In Depth

Staying Put: solutions to the fall

Experts explain how to reverse the decline in the number of fostered children in Staying Put places.

Barriers to measuring outcomes

National outcomes framework would need to overcome a series of challenges to succeed, says Andrew Rome of Revolution Consulting.

The team you call out in a crisis

Liverpool's Instant Response Team works with families to help stop children going into care, winning the 2017 CYP Now award for public sector children's team of the year. Tom de Castella followed them on a typical day.

Guide to contextual safeguarding

A project will deliver contextual safeguarding in three councils. What is it and how does it work?

Special Report: Commissioning Care

Commissioners play a pivotal role in ensuring vulnerable children receive the care they need. However, demand and funding pressures are driving the development of new systems and changes in practice.