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.
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.
Wendy Harrington, Professional Development Manager with the Association of Directors of Social Work, speaks about personalisation and community capacity building in Scotland. This talk was delivered at Personalisation and Community Capacity, a joint seminar and workshop by the Perth and Kinross Council and University of Stirling Partnership. It was held at the University of Stirling on 4 December 2009.
Podcast of a talk by Robin Sen from the Glasgow School of Social Work on the subject of managing contact for children outside of parental care, and the challenges and possibilities involved.
This briefing highlights the different ways in which Action for Children services are addressing the emotional wellbeing needs of young children. Drawing on examples from across the UK the briefing outlines key learning form Action for Children for all early years services.
In 2006, Aberlour Child Care Trust and the Scottish Association of Drug and Alcohol Teams joined together to hold a second Think Tank to address the question 'Alcohol or Drugs' Does it make a difference for the Child?'. This report is entirely drawn from the Think Tank’s discussions and represents the knowledge and views of experienced managers, practitioners and researchers. It does not include evidence from research or the content of policy and guidance documents.
Report looking back over the development of Barnardo's services for sexually exploited children since 1994, which highlights the continuing hidden nature of the problem and describes Barnardo's present and future efforts to protect and support exploited children.
Report of a study which evaluated the effectiveness of Sure Start Local Programmes, an initiative aimed at enhancing the life chances of young children and their families by improving services in areas of high deprivation.
This report presents the findings from the evaluation of the Targeted Youth Support Pathfinders (TYSPs). The policy was developed by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to ensure that young people in need of support receive a genuinely personalised package of support, at the earliest possible opportunity. The evaluation was designed to capture the impact of the service reforms at the level of infrastructure, professional working practices, individual young people and overall outcomes.
Document containing material indicating the performance standards expected for each of the performance grades set out in the Department for Children, Schools and Families Guidance for Children's Centres Self-evaluation. The material comprises a set of descriptors of standards or judgments to be applied to each Sure Start children's centre and is intended for use by Sure Start centre managers and local authority staff supporting them.