Subject Guides

Mental health

Policy reforms, practice examples and evaluation of children's mental health interventions, from prevention and early intervention through to crisis treatment. See our archive of case studies, research and features.

PSHE Education

How can professionals equip children and young people to make sound life choices, and what are the examples of effective PSHE education? Browse our archive of features and case studies.

Outdoor learning

What are the different forms of outdoor learning, how are the programmes delivered, and what is their impact? View our archive of features, case studies and research.

Special educational needs and disabilities

SEND policy reforms, their implementation in practice, and studies into different needs and conditions. View our archive of research, case studies and features.

Residential children's care

What are the key issues and challenges in children's residential care, and how do the best residential care settings transform young lives? See our archive of case studies, research and features.

Foster care

What are the main challenges in recruiting foster carers, and how are carers best supported to ensure stable placements and good outcomes for children? See our archive of case studies, features and research.

Leaving care

How are children best supported to make the transition from the care system to living independently? See our archive of case studies, research and features.

Youth offending

What are the key issues and challenges in preventing youth crime and reducing reoffending? View our archive of case studies, features and research.

Attachment and neglect

What does research tell us about the importance of early attachment, what are the different types of neglect, and how do you spot the signs? Glance through our archive of research, features and examples of effective practice.

Child sexual abuse and exploitation

Examples of effective multi-agency practice to combat CSA and CSE, and guidance to identify and support those at risk. View our archive of case studies and features.

Preventing care proceedings

How do children's social care professionals work to keep families together, what are the examples of innovation, and what is the evidence base on their effectiveness? View our archive of case studies, features and research.

Adoption

What are the key issues and challenges in adoption placement and support? See our archive of features, case studies and research.

Play

How are children best given opportunities to play freely and enjoy their childhoods? View our archive of case studies.