families

Drugs in the family : the impact on parents and siblings : full report

This report is about the ways in which problem drug use affects the family from the point of view of parents and siblings. It is about the difficulties that families confront in trying to respond to, and cope with, the changes that drug problems bring about for sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. Also, when drugs come into the family there is the danger that other siblings might become involved in problem drug use, further adding to family problems.

Characteristics of families in debt and the nature of indebtedness

This report forms part of the Families and Children Strategic Analysis Programme (FACSAP) and details analyses carries out using a number of national surveys in order to examine the characteristics of those families that are in debt, as well as the extent and nature of their financial difficulties.

Children and adolescents who try to harm, hurt or kill themselves

This report is a further analysis from the national survey of the mental health of children and adolescents in Great Britain in 1999.

The main aim of it is to present prevalence rates of self-harm among children and adolescents aged 5-15 in England, Scotland and Wales during the first half of 1999.

Aiming high for disabled children (AHDC) - transition

The Aiming High for Disabled Children programme is seeking to improve the transition process for young disabled people moving to adult life. This resource contains information, advice and guidance for practitioners at all levels seeking to improve transition support for disabled young people and their families.

Communication for person centred planning

This information pack was designed to help staff, self advocates, families and friends to make communication better. The aim is to help people who are working in a Person Centred way, to better understand the communication styles of self advocates.

Adoption of looked-after children (SCIE knowledge review 02)

In the UK, political initiatives have encouraged the greater use of adoption as a solution to the care of children who cannot live with their birth families. This drive for 'permanence' has been welcomed by many, but has also given rise to debate. Where children have lingered uncertainly and for too long in the care system, 'permanence' is clearly the top priority. But not all children need the same solution. They may be 'children who wait', but they may not be waiting specifically for adoption.

Narrowing the gap in outcomes for children from the most excluded families through inclusive practice in early years settings

Report of a research study conducted to assess the impact of inclusive practice on narrowing the gap in outcomes for health, safety, attainment, participation and economic well-being for children from excluded families.

The law and social work in Scotland (OU podcasts)

This album tackles the complex relationships social workers experience in the wide spectrum of their work, from those with families affected by social deprivation to those with judges, lawyers and other members of the legal system. The tracks analyse the role of the family in Scottish life in relation to the many voluntary bodies that exist to assist and inform them, and the legal obligations of social workers. Participants from single mothers to solicitors presented their perspectives in a series of frank, informative interviews.

First Impressions : emotional and practical support for families of a young child with a learning disability

First Impressions was commissioned in early 2004, in order to look at the emotional and practical needs of families who have a small child – aged up to five – with a learning disability. This report looks at the support needed by these families, including the way in which parents are informed about their child’s learning disability. The impact on the family is examined and practical and strategic recommendations that can improve emotional and practical support for families with a young disabled child are detailed.