Leading for Outcomes is a unique study into senior leadership in children’s services in England, drawing on in-depth primary research with leaders in eight local authorities, and 22 directors of children’s services.
The eight local authorities were selected on a range of factors but primarily to represent existing high performers or rapidly improving authorities in terms of outcomes.
This project was commissioned by the former DCSF to inform the development of guidance on research governance in children’s services. The overarching aim was to contribute to the development of a more coherent and transparent system, that is proportionate to the governance needs and ethical risks in research with users of children’s services.
Since the Scottish Office guidance, Protecting Children – A Shared Responsibility, was published in 1998, the child protection landscape in Scotland has developed considerably. New legislation, new areas of practice and new approaches have shaped activity at both national and local level.
In a videotaped interview obtained by Panorama, experts say Peter Connelly's mother, Tracey Connelly, provided vital clues into the dangers that lurked in the family home. The footage of Peter's mother was filmed as part of a training course undertaken by a senior team manager in Haringey children's services in March 2007, four months before Peter died as a result of a horrific string of injuries. He was 17 months at the time of his death.
This short guide focuses on families with young children in rural areas and the implications for children’s centre commissioning and delivery at a time of change and new directions. It is of relevance to all of those playing a part in the commissioning of children’s services – whether local authorities or primary care trusts; private or voluntary sector providers; and those leading and delivering services on the ground.
Martin Crewe from Barnardo's introduces the Open Thinking event. Open Thinking was a single day event held on 8 September 2010 in Glasgow and was created by Barnardo's Scotland in partnership with the RSA and Scotland's Futures Forum. It involved senior stakeholders from the public, private and non-profit sectors and challenged everyone to think differently. about the future of Scotland.
This publication contains the latest statistics in relation to child protection, secure care accommodation and close support care accommodation.
Since the case of Baby P, there has been a 40% increase in the number of children taken into care by the state. There are now 70,000 children being 'looked after' in the system. What happens to them? Can the system offer them a better life? Panorama follows children in the care of Coventry Social Services for six months to find out if the state can be a real parent - even though children in care are more at risk of failing school and committing crime than any other group. Narrated by Samantha Morton, who herself grew up in care.
Report on research carried out by the NSPCC into the availability and accessibility of therapeutic services for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse in Northern Ireland. Funded by the Private Equity Foundation, this research aimed to map the services provided for children who have been sexually abused currently provided by a range of voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations.
Children and young people are entitled to be involved in making choices and decisions when it comes to using healthcare services. However, not all children and young people are aware of their rights and responsibilities in these settings. This resource pack has been designed to enable you to help children and young people address this. It provides a structured approach to discussing healthcare services and healthcare rights with children and young people.