Health and social care services for disabled children are being undermined by a £1.5bn annual funding shortfall, a coalition of charities has claimed.
Experts say more research is needed on impact of routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences.
Councils should create drop-in centres to support children whose parents misuse alcohol, says expert.
As national conception rates for girls under 18 fall, three councils' successful approaches are outlined.
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.
Characteristics of mental health assessments for children in care are analysed as pilots set for launch.
I don't often do more than skim the sports pages, and rarely is there anything...
The number of babies born prematurely has increased in the last two decades...