behaviour

Evidence on effectiveness of behavioural interventions to help parents manage sleep problems in young disabled children: a rapid review

This rapid review was undertaken to examine the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for sleep problems in young disabled children (up to age eight years), specifically interventions that can be carried out by parents in the home. Nineteen studies were identified, four were RCTs and 15 were before and after studies, most of which had less than 10 participants. Three of the four RCTs had been conducted in a UK setting.

Learning behaviour : lessons learned : a review of behaviour standards and practices in our schools

Report of the Steer Review of standards of pupil behaviour in schools in England. The report presents the conclusions of the review and makes forty-seven recommendations grouped under the themes of legal powers and duties, supporting the development of good behaviour and raising standards higher.

Tackling alcohol harm: lessons from other fields

There a clear need to change attitudes, knowledge and behaviour relating to alcohol in the UK. This report presents seven case studies, each telling the story of an initiative designed to bring about attitudinal, behavioural or policy change, for example sustainable transport use or youth smoking prevention. This novel approach provides a unique insight into how the application of new thinking may help to reduce harmful drinking patterns. This report examines how initiatives successfully used in other fields can help inform new strategies for tackling alcohol related harm.

Poorer children's educational attainment: how important are attitudes and behaviour?

Report that considers some of the ways that affluence and disadvantage influence children’s educational attainment. It focuses on a broad set of factors, varying across childhood, classified under the broad umbrella term ‘aspirations, attitudes and behaviours’. The implications for policy are also explored.

Growing up in Scotland: children's social, emotional and behavioural characteristics at entry to primary school

Document which forms part of a series that summarises key findings from the fourth sweep of the survey, which was collected in 2008/09 when children in the birth cohort were aged 3-4 years and those in the child cohort were aged 5-6 years. It presents key findings from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) report Children’s social, emotional and behavioural characteristics at entry to primary school.

Impact of family breakdown on children's wellbeing: evidence review (research brief)

This briefing presents the findings from a review of the impact of parental separation and divorce on children’s well-being and development. The review incorporated evidence concerning family breakdown and its consequences, and included research relating to both married and cohabiting parents. Findings are summarised in the areas of: family breakdown and its impact on children; contributory factors and optimising positive outcomes.

BBC - Child of Our Time

Child of Our Time is following children and their families from a range of genetic, social, geographical and ethnic backgrounds. It's exploring the influences that shape personality and how children adapt to their environments.

Full day care : national standards for under 8s day care and childminding

Document setting out UK Government standards for all child care services. There are 14 national standards, each representing a particular quality outcome such as child protection and environment and a minimum standard of quality below which no provider may fall.

Health Education Population Survey : update from 2007 survey

Report providing an update on time trends in health-related knowledge, attitudes, motivations and behaviours in Scotland over the period 1996-2007 using data from the Health Education Population Survey in 2007. It focuses on areas where there has been a change, or consolidation of an earlier change, in 2007.

Growing up in Scotland: maternal mental health and its impact on child behaviour and development

Longitudinal surveys afford a unique opportunity to study change over time for the same individuals and to explore the impact of prior circumstances on long-term outcomes.

Using longitudinal data over four sweeps of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, this report explores the impacts of poor maternal mental health on children’s emotional, cognitive and behavioural development and on their relationships with peers at ages three to four.