The Lifelong Links model being tested in England and Scotland aims to establish and rebuild key relationships for looked-after children. Jo Stephenson spoke to authorities trialling the approach.
Three projects aimed at preventing children coming into care and helping those already in the system to leave are to be expanded to 20 councils. Experts call for greater emphasis on supporting families to stay together.
Chair of a parliamentary inquiry into youth work says decisive action is needed to reinvigorate profession.
Early years experts outline changes needed to ease financial pressures as parliamentary inquiry launched.
MoJ documents reveal details of how secure school will operate and what prospective providers must do to fulfil ministers' ambitions. But one expert fears that a lack of funding and too many children may harm its impact.
Researchers explore rates of friendship stability and whether maintaining...