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.
families, children and young people
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.
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.
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.
The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to carry out a review of early intervention approaches to inform the practice of local authorities(LAs).
This study complements three other studies funded or supported by the LGA to help authorities to evidence impact and assess value for money (VfM).
Summary report which reflects the views and experiences of young people from six pilot authorities (five operating the ‘pure familial’ model and one operating the ‘hybrid’ model).
The aims of the evaluation were to explore the role and contribution that staying put can make to promoting positive outcomes for young people, including:
Report on families in England and Wales with young children under the age of five, and disadvantaged young people in the 16 to 24 age group who are struggling to pay their fuel bills.
Report which provides members with a comprehensive assessment of an independent review into the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Declan Hainey.
The role and involvement of social work and health services in the case has been considered and progress is reported on the implementation of a range of actions arising from the review.