executive summary

Breaking the cycle of women's offending: a system re-design

Paper based on a swift consultation and actionplanning exercise with a group of RR3 representatives and additional stakeholders co-opted for their expertise and strategic overview of women in the CJS.

The group took a dynamic approach to the task by analysing the key routes of girls and women into and out of the CJS and considering how to stem the flow in a more gender-responsive way.

Worcestershire safeguarding children board: serious case review relating to children BW and CW

Summary of a serious case review undertaken by Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) following the death in 2010 of BW and the serious injury to CW. The decision to proceed with a review was taken in 2010 by the Independent Chair of Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board, Hilary Thompson.

Cardiff Local Safeguarding Children Board: a serious case review - Child C

Serious case review summary detailing the death of a premature baby, which was nursed in the Special Care Baby unit, but later died at the family home.

Someone on our side: advocacy for disabled children and young people

Research that focuses on the under-explored area of advocacy for disabled children and young people across England.

Tackling homelessness and exclusion: understanding complex lives

Paper that summarises findings from four projects examining the interaction between homelessness and other support needs.

It also looks at services for people with complex needs and suggests ways that policy and practice can more effectively tackle homelessness.

Serious case review: Chapter 8: working together to safeguard children 2010 - Child F

Chapter 8 of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2010 requires that a Local Safeguarding Children Board should always conduct a Serious Case Review when a child dies and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death.

The circumstances of the death of Child F were considered consistent with this criterion and a Serious Case Review was commissioned on 16 April 2010 by the Hull Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB).

Low-income neighbourhoods in Britain: the gap between policy ideas and residents' realities: executive summary

Summary that examines the relationship between ‘poverty’ and ‘place’ in six low-income areas, drawing on residents’ accounts to explain different patterns of neighbourhood change.

It is based on the findings of a four-year research study, which has captured how communities’ distinctive socio-cultural and historical features impact on people’s experiences and perceptions, and on a report that highlights the implications these have for current policy agendas.

Teenage drinking and interethnic friendships: summary

Summary of report that explores the links between young people’s interethnic friendships and their drinking patterns and behaviours.

Poverty and ethnicity: a review of evidence

Paper that summarises current evidence on poverty and ethnicity in six areas: education, work, caring, social networks, the role of places and inequality within ethnic groups. It identifies key gaps where greater understanding could support more effective action on poverty across ethnicities.

Transforming social care: sustaining person-centred support

This is a summary of the study. This study is the most user-centred and authoritative commentary to date on current policies and practice. The Standards We Expect project team (service users, practitioners and researchers) worked with service users, carers, front-line practitioners and managers in eight very diverse settings. Research findings published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in May 2011.