In Depth

Advice on using ACE enquiry

Experts say more research is needed on impact of routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences.

Help for children of alcoholics

Councils should create drop-in centres to support children whose parents misuse alcohol, says expert.

Tackling teenage pregnancies

As national conception rates for girls under 18 fall, three councils' successful approaches are outlined.

Councils make SEND progress amid concerns over quality

It has taken four years to transfer most children with special educational needs and disabilities to a new support system. While parents appear satisfied with the process, campaigners have criticised the quality of some care plans.

Checks for looked-after children

Characteristics of mental health assessments for children in care are analysed as pilots set for launch.