In Depth


Dedicated to child health - Judith Ellis, RCPCH chief executive

Derren Hayes meets Judith Ellis, chief executive of the RCPCH.


Political will is the key hurdle to Staying Put in residential care

A report scoping the potential for young people to stay in residential care until 21 puts forward four options that help address practical concerns, but questions remain over how government would fund the move.


Policing young adult offenders: PCCs develop innovative practice

A growing number of police and crime commissioners are recognising the crucial role they can play in bringing together local criminal justice agencies to reduce youth crime by better co-ordination of effective interventions.


'Frontline for managers' gets backing

Innovation grant will hone social work managers' skills, but critics want more widespread training investment.


Legal Update: Exclusions guidance withdrawn

Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a legal challenge against the Education Secretary that has led to the withdrawal of controversial new exclusions guidance.