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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.

Child Sexual Exploitation: Policy context

Child sexual exploitation, while on the radar of child protection agencies and organisations, was catapulted to the top of the political and policy agenda by the revelations in August 2014 that 1,400 children in Rotherham had been systematically sexually abused and exploited over a 16-year period.

Special Report: Child Sexual Exploitation

Rotherham's child sexual exploitation scandal propelled the issue to the forefront of policymaking. CYP Now investigates the key learning and strides taken to tackle perpetrators and protect children and young people.

Disorganized Attachment in Infancy: A Review of the Phenomenon and its Implications for Clinicians and Policy-Makers

This review paper, co-authored by international academics and clinicians, presents a consensus of what is currently understood about disorganised infant attachment and the implications for clinical and child welfare practices. It identifies misconceptions and misapplications of the concept and provides examples of evidence-based interventions that use attachment theory to help families.

Special Report: Children's Mental Health

As concerns persist over children and young people's mental health and the ability of services to cope with rising demand, there are plenty of pockets of innovation and effective practice across the system.

Special Report: Intrafamilial Abuse

Data shows the number of child abuse, parental neglect and domestic violence cases is rising, raising tough challenges for how child protection services and professionals work effectively with families.

Legal Update: How to tackle repeat removals

Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre, explores the need to address the problems of parents who lose successive children in repeat care proceedings.

Special Report: Restorative Practice

Restorative practice is now being used across a wide range of services for vulnerable children, young people and families and has a distinct set of principles and standards underpinning the approach.

Legal Update: Special guardianship orders

Serious case review highlights need for rigorous assessments when placing a child with a special guardian, writes Kamena Dorling, head of policy & programmes at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

Social Workers on the witness stand

Giving evidence in court can be a daunting experience for social workers. Eileen Fursland looks at the challenges and sees first-hand the training on offer.

The policy context on Attachment and Neglect

In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the scale of child neglect, its long-term effect on children's wellbeing and how interventions can prevent and repair the damage caused to children's ability to form strong attachments with parents and carers.