Paper that argues strongly that the government is correct to take the bold step of embracing the firm evidence on child development in seeking to create a strategy that "sets out plans to support a culture where the key aspects of good parenting are widely understood and where all parents can benefit from advice and support...what is needed is a much wider culture change towards recognising the importance of parenting, and how society can support mothers and fathers to give their children the best start in life".
Study that seeks to identify cases where parenting difficulties are (perhaps loosely) assessed by child protection workers as constituting a ‘parental mental health problem’ and what criteria child protection workers use to assess these cases.
Disabled young people with degenerative conditions and their parents face many service-related decisions. This study looks at the realities of choice-making processes within families, exploring the respective roles and experiences of young people and their parents.
Booklet to help a child and trusted adult to talk together about what is happening in their life. It is written for children, but at the end of each section is a part written for adults.
It is for children who live in all sorts of families - those living with relatives, children in care, those who have a parent in prison, or worried about a parent or carer drinking too much.
Website of an independent charity that champions families and works towards a family friendly society.
Report undertaken to understand why some parents who are entitled to use early years services don’t normally do so. More specifically, the research seeks to understand how parents access information that shapes their decision-making about early years provision, and how service providers can better engage with and support parents to meet their families’ needs.
A report that examines the subject of bullying and whether parents can prevent bullying behaviour. Examples of case studies are also documented.
This audio publication focuses on the support that parents with learning disabilities sometimes need for them to be the best parents they can and to make sure that their children do well in their care. It explores the challenges many of these parents face and the ways in which professionals can work alongside them to ensure good outcomes for the whole family. In particular it highlights the need for adult and childrens' services to work together.
Pre-course reading handout for the STRADA one-day module, Substance Misuse in Pregnancy.
Report that consolidates the key messages from fathers of children with disabilities, and re-contextualises them in a 21st century agenda for development. The platform provided by this report is a sound basis from which professionals and services can re-orientate their practice and service delivery to ensure that fathers are heard, and listened to, their needs embraced and their contribution valued.