The proposals put forward by the Social Work Task Force and MPs to improve the training of social workers are examined. The introduction of the social work degree in 2003 undoubtedly raised the status of the profession. However, six years on, the taskforce and select committee are both questioning its content.
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.
Queens Cross Nursery was inspected in April 2009. The centre caters for pre-school children aged three to five years. It is registered for 18 children attending at any one session. The total roll was 14 at the time of the inspection. As a result of the good quality of education provided by the centre no further visits are required.
Document produced jointly by a number of children's organisations making a series of recommendations for the improvement of children's services throughout Scotland.
Toolkit based on themes which have been found to be effective in combating domestic abuse. It is made up of one easy to use 'core' lesson which teachers or other professionals working with children can use for each year group from reception to year 13.
The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates, though it will be useful to everyone who is interested in the English language. IGE does not assume any prior knowledge of grammar. It provides information on a range of topics including word classes, clauses and sentences, forms and functions and offers a list of interactive exercises.
This paper highlights the key education-related findings 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.
Report of research which assessed ways in which voluntary organisations can work better with young refugees to further their self-development and improve their skills. The report aims to help voluntary organisations formulate a policy approach for young refugees.
Report summarising the results of a survey of 1003 adults across the UK on their attitudes to young people in care. The findings demonstrate the potential for community support in challenging myths which might hamper young care leavers in their efforts to move forward with their lives.
Child wellbeing and child poverty:where the UK stands in the European table, is a briefing paper of research by a York University team for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) published in April 2009. This league table of young people's wellbeing places the United Kingdom 24th out of 29 countries measured across seven areas: health, education, housing, material resources, relationships, risk, and how young people feel about their lives. The data was mostly drawn from 2006 and does not reflect changes as a result of government programmes since that time.