In Depth

Court ruling uncovers knowledge gap in gender identity practice

The increase in children referred with gender identity issues is putting social workers under pressure over how to respond appropriately. Experts say a legal ruling highlights the need for practitioners to be properly trained.

Speaking up for talking therapies

The value of the government's talking therapies programme goes beyond recovery rates, says leading expert.

The co-producers: Making users part of the solution

Involvement of children and families in shaping services can sometimes be tokenistic. Many organisations now use "co-production" to ensure genuine participation. Eileen Fursland investigates.

Quiz of the year 2016

The Brexit vote, appointment of a new Prime Minister and charity mergers and closures - 2016 has been a year of political and policy change. Test your knowledge of the past 12 months in children's services by taking the CYP Now quiz!

Leadership: Appointing trustees

Charities that fail to appoint effective trustees risk paying the ultimate price, so it is imperative that only the right candidates take on these important positions to ensure effective oversight of decision making.