In Depth

UK silent on UN youth strategy

Appointing a dedicated youth minister would help the UK implement the UN's strategy, say experts.

Early years policy: key questions

Andrea Leadsom outlines work being undertaken by a ministerial group to assess gaps in family support.

Factors behind rise in remand

Lack of magistrates and secure children's homes to blame for increase in children in custody on remand.

Special Report: Residential Care

Standards of residential child care have never been higher, but a shortage of provision and rising demand due to more traumatised children coming into the system is stretching local authority budgets to the limit.

Helping children get a good night's sleep

Getting enough sleep is vital to children and young people's wellbeing, yet research suggests social media and screen-based technology is making this harder. Charlotte Goddard investigates.