In Depth


'Frontline for managers' gets backing

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


Dedicated to child health - Judith Ellis, RCPCH chief executive

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


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.


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.


Rotherham fallout: what others can learn from council's CSE failings

Louise Casey's report into Rotherham Council's failure to deal with child sexual exploitation has further rocked the embattled authority. Three experts consider what the report can teach leaders about how to tackle the problem.