Report of a research project which studied the development of character capabilities contributing to life chances and the factors influencing their development. It concludes that the early years are the critical years in this regard and that parents are, consequently, the principal character builders in society.
Report of a study conducted to investigate how effective children's centres are in reaching the most highly disadvantaged families, the ways in which they meet these families needs and the outcomes achieved.
Research briefing paper looking at the experiences of children and young people under 18 years caring for a parent or parents with mental health problems defined as 'serious' or 'severe' and 'enduring'.
Guideline offering evidence-based recommendations for best practice in the management of obesity in children and young people. It covers issues such as the definition of childhood obesity, the prevalence and consequences of obesity in childhood, preventive interventions and the goals of therapy.
Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters. DPN provides information, advice and peer support to disabled parents, their families and supporters.
This progress map summary provides key research findings from the C4EO knowledge review on the effectiveness of early years interventions for disabled children. A number of 'challenge questions' for strategic leaders to use in assessing, delivering and monitoring the effectiveness of early years interventions for disabled children are also provided.
Paper explaining the importance of relationship focused intervention to developmental learning by reference to research carried out on the play activities of children with Down syndrome.
This paper reports on a study which examined child protection system assessment and case management of SIDEs (serious injury - discrepant explanation) in 38 families involving 45 seriously - or fatally injured children (0-2 years).
Report of a study which aimed to understand the motivations and barriers for parents getting involved in helping to raise school standards and increase the supply of good school places.
Guidance for local authorities and Children's Trusts in England issued by Narrowing the Gap, a project working to narrow the gap in outcomes between vulnerable and excluded children and the rest. The guidance includes self-evaluation templates and case studies of good local practice.