families, children and young people
In recent years, significant national attention has been devoted to the more systematic identification and application of effective evidence-based services for families with additional needs.
Whilst recognising the importance of effective services, this briefing paper argues that having effective local systems to identify families who would benefit from additional support and to coordinate support from a range of agencies is at least as important.
A series of eight practice briefings that have been written to help practitioners and managers put 'Getting it right for every child' into practice in their agencies.
Website that supports resources and information for evidence-informed practice working with children and families.
A consortium research centre based at The University of Edinburgh. CRFR produces, stimulates and disseminates social research on families and relationships across the lifecourse.
Report that combines data from primary and secondary sources to produce compelling evidence about children and young people’s experiences of complaints systems, with particular reference to sexual health and mental health services, including those delivered by GPs.
Research report for Action for Children, The Children's Society and NSPCC.
The research set out to:
• measure the number of families with children in Britain who are most vulnerable to adverse economic conditions, using a number of different definitions of ‘vulnerability’; and
• estimate how these families will be affected over the next few years by the changes to tax and benefits, cuts to public services and the on-going effects of the post-2008 economic downturn.
Report that explores why some some families seem better equipped to overcome problems than others, and what can be learnt from experiences.
It also looks at what sustains and nurtures families - what makes individual members of a family more resilient to life's challenges and crisis.
The ultimate goal of Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs) was to enhance the life chances for young children growing up in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Children in these communities were at risk of doing poorly at school, having trouble with peers and agents of authority (i.e., parents, teachers), and ultimately experiencing compromised life chances (e.g., early school leaving, unemployment, limited longevity).
This report looks at the impact of Sure Start on seven year olds and their families.
Guide that looks at ways of supporting families away from the causes and consequences of disadvantage and poverty. It suggests how local authorities and their partners, including the voluntary and community sectors, can work together effectively to achieve better
outcomes for families. It should inform existing provision, new initiatives and commissioning strategies.
The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is a standardised approach for the assessment of children and their families, to facilitate the early identification of additional needs and to promote a coordinated service response.
The study aims to explore the impact of the CAF on both children and families and professionals, and examines how far a ‘bottom up’ cost calculation methodology could be extended to include the costs of the Common Assessment Framework.