child support

Rights of Children and Young People

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has been signed by 197 countries including the UK.Most parents make sure that their children grow up with care and support. Most schools do everything they can to make school a good experience. Some children, especially those phoning ChildLine, say that they feel they have no control at home and in school.

Exploratory review of the system of regulating child performances

Report that sets out the findings and recommendations from an exploratory review of the system of regulating child performance.

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

Website of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, the new public body responsible for the child maintenance system in the UK.

Improving care in challenging times - SCIE annual review 2008/09

Annual review detailing the challenges faced by the social care sector over the past year, and highlights the issues and possible improvements to services.

Safe and well

Handbook for schools and education authorities describing good practice in child protection in education and when a child goes missing from education.

Assessment and support for kinship carers of looked after children

Scottish Government interim guidance to local authorities on assessing the capacity of a child's relatives as potential kinship carers for a looked after child and the support they will require.

The assessment process should help kinship carers to feel more involved and consulted and able to identify the kinds of supports they believe they need to look after the child safely and in a way that promotes the child's best interests.

After Abuse: Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers

FPG Child Development Institute presented a research document done about all substantiated cases of maltreated infants and toddlers.

Aiming high for disabled children: better support for families

The government wants all children to have the best start in life and the ongoing support that they and their families need to fulfil their potential. Disabled children are less likely to achieve as much in a range of areas as their non-disabled peers.

Improving their outcomes, allowing them to benefit from equality of opportunity, and increasing their involvement and inclusion in society will help them to achieve more as individuals.

Support and Services for Parents in Scotland: Insight 41

Research report published by the research group in the Scottish Government Education Analytical Services Division, which provides an overview of strategic approaches to parenting support at local level, looking at strategic development within Community Health Partnerships and Local Authorities. It was published in conjunction with two other documents: Support and Services for Parents: A Review of Practice Development in Scotland and Support and Services for Parents: A Review of the Literature in Engaging and Supporting Parents.

A new system of child maintenance

Report on a new body to replace the existing Child Support Agency and make a clean break with the past.