In Depth


Fostering innovation

Three out of four children in care are fostered, but the recruitment and retention of foster carers remain key challenges. Charlotte Goddard examines some of the latest pioneering practice.


Information sharing: five top tips to support early intervention

The Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing has worked with a group of multi-agency safeguarding hubs to develop advice on how they can better share information to protect children and families earlier.


DfE urged to focus on social work training and care placements

Children’s services leaders say the Department for Education should help stabilise and improve the children’s social care workforce and support all forms of care permanence rather than prioritising adoption.


Legal Update: Migrants' access to healthcare

Kamena Dorling, Coram Children's Legal Centre's policy and programmes manager, raises concerns about recent restrictions on migrants' access to healthcare which present a barrier to children's wellbeing.


Guide to supporting deaf children

Chris Kang-Mullen explains what councils need to do to meet their duties to support deaf children.