Sector is “under-estimated, under-valued and under-funded”, warns the Independent Children’s Homes Association
David Cameron and council leaders pledge for tougher laws to eradicate the controversial and illegal cultural practice
As the government introduces new measures to eradicate FGM, use our infographic to find out more about the illegal practice
CC Inform expert Emilie Smeaton answers social workers' questions on supporting children who run away or go missing
Government report calls for a re-think on how serious case reviews are conducted, and more training to embed learning and practice
Programme 'swung like a pendulum between one extreme to the other', writes Ray Jones, professor of social work at Kingston University
No young adults should be forced to leave care before 21 and only be provided with regulated accommodation, says education committee
NSPCC warns children abused in images online need identification and support, as well as those in the care of their abusers
Charity hopes awareness of 'multi-billion pound problem' will help start a dialogue with government over preventative care
ITV's Exposure on 'forced adoption' provoked a passionate reaction on Twitter and raised some interesting issues.
With his tenure as one of the more transformative and controversial ministers over, we look at Gove's high profile policies and actions
Children's services will be handed over to an independent trust following independent review of care
Michael Gove is out and Nicky Morgan is in. We examine the credentials of social care's newest political leader.
As part of the major cabinet reshuffle ahead of the 2015 General Election Michael Gove has left his position as Education Secretary, to be replaced by Nicky Morgan MP.
Butler-Sloss admits she did not sufficiently consider whether her background and family connections would cause difficulties
In an interview with ITV Exposure, Justice Sir Mark Hedley claims social workers face an 'increased pressure' to intervene post Baby P
Sally Donovan has been named PPA Business Columnist of the Year at a star-studded ceremony at London's Grosvenor hotel
Move comes as official review finds too many young people being sent long distances for care due to bed shortages and staffing problems