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.
Report that presents research that has been undertaken by IPPR to generate a stronger evidence base on the operation and impact of madrassas in the UK.
It identifies challenges that need to be addressed by policymakers, local communities and madrassas themselves. It also identifies ways in which madrassas can achieve their full potential as a positive influence in the lives of Muslim children and society as a whole.
An update to Family Lives' October 2010 report, exploring an issue that has been a growing trend on helpline over the past few years: family’s experience of aggression in children. This report seeks once again to highlight this under-reported issue, adding new statistics.
Research commissioned by the Voluntary Sector Support programme (VSS) and carried out by the Research Centre at the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), which provides an extensive and in-depth exploration of the nature of the children and young people’s voluntary sector and its involvement in shaping and delivering local statutory services and support.
Website containing reports and studies on subjects such as social attitudes, education, housing, childhood and child poverty.
This learning activity is Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) e-learning resource in 2008. These elearning resources are freely available to all users and, through audio, video and interactive uses of technology, will provide the user with an engaging introduction to the significant, but unknown, number of children who are affected by the loss of a parent or carer to prison.
The overall aim of the research was to increase knowledge and understanding of the sexual exploitation of children and young people in NI, in order to aid better prevention of, and responses to, the issue in the future.
Research which included focus groups, piloting work and a nationally representative schools survey of 5,500 young people aged 8 to 15 that demonstrates that asking children about a list of material items and experiences that are derived from discussions with them is a good way of finding out about their material well-being.