childrens services

Commissioning children's centres: a rural perspective

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.

Open Thinking: event introduction

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.

Children's social work statistics 2009/10

This publication contains the latest statistics in relation to child protection, secure care accommodation and close support care accommodation.

Kids in care

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.

Sexual abuse and therapeutic services for children and young people in Northern Ireland

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's healthcare rights: a resource pack

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.

Safeguarding young people: responding to young people aged 11 to 17 who are maltreated

The purpose of the research is to explore access to, and initial responses of, services for young people with potential maltreatment issues in order to: inform future policy, inform practitioners in statutory and voluntary agencies, and inform future training of practitioners working with young people.

How can your agency support you in accessing and using knowledge to be poverty aware?

It is now increasingly understood that there are different types of knowledge, all of which contribute to the ability of people working in children’s services to do their jobs well. Understanding the types of knowledge that are available, and having access to this knowledge is an important aspect for anybody who is working with families that are living in poverty. This e-learning resource examines the different types of knowledge available and how it can help practice.

Children's services: publications (GIRFEC)

Web resource that lists publications mapping policy, strategic and practice developments to the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Well-being indicators.

Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services: resources

Contains links to online tools that can be used to support work on all C4EO themes, as well as key online publications from C4EO partners and other organisations, publications such as research reviews and scoping studies, and progress maps.