social exclusion

Experiences of children and young people caring for a parent with a mental health problem (Research briefing 24)

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'.

Employment Outcomes for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

This report was produced in 2002 by the Chapin Hall Center for Children, based at the University of Chicago. It provides data on patterns of employment and the levels of earnings of youths leaving foster care in the year they become eighteen. The study was concentrated on youth from Carolina and Illinois. Comparisons are made with other youths of similar age from low income families and with those who are reunited with their parents before they are eighteen.

Excluded older people : Social Exclusion Unit interim report

Report presenting the responses to a consultation exercise with older people carried out to discover their views and experiences of service provision in England and identifying policy areas which need to change as a result of these findings.

Britain's poorest children : severe and persistent poverty and social exclusion : key findings

Britain's Poorest Children is the first study conducted in Britain on severe and persistent child poverty and social exclusion. Commissioned by Save the Children and carried out by the Centre for Research in Social Policy, this new study investigates the extent of severe child poverty, its persistence and the overlaps between childhood poverty and social exclusion. This resource presents the key findings of this research.

Inside out : rethinking inclusive communities

Report examining the potential role of non-governmental community-based organisations in tackling social exclusion and offering an analysis of the challenges involved in making inclusion a positive reality.

Less crime, lower costs : implementing effective early crime reduction programmes in England and Wales

Report identifying ten examples of crime reduction and prevention programmes which have proved effective and cost-effective in countries outwith the UK. These programmes address a combination of risk factors at each stage of a child's development and the report recommends similar programmes should be developed in the UK.

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2005 : summary

This resource summarises the key findings of a report which aims to provide an independent assessment of the progress being made in eliminating poverty and reducing social exclusion in Britain.

Poverty is...

This learning object introduces you to definitions of poverty and social exclusion, key facts and figures about poverty and its effects in the UK. After thinking about meanings of poverty and social exclusion in the Introduction, you will have the chance to do a Quiz which is based on government figures on child poverty from 2004 to 2005 (because of the complexity of the data collection process these are the most recent available). This learning object also includes a series of video interviews with services users.

Outreach to children and families: a scoping study

Reports on a study into outreach services offered by Sure Start Children's Centres to engage and support disadvantaged children and families. Key aims were to discover whether outreach was successful in reaching the most disadvantaged, to discover a definition of best practice and to highlight the relevant skills, qualifications and experience for good outreach.