Study analysing the parent-child relationship and showing that deep parental involvement and positive parent-child interaction lasts throughout childhood and into the teenage years for most young people.
ECPAT UK (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes) has found that children are being trafficked out of and into the United Kingdom for forced marriage. in the UK forced marriage is recognised as a human rights abuse and a form of domestic violence. If a child is forced into marriage then it can be considered child abuse.
Report that summarises the work completed in Phase Two of the Joint Improvement Team (JIT) Shared Learning Initiative, aimed at improving the protection of adults at risk.
It outlines the process through which a framework of standards for adult protection and a format for risk management and protection planning for adults at risk of abuse was developed.
Report examining the residential care workforce in Scotland. It looks at what is known about the profile of the current residential workforce and makes recommendations for change and improvements so that the increasingly diverse and complex needs of children and young people can be better met.
Household incomes are dynamic and families can move in and out of poverty over time, with some of them becoming trapped in a cycle. What causes this kind of ‘recurrent’ poverty and how does it relate to unemployment and low pay? How could these cycles be broken? This report summarises the findings of four projects about recurrent poverty and the low-pay/no-pay cycle and examines relevant current UK policy and practice and suggests ways to create longer-lasting routes out of poverty.
There is a growing realisation that service uses and carers should be involved in developing the services they receive. Their expertise as users of services and what they want from services should be heard. It is particularly important that service users are involved in the national organisations that regulate services, the workforce, education and training n social care.
Briefing paper considering the Bradley report on the handling of people with mental health problems and learning disabilities in the criminal justice system in England and the UK Government's response to its recommendations. It concludes that the report's implementation could lead to improvements in the mental health of offenders.
Report presenting the findings of a review of the provision of and need for mental health care in five prisons in the West Midlands and making recommendations on how services could be improved.
Report of an evaluation of the Parent Know How programme which was set up to deliver better outcomes for children and parents by generating greater efficiency, innovation and reach in the parenting information and support services funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Report reviewing the second year of the implementation of a pilot Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) programme in ten sites in England. The programme is an evidence-based nurse home visiting programme developed in the USA, intended to improve the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of young first-time parents and their children.