vulnerable children

Feel safe at home: what to do if violence is happening around you

A compact and user-friendly booklet for children aged seven to twelve. It talks in straightforward language about what domestic violence is, how it can make children feel, and how and where they can get help.

The booklet explains that domestic violence is not their fault, and that there are people who will listen and understand.

Noticing and Helping the Neglected Child - Literature Review

This study is one of a series of projects, jointly commissioned by the DCSF and the Department of Health, to improve the evidence base on recognition, effective intervention and inter-agency working in child abuse and focuses on recognition of neglect. This literature review aimed to provide a synthesis of the existing empirical evidence about the ways in which children and families signal their need for help, how those signals are recognised and responded to and whether response could be swifter.

Welfare services for children who experience domestic violence in rural areas

This paper highlights the key findings related to welfare services 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.

What are the barriers that children and young people face when they are seeking help?

Factsheet that explains why children and young people may want to seek help and what prevents them from asking for it. It offers advice to organisations on how to encourage children to ask for help and support.

The facts: bad housing and homelessness for children in Scotland 2009

Children and young people in Scotland continue to live in run-down, overcrowded, damp housing or are stuck in temporary housing affecting all aspects of their current and future lives. This report presents an overview of the bad housing and homelessness situation in Scotland.

Housing provision for children who experience domestic violence in rural areas

This paper highlights the key housing-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 housing education, health, social services, refuge, and criminal justice sectors.

The effectiveness of behavioural interventions which involve parents in the management of behaviour problems among disabled children: a rapid review

This review identified research studies on the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for disabled children with behavioural problems. The findings on intervention outcomes are discussed in the broad areas of interventions on behaviour management skills only; interventions on behaviour management skills and the parent-child relationships; interventions on behaviour management and teaching skills; interventions on behaviour management skills and understanding the condition; and an overview of the significant effects for each intervention.

Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is very common. For most people, it is an enjoyable part of a party or going out with friends. Most people who drink do not have a drink problem. However, for some children and young people who call ChildLine, alcohol does cause problems. This can be because they are drinking too much. More commonly though, it is because someone they care about – a parent, grandparent, brother, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend or a friend – is drinking too much. For these callers, alcohol is a problem. This is called alcohol abuse.

The Children's Hearings System in Scotland : Act and Rules

This document sets out the rules applying to the Children's Hearings System by law. Extracts from the Children (Scotland) Act 1995; Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Rules 1996; and the Children’s Hearings (Legal Representation) (Scotland) Rules 2002.