executive summary

The educational attainment of looked after children: local authority pilot projects - summary of the final research report

A summary version of the research report identifying interventions that appeared to make the most differences in terms of both the educational experience and the educational outcomes of the looked after children and young people participating in the pilot projects. The report was produced by Strathclyde University and published by the Scottish Government.

Walsall Safeguarding Children Board case review executive summary: child P

Briefly presents the background to the case of eighteen month old P who was removed from his parents along with his 4 year old sister and placed with foster carers after allegations of extreme domestic violence. P later suffered serious permanent brain damage whilst in the care of foster carers. The executive summary then presents the findings and recommendations from the case review.

Performance inspection summary: South Ayrshire council 2009

This leaflet summarises some key findings of the inspection of South Ayrshire Council’s social work services, which are set out in the full report published in September 2009.

Scotland's children: Children (Scotland) Act 1995: the role of safeguarders in Scotland

This is a summary article setting out the key points of the main study with the same title to describe and evaluate the current use and operation of safeguarders in Scotland.

Safety in numbers : summary of findings and recommendations from a multi-site evaluation of Independent Domestic Violence Advisors

Paper summarising the findings of a study which followed 2,500 women over two years across seven sites in England and Wales who were suffering from severe physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as stalking and harassment. It also makes four recommendations for giving choices back to those suffering abuse and using existing resources to best effect.

Mapping Sure Start Scotland

This summary report maps the development of services funded through Sure Start Scotland based on information provided by local authorities. The mapping exercise was carried out by a team at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) commissioned by the Scottish Executive.

Responding to Lord Laming's recommendation for further guidance on effective practice for Local Safeguarding Children Boards: a summary outline for consultation and a call for evidence

Lord Laming published The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report on 12 March 2009. In his report Lord Laming recommended that “The Department for Children, Schools and Families must provide further guidance to Local Safeguarding Children Boards on how to operate as effectively as possible following the publication of the Loughborough University research on Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs)”.The publication of this summary outline builds on the progress already made in addressing Lord Laming’s recommendations.

Health provision for children who experience domestic violence in rural areas

This paper highlights the key findings related to health workers of a one-year research project commissioned by the Countryside Agency and Save the Children exploring service provision for children who experience domestic violence in rural areas in England. The project involved in-depth interviews with children, young people and a small sample of parents as well as service providers in the education, health, social services, refuge, housing and criminal justice sectors.

Neglected adolescents: literature review (Research brief DCSF-RBX-09-04)

Literature review providing a summary of UK and international research on adolescent neglect and seeking to both draw out the implications for further developments on this topic and inform the preparation of guides for multi-disciplinary teams and for young people.