The moral case for eradicating child poverty rests on the immense human cost of allowing children to grow up suffering physical and psychological deprivations and unable to participate fully in society. But child poverty is also costly to everyone in Britain, not just those who experience it directly. What are the costs to the whole of society of allowing child poverty to continue?
Document reviewing the structure and past performance of the CSA and describing the' legacy' the CSA is leaving to its successor agency, the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.
"It's everyone's job to make sure I'm alright" Report of the Child Protection Audit and Review. This report presents the findings of the Child Protection review. The central part of the review was an audit of the practice of police, medical, nursing, social work, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, and education staff. The audit was based on a sample of 188 cases which covered the range of possible concerns about children from early identification of vulnerability to substantiated abuse or neglect.
Document containing the UK Government's response to the fourth report of the Work and Pensions Select Committee : child support reform.
This publication contains the latest figures on the number of child protection referrals, number of child protection referrals that resulted in a case conference, number of registrations, number of de-registrations and number of children on child protection registers.
Section of the DWP's website containing details of Sir David Henshaw's report on redesigning child maintenance, the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Bill 2007 and the Government's 2006 White Paper, "A new system of child maintenance".
Scottish Government guidance developed to support professionals in identifying, assessing and providing appropriate support for children who may have been victims of trafficking.
Paper describing and discussing the practice of "baby farming" in Victorian England and the impact this practice had on women, children and society in general.
Child poverty has fallen in Scotland, but evidence from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests that the current rate of progress will not achieve the 2020 target to eradicate child poverty. Some policy measures required to reduce child poverty (such as benefit increases) are not devolved powers, but the Scottish Government could do more to remove barriers to employment, sustain people in work and tackle low pay. This study discusses progress made in Scotland to end child poverty, and suggests what the Scottish Government needs to do to reach the 2020 target.
A series of parenting leaflets on topics such as preparing for a new birth, dealing with stress, comforting a crying baby, and managing difficult behaviour without smacking.