Social Care In Depth
Research reports show more still needs to be done to protect children from sexual exploitation.
Children with parents in prison are much more likely to commit crimes and suffer mental health problems than their peers. Joe Lepper explores the support on offer and asks what more needs to be done.
Children's services leaders say the Education Secretary's desire to allow councils to contract out children's social care services to independent providers represents a fundamental change that requires proper debate.
Local government leaders pledge to work with ministers to improve child protection accountability.
Good Practice Case Studies
First Steps scheme improves support for families by developing the skills and knowledge of professionals working with them.
A community approach to addressing adults' drug and alcohol problems reduces the chances of their children being taken into care.
Information sharing between police and schools improves the support available to young people affected by domestic violence.
Foster carers are trained in how to look after vulnerable children.
Children who have witnessed domestic violence express themselves through music and song.