In Depth


Dedicated to child health - Judith Ellis, RCPCH chief executive

Derren Hayes meets Judith Ellis, chief executive of the RCPCH.


Legal Update: Exclusions guidance withdrawn

Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a legal challenge against the Education Secretary that has led to the withdrawal of controversial new exclusions guidance.


'Frontline for managers' gets backing

Innovation grant will hone social work managers' skills, but critics want more widespread training investment.


Caring by sharing

Sharing information is vital to keeping children safe, but systems often let families down. Joe Lepper explores how children's services teams and partners are working together to improve communication.


Political will is the key hurdle to Staying Put in residential care

A report scoping the potential for young people to stay in residential care until 21 puts forward four options that help address practical concerns, but questions remain over how government would fund the move.