Social workers are among the most important people in the lives of vulnerable children, so a number of initiatives are aimed at re-energising a profession dogged by high caseloads and recruitment difficulties.
Blackburn Magistrates' Court is one of the first to try a problem-solving approach to work with young offenders in an effort to improve their wellbeing and cut reoffending rates. Jo Stephenson investigates.
Lack of funding for 30-hour free childcare is prompting leaders to question if scheme is deliverable.
Schools are vital in educating about child sexual abuse, but too many do not discuss it, research shows.
End of pioneering arrangement raises questions over future of councils pooling children's services.
Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University examine...