families, children and young people
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.
A Centre for Research on Families and Relationships web resource containing a series of briefing papers on the subjects of parental alcohol problems, young people's views of services, children's mental health, sexual health, quality of life, domestic and other violence, relationships, and other children's and families issues.
Bulletin that presents annual statistics on the number of families by type, people in families by family type and children in families by type.
A family is a married, civil partnered or cohabiting couple with or without children, or a lone parent with at least one child. Children may be dependent or nondependent.
Types of family include married couple families, cohabiting couple families and lone parent families.
Report that looks at local authority compliance with the Short Break Duty through analysing 55 short breaks services statements that have been sent to EDCM from local authorities.
It aims to identify good practice and also to explore what further guidance it may be helpful to provide local authorities with to enable them to fully meet the requirements of the Duty and the needs of local disabled children and their families.
Paper that considers the prospects for the living standards of households with children over the period from 2010 to 2015. It analyses the impact of tax and benefit changes on these households’ incomes and on parents’ incentives to undertake paid work and to increase their earnings.
Updated report on the 2006 Bottling it Up report, which analysed the views and perspectives of parents using Turning Point services, and of their children. The research found that parental alcohol misuse has a big impact on families.
It is based on the experiences of children and their parents. Turning Point analysed anonymous data relating to the thousands of people who used its alcohol treatment services in the last year.
Survey which aimed to find out more about the levels of isolation families with disabled children experience and how this impacts on their family life. It also explores what would help families most when they feel isolated and whether the growth of the internet and social networks help.