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The goodenoughcaring Journal

Online publication for all those interested in the way children grow up and how they are nurtured. It welcomes contributions from parents, foster parents, residential child care workers in children’s homes, day care workers, social workers, teachers, youth workers, youth mentors, child therapists, social pedadogues, and educateurs, and all people who reflect on their own upbringing.

The journal is electronically archived at the British Library is not an academic publication though academic submissions are welcomed and considered for publication alongside all other submissions.

A Scotland for children: a consultation on the Children and Young People Bill

The Scottish Government is committed to addressing the challenges faced by children and young people who experience poor outcomes throughout their lives. To do this, services will need to be child-centred, responsive and joined up. Children and young people deserve services that can intervene more effectively and earlier in their lives and that listen and take full account of their views

This consultation paper sets out a vision for how to achieve this vision through legislation.

'Children and recession': report of seminars organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children 2010-12

Report that brings together the findings and common themes arising from a series of meetings spanning the extended parliamentary year which ran from 2010 to 2012.

It summarises what the group heard from speakers and guests about the overall impact of the recession (defined as an extended period of economic downturn) on children and young people, the effects on national and local policy, and spending decisions made in response.

Persistent poverty and children's cognitive development: evidence from the UK Millennium Cohort Study

Paper that investigates the impact of persistent poverty on the cognitive development of children in the very early years of their lives. It uses the UK Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), which is a sample of 19,000 children born in UK around the turn of the century.

The report traces the children's cognitive development as measured in a series of standard tests up until they are 7 years old. Its focus is on the impact of living in poverty on this cognitive development.

The impact of safeguarding children peer reviews

The aim of this study is to provide evidence of the impact of safeguarding peer reviews for local authorities who are in intervention.

In particular, the study:

Progress report: moving towards a child centred system - the Munro Review of Child Protection

Report that considers how well implementation of the recommendations of the review has progressed in the year since the review’s publication, and how the child protection landscape as a whole is changing. The overall conclusion of the report is that progress is moving in the right direction but that it needs to move faster. There are promising signs that some reforms are encouraging new ways of thinking and working and so improving services for children.

A qualitative study of children, young people and 'sexting'

Small scale qualitative research to respond to and enhance understandings of the complex nature of sexting and the role of mobile technologies within peer teen networks. It was designed as a pilot study – to investigate a phenomenon whose nature, scale and dimensions were unknown.

Thus the research itself also was small in scale and exploratory in nature and also culturally and geographically specific.

Against all odds: mind the gap - creating services and welfare to tackle perinatal depression

Research shows that poor maternal mental health and low income during babyhood affect children's outcomes negatively and are factors in the creation of future generations of "Troubled Families". Early intervention services to improve children's life chances must therefore mean intervening before at-risk babies are born, and in the first year of life; providing both services which support vulnerable mothers emotionally and with parenting; and providing adequate welfare support.

Growing up in Scotland: early experiences of primary school - parental involvement in school activities

Document which is part of a series that summarises key findings from the sixth sweep of the study, which was collected in 2010/11 when children in the birth cohort were aged almost 6 years old.

It is one of two summaries which presents key findings from the Growing Up in Scotland study report 'Early experiences of Primary School'.