children

The safe use of new technologies

Report based on evidence from a small-scale survey carried out between April and July 2009 in 35 maintained schools in England. It evaluates the extent to which the schools taught pupils to adopt safe and responsible practices in using new technologies, and how they achieved this. It also assesses the extent and quality of the training the schools provided for their staff. It responds to the report of the Byron Review, Safer children in a digital world.

Literature review into the effectiveness of school drug education

Document that presents findings from a literature review conducted as part of a larger research study to examine the nature and effectiveness of current drug education practice in Scottish schools.

The research is being conducted to help identify what more needs to be done to promote effective school drug education in Scotland.

Parental drug and alcohol misuse

This report created by Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) provides clear insights into the difficult lives of many vulnerable young people, dealing with parents who misuse drugs and alcohol. The report calls for young people to be involved in debate about the type of support they need and value to enable them to cope better.

Childhood mental health and life chances in post-war Britain : insights from three national birth cohort studies : executive summary

Report summarising the main findings of a research project which analysed the long-term consequences of mental health problems which arise in childhood and adolescence using longitudinal data.

Learning together to safeguard children : developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews

Report presenting an innovative multi-agency 'systems' model for organisational learning. 'Learning together' is an introduction both to a way of thinking and its application in practice. It lays out the actions needed for a structured and systematic process of learning from practice via case reviews.

Special Needs Information Point (SNIP)

SNIP provides advice and information on services available to children with additional support needs and their carers.

SCIE Resource guide 13: Learning together to safeguard children: developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews

This resource guide summarises SCIE Report 19: Learning together to safeguard children: developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews. Children’s safety and welfare are key concerns in all countries, with continual efforts being made to improve child welfare and child protection services. Learning is central to these endeavours so that problems and their solutions can be identified.

The parent-child relationship: a family strength

Study analysing the parent-child relationship and showing that deep parental involvement and positive parent-child interaction lasts throughout childhood and into the teenage years for most young people.

HandsOnScotland Toolkit

HandsOnScotland is an online resource for parents and anybody working with or caring for children and young people. The website provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people's troubling behaviour and offers advice and activities on how to help them flourish

The Good Childhood Inquiry

The Good Childhood Inquiry was commissioned by the Children's Society and launched in 2006 "as the UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood. Its aims were to renew society's understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children." On 5th February 2009, the Children's Society launched the findings of the inquiry in the report entitled 'A Good Childhood: Searching for values in a competitive age'.