families, children and young people

Section of Centre for Effectiveness Services website that includes key research findings, government publications and policies, media coverage concerning children, young people, families and community (CYPFC) issues.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Scottish Government case studies on various children's experiences of the Getting it right for every child approach.

Report that details the findings of a study carried out by the Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) to explore the cost effectiveness of providing Action for Children Intensive Family Support (IFS) Services.

Handbook for parents of disabled children and young people receiving personal budgets. It contains information, examples of good practice and links to useful documents.

An international, peer-reviewed, scholarly online journal that aims to provide a forum for contemporary critical debates on the maternal understood as lived experience, social location, political and scientific practice, economic and ethical challenge, a theoretical question, and a structural dimension in human relations, politics and ethics.

The Troubled Families programme is about change – for families and for services, and this report is an aid for that change. It is a tool to help local authorities and their partners, who have asked for guidance on how best to work with troubled families, and for the evidence about family intervention to be brought together in one place.

The report looks at academic evidence, local evaluations of practice, what practitioners have told us works in their services and what families tell us makes this work different and successful for them. 

The Children and Young People Bill will be introduced to Parliament in 2013 and will set out fundamental reforms to the way services for children and young people are designed, delivered and reviewed.

The Scottish Government conducted a large-scale series of national engagement events to discuss the proposals for reforms with a wide range of stakeholders. In addition, it published a consultation document on 4 July 2012 which invited views on key areas of proposed reform: children’s rights; early learning and childcare; getting it right for every child; and the care system.

Paper that is an overview of an analysis of the Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Client Access Strategies (Access Strategies) in Australia, a requirement of service providers funded by the Family Support Program (FSP).

Organisations were asked to document and implement the steps they would take to improve service accessibility and responsiveness for vulnerable and disadvantaged families, including Indigenous families.