In Depth

Girl outside prison walls

Time to end cycle of offending

Better support for the children of prisoners could make it less likely they offend themselves, say campaigners.


Protection system 'fails adolescents'

Experts say councils must ensure local child protection procedures meet the needs of older children.


Councils prepare for integrated education and health reviews

Bringing together the health and early development reviews for two-year-olds could smooth the assessment process for parents, but experts fear a lack of resources and services will result in little impact on children's outcomes.


Forced to leave for coming out

One in four young homeless people are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender according to estimates. Emily Rogers visits a housing project addressing their specific needs and explores the lessons for other services.


Young and at-risk saved on the street

YMCA street youth work project is engaging at-risk young people to fill the void left by council funding cuts.





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