In Depth


How health services are tackling child sexual exploitation

The government’s action plan on child sexual exploitation stresses the need for health professionals to play a more active role in identification and prevention. Charlotte Goddard investigates why health services have struggled to tackle the problem and what is...


Safeguarding standard bearer: David N Jones, chair, the Association of Independent LSCB Chairs

Derren Hayes meets David N Jones, chair of the Association of Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board Chairs.


Bringing early help to policing

An Early Intervention Foundation initiative will help police leaders develop ways to tackle offending earlier, says Donna Molloy, director of implementation at the Early Intervention Foundation.


Children’s charity closures prompt leaders to call for investigation

The collapse of Kids Company and the British Association for Adoption & Fostering has raised questions over the charities’ management. CYP Now assesses the factors behind the closures and what impact they will have.


Legal Update: Legal win over student finance

The Supreme Court has ruled that the eligibility criteria for student loans are unjustifiably discriminatory, explains Anita Hurrell, legal and policy officer at Coram Children’s Legal Centre.