In Depth


Timescales hinder SEN reforms

Councils struggle to provide education, health and care plans within the required deadlines, say campaigners


Children's workforce guide to training and qualifications

Qualification requirements and training provision for working with children and young people is continuously adapting in line with changes in policy and practice. Charlotte Goddard provides a comprehensive overview.


Cameron speech reignites debate over children's services 'market'

The Prime Minister highlighted children's social care as ripe for reform in a speech this month, with failing services handed to trusts or other providers to run. Children's services experts give their views on what this means for the years ahead


Legal Update: Caring for refugee children

Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the UK government's response to the refugee crisis and foster care provision for refugee children.


Rebuilder of Slough: Nicola Clemo, chief executive of Slough Children's Services Trust

It seems wholly appropriate for an organisation charged with rebuilding the reputation of children's services in Slough that it will be doing so from offices next door to those of the giant Lego corporation.