young people

Neglected adolescents: literature review (Research brief DCSF-RBX-09-04)

Literature review providing a summary of UK and international research on adolescent neglect and seeking to both draw out the implications for further developments on this topic and inform the preparation of guides for multi-disciplinary teams and for young people.

Positive activities reduce burglary and criminal damage

Case study from Richmond, London describing a programme of activities organised and run for young people to encourage them to use their time constructively and keep them away from criminal activity. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in organising similar programmes.

Tackling drugs: changing lives

Cross-government website for drug professionals and anyone interested in the national drug strategy.

In December 2002, the Government launched the Updated Drug Strategy 2002. This built upon, and adapted the Government's Drug Strategy Tackling Drugs to Build a Better Britain, launched in 1998. Aiming to reduce the harm that drugs cause to society - communities, individuals and their families - the Drug Strategy has four main elements: young people, reducing supply, communities, treatment.

Health and the physical characteristics of urban neighbourhoods : a critical literature review

Review exploring the evidence relating to the effect of the urban physical environment at neighbourhood level on health and well-being, levels of physical activity and obesity. The aim was to find key studies published since 1990 and synthesise the main messages coming out of them.

'Looking beyond the label' : public attitudes towards young people in care

Report summarising the results of a survey of 1003 adults across the UK on their attitudes to young people in care. The findings demonstrate the potential for community support in challenging myths which might hamper young care leavers in their efforts to move forward with their lives.

It's like that : the views & hopes of disadvantaged young people

Summary of a research programme which looked into the attitudes and aspirations of young people on the margins of mainstream society. The research aimed to help policy makers and services respond better to the needs of disadvantaged young people.

Looked after children, young people and care leavers: examples of good practice under Section 30 Children (Scotland) Act 1995

This report provides examples of practice from all 32 Scottish local authorities which show their aspirations for their looked after children and young people and care leavers. It also demonstrates their intentions to support these young people in a variety of ways, through their chosen pathway, to becoming successful, contributing members of society.

Service provision for children and young people with complex needs in a community setting from the perspectives of nursing and allied health professionals

Report of a study which examined the nature and provision of care by nurses and allied health professionals to children and young people with complex needs across Scotland.

Information was gathered from workforce development plans and a survey of practitioners to build up a picture of where children and young people receive care, the knowledge and skills required to provide that care and the challenges facing services.

The relationship between child maltreatment, sexual abuse and subsequent suicide attempts

This briefing evaluates the relationship between child abuse (particularly sexual abuse) and other risk factors present during childhood, and subsequent suicide attempts. It concludes that suicide ideation is a common feature of children and young people who have experienced maltreatment or are at risk of maltreatment.

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion 2008

Survey assessing what progress has been made in alleviating social problems in the areas of welfare, employment, education, health, crime and community.