Paper examining the wide range of organisations which mediate between individuals and the large-scale institutions which strive to engage with the specific needs of different communities. It makes clear how these groups can be part of the answer to questions the UK faces, such as how to make an increasingly diverse society function effectively.
Paper looking at the problem of the increasing mismatch between employers expectations of young people and young people's expectations of and preparedness for employment. Drawing on the views and experiences of young people and employers it makes recommendations about what should be done to help young people survive and succeed in the workplaces of the future.
Archived Website of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, the public body responsible for the child maintenance system in the UK.
Update: It was abolished in 2012 with responsibilities passing to the Department for Work and Pensions.
Discussion paper pinpointing the characteristics of social care organisations which successfully promote diversity and exploring research on the impediments to promoting diversity and how these can be surmounted.
Website of the Jordan Institute for Families, an organisation which brings together researchers, organisations, communities and families to facilitate research, the training of practitioners and collaboration with policy makers and legislators. The site contains information on all the Institute's activities such as its projects and programmes.
The European Union exerts a powerful influence over our lives, but few anti-poverty organisations take an active role in influencing what the EU does. This briefing highlights the role of the EU in relation to social policy, and how organisations can get involved.
This podcast presents Professor Andrew Cooper of the Tavistock Clinic, talking about childcare social work, emotional dynamics and modern organisations.
Website of the Child Maintenance Options service which contains information and resources designed to help parents make informed choices about child maintenance.
Report providing examples of case studies of organisations which have adopted employee health and welfare programmes in order to encourage other employers to adopt similar programmes to safeguard their employees health and wellbeing.
Website of Action on Addiction, a charity which works to reduce the problem of addiction through providing research, treatment, family support, education and training.