The future of a delayed initiative to improve the quality of children's social care is in doubt, as there is no guarantee of ongoing government funding, documents reveal.
Getting out of "inadequate" by end of the year is the first target for Birmingham's new children's trust.
Review finds poor contact with birth families can cause identity problems, with report author calling for a culture change among practitioners. However, social work leaders say legislation should be revised to make contact easier.
Children's services are increasingly using technology to boost information sharing among professionals and across agency and geographical boundaries to get help to vulnerable children and families earlier.
How can commissioners use the Troubled Families programme to lead local transformation, asks Richard Selwyn.
Richard Oldershaw, team leader with the Child Law Advice Service, examines the new guidance and funding to promote educational attainment for looked-after children and those who have left care.
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