In Depth

Absolute adopter

Neil Puffett talks to Sue Armstrong-Brown, chief executive at Adoption UK

Measuring the 'unmeasurable'

Children's sector leaders face constant pressure to demonstrate impact, particularly when it comes to measuring "soft outcomes" for children and young people, but there are some key principles to follow

Social workers as researchers: seven key principles to success

Kantar Public, a research and evaluation agency, explores the benefits, challenges and opportunities of using social workers as embedded research practitioners to help monitor and evaluate children's social care services

The technological revolution

Children's services commissioners must embrace emerging technology as funding and needs change, says Richard Selwyn

Baby P death 10 years on: the case's lasting impact on child protection

The death in 2007 of Peter Connelly resulted in a media furore over failures in his care. Child protection expert Ray Jones charts how a decade on the impact of the case can still be seen in safeguarding services