Report that provides a picture of the employment status of grandparents and other relatives raising children (kinship carers) before and after taking on children, and explores the link between dropping out of the labour market and being a kinship carer.
Paper for those who would like to become more involved in running Sure Start Children’s Centres, such as community groups, on behalf of a local authority. It is also for local authorities and anyone who uses or is involved in running children’s centres.
Documents the views of professionals from 91 centres and provides an overview of early intervention delivered to children under five and their families. This report summarises the learning from the first phase of the project and explores the options for securing standards and sustaining success in the future.
Outcomes framework designed to support understanding and measurement of the connections between intrinsic personal and social development outcomes and longer-term extrinsic outcomes.
Short study which provides an insight into the nature of children’s residential homes, the characteristics and circumstances of the young people who live in them and on the short-term outcomes for these young people. It builds on our recent research for the Department for Education (DfE) 'Raising the Bar? An Evaluation of the Social Pedagogy Pilot Programme in Children’s Residential Homes'.
The aims of the study were to: assess the suitability of a range of possible national measures for the programme and advise on appropriate national measures; explore local authorities’ views on some of the practical implications of PbR; and investigate authorities’ early plans for developing local PbR schemes.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Sure Start was founded in June 2010 in order to enable Parliamentarians to focus on and further the understanding and development of Sure Start centres.
During 2011 the group undertook a series of inquiry sessions designed to hear the views and experiences of a range of key stakeholders at the heart of Sure Start delivery. The sessions were designed to inform Parliamentarians‘ understanding of the factors influencing local decisions, the way that services are being reconfigured and explore ways that services can be developed and improved.
The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to carry out a review of early intervention approaches to inform the practice of local authorities(LAs).
This study complements three other studies funded or supported by the LGA to help authorities to evidence impact and assess value for money (VfM).
A Centre for Research on Families and Relationships web resource containing a series of briefing papers on the subjects of parental alcohol problems, young people's views of services, children's mental health, sexual health, quality of life, domestic and other violence, relationships, and other children's and families issues.
An independent evaluation of Shelter's Children's Services.
In 2004, Shelter launched its Million Children Campaign to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on children and families. In response to issues highlighted by the campaign, Shelter made a proactive decision to develop a range of pilot services for children, young people and families, that could test new ways of working to prevent child homelessness and to support children who were already homeless to achieve better outcomes.