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Why bigger is often better in children’s residential care

Children coming into residential care are often unable to sustain the intensity of living in a small family unit. Larger homes can offer more opportunities to address the emotional, behavioural, social and developmental needs of every child, supporting their psychological wellbeing until they are able to move successfully into a family environment.

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.

How Covid-19 remade children’s services

A year on from the emergence of the coronavirus and onset of the pandemic, experts assess the long-term impact of the disruption it has caused to children’s services and young people’s lives.

Parenting Programmes: Special Report

Parenting programmes aim to give parents the insights and skills they need to help their children thrive. CYP Now’s special report looks at the latest developments, academic research and examples of best practice.

Four decades of adoption & fostering

Adoption and fostering charity CoramBAAF celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020. As another year gets under way key figures from the organisation reflect on past achievements and priorities for 2021.

Contextual Safeguarding: Special Report

Contextual Safeguarding looks at factors beyond the home to form a broader picture when assessing risk. CYP Now’s special report looks at the latest developments, academic research and examples of best practice.

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.