In Depth

How to help siblings maintain contact

Experts outline five key messages for legal and social work professionals to emerge from latest research on sibling relationships in the care system.

Government turns to innovation programme to address care rise

Three projects aimed at preventing children coming into care and helping those already in the system to leave are to be expanded to 20 councils. Experts call for greater emphasis on supporting families to stay together.

Fixer of family justice system: Sir James Munby, chair, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

Neil Puffett talks to Sir James Munby, chair, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.

Forging Lifelong Links for children in care

The Lifelong Links model being tested in England and Scotland aims to establish and rebuild key relationships for looked-after children. Jo Stephenson spoke to authorities trialling the approach.

Legal Update: Council homelessness failings

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram, examines the lessons from a recent ombudsman investigation into the accommodation of a vulnerable homeless 17-year-old boy.