Peers rejected the government's welfare reform bill yet again last night, in the largest Lords defeat yet for the coalition.
A team of Whitehall-controlled officials are to find and then intervene in the lives of Britain's most troubled families, David Cameron has announced.
Local Government Association chairman Sir Merrick Cockell comments on David Cameron's bid to intervene in the lives of the UK's 120,000 most troubled families
Councils which are failing to deal with adoption cases quickly are to be embarrassed into action.
Plans to set up a parent complaint website for children's media are being fast-tracked by the PM.
A bill which would enforce the teaching of abstinence in sex education classes has won the support of MPs.
The games which many people associate with their childhood, like conkers and British Bulldog, are disappearing from the playground, according to teachers.
The rate of social mobility in the UK is now slower than during the medieval ages, according to new research.
Children's charity Barnardo's is going to take on a hand-on role in taking care of children of asylum seekers who are to be returned to their home country.
Over 1.6 million children still live in severe poverty in the UK, according to charity Save the Children.
David Cameron is using Facebook to appeal to 16-year-olds as he seeks to drum up interest in his national citizen service proposals.
Teenagers have been warned off sending sexually explicit pictures of themselves by child protection experts, amid fears that sex offenders are collecting the images.
A married life is the best antidote to the "celebrity self-obsessed culture we live in", Iain Duncan Smith will say later.
The abolition of the child trust fund will deprive tens of thousands of children of a "vital nest egg", a thinktank has argued.
David Cameron is taking a step back from his pro-marriage stance in a speech this lunchtime.
Businesses are putting families under strain by unscrupulously targeting products at children.
Improving Britain's parenting skills will help the life chances of those not yet at school, a report by Frank Field has found.
Child detention could be phased out by the spring, a report has suggested.
Ed Miliband and his girlfriend Justine Thornton have named their second child Samuel, Labour sources have confirmed.
The promise to end the detention of children in immigration centres has been officially delayed.
Iain Duncan Smith has claimed the previous government's failure to combat family breakdown has led to huge costs from resulting social problems.
Children being of a different ethnic group to prospective parents should not be a barrier to adoption, a minister has said.
Campaigners are set to launch their concerted legal bid to push through a change in the law preventing gay marriage.
The legal status of pre-nuptials became considerably more reliable today, after the supreme court ruled against the former husband of a German heiress.
Children of married couples should be given priority for places at Catholic faith schools, a leading religious figure has suggested.