Brief power-point presentation that gives an overview of important points of historical reference in our understanding of and approach to children and their treatment.
It concludes with reference to two important current legislative and policy contexts – the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and The Children (Scotland) Act 1995.
News release which provides statistical data on children involved in referral; the child protection register; inquiries and case conferences in Scotland for the year ending 31 March 2002. Statistical tables are also included.
First in a series of lectures designed to honour the memory and achievement of Lord Kilbrandon, who wrote one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'.
The lecture concentrates on the system of juvenile justice.
For some families leaving a child alone is a necessity because of lack of other options. For others it is a symptom of parental neglect. Understanding the differences between these situations is a challenge for child protective services agencies. This is the report of a study to examine how local child welfare agencies respond when they receive reports of children who are taking care of themselves.
This review seeks to bring a somewhat hidden issue into the light, examining it and considering how the knowledge identified here might influence the future direction of services. Parenting as such has, rightly, gained increasing prominence over the last few years – but the parenting support needs of disabled parents have been largely ignored. This review was developed with two aims in mind. First, to bring together the research literature on disabled parents and, second, to set that research within the context of the policy and practice thinking of its time.
This review, commissioned by the government, is the first of an ongoing series of national overview studies of Serious Case Reviews. Its aim was simple - to draw out the key findings of a sample of such case reviews, and their implications for policy and practice.
This report contains a listing of the recommendations from the public inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie.
This report contains a summary and recommendations from the Public Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie.
Online eight-part training course designed to help practitioners acquire an understanding of the international dimensions informing social work with children and young people at a local level.
This is a short training scenario originally used in the context of introductory child protection training. It gives brief information from which participants are asked to identify what they are concerned about and what they would do next. The scenario is: Ellie and her partner are prescribed methadone. Their care of their children is causing concern.