In Depth

Sharing the experience of care

Campaigners hope a conference for care-experienced people will help improve care policy and practice.

Domestic Abuse: Special Report

Cases of domestic abuse recorded by police and children's services have risen significantly over the past decade. The government has published a draft bill containing new protections to tackle the problem.

Regional approach to staff recruitment

Latest Department for Education workforce data shows that while the number of children's social workers rose three per cent last year, staff turnover, vacant posts and use of agency practitioners remained stubbornly high.

Asylum delays spark legal action

Judicial review highlights concerns over the impact asylum delays have on unaccompanied children.

ADCS president vows action on poverty

Rachel Dickinson, 2019/20 ADCS president, says she will stress the plight of children living in poverty.