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.


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.


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.


More work is required to achieve 26-week care proceedings target

As Ministry of Justice figures reveal that 44 per cent of family court cases are missing the 26-week duration limit, experts look at this complex issue and assess what can be done to reduce unnecessary system delays.