In Depth

Special Report: Foster care

The government has pledged to undertake a national "stocktake" of foster care amid concerns about a shortage of carers, in order to improve policy across the board and meet the diverse needs of children.

Making the most of SRE U-turn

PSHE Association chief explains why sex and relationships education must be part of compulsory PSHE.

Transition from care to college

Mentor support can help looked-after children move successfully to university, project evaluation finds.

Youth custody overhaul raises risk of a 'fragmented system'

The government is to strip the Youth Justice Board of most of its youth custody duties. Former chief John Drew says while there is merit to the plan, it raises concerns over resettlement work and ensuring a child focus.

Delivering the workforce strategy

Government's early years workforce strategy proposes raft of measures to tackle recruitment crisis.