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Derren Hayes speaks to Polly Neate, chief executive of homelessness charity Shelter.

Despite the Local Government Finance Bill failing to materialise, ministers are expected to resurrect plans for councils to generate all their income locally, with potentially dire results for children's services in some areas.

Legal Q&A: Testamentary guardianship

By Coram Children's Legal Centre |

27 July 2017

What is testamentary guardianship?

Legal Update: Child safeguarding and preventing radicalisation

By Coram Children's Legal Centre |

26 July 2017

A recent case in the High Court highlights the challenges of safeguarding children and the government's Prevent strategy

Legal Update: What Brexit will mean for children

By Frances Trevena |

26 July 2017

Frances Trevena, legal and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, sets out the government's current position and proposals for the status of European children after the UK finally leaves the EU

Meeting of charity leaders to discuss the impact of Brexit on vulnerable children and families warns that the UK leaving the European Union could put children's rights, safeguarding and economic welfare at risk.

How to deliver better EHC plans

By Derren Hayes |

14 February 2017

Council for Disabled Children guidance for local authorities on producing education, health and care plans for SEND children.

How schools fail disadvantaged children

By Philip Nye |

14 February 2017

Study concludes some schools 'manage out' poorer pupils to boost exam league table results, with dire consequences for attainment.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report highlights data showing children and young people from poorer backgrounds do worse across a range of health outcomes. Experts blame cuts to public health and welfare support.

When the UK committed to home refugee children amid the closure of the Calais migrant camp, organisations like Catch22 were asked to help handle reception arrangements. Chris Wright explains the work it did in Devon.