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Incorporating an understanding of poverty into assessments of children and their families

Practitioners often have to undertake assessments of children and their families who are living in poverty. To help improve the consistency and quality of these assessments the Government introduced the Framework for the Assessment of children in need and their families (DH, 2000). This learning object lets you explore the framework and its many dimensions. With the help of Barbara, a social worker, you will use the framework to assess the Johnson family, gaining an understanding of how the framework can help you in assessing the needs of children and families in your daily role.

Institute of Race Relations news network

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) was established as an independent educational charity in 1958 to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world. Since 1972, the IRR has concentrated on responding to the needs of Black people and making direct analyses of institutionalised racism in Britain and the rest of Europe. Today, the Institute of Race Relations is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that informs the struggle for racial justice in Britain and internationally.

Drug use: an overview of general population surveys in Europe

In many European countries, one or more general population surveys have been carried out to get an impression of the characteristics of illicit drug use at national level. Despite valuable efforts to standardise national drug surveys among the general populations in European Member States and to enhance cross-national comparability, national drug surveys still use different instruments, reporting formats and methodologies.

The Centre for Excellence in Professional Learning from the Workplace

Professional Learning from the Workplace encompasses learning for work, learning at work and learning through work. It prepares students for professional life using the knowledge, skills and attributes typically acquired in the workplace. It is also a key part of Continuing Professional Development for established professionals. PLW is thus important in lifelong learning, in maintaining professional standards and in individual and organisational development. Effective support of all participants, including workplace and university tutors, is central to student success in PLW.

Fair for all : disability

Fair For All - Disability is a strategic partnership initiative developed by the Scottish Executive Health Department, and the Disability Rights Commission. The team consists of health service, voluntary sector and Disability Rights Commission staff. The initiative is part of the Scottish Executive Health Department's wider Patient Focus and Public Involvement agenda and the national Equality and Diversity approach known as 'Fair for All Wider Challenge'.

Demos

Demos is the think tank for everyday democracy. It believes everyone should be able to make personal choices in their daily lives that contribute to the common good.

Demos' aim is to put this democratic idea into practice by working with organisations in ways that make them more effective and legitimate. It focuses on six areas: public services; science and technology; cities and public space; people and communities; arts and culture; and global security.

Adoption and Children Act 2002

Document laying out the full provisions of the UK Adoption and Children Act of 2002.

Mental health in translation

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. As part of Mind's continuing commitment to make its services more accessible, culturally sensitive and relevant to Black and minority ethnic communities, an exchange of information on mental health issues in translation, with other organisations has continuously taken place. The resource list in this booklet is in no way exhaustive, nor does not it make any recommendations concerning the quality of the translations or written material.

The British Institute of Human Rights

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) is an independent charity based in London which raises awareness and understanding about the importance of human rights. It works for disadvantaged and vulnerable communities in the UK, seeking to ensure that the principles of equality, dignity and respect are incorporated into practice and policy at all levels of public service. The website includes details of programmes, events and training as well as FAQs and external web links.

Migration and Rural Economies: Assessing and addressing risks

This paper examines the implications of increasing migration to rural areas, looking in particular at the economics of this phenomenon. We explore the roles migrants are playing, the economic impacts of migration on existing populations and businesses, and what future migratory trends might be. In particular, we consider whether recent migration to rural Britain has led to any risks for rural economies; and if so, how these risks can be managed.