families, children and young people
This Round-up examines family and friendship influences on young people’s drinking habits, in order to shed light on how the negative aspects of young people’s drinking culture in the UK might be changed.
The summary was published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in January 2011.
This briefing looks at how senior managers can improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of parents with mental health problems and their families. Better joined-up working between services for adults with mental health problems and children’s services is essential to achieving this.
This short guide focuses on families with young children in rural areas and the implications for children’s centre commissioning and delivery at a time of change and new directions. It is of relevance to all of those playing a part in the commissioning of children’s services – whether local authorities or primary care trusts; private or voluntary sector providers; and those leading and delivering services on the ground.
A practice guide executive summary to the challenges and opportunities in supporting children, families and communities through early intervention, based on effective local, national and international practice.
A practice guide to the challenges and opportunities in supporting children, families and communities through early intervention, based on effective local, national and international practice.
Since the tragic case of Baby Peter’s death came to public attention in late 2008 the care system has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of children, particularly those needing foster placements. This rise is the result of a number of possible factors, including the debate on thresholds following this case and a recent legal clarification of the law known as the Southwark Judgement.
Counting the Costs 2010 was a survey carried out between February and April 2010 and completed by 1,113 UK respondents. All respondents are parents of disabled children. It comprises open and closed questions and is s a repeat of a survey carried out by Contact a Family in 2008. Additional questions were added to the 2010 survey on the benefits system, working and childcare.
The UK Border Agency not only has responsibility for securing the border but also for identifying and removing those who have no right to be in the United Kingdom. This inspection focused on the effectiveness and efficiency of the UK Border Agency’s approach to removing families, taking account of its obligations to carry out its functions having regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
It is now increasingly understood that there are different types of knowledge, all of which contribute to the ability of people working in children’s services to do their jobs well. Understanding the types of knowledge that are available, and having access to this knowledge is an important aspect for anybody who is working with families that are living in poverty. This e-learning resource examines the different types of knowledge available and how it can help practice.
A report of research carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions. The report documents the findings from the 2008 Families and Children Study (FACS).