In recent years, significant national attention has been devoted to the more systematic identification and application of effective evidence-based services for families with additional needs.
Whilst recognising the importance of effective services, this briefing paper argues that having effective local systems to identify families who would benefit from additional support and to coordinate support from a range of agencies is at least as important.
A series of eight practice briefings that have been written to help practitioners and managers put 'Getting it right for every child' into practice in their agencies.
A guide to mental health for new and expectant parents. The guide was published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).
Paper that outlines the key findings of the limited research that has investigated how a history of child sexual abuse can influence men’s perceptions and experience of fatherhood, and also discusses some of the reasons why this important topic remains largely excluded from public, academic and policy discourses.
This paper will be most useful to practitioners and policy-makers who work to support men, parents and/or families.
Research report for Action for Children, The Children's Society and NSPCC.
The research set out to:
• measure the number of families with children in Britain who are most vulnerable to adverse economic conditions, using a number of different definitions of ‘vulnerability’; and
• estimate how these families will be affected over the next few years by the changes to tax and benefits, cuts to public services and the on-going effects of the post-2008 economic downturn.
Report that explores why some some families seem better equipped to overcome problems than others, and what can be learnt from experiences.
It also looks at what sustains and nurtures families - what makes individual members of a family more resilient to life's challenges and crisis.
The ultimate goal of Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) was to enhance the life chances for young children growing up in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Children in these communities were at risk of doing poorly at school, having trouble with peers and agents of authority (i.e., parents, teachers), and ultimately experiencing compromised life chances (e.g., early school leaving, unemployment, limited longevity).
This report looks at the impact of Sure Start on seven year olds and their families.
Report that examines the links between the distribution of skills and labour market and income inequalities between countries, and considers how these relationships are aﬀ ected by policy, practice and other factors.
Summary of a programme run in three locations - Suffolk, Calderdale and Wolverhampton. Each site recruited families who, primarily, were dissatisfied with how things were at the time, who had a vision for things being different and/or were worried about the future. Although each locality had done some information sharing with families, most participants were unaware of or deeply sceptical about personalisation.
Guide that looks at ways of supporting families away from the causes and consequences of disadvantage and poverty. It suggests how local authorities and their partners, including the voluntary and community sectors, can work together effectively to achieve better
outcomes for families. It should inform existing provision, new initiatives and commissioning strategies.