In Depth

Fostering stocktake: six major recommendations for change

The review of foster care by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers recommends fundamental changes to the way services are commissioned and delivered, but experts have questioned the rationale for some of the proposals.

PCCs put focus on young adults

Police and crime commissioners are developing fresh ways to reduce offending by young adults.

Innovating for children centres

With the future of children's centres still unclear, councils are having to be creative to maintain provision.

Call to boost school counselling services

Council leaders and professional organisations say mental health green paper should prioritise counselling services based in schools

Driving change for care leavers: Mark Riddell, national implementation adviser for care leavers

Derren Hayes meets the social worker driving reforms for care leavers.