There are widespread assumptions about the potentially beneficial impact of short breaks on family carers and disabled children, including reduced carer stress and an increased capacity for family carers to continue caring, and increased child enjoyment of a wider range of social opportunities. This review aims to systematically evaluate the existing international research evidence concerning the impact of short breaks, to determine where there is robust evidence for the impact of short breaks on families with a disabled child and where more evidence is needed.
Report presenting the findings of a survey of the attitudes and views of 370 children in care on keeping in touch - and losing contact with - their families and friends while in care.
This resource summarises the key findings of a study into the impact drug problems have on the family and siblings. It highlights that the tendency for policy and practice to focus on the individual with the drug problem has eclipsed consideration of the severe and enduring impacts of problem drug use on many families. The full report that this summary is based on is also available in this repository.
This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for siblings of children with Down's Syndrome.
This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for teenagers who are siblings to children with Down's Syndrome.
This resource provides information about Down's Syndrome Scotland and the stages that people with Down's Syndrome go through from the early to adult years.
This website, a collaboration between the Open University and the BBC, looks at family and child development. As parents can testify, children grow at a startling pace. Their development is a complex and intriguing subject. How do children grasp right from wrong? How do they perceive men and women? What do siblings add to the mix?
Factsheet about the placement of siblings who are the subject of care proceedings. It outlines the legal requirements in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, the factors that must be considered as part of the placement process, and current practice across the United Kingdom.
This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for parents on the issues and feelings that siblings of Down's Syndrome children may have.
This booklet is produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland and provides information for siblings and professionals about Down's Syndrome and dementia.