In Depth


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.

Helen Marshall

Coalition of the times: Chyps and Ambition merge into one

On 1 April, the Confederation of Heads of Young People's Services will merge into youth charity Ambition, a move that reflects the increased role voluntary organisations are playing in delivering statutory youth services.


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

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


Children & Young People Now Awards 2015: Step forward the class of 2015

The Children & Young People Now Awards represent the gold standard in services for children, young people and families across the UK. They recognise the most innovative and effective work in transforming young lives and building a better society.


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.