family relations

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

This briefing presents the findings from a review of the impact of parental separation and divorce on children’s well-being and development. The review incorporated evidence concerning family breakdown and its consequences, and included research relating to both married and cohabiting parents. Findings are summarised in the areas of: family breakdown and its impact on children; contributory factors and optimising positive outcomes.

This fact sheets provides information as to whether children’s outcomes are better if they live in environments that are supportive in terms of family, peers, and community.

Results indicate that children from supportive neighbourhoods are more likely to have stronger connections compared to their counterparts from less supportive neighbourhoods.

This article looks at the psychological approach to family relationships and argues it is one of the foundations of good practice.