Headteachers have new powers to screen search pupils for offensive weapons and they can delegate them to staff. Jenni Whitehead looks at recent draft guidance explaining how the new powers will operate read more

Joanne MacDonald describes an innovative approach to drugs education for young children read more

The government’s guidance is helping different agencies to share information but problems persist, as Dai Durbridge reports read more

Jessica Peters of the charity YoungMinds lays some common myths about self-harm to rest and explains how schools can support the young people it affects read more

The Bichard report has been followed by a flurry of legislation and statutory guidance. Richard Bird looks at what’s changed and what still needs to happen in the world of child protection read more

Jenni Whitehead remembers some moments of humour from working in schools read more

The half sister of an adopted child applied for leave to apply for a care order, on the basis that once a year was not enough read more

Jenni Whitehead investigates a new IT-based system of sharing information between key agencies read more

Are child protection practices and procedures are adequate in cases of domestic violence and parental substance misuse? read more

Cliff Jones reviews a report revealing the positive impact of postgraduate professional development read more