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Views sought on state of foster care

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

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

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

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

Academic whose research underpins new government drive to resolve parental conflict explains how policy can help councils develop support programmes that mitigate the damage it causes to children's wellbeing.

Guide to tackling CSA in schools

By Derren Hayes |

04 May 2017

Schools are vital in educating about child sexual abuse, but too many do not discuss it, research shows.

Following Prime Minister Theresa May's election call, children's leaders are drawing up key policies. They say issues like school funding, free childcare and recruiting health visitors must not be drowned out by Brexit.

Understanding impact of abuse and reviewing care placement options

By Dr Susannah Bowyer and Julie Wilkinson |

11 April 2017

Review assesses the evidence on the impact of abuse on children and considers the merits of care placement options. The authors summarise the findings, while three organisations outline initiatives to improve decision making.

Children in care attainment tool

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

How a resource analysing education progress for looked-after children could "revolutionise" support.

Safeguarding against sexting

By Neil Puffett |

11 April 2017

How youth workers can help educate young people about the risks of sharing explicit images.

Meeting of charity leaders to discuss the impact of Brexit on vulnerable children and families warns that the UK leaving the European Union could put children's rights, safeguarding and economic welfare at risk.

Are schools funding plans fair?

By Ivan Ould and Anne Heavey |

28 March 2017

Government proposals to revise the formula used to decide school funding is meant to move money to more deprived areas, but critics say changes place too much emphasis on pupils with additional needs.