In Depth


Taking a stand: candidates set out their stall for election

Adam Offord finds out from five prospective MPs from the children and youth sectors why they are standing for parliament, their campaign priorities, and what issues they think are important for children and families.


Uniform growth strategy: Lindsay Levkoff Lynn, Youth United Foundation chief executive

Derren Hayes meets Lindsay Levkoff Lynn, chief executive of Youth United Foundation.


On the case with the Cafcass intake team

The creation of an "intake team" by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has improved the speed and accuracy of information sent to courts. Charlotte Goddard spent a day with them.


Multi-agency response needed to tackle female genital mutilation

Guidance issued by the Department of Health outlines the type of issues commissioners need to take into account when setting up services across different parts of the country to treat and support FGM victims.


Legal Update: Legal aid cuts limit access to justice

Calls are continuing for an urgent review of advice and legal support for children, young people and families, explains Anita Hurrell, legal and policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre.