Special Report: Foster care

By Derren Hayes |

14 March 2017

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.

Making the most of SRE U-turn

By Jonathan Baggaley |

14 March 2017

PSHE Association chief explains why sex and relationships education must be part of compulsory PSHE.

Transition from care to college

By Louise Gazeley and Tamsin Hinton-Smith |

14 March 2017

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

The government is to strip the Youth Justice Board of most of its youth custody duties. Former chief John Drew says while there is merit to the plan, it raises concerns over resettlement work and ensuring a child focus.

Delivering the workforce strategy

By Mark Dawe |

14 March 2017

Government's early years workforce strategy proposes raft of measures to tackle recruitment crisis.