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Residential Care: Special Report

Latest figures show a growth in the number of residential children’s care homes, but local authorities continue to report problems in finding sufficient care placements to meet the needs of young people.

Children's Care Commissioning Special Report

Commissioners of children's services are key to ensuring vulnerable young people get the right placements. CYP Now's special report looks at the latest developments, academic research and examples of best practice.

Trauma-informed Practice: Special Report

Adverse childhood experiences can have far-reaching negative consequences on people’s lives, but there are growing efforts to implement trauma-informed practices in services to improve long-term outcomes.

Residential Care: Special Report

As local authorities predict a surge in demand for residential care as a result of the pandemic, CYP Now’s special report looks at policy developments, latest academic research and examples of innovative practice.

Residential Care: Policy context

Covid-19 has presented an unprecedented set of challenges for children’s social care services, and this is particularly so for residential child care.

Sibling relationships in the care system

Children’s services and courts face serious challenges when making care plans or permanence orders for siblings, writes Dr John Simmonds, director of policy, research and development at CoramBAAF.

Therapeutic Care: Special Report

With rises in children coming into care and reporting mental health problems, policymakers and service providers are developing therapeutic care and support across a range of settings to help young people.