Report that examines the state of play as regards absent fathers and offers eight policy recommendations to strengthen parental responsibility.
TNS-BMRB was commissioned by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission to undertake a survey of clients who had used the CM Options service since its inception in July 2008.
The primary objective of the survey was to measure the following Commission target for 2010: “The number of children, by March 31st 2010, who are benefiting from a private arrangement which has been put in place following contact with the Child Maintenance Options service.”
Report that looks at family breakdown issues in context of the Government’s Family Justice Review and reforms to family legal aid. By analysing evidence from issues presented to bureaux, this report finds that there is a growing “advice gap” in relation to family problems. The supply of information and advice to separating couples, especially from legal aid, is declining.
Report that highlights the findings of a collaborative research study undertaken by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the NSPCC’s ChildLine in Scotland service to explore children and young people’s experiences of harmful parental drinking and the concerns they express about the impact this is having on their lives.
Animal abuse and child maltreatment: a review of the literature and findings from a UK study critically reviews the body of existing international research literature on the co-existence of animal and child abuse and presents the findings from new research into patterns of animal ownership and the treatment of animals in British families.
In the fall of 2007, the North Carolina Division of Social Services launched a resource parent recruitment and retention project based on the strategies recommended by best practice and research.
This project concentrates on the application of broad but concrete steps that individual agencies can take to meet their specific needs, and it builds on the success of the North Carolina’s Multiple Response System and reinforces the strengths of our state’s child welfare system.
The report uses data collected on the separated adults to examine the circumstances of people who have a child maintenance interest, including parents with care (PWCs), non resident parents (NRPs) and those who do and do not use the Child Support Agency. This work was commissioned by DWP to inform the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill and the future planning and organisation of C-MEC.
This research briefing considers the refocusing of children’s services in England and Wales towards prevention and early identification of children in need of protection and support.
Guide about working with parents who have mental health problems and their children. It provides guidance on policy and practice and makes recommendations for key areas of professional education, workforce development and research. It also provides links to useful resources and contact details of relevant organisations.
Website of the Child Maintenance Options service which contains information and resources designed to help parents make informed choices about child maintenance.