In-Depth

Legal Q&A: Testamentary guardianship

By Coram Children's Legal Centre |

27 July 2017

What is testamentary guardianship?

Legal Update: Child safeguarding and preventing radicalisation

By Coram Children's Legal Centre |

26 July 2017

A recent case in the High Court highlights the challenges of safeguarding children and the government's Prevent strategy

Responding to Grenfell disaster

By Brendan O'Keefe |

26 July 2017

The community response to the Grenfell Tower disaster demonstrates the value of local organisations

Youth mental health champions

By Derren Hayes |

26 July 2017

Teachers are to be trained how to respond to pupils in mental distress under a government initiative

Legal Update: What Brexit will mean for children

By Frances Trevena |

26 July 2017

Frances Trevena, legal and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, sets out the government's current position and proposals for the status of European children after the UK finally leaves the EU

Promoting social mobility early

By Professor Sonia Blandford |

26 July 2017

Founder and chief executive of Achievement for All assesses Social Mobility Commission's recommendations for boosting early education

Social workers as researchers: seven key principles to success

By Kelsey Beninger and Ben Collins |

26 July 2017

Kantar Public, a research and evaluation agency, explores the benefits, challenges and opportunities of using social workers as embedded research practitioners to help monitor and evaluate children's social care services

The death in 2007 of Peter Connelly resulted in a media furore over failures in his care. Child protection expert Ray Jones charts how a decade on the impact of the case can still be seen in safeguarding services

Goodwill unfazed by big brief

By Neil Puffett |

26 July 2017

Children's minister offers councils more improvement support, but warns doing more with less will continue

Knives linked to rise in custody

By Derren Hayes |

29 June 2017

A rise in the number of young people in custody could be linked to a surge in knife possession offences.