families

Parenting in multi-racial Britain (summary report)

Parenting has increasingly become the focus for policy and academic debate. The racial and cultural heterogeneity of British society also invites considerable attention to many aspects of the lives of minority ethnic families. Yet, there is little empirical evidence into ethnicity, parenting and family life. This study, by Ravinder Barn at Royal Holloway, University of London, explores the views and experiences of 'ordinary' parents to increase our understanding in some key areas, including family support, education, child discipline and the process of acculturation.

What makes parenting programmes work in disadvantaged areas?

There is increasing enthusiasm, both in government and in the community, for improving child outcomes through parenting programmes. This drive encompasses the ‘Surestart’ and ‘Respect’ agendas, and emphasises the importance of children’s centres and school-based support. However, many programmes have failed to work when rigorously tested. This study examines factors which influence programme effectiveness in poor, ethnically diverse areas.

National Service Framework for Children - Autism

This document was published as part of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Children and Maternity Services document. And represents an example of a child with autism and learning difficulties.

Facts and figures about Scotland's children and young people : factfile 2006-07

This is the sixth edition of Factfile Scotland, the unique annual collection of key facts and information focusing on Scotland’s children and young people, produced by NCH Scotland. NCH Scotland’s aim in producing Factfile Scotland is to provide a publication that government, local authorities, academics, the voluntary sector and other agencies will all find equally useful as a source for key facts about children, families and young people in Scotland.

Getting the balance right : achieving results with children and families

This podcast presents Maggie Mellon, Director of Children and Family Services with Children 1st, talking about working with children and families.

Parenting

Christine Puckering is Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow. She is qualified in clinical, forensic and neuropsychology and developed the Mellow Parenting Programme. She chaired the recent HeadsUpScotland Infant Mental Health Review and has provided infant mental health consultancy across the world.

Growing up in social housing in Britain: A profile of four generations from 1946 to the present day

A look at the role of social housing for four generations of families since the Second World War. This study describes how housing for families has changed over time and explores the relationship between social housing, family circumstances and the 'adult outcomes' for children who grew up in social housing – i.e. their experiences when they are adults.

Drugs in the family: the impact on parents and siblings

An exploration of the impact which one son or daughter with a drug problem can have on the rest of the family.

Sociology of the family

Sarah Cunningham-Burley is Professor of Medical and Family Sociology Public Health Sciences and Co-director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh. She is involved in a range of research, including the Growing Up Scotland cohort study and new qualitative longitudinal study of work and family life. She also conducts research on the social aspects of genetics and stem cell research and is a member of the UK government's Human Genetics Commission.

Housing for disabled children and their families: an information resource

An overview of information about housing for disabled children and their families, and ideas for improving their circumstances. The purpose of the resource is to raise awareness of this important aspect of community care and to help non-specialists find out more about promoting positive change in this complex field.