In Depth


Legal Update: Tackling child sexual exploitation

Jen Roest, research and projects officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a call to address child sexual exploitation in Manchester through attitudinal change of public agencies and the legal system.


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.


Protection system 'fails adolescents'

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

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.


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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