In Depth


'Frontline for managers' gets backing

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


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.


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.


Rise in missing-from-care cases

Experts express concerns over a surge in the number of children going missing from foster care.


Legal Update: Amendment addresses grooming

Jennifer Roest, research and projects officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre, discusses a proposed amendment aimed at criminalising adults sending sexual messages to children and young people.