The loss of its overall majority has been politically costly for the government, but it has also caused policy upheaval and ministerial changes affecting children's services. Sector leaders consider the implications.
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.
Charlie Taylor's review calls for the creation of a system that better meets children's welfare and education needs. Experts analyse the merits of the recommendations and the initial government response to them.