families

Challenge question: How can our work improve the health of children, young people and families living in poverty? How can this be reflected in health strategies?

Child Poverty challenge question postcards on health published by Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children's and Young People's Services (C4EO). This downloadable postcard present challenge questions from C4EO’s research. The questions act as checklists to stimulate multi-agency thinking and help you develop your Child Poverty strategy and practice. There are questions for strategic leaders in children’s services, housing professionals, health professionals and frontline practitioners.

Challenging behaviour: a guide for family carers on getting the right support for children (At a glance 38)

Briefing for family carers supporting a child with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.

The personal response: developments in personalisation for children, young people and families

Conference report written in partnership with In Control, Action for Children and the Office of Public Management, which gives an insight into the current issues and challenges and highlights the ongoing debate.

Men in families and family policy in a changing world

Publication which has been financed by the United Nations Trust Fund on Family Activities, and provides funding support for research activities with an overall aim of promoting the objectives of the International Year of the Family. The five independent chapters were commissioned to focus on a number of relevant current international issues affecting families and the role of men in addressing them.

A policy briefing on family and friends care: raising children within the wider family as an alternative to care

This paper has been developed by Family Rights Group on behalf of the Kinship Care Alliance. It sets out the current context for family and friends carers, our concerns about their circumstances and our recommendations.

Family and friends care: a guide to good practice for local authorities

Urgent action is required at national and local level in order that clear policies and systems are in place in every local authority to ensure that family and friends care arrangements are appropriately assessed and supported.

This good practice guide has been developed to assist local authorities in this task. It is informed by:

· Examples of good practice found in policies sent by local authorities in response to the FOI survey.

Freedom of information survey of local authority policies on family and friends care

In 2007 Family Rights Group sent a questionnaire to all local authorities in England and Wales, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 specifically about family and friends care.

It asked each authority to provide its policies for working with, assessing and supporting family and friends carers and the children they are raising, information on dedicated staffing and data on the numbers of children and carers assisted by legal order and budget spent (see Appendix A for the Freedom of Information questions sent to all local authorities in England and Wales).

Child poverty needs assessment toolkit

This resource is for individuals and groups who will lead on understanding family poverty locally. It will help in providing the underpinning information and insights to develop strategies that can reduce and mitigate against child poverty.

Family life and alcohol consumption: a study of the transmission of drinking practices

This study examined how parents ‘teach’ young children between the age of 5 to 12 about alcohol. It explored parents’ attitudes and family drinking practices using a national survey and in-depth case study research.

Working together to assess needs, strengths and risks

This resource explores the process of planning and undertaking an assessment of needs, strengths and risks with the contribution of other professionals. A family case study is used to illustrate the opportunities and challenges of this process and to help you reflect on the skills involved in working with other professionals and with family members.