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This research briefing considers the refocusing of children’s services in England and Wales towards prevention and early identification of children in need of protection and support.

Publication offering an overview of what personalisation is and how the idea originated. It also explains some of the basics of personalisation and considers what it might mean for different social care stakeholders and the sector as a whole.

Report presenting the findings of a follow-up study to support the implementation of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence/Social Care Institute for Excellence guidance on parenting programmes. It also provides some background to the study and reviews what is already known about the factors which increase the likelihood of uptake and completion of parenting programmes.

Report describing and discussing a systematic map focusing on the role of vocation, meaningful occupation and training in the refashioning of mental health day services. It includes research on how the recovery approach can operate in community-based vocational and training adult mental health services.

Guide about working with parents who have mental health problems and their children. It provides guidance on policy and practice and makes recommendations for key areas of professional education, workforce development and research. It also provides links to useful resources and contact details of relevant organisations.

This report focuses specifically on reducing risk in services to children and families by identifying and learning from near misses in children's services. It aims to start a debate about the management of risk at an organisational level and to support the introduction of the Children Act 2004 in England and Wales and the development of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs).

This resource guide examines aspects of assessment in social work and goes on to consider teaching and learning of assessment.

This briefing focuses on factors contributing to either stress or resilience in families where one or both parents have mental health problems.

Research briefing paper looking at the experiences of children and young people under 18 years caring for a parent or parents with mental health problems defined as 'serious' or 'severe' and 'enduring'.

This report was produced by Shaping Our Lives National User Network with SCIE for the Department of Health. The Department requested that this piece of work be done to contribute towards their consultation on service users views on the future of adult social care.