In July 2009, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) published a guide entitled Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare to help services improve their response to parents with mental health problems and their families. This document and its overall ethos are here referred to as ‘think family’. This is the final evaluation report of the project, documenting the progress made by the sites involved, and making recommendations for future activity.
Document which is the first issue of an annual summary of statistics bulletin that brings together information from the following sources:
- Children looked after statistics, 2010-11
- Child protection statistics, 2010-11
- Secure care and close support accommodation statistics, 2010-11.
Report that examines the commission’s cost reduction plans up to March 2015. It examines the potential impact of the new child maintenance scheme on the commission’s business plans, but does not assess whether it will improve service quality.
Report that provides an analysis of the responses to 11 questions from a bespoke NFER online teacher survey, using NFER‟s Teacher Voice Panel, that took place in January 2012.
Supporting information about the survey is also provided. The questions covered the topics of e-safety, cyberbullying, pupil use of mobile phones and social networking.
A Centre for Research on Families and Relationships web resource containing a series of briefing papers on the subjects of parental alcohol problems, young people's views of services, children's mental health, sexual health, quality of life, domestic and other violence, relationships, and other children's and families issues.
Devised as a qualitative study, this research was aimed at addressing the existing gap in our knowledge about contact issues where there has been domestic violence as they are experienced by two groups of women and children – South Asian and African-Caribbean.
It is intended to nuance and inform the ongoing debate about this contested area of policy and law and to ultimately promote the safety of women and children by raising issues that can help to increase the understanding and practice of the numerous professionals involved in this area.
The free entitlement to education is the Department’s primary financial intervention in children’s early education. All three- and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours per week of free education, starting the term after a child’s third birthday. The scope of the entitlement has evolved since it was introduced in 1998 for all four-year-olds.
This report sets out the findings of the first annual review undertaken by Action for Children and the University of Stirling with the aim of establishing a baseline of the current situation for neglected children across the UK.
A study on ―best practices in the field of the return of minors was carried out by ECRE, in strategic partnership with Save the Children, on behalf of the European Commission. The study looked at
legislation and practice regarding the return of children, either unaccompanied or within families, who return voluntarily or are forced to return because of their status as illegally staying third country
Report that follows on from the Children’s Commissioner’s earlier report Landing in Kent. It focuses on immigration procedures to which unaccompanied children arriving in Kent are subject between their first encounter with the authorities and the time they are placed in the care of Kent County Council children’s social care services.