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Birmingham Children’s Trust: Three years in

Following a decade of poor performance, England’s largest children’s services department moved to a trust model in 2018. Charlotte Goddard speaks to key people about whether the move has paid off.

Youth Work: Special Report

A decade of deep funding cuts has seen a huge reduction in provision for young people. But increasing recognition of the valuable role played by youth workers could signal a change in fortunes for the sector.

Unregistered children’s homes: Legal Update

As the number of children being taken into care continues to rise, Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, looks at concerns regarding unregulated and unregistered children’s homes.

Shared Services: Special Report

Fresh evidence suggests collaboration is helping local authorities to find a wider range of care options for vulnerable children and introduce a greater array of good practice approaches to improve outcomes.

Communicating children's services

Communicating the day-to-day work of children's services can be a challenge but is also vital. Jo Stephenson speaks to communication experts to identify 10 key ways to do this effectively.