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Becoming Dads

Pablo Fernndez; British Association for Adoption and Fostering; ISBN 978-1907585296; 8.95; 144 pages

Achievement against the odds

Looked-after children's educational performance trails far behind their peers. Jo Stephenson asks what role social workers can play to narrow the attainment gap.

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.

The Social Care Academy

Vacancy rates and staff turnover have plummeted in Essex since the opening of its children's social work training academy. Charlotte Goddard asks those behind the initiative how it has been achieved.

Ripe for reform

With government pledging to undertake a 'national stocktake' of foster care and MPs conducting their own inquiry, Joe Lepper asks what measures would improve quality of care and outcomes for children.

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.

Triumph over trauma

Family Futures offers intensive, long-term therapeutic help to those who have experienced trauma in their early lives. Charlotte Goddard examines how the agency turns round the lives of deeply damaged children