Document which is the first issue of an annual summary of statistics bulletin that brings together information from the following sources:
- Children looked after statistics, 2010-11
- Child protection statistics, 2010-11
- Secure care and close support accommodation statistics, 2010-11.
Eighth reporting of child protection and referral statistics, for the quarter ending 31 December 2011.
This systematic literature review of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) arises from the second Serious Case Review (SCR) of the death of Peter Connelly (Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board, 2009), in whose case SFBT was being partially used within children’s social care services.
The Peter Connelly SCR Overview Report included the recommendation to examine whether any models of practice had an influence on the way in which Peter’s case was managed.
Scoping review that explores levels of intended and unintended exposure to specific risks; the impact of harm suffered by children; and the characteristics of children who may be at highest risk.
Report that sheds light on children with disabilities who are suffering from sexual violence - abuse that goes unacknowledged, both by communities and by the state; is shrouded in taboos; and is rarely discussed or investigated.
The report seeks to address this and make the issue more visible, as well as challenge governments and communities, including the international community, to tackle it head on.
Serious case review focused on a three year old white Welsh boy who died in 2007 as a result of injuries he sustained when he was knocked down by a motor vehicle on the road outside his family’s home.
He was the second youngest of six siblings. All of the children were subject of child protection plans.
Case study which describes the use of Talking Mats at Stenhouse Child and Family Centre (Edinburgh City Council) with very young, vulnerable children and their parents.
Talking Mats is a low-tech communication tool originally developed by the Alternative and Augmentative Communication Research Unit to support people with communication impairment including those with stroke, learning disability and dementia.
Research briefing that presents findings from preliminary work to explore the current availability and comparability of safeguarding and child protection data in the UK.
Statistical release that provides provisional figures on the number of children referred to and assessed to be in need by Local Authority Social Care Services and the number of children who were the subject of a child protection plan for the year ending 31 March 2011.
Study that presents a critical, thematic analysis of recommendations from 33 of the serious case reviews (cases of child death or serious injury through abuse or neglect) completed in 2009-2010.
The central aim of the study was to consider what part recommendations can play in aiding agencies and individuals "to learn lessons to improve the way in which they work both individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children" (HM Government 2010:246).