CARA (Child Abuse Risk Assessment) is a web-based learning environment which may be used by child protection investigators as well as caseworkers and followup workers, to think about the complexity of the factors related to the immediate safety and future risk of children. This is an American collaborative project between the Children & Family Research Center, the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Case study from St Neots, Cambridgeshire demonstrating how a partnership arrangement between various agencies and groups, e.g. police, local authorities and retailers, can successfully diminish the problem of under-age drinking in a community. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in adopting the same approach.
Government consultation document intended to raise awareness and generate discussion one what more could be done to end violence against women and girls. The Consultations aims are: to recognise the contribution organisations have made to success in reducing violence against women and girls and supporting victims; raise awareness of the scale and nature of violence against women and girls; generate national debate to identify what would make women and girls feel and be safer; and to test policy proposals and ideas designed to help prevent violence against women and girls.
Case study describing an innovative approach to getting the views of people approaching retirement on their future housing and accommodation needs and what they might expect/would like or be prepared to fund in terms of support.
Study reviewing the services offered by the Langlees Family Centre in Falkirk with the aim of evaluating parenting support services and identifying examples of good practice to inform future staff training and practice development.
Case studies are presented that accompany the guidance to local authorities on fuel poverty.
Document describing a project trialing the use of parent champions working alongside early years practitioners to showcase various early years resources and activities to groups of parents.
Document describing a project which afforded parents, children and practitioners opportunities to experience, explore and evaluate heuristic play.
Case study from Richmond, London describing a programme of activities organised and run for young people to encourage them to use their time constructively and keep them away from criminal activity. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in organising similar programmes.
The document provides examples of good practice in supporting foster carers to provide good quality care to looked-after children. These examples can be used by local authorities and independent fostering providers to develop their services for foster carers.
It addresses issues around training and development opportunities for foster carers, involving foster carers in management, providing support, respite and advice for foster carers.