In Depth

Views sought on state of foster care

The government has launched a review of foster care in England to build a comprehensive picture of what the fostering system looks like and how it can be improved.

Your guide to the Children and Social Work Act

What the act means for everyday practice across the children's workforce.

Election 2017: Party Policy Guide

Neil Puffett has trawled the manifestos to provide the definitive guide to what the three main UK-wide parties pledge on key issues for children, young people and families.

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.

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

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