In Depth

Special Report: PSHE Education

Personal, social, health and economic education has long been championed as key to teaching children essential life skills, and from 2019 all schools will be required to teach relationships and sex education.

Communicating children's services

Communicating the day-to-day work of children's services can be a challenge but is also vital. Jo Stephenson speaks to communication experts to identify 10 key ways to do this effectively.

Government outlines new plans for local safeguarding arrangements

A DfE consultation reveals local agencies will have 15 months to implement new safeguarding arrangements to replace local safeguarding children boards, but some areas are already forging ahead with preparations.

'Buddies' boost for 30-hour places

Department for Education hopes "buddy" scheme will help councils to create enough childcare places.

Virtual leads to improve mental health of looked-after children

Leaders back calls from an expert working group for the creation of virtual mental health leads for children in care, but warn they must be sufficiently funded and have the power to ensure provision is put in place.