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MoJ documents reveal details of how secure school will operate and what prospective providers must do to fulfil ministers' ambitions. But one expert fears that a lack of funding and too many children may harm its impact.

How to help siblings maintain contact

By Professor Daniel Monk and Dr Jan Macvarish

| November 27, 2018

Experts outline five key messages for legal and social work professionals to emerge from latest research on sibling relationships in the care system.

Childcare funding in spotlight

| November 27, 2018

Early years experts outline changes needed to ease financial pressures as parliamentary inquiry launched.

Call for bold youth work vision

By Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

| November 27, 2018

Chair of a parliamentary inquiry into youth work says decisive action is needed to reinvigorate profession.

The latest elective home education (EHE) survey by the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) reveals the number of children being taught at home rose by more than a quarter this year.

Three projects aimed at preventing children coming into care and helping those already in the system to leave are to be expanded to 20 councils. Experts call for greater emphasis on supporting families to stay together.

Tackling parental alcohol risk

| November 27, 2018

Health visitors are vital for engaging parents about alcohol use and the risks to children, says expert.

EIF blueprint for the future of early help recommends better co-ordination of support for vulnerable families including long-term funding, a cross-government taskforce and commitment to evidence-based practice.

The time it takes care proceedings to be completed is rising and Cafcass chief Anthony Douglas says it is likely to continue.

Providers' groups say more must be done to ensure childcare apprenticeship works for employers.