In Depth

Special Report: Social Work With Children and Families

Social workers are among the most important people in the lives of vulnerable children, so a number of initiatives are aimed at re-energising a profession dogged by high caseloads and recruitment difficulties.

Election 2017: a battle to ensure children's policies gain attention

Following Prime Minister Theresa May's election call, children's leaders are drawing up key policies. They say issues like school funding, free childcare and recruiting health visitors must not be drowned out by Brexit.

Parental conflict: the impact for children and how to resolve it

Academic whose research underpins new government drive to resolve parental conflict explains how policy can help councils develop support programmes that mitigate the damage it causes to children's wellbeing.

Guide to tackling CSA in schools

Schools are vital in educating about child sexual abuse, but too many do not discuss it, research shows.

Strong voice for single parents: Rosie Ferguson, chief executive, Gingerbread

Neil Puffett meets Rosie Ferguson, chief executive of charity Gingerbread.