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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Review finds councils unable to keep up with rising demand, with resources focused on crisis interventions at the expense of early help. No Good Options calls for action to tackle postcode lottery of services and children's outcomes.

Concerns over family court deal

By Derren Hayes |

28 March 2017

Children's advocates claim agreement could see Cafcass and social workers "collude" in care cases.

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.