As the UK child protection system tries to get a handle on the policy changes inside the sector – most notably the need to use care as a method of last resort, rather than the first port of call – a lot of very good resources are being published on how to do this well.

Anyone not familiar with the US’s Child Welfare Information Gateway should explore the site. While it’s true that the US has it own, very similar, problems to our own when it comes to putting children first in child welfare cases, sites like these offer a huge amount of information, a lot of which is progressive, intelligent and child-centric.

Our pick this week from the Child Welfare Information Gateway is the “Helping Children and Youth Maintain Relationships With Birth Families” bulletin, for child welfare professionals.

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