In Depth

Help for children of alcoholics

Councils should create drop-in centres to support children whose parents misuse alcohol, says expert.

DCS turnover: beneath the data

High turnover in children's services directors in the past year masks signs of increased stability.

New Ofsted social care chief hails era of intelligence-led inspections

Yvette Stanley, Ofsted's new director of social care, says the latest children's services inspection framework focuses more on frontline social work practice and uses data analysis to identify emerging problems.

Legal Update: Support for homeless young people

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines new government guidance on providing the right support for young people who are homeless.

Delays undermine asylum transfer scheme

Campaigners back inspection report that shows funding and capacity concerns are delaying transfers of unaccompanied children.