In Depth


Election 2015: Party Policy Guide

Derren Hayes has trawled the manifestos to provide the definitive guide to what the main parliamentary parties are pledging on key issues for children, young people and families.


Election Interviews: Political parties make distinct choices for children and families

With just over a week to go until the general election, Neil Puffett asks key Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat spokesmen to outline their visions for the children's sector should their party form the next government.


Commissioning residential care: challenges and solutions

Working within tight budgets, commissioners of residential care are seeking the best quality for children at the best price. Joe Lepper explores the challenges and a range of different approaches.


Legal Update: Support for special guardians

Coram Children's Legal Centre's Child Law Advice Service (CLAS) is receiving an increasing number of queries about special guardianship. Kelly Reeve, team leader of CLAS, examines this trend.


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.