis, the Lloyds Bank Foundation report on local authority spending on disadvantageRead more

End unfair evictions so children in private renting families can benefit from secure homes

Hannah Slater of Generation Rent explains why a ChildFair State needs secure renting for familiesRead more

Lessons for commissioners from Carillion

Kathy Evans reflects on what commissioners can learn from the collapse of CarillionRead more

Councillors need to act now on child poverty

Chloë Darlington urges incoming councillors to take courageous practical action on rising child povertyRead more

One Welsh Woman and the Welfare State

Kathy's obituary for her mother, Elizabeth EvansRead more

Do we have the state we deserve?

A perspective on Children England's State of the State event by Jessica CrippsRead more

Apocalypse NAO!

National system failure calls for national reforms, not nationwide funding withdrawal. By Kathy Evans, CEO Children EnglandRead more

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

Generation Automation

How technology is threatening to reshape the economy and what this might mean for employment opportunities for young people in the futureRead more

Looking for trouble … and finding it everywhere

Stephen Crossley, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Northumbria University, challenges the assumptions of the Troubled Families ProgrammeRead more

Maslow will be spinning in his grave

The housing crisis threatens everything we do in the children’s sector.Read 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

The foundation for a new people-centric outlook

John Tizard's review of Kittens Are Evil - Little Heresies in Public PolicyRead 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

Roll up, Roll up: Why we all need to understand how student loans work

Angus Hanton of the Intergenerational Foundation explains just how expensive - to the student and the taxpayer - higher education has becomeRead more