In Depth

Youth mental health champions

Teachers are to be trained how to respond to pupils in mental distress under a government initiative

Commissioning: Children's mental health

Richard Selwyn says commissioning practice must adapt if it is to help improve the mental health of children and young people.

Inspections: Special schools

The number of children with disabilities educated at special schools is rising. While the proportion of settings achieving a "good" rating is up, there is wide variation between different types of provider.

New parliament: what issues lie ahead for the children's sector?

The loss of its overall majority has been politically costly for the government, but it has also caused policy upheaval and ministerial changes affecting children's services. Sector leaders consider the implications.

The key to improving EHC plans

Education health and care plans for SEND children need reforming not scrapping, say three sector experts.