In Depth

Legal Update: Long-term segregation on mental health wards

Care Quality Commission report reveals cases of young people with autism or complex needs being segregated on mental health wards.

Assessing age of asylum seekers

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at the potentially harmful consequences of children seeking asylum having their ages disputed by immigration officials.

Legal Update: Safeguarding children who go missing from care

Guidance outlines the importance of carrying out return home interviews with children who run away or go missing from care.

Post-adoption contact arrangements

In light of a recent Court of Appeal judgment, Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines provision for post-adoption contact arrangements.

ADCS president vows action on poverty

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