In Depth

Early Help: Special Report

Amid rising knife crime, youth homelessness and care referrals, the case for spending on early help has never been so important, yet investment in prevention services has been falling, fuelling late interventions.

Workforce skills for the future

In light of a review into children's social worker practice, experts outline where changes are needed.

Fostering - Children's Workforce Qualifications and Training Guide

In the UK in 2018, 67,426 children were living with around 53,700 foster families.

Spotlight on children's stability

What does the children commissioner's Stability Index say about the lives of looked-after children?

Social care toolmaker: Michael Sanders of What Works for Children's Social Care

Derren Hayes talks to Michael Sanders, executive director of What Works for Children's Social Care.