In Depth

Special Report: Exploitation and Vulnerability

Amid rising concerns about child criminal and sexual exploitation, policymakers and service providers are developing intelligence-led approaches to protecting vulnerable groups and supporting abuse victims.

'Sleep-in' case: the implications

Legal ruling highlights need for employment conditions for children's home staff to be reviewed, says LGA.

Ensuring care leaver provisions deliver

Leaving care adviser Mark Riddell explains how local authorities can strengthen their local offers by engaging with key partner agencies.

Children in care: immigration legal aid

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the government's decision to reinstate legal aid for looked-after children with immigration issues.

Special Report: Exploitation and Vulnerability: Policy context

Safeguarding agencies now recognise that vulnerable children and young people are at risk of exploitation in a number of ways including by criminal gangs, political and religious extremists and paedophiles. Although the nature of the exploitation will vary depending...