2017 was a busy year for child welfare. From consultations, to cabinet reshuffles and in depth media coverage of child protection tragedies, the UK has become more concerned with children than ever.

As always, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for following Researching Reform. A diverse and unique collective, some of our readers are activists, who have been championing the voice of the child for a long time. Many are stakeholders in parliament, child protection organisations, law firms and government bodies working with children. Most importantly, you are also families, parents, children, relatives and individuals who have experienced the family justice system first hand. We value all of your thoughts and comments, and we are deeply grateful for your continued support and engagement.

Researching Reform does not stand alone. With your help, we continue to break important child rights stories, push the government to respond to its failings regarding children and mount campaigns to improve the lives of young people in Britain. It is something we say often, but we could not provide the information we do without your generosity of spirit.

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas, and festive season, and hope that 2018 will bring you good health, adventure and much success.

With love,

Researching Reform