childrens services

Northern Ireland report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Report by the Northern Ireland Government on progress towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Northern Ireland.

United Kingdom overseas territories and crown dependencies: summary reports

Report by the UK Government on progress towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in its overseas territories and dependencies.

The children's plan: building brighter futures

Document laying out the UK Government's strategy for improving the life chances of children and young people in England.

Children and Young Persons Bill [HL] 2007-08

Webpage containing the documents relating to the UK bill for reform of the statutory framework for the care system.

The leadership imperative : reforming children's services from the ground up

Paper identifying and exploring opportunities for using leadership to help overcome professional and organisational barriers in children's services in England and simultaneously promote service innovation which leads to better outcomes for children.

Sure Start children's centres: good for your child and good for you

Document describing the services on offer at Sure Start children's centres and how they support families.

Changing professional practice and culture to get it right for every child: an evaluation of the development and early implementation phases of 'Getting it right for every child' in Highland, 2006-2009

Report describing and evaluating the progress of the Highland pathfinder of the 'Getting it right for every child' (GIRFEC) programme which was set up to help shape, develop and test the practice tools and training materials and inform the development of national guidance for the GIRFEC programme.

Teenage parents next steps: guidance for local authorities and primary care trusts

Document setting out the UK Government's strategy for tackling the issues which teenage parents encounter and what measures it expects local authorities and primary care trusts to have in place to improve outcomes for teenage parents and their children.