family relations

1 in 9 - the Scottish Coalition for Young Runaways : briefing paper

Paper highlighting the scale of the problem of runaway young people in Scotland, describing existing services in place to deal with the issue and recommending a national strategy be devised to tackle the problem more effectively.

Missing out: young runaways in Scotland

Summary of a report into the problem of runaway young people outlining the research methods used and the conclusions reached.

Understanding the needs of adults (particularly parents) regarding relationship support

Qualitative study that the DCSF commissioned Newcastle University and the Family and Parenting Institute to undertake. Issues identified include enhancing the understanding of how adults form and manage relationships; the relationship support needs of adults in different personal circumstances, and in a variety of relationship types; and to gather evidence which can guide the development of new policy initiatives to support adult couple relationships.

Follow up work to support implementation of the NICE/SCIE guidance on parenting programmes (CSDI) (Children and families' services report 21A)

Report presenting the findings of a follow-up study to support the implementation of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence/Social Care Institute for Excellence guidance on parenting programmes. It also provides some background to the study and reviews what is already known about the factors which increase the likelihood of uptake and completion of parenting programmes.

Impact of family breakdown on children's well-being: evidence review

This review investigates the impact of parental separation and divorce on children’s well-being and development. The review incorporates evidence concerning family breakdown, and its consequences, in the context of understandings of ‘the family’, ‘breakdown’ and the ‘well-being’ of children and young people, and includes research relating to both married and cohabiting parents. ‘Well-being’ is defined as incorporating children’s mental, emotional and physical health.

Social evils and social good

Paper discussing issues perceived as social problems in contemporary society and arguing that these should be put more in perspective when compared with the social ills of past eras such as the Victorian.

The other glass ceiling : the domestic politics of parenting

Report exploring the everyday life of the 'hard-working family'. It uses original research and existing data to frame a new agenda for debate on family life, one based on the premise that it is in the public interest to recognise and strengthen the relationships between families, state and civil society.

The Centre for Separated Families

Website of the Centre for Separated Families, a national charity concerned to achieve better outcomes for children affected by separation by engaging in activities such as research and partnership working.

Missing out: young runaways in Scotland

Report of a study investigating the problem of young people under 16 who run away or are forced to leave home. The methodology is described and conclusions discussed.

The Lilias Graham Trust

The Lilias Graham Trust is a charity which provides a unique Residential Support and Assessment Service for families with children. It helps parents understand their children's needs and enable them to meet those needs. Attachment-based play therapy is closely aligned with intensive support and experiential learning for parents in day-to-day parenting and nurturing tasks with their children. Parents’ own needs are acknowledged and supported in this process.