In Depth

Special Report: Foster care

The government has pledged to undertake a national "stocktake" of foster care amid concerns about a shortage of carers, in order to improve policy across the board and meet the diverse needs of children.

Transition from care to college

Mentor support can help looked-after children move successfully to university, project evaluation finds.

Legal Update: Visitor and migrant NHS charging

Plans to extend the charging of overseas visitors and migrants for NHS healthcare have implications for the welfare of migrant children, says Gargie Ahmad, intern at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Ofsted aims for more accurate measure of social care services

The way local authority children's services are inspected is set to undergo major change from January 2018, with Ofsted planning to move to a more proportionate system that focuses on councils that are already struggling.

Relationships in the early years

EIF gives advice on how to commission evidence-based parenting interventions in early years services.