Audit Office report highlights the recent growth in demand and spending on children's services, and the lack of understanding on what is driving this. Andrew Rome says councils and providers can work together to solve it.
Whistleblower who alerted authorities to abuse at Medway secure training centre says the review into the case shows there needs to be major changes to how staff work with young people before the issues will be resolved.
Councils took part in a pilot to reduce parental conflict because of the damage it does to children. As the initiative is to be extended, leaders came together to explain how they engaged agencies and practitioners in the programme.