'Payment by Results'(PbR) is a way of commissioning services which offers financial rewards to providers for the achievement of positive social outcomes.
The main aim of PbR is to enable the delivery of cost-saving preventative social interventions and to incentivise better outcomes for service users.
Report that highlights six priorities for improving the subjective well-being of our children. It sets out each priority and explains why they all matter for children and families.
It makes a compelling case for understanding and measuring the subjective well-being of children, and gives advice for decision-makers in formulating and evaluating the impact of policy on children’s well-being.
Report which is part of an ongoing programme of research to try to understand why some children feel so unhappy with their lives, and what can be done to prevent this happening and to support children who are in this situation.
Paper that considers the prospects for the living standards of households with children over the period from 2010 to 2015. It analyses the impact of tax and benefit changes on these households’ incomes and on parents’ incentives to undertake paid work and to increase their earnings.
Paper that outlines the practical case for retaining a local authority funded education welfare service (also sometimes known as the education or school social work service) which has with a clear remit for providing support to children and young people who are at risk of poor educational outcomes due to their poor attendance and behaviour.
This research, funded by the City Bridge Trust, is the result of collaborative work in London by Refuge, a national domestic violence charity, and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), a children’s organisation that specialises in protecting children from abuse and neglect.
Report that seeks to understand further the role of grandparents in providing child care for grandchildren and the impact on wellbeing (child and adult).
Report that provides details of how safeguarding practices have been improved in the areas of leadership and management; recruiting, maintaining and retaining a highly competent workforce; quality assurance and performance management; referral and assessment processes and procedures; and partnership working.
It gives localised accounts of practice implementation and, where possible, evidence of outcomes.
Report on a series of seminars set-up to draw together national and international knowledge and professional, policy and research expertise in relation to the management, evaluation and research of everyday multi-professional intervention to safeguard children.
The series has resulted in fostering new links between different fields and networks in pursuit of improving data collection and use, in addition to widening opportunities for future collaborative research and development activities.
This report tracks the rise in spending on children’s social care over the last decade in England and Wales, highlights how it is predicted to fall in 2011–12, and projects how this downward trend might develop in future years.
Finally, it estimates how spending reductions (particularly in early intervention) might affect the overall demand for and cost of children’s services over the medium term.