Government consultation puts forward two possible systems for children's professionals to report abuse and neglect. Campaigners and leaders say the plans go too far, but are split on whether they will increase referrals and costs.
Involving families with service design and delivery can be the key to empowering people to make real changes in their lives, so professionals must find ways to help them engage and reap the benefits.
Alterations to ministerial briefs at the Department for Education suggest some shifts in policy priorities.
Schools can be reluctant to take looked-after children as new pupils during term-time due to a shortage of places or concerns about attainment targets. Virtual school heads want greater powers to ensure they get the places they need.
Young people living in rural areas can find it difficult to access youth services. Joe Lepper finds out how Somerset Rural Youth Project's music network helps young musicians reach a wider audience.
Rarely has the effect of a change in policy and practice been so evident...
Researchers examine whether specific experiences such as bullying, abuse,...