In Depth


Legal Update: Restricting parental responsibility

Kelly Reeve, team leader and senior legal consultant for the Child Law Advice Service, examines the restrictions that can be placed on fathers' parental responsibility in order to protect a child's welfare.


Committed local democrat: Roy Perry, chair, LGA children and young people board

Derren Hayes meets Roy Perry, chair of the LGA children and young people board.


'Rushed' social work training plans raise 'workforce shortage' fears

Government plans to introduce a national accreditation scheme for children's social workers by 2020 could see practitioners leave the profession and destabilise the workforce, warn social work education experts.


Supporting young fathers to succeed

London project the Young Dads Collective is helping vulnerable fathers play a more active role in their children's upbringing and become role models to look up to. Charlotte Santry investigates.


Youth sector unites to prove worth

More joint working by providers will improve outcomes for young people, say youth sector leaders.