child protection services

Consultation response: 'Ending child poverty: Making it happen'

Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) response to the Department for Children, Schools and Families consultation 'Ending child poverty: Making it happen'.

Safeguarding Children in Transit to the UK : An Observational Study of a UK Port Safeguarding Children Team

This podcast is part of the Social Work and Health Inequalities Research Seminar Series and presents Joanne Westwood talking about safeguarding children in transit to the UK.

Inspection of safeguarding and looked after children services: Staffordshire County Council

This is the report of an inspection carried out under the Children act 2004. The purpose of the inspection was to evaluate the contribution made by local services towards ensuring children and young people are properly safeguarded and to determine the quality of service provision for looked after children and care leavers.

The overall effectiveness of safeguarding services in Staffordshire was grade 3 (adequate). The effectiveness of services for looked after children and young people is adequate overall but with some good and outstanding features.

Child protection statistics for the year ended 31 March 2001

This news release provides statistical data on children involved in referral; the child protection register; inquiries and case conferences in Scotland for the year ending 31 March 2001. Statistical tables are also included.

Issues in Earlier Intervention: Identifying and supporting children with additional needs

Earlier intervention is a cornerstone of government policy on supporting children and families with additional needs. This review and scoping study was commissioned to provide a more in-depth understanding of what is meant by ‘earlier intervention’ (defined as intervening early in the life course of a problem, or with a population at risk of identifying that problem, but not necessarily early in life).

The living standards of families with children reporting low incomes

The government has high-profile child poverty targets which are assessed using a measure of income, as recorded in the Household Below Average Income series (HBAI).

However, income is an imperfect measure of living standards. Previous analysis suggests that some children in households with low income do not have commensurately low living standards.

This report aims to document the extent to which this is true, focusing on whether children in low-income households have different living standards depending on whether their parents are employed, self-employed, or workless.

Scottish good practice guidelines for supporting parents with learning disabilities

Guidance containing information and advice to help social work departments and other agencies support people with learning disabilities who become parents.

Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005

The primary policy objective of this Act is to improve the protection given to children and young people from those who would wish to cause them sexual harm, or exploit them for sexual purposes. The Act also aims to improve the protection given to adults and children alike from those convicted of sexual offences who still pose a risk of sexual harm.

The pariah profession (Radio 4 news and current affairs)

In a series of three documentaries for Radio 4, Jenny Cuffe reports from the frontline of social work, witnessing some of the dramatic and intractable human problems social workers are called on to deal with, as well as the moments of success and black comedy.

The first episode looks at the new staff recruited to work in the London Borough of Haringey where Victoria Climbie was murdered.

The second programme discusses some to of the mental health issues social workers face.

The Centre Cannot Hold : Childcare Social Work, Emotional Dynamics and Modern Organisations

This podcast presents Professor Andrew Cooper of the Tavistock Clinic, talking about childcare social work, emotional dynamics and modern organisations.