child welfare

In July 2009, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) published a guide entitled Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare to help services improve their response to parents with mental health problems and their families. This document and its overall ethos are here referred to as ‘think family’. This is the final evaluation report of the project, documenting the progress made by the sites involved, and making recommendations for future activity.

Report which provides members with a comprehensive assessment of an independent review into the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Declan Hainey.

The role and involvement of social work and health services in the case has been considered and progress is reported on the implementation of a range of actions arising from the review.

Paper that quantifies the prevalence of multiple risks for families with very young children in the UK, and their prevalence by ethnic groups.

It also examines the associations of multiple risks to deficits in developmental outcomes at three and five years of age for children born in 2000 to 2001. The paper uses an ecological model of child development as a framework to map out risk factors, which are obtained from data from the Millennium Cohort Study.

This report sets out the findings of the first annual review undertaken by Action for Children and the University of Stirling with the aim of establishing a baseline of the current situation for neglected children across the UK.

Research briefing that presents findings from preliminary work to explore the current availability and comparability of safeguarding and child protection data in the UK.

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).

Paper that discusses the topic of children and young people’s disclosures of abuse. It outlines what is known through research and practice about how, why, what and when children and young people are likely to disclose.

It offers suggestions for parents, family members, friends, professionals or others to help respond to children and young people at the time of disclosure and in the longer term.

Report of a seminar entitled, The ecology of judgement in child welfare and protection. The event was held at the Univeristy of Stirling on the 19th October, 2010, and was part-funded by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) and organised by the Scottish Child Care and Protection Network (SCCPN).