families

Leadership development programme for parents of disabled children

Families share stories of how they overcame obstacles to get the best outcomes for their disabled children. This parent leadership development programme collates and distributes these important experiences so that parents can inspire each other into action and benefit from each other's experiences 24/7.

Early intervention: where now for local authorities?

Report on the position of local authorities in relation to early intervention for children and families. 

Working with troubled families: a guide to the evidence and good practice

The Troubled Families programme is about change – for families and for services, and this report is an aid for that change. It is a tool to help local authorities and their partners, who have asked for guidance on how best to work with troubled families, and for the evidence about family intervention to be brought together in one place.

The report looks at academic evidence, local evaluations of practice, what practitioners have told us works in their services and what families tell us makes this work different and successful for them. 

Good and innovative practice in service delivery to vulnerable and disadvantaged families and children

Paper that is an overview of an analysis of the Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Client Access Strategies (Access Strategies) in Australia, a requirement of service providers funded by the Family Support Program (FSP).

Organisations were asked to document and implement the steps they would take to improve service accessibility and responsiveness for vulnerable and disadvantaged families, including Indigenous families.

A wider lens

Study to develop new data to help understand the scale and nature of disadvantage affecting families in Scotland.

Healthier Wealthier Children: case studies

Case studies of how Healthier Wealthier Children has been able to assists families struggling with money worries in difficult circumstances. The case studies have been provided from North, East, South East and South West Glasgow, Inverclyde and Renfrewshire. They exemplify the work being undertaken by Healthier Wealthier Children across NHSGGC.

Safeguarding adults: mediation and family group conferences

This resource was published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in 2012. The review date will be September 2014. SCIE’s report looks at research evidence about what works in mediation and family group conferencing.

Can government measure family wellbeing? A literature review

Review based on a wide-ranging examination of international research and other literature, which considers the concept of family wellbeing and various tools that can be used to measure and understand it. Interest in wellbeing issues in the UK has tended to focus on the welfare of children rather than families.

Families in the foundation years: evidence pack

Pack that provides a wide range of robust evidence sources that have informed the development of the Families in the Foundation Years policy statement. It will be useful for local commissioners of services for children and families in the foundation years.