childrens services

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.

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

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

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.

Online newsletter from North Carolina intended to strengthen the practice of child welfare workers through furnishing them with information about research and practice models.

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

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.

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.

This is an evaluation report of the Boarding Provision for Vulnerable Children Pathfinder announced in the white paper 'Higher standards, better schools for all' (2005). The Pathfinder was intended to explore whether boarding school provision might be used to provide support, stability and improved life chances for a larger number of vulnerable children and young people. Ten local authorities and fifty boarding schools originally signed up to the Pathfinder.