February's Pulse includes information on the Centre for Social Justice's report into the support offered by local authorities to care leavers, which found that not enough it being done to help care leavers access employment and training opportunities. The Independent Children's Homes Association also published an interesting report into the impact an 'adequate' Ofsted inspection can have on children's homes, arguing that more needs to be done to support under-performing homes to ensure that the sector is sustainable.
The MoJ has produced a report into the impact of short custodial sentences on reoffending, which showed that there is still an increase in reoffending associated with these types of sentences, but made a number of interesting observations regarding certain supervision requirements which may have a positive effect.
In adult social care and health, the CQC published an in-depth report into the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. A range of tools and guidance relating to the Care Act 2014 have also been produced.