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Protector of children's services: Alison O'Sullivan, ADCS president

Neil Puffett meets Alison O’Sullivan, president of the ADCS.

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First-time voters make their choice

The general election on 7 May will see millions of young people eligible to vote for the first time. Here, six 18- to 22-year-olds tell Adam Offord about their priorities, which political parties will get their backing, and why.

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Legal Update: Guardians for separated children

Winnie Banda, legal adviser at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the Modern Slavery Act and the importance of providing guardians for separated children and young people.

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Government hopes cash boost will transform children's mental health

The government is to pump over £1bn into overhauling children's mental health services by 2020, but experts say this alone will not be enough to tackle deep-rooted problems with access to therapy and the commissioning system.

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Identifying what makes effective leadership in children's services

With Ofsted judging leadership in children's services as not being good enough in three out of four councils, its latest report cites examples of good practice in some authorities so others can replicate their success.

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