families, children and young people
Childhood obesity and low physical activity both have serious implications for children’s health. This report had twin objectives: to explore determinants of both obesity and low physical activity in young children. Included in the investigation of obesity is an assessment of whether it is linked to low physical activity.
The report also examined the extent to which mothers were aware of their child being overweight or obese and whether they were concerned by this.
The overall aim of this report is to provide a more nuanced understanding of variation in grandparental support to grandchildren and their parents over a child’s early years in Scotland.
Report that provides a best estimate of the extent of reductions in public funding that the children’s voluntary sector can expect to see over the next five years. It takes the debate beyond the cuts, and, based on consultation with NCB’s network members, explores how children’s charities are responding and adapting to austerity measures and the barriers they face to doing so.
Finally, it offers recommendations for what can be done to ensure that children, young people and families – and the statutory sector – can continue to benefit from a thriving charity sector.
In April 2011, Resolution Foundation started following seven low to middle income families across England to track their financial and economic position and how their lives changed over the course of 12 months.
This report summarises their experiences over the year and the key challenges faced by the families.
Research by advice charity Family Rights Group, and Oxford University’s Centre for Family Law and Policy, which includes: a survey of more than 490 carers; 95 in-depth interviews; a government analysis survey and a Freedom of Information request.
Report that looks purely at family-based interventions that are specifically targeted towards families with drug and alcohol misuse problems. Family-based interventions include those that work with the whole family, the parent and the child and the examples referred to and the recommendations made should be considered only in relation to drugs and alcohol.
Report that offers new evidence from more than 30 case studies, showing that even for children and families with much more complex needs, including those on the edge of care, it is still possible to achieve significant improvements in outcomes in a very cost-effective way by intervening appropriately once the families‟ needs have come to the attention of practitioners.
Paper which provides evidence on the key challenges faced by families today as members attempt to manage work and care, and critically examines policy solutions and initiatives, offered by governments, employers and civil society actors to ensure work-family balance.
Document that explains why preventing physical abuse in high risk families is a key focus of the NSPCC's efforts to keep children safe from harm.
The rights of children and young people are set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The Convention sets out what a child can expect from others as a result of their government’s commitment to respect their rights.
The Scottish Government has made a commitment to make sure that the UNCRC is a reality in Scotland – that children’s rights are recognised and their voices heard and listened to.
This document proposes that 'Getting it right for every child' will help make the UNCRC a reality for children and young people in Scotland.