As some of our readers will know, during the day Researching Reform works as a child rights journalist and our latest story is about a groundbreaking new project which is reuniting children in the care system with their birth families.

The project is run by Coventry City Council. The story includes the personal experiences of mothers and their children being reunited, and how this project and the social work teams inside it, work to support rather than judge families. The project is starting to be rolled out across other councils, and families can ask to be referred to the scheme.

The piece is free to read on Byline Times and can be accessed here.

For those on Twitter who feel this new initiative would benefit people in your network, you can access and tweet or share the link here.

We would like to thank the mothers and the children who spoke with us, and shared their stories with us, and the team at Coventry City Council who were open to discussing the challenges inside the system and are trying to change social work practice.