This is the full Report of the Public Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie by Lord Laming. The Report investigates the events surrounding Victoria's last few months and examines the local social services arrangements involved in the case. It reviews the lack of good practice and gross failure of the system in this case and makes recommendations with regard to improvements at national and local level.
The Assessment Triangle is a key concept within child welfare and is a term that has been used since the late 1990s. In Scotland, it has been adopted within the development of an Integrated Assessment Framework, to which we also refer in this learning resource. There are a number of aspects of child assessment, in any domain – the home, the playground, the classroom, the GP surgery, or residential care, and others – where you will be thinking about assessment models and practice.
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.
Guidance aimed at practitioners and front-line managers on how organisations and individuals should best work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This guidance supersedes previous guidance published in 1999.
This podcast presents Maggie Mellon, Director of Children and Family Services with Children 1st, talking about working with children and families.
Report providing an overview of the quality of social services available to ethnic minority groups in eight English authorities and the extent to which they were involved in planning and decision making.
Report of a study which evaluated the effectiveness of Sure Start Local Programmes, an initiative aimed at enhancing the life chances of young children and their families by improving services in areas of high deprivation.
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.
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.
An exploration of the impact which one son or daughter with a drug problem can have on the rest of the family.