family relations

Impact of family breakdown on children's wellbeing: evidence review (research brief)

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.

Child trends fact sheet: neighbourhood support and children’s connectedness

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.

Recovering the relationship

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

The costs of child poverty for individuals and society : a literature review

Report reviewing the evidence on the impacts of poverty on individuals growing up in industrialised OECD countries in the areas of health, education, employment, behaviour, finance, relationships and subjective well-being.

Do psychosocial risk factors influence health in community settings?

Report summarising the results of a literature review carried out to gather evidence to enable a better understanding of the risk factors which contribute to health inequalities at community level and inform strategies to tackle this problem.

National care standards for foster care and family placement services

Leaflet on the Scottish Government website for service users about the National Care Standards for Foster Care and Family Placement Services.

Residential child care and the family metaphor : relations, relationships and relatedness - Andrew Kendrick

Podcast from the Strathclyde Faculty Professorial Lectures, 12/02/2009. Lecture by Professor Andrew Kendrick with an introduction by John Campbell, Senior Lecturer, Glasgow School of Social Work.

The risks of young people abusing sexually at home, in the community or both: a comparative study of 34 boys in Edinburgh with harmful sexual behaviour (Towards effective practice, paper 8)

Report of a study which sought to establish whether it is meaningful to think about sibling incest as a discrete type of adolescent sexual abuse and whether a boy who has abused his younger sibling might then also be considered a risk to the wider community and vice versa.

Families in Britain: an evidence paper

Analytical discussion paper providing a framework for understanding the family, pinpoint how it has changed and, taking into account the evidence, stating the principles guiding the UK Government's family policy.