young people

The government made a commitment in the 1998 White Paper 'Modernising Social Services' to put in place new arrangements to commission from all of its Chief Inspectors of services involved with children a joint report on children’s safeguards.

This is the first of those reports and draws on the findings of a wide range of inspection activity undertaken by individual inspectorates. In addition, a joint inspection was undertaken to address inter-agency arrangements for safeguarding children.

This summary of the 2007/08 annual report presents evidence from the first full year of inspection and regulation undertaken by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, which came into being in April 2007. The report covers the period from July 2007 to August 2008 and sets out findings from childcare, children’s social care, and education and skills provision for learners of all ages.

While fathers can play an extremely important role in achieving positive outcomes for their children, they also face significant barriers to engaging with a range of family services. The available research shows that parental involvement is one of the most important factors in children’s achievement and adjustment and that fathers are vitally important in this.

Diversity and Dialogue aims to create better understanding between young people from different faiths and backgrounds. They develop projects that encourage young people to share their beliefs and values and to work together to change society for the better. Their website provides information about the partners and projects involved in Diversity and Dialogue and includes an online directory to find out more about youth interfaith projects and how to get involved.

Pack containing programme and application details for Inspiring Communities grants, a UK Government initiative to create up to fifteen neighbourhood partnerships which will deliver a programme of activities to engage young people and help them work towards attainable goals and improve their educational performance.

Presents a brief summary of research findings into the housing needs and experiences of young offenders. The research aimed to provide a picture of the housing issues that face young people who have offended, and the barriers to their accessing accommodation and provide an understanding of these issues from the perspective of the young people, youth justice practitioners and other organisations involved in assisting young people with their living arrangements.

Document setting out the action Government will take in response to the recommendations of the Advisory Group on Drug and Alcohol Education.

Paper analysing the role of alcohol in youth violence. It also considers the scale of the problem, risk factors for involvement in alcohol-related youth violence, prevention measures and the role of public health.

Report of a study which explored the experiences of children and young people compelled to leave homes where domestic abuse has occurred and move to alternative housing. It records their views of the services and support they received and what other services they would have liked.