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Healthy weight, healthy lives : a cross-government strategy for England

Document setting out the UK Government's strategy for helping individuals to maintain a healthy weight and outlining the roles various agencies such as schools and health services can play in helping to achieve this goal.

Follow up work to support implementation of the NICE/SCIE guidance on parenting programmes (CSDI) (Children and families' services report 21A)

Report presenting the findings of a follow-up study to support the implementation of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence/Social Care Institute for Excellence guidance on parenting programmes. It also provides some background to the study and reviews what is already known about the factors which increase the likelihood of uptake and completion of parenting programmes.

Making consultation work : a guide for agencies that consult with people with learning disabilities, parents and carers

Guide containing information and advice to enable local agencies to help people with learning disabilities and their carers become involved in community planning more fully.

Making consultation work : a guide for agencies that consult with people with learning disabilities, parents and carers

Leaflet containing information and advice to help agencies consult with and involve people with learning disabilities and their carers more closely and effectively in the planning and development of local services.

Parents as partners in early learning : case studies : building effective partnerships - the Letters and Sounds project, Kirklees

Document describing a project with the goals of developing practitioners' skills in engaging with parents and forging stronger links between children's learning in early years settings and in the home environment. Methods used to achieve these aims included workshop-picnics promoting the principles of the Letters and Sounds approach.

Child Maintenance Options

Website of the Child Maintenance Options service which contains information and resources designed to help parents make informed choices about child maintenance.

Guidance on the employment of children

Guidance document setting out the main provisions of the law on child employment. It is aimed mainly at local authorities, employers and parents to increase understanding and effective operation of the law. It includes best practice advice to help those implementing the law deal with the sorts of questions they regularly face.

Screening, testing and Down's Syndrome

This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information on the screening and testing methods used to try and detect Down's Syndrome in an unborn child.

Impact of family breakdown on children's well-being: evidence review

This review investigates the impact of parental separation and divorce on children’s well-being and development. The review incorporates evidence concerning family breakdown, and its consequences, in the context of understandings of ‘the family’, ‘breakdown’ and the ‘well-being’ of children and young people, and includes research relating to both married and cohabiting parents. ‘Well-being’ is defined as incorporating children’s mental, emotional and physical health.

Youth Taskforce - progress report

Report outlining the progress being made by the Youth Taskforce, an agency set up by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to improve outcomes for some of the most at risk and challenging young people in England. The report features case studies involving the Taskforce and includes ideas for good practice.