families, children and young people

Family justice review: the children's verdict

Children's views on the recommendations of the Family Justice Review Panel, 2011.

Devon multi-agency safeguarding hub: case study report

Study that focuses on Devon's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), including: the rationale for setting up the MASH; how the MASH model works; the key challenges to establishing it; how transferable the MASH model is; and its impact.

Right time right support: smarter support for families to keep young people out of care and out of trouble

Last year, half of all young people going into care were over 10 years old. Many of these young people end up in care because relationships at home have fallen apart. Other young people remain at home but in family situations that are close to breaking point. Others leave home, ending up ‘sofa surfing’ or in hostels. Some become involved in the criminal justice system as a result of their behaviour.

This report looks at ways to support families to keep young people out of care and out of trouble.

Tackling stigma : a practical toolkit

This toolkit brings together guidance, best practice examples, case studies, resources and literature to help tackle the stigma associated with children’s and young people’s mental health. Toolkit published by National CAMHS support service in 2010.

Supporting children with challenging behaviour through a nurture group approach

Survey which examines the use of nurture groups and related provision in a small sample of 29 infant, first and primary schools. Nurture groups are small, structured teaching groups for pupils showing signs of behavioural, social or emotional difficulties, particularly those who are experiencing disruption or distress outside of school. The survey considers what makes nurture group provision successful and evaluates the impact on the pupils and their families.

Breaking down barriers: making work pay for families with disabled children

Results of a survey conducted by the Every Child Matters (EDCM) campaign in partnership with the Family Fund on families with disabled children and their experiences of childcare and employment.

Getting better?: improving outcomes for children and young people (Part 2)

Briefing paper produced to highlight the key research messages from the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s services (C4EO) for general practitioners (GPs) and other commissioners and providers of health services, across a number of thematic areas. The messages help to illustrate some of the interventions that have been proven to have a positive impact and make a difference in people’s lives.

Buttle UK

Website named after Frank Buttle - a remarkable man, whose hard work and personal sacrifice helped to establish grant giving programmes, which have been making a real difference to the lives of children and young people in need since 1953.

Every year, Buttle UK provides thousands of grants to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK, often when there is no other source of help available to them.

Working and fathers: combining family life and work

This report looks at the crucial issue of what men themselves think about the effect that the opportunity to work flexibly has on their lives as employees and in their family lives.