In Depth


Independent voice a must for commissioner Anne Longfield

The next children's commissioner for England Anne Longfield must stand up to the government if she is to champion the rights of children and young people and allay concerns over the role's independence.

Martin Narey

Placement order decline puts adoption drive under threat

A halving of the number of children approved for adoption looks set to have far-reaching consequences for how local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies work, despite government efforts to stem the fall.


Innovation Fund projects outline ambitious plans for social care

As the government boosts to £100m the amount available under the DfE's Children's Social Care Innovation Programme, CYP Now looks at how the first four initiatives to gain funding intend to transform services.


Campaigner for expansion

Neil Puffett speaks to Andy Elvin, chief executive of Tact.


Meeting the children who need a home

Adoption activity days give prospective adopters the chance to meet and interact with children needing new parents. Eileen Fursland attends an event in East Anglia to see how they work.