In Depth


Government hopes cash boost will transform children's mental health

The government is to pump over £1bn into overhauling children's mental health services by 2020, but experts say this alone will not be enough to tackle deep-rooted problems with access to therapy and the commissioning system.


Legal Update: Guardians for separated children

Winnie Banda, legal adviser at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the Modern Slavery Act and the importance of providing guardians for separated children and young people.


Protector of children's services: Alison O'Sullivan, ADCS president

Neil Puffett meets Alison O’Sullivan, president of the ADCS.


Identifying what makes effective leadership in children's services

With Ofsted judging leadership in children's services as not being good enough in three out of four councils, its latest report cites examples of good practice in some authorities so others can replicate their success.


Guide to nursery first aid training

What the compulsory first aid training requirements will mean for early years practitioners and providers.