childrens services

Sure Start children's centres : survey of parents

Report detailing the findings of a survey of potential users of children's centres in 120 areas throughout England with a view to quantifying the reach (i.e. awareness and usage) of children's centres among the target population, i.e. parents and carers of children under five years and expectant new parents.

The social care needs of refugees and asylum seekers (Race equality discussion paper 2)

Discussion paper highlighting the specific experiences of refugees and asylum seekers with social care needs and making recommendations to enable services to meet their needs more fully.

Statutory guidance on promoting the health and well-being of looked after children

Document giving guidance to local authorities and their health agency partners in England on carrying out their functions in regard to the promotion of co-operation to improve the well-being of children and young people and the making of arrangements to ensure they take account of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children when discharging their duties.

Service provision for children and young people with complex needs in a community setting from the perspectives of nursing and allied health professionals

Report of a study which examined the nature and provision of care by nurses and allied health professionals to children and young people with complex needs across Scotland.

Information was gathered from workforce development plans and a survey of practitioners to build up a picture of where children and young people receive care, the knowledge and skills required to provide that care and the challenges facing services.

Mapping of services to young carers in Scotland : summary report

Report of a mapping exercise of Scotland's services to young carers undertaken by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers between January and April 2009. The report summarises the key issues thrown up by the identification of the level of services to young carers across each of the local authority areas in Scotland and is intended as a tool to help local authorities and their partners review their service provision to young carers.

The annual report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, children's services and skills 2007/08

Report presenting evidence and findings from the first full year of inspection and regulation carried out by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills established in April 2007 and covering childcare, children's social care and education and skills provision for learners of all ages.

Are we there yet? : improving governance and resource management in children's trusts

Report assessing the progress being made by local councils and partner organisations in developing children's trusts, identifying the difficulties encountered and giving recommendations on the way forward.

Learning together to safeguard children : developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews

Report presenting an innovative multi-agency 'systems' model for organisational learning. 'Learning together' is an introduction both to a way of thinking and its application in practice. It lays out the actions needed for a structured and systematic process of learning from practice via case reviews.

The Good Childhood Inquiry

The Good Childhood Inquiry was commissioned by the Children's Society and launched in 2006 "as the UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood. Its aims were to renew society's understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children." On 5th February 2009, the Children's Society launched the findings of the inquiry in the report entitled 'A Good Childhood: Searching for values in a competitive age'.

Protecting the virtual child: the law and children's consent to sharing personal data

The purpose of this report is to indicate current legal thinking on children's ability to give informed consent to information sharing.