January's Pulse includes information on the Child Poverty and Social Mobility Commission's report on 'How the key players outside central government can tackle child poverty and promote social mobility'. In this the Commission found that there is still significant potential for agencies outside of central government to boost social mobility and reduce child poverty.
An interesting report was published by HM Inspectorate of Probation in Wales on 'Girls in the Criminal Justice System'. It found that the best work in YOTs was characterised by an approach to assessment and intervention that recognised that girls often had difference needs to boys.
A range of timely annual forms of guidance have also been published in social care and health, such the Department of Health's 'NHS Outcomes Framework, 2015-2016' and Monitor's 'Guidance on the 2015/16 annual planning review for NHS foundation trusts'.