family support

Briefing paper focusing on the effectiveness of interventions in complex child protection cases. Effectiveness here is defined as the prevention of further maltreatment or significant impairment to the child's development.

UK Government white paper containing a range of proposed policies and initiatives to tackle and remove specific barriers to people being able to fulfill their potential.

Barnardo's report featuring seven case studies illustrating how services it provides can prevent children from becoming troublesome, or protect them from anti-social or criminal behaviour.

Report of a research project in which 'audience insight' research with practitioners of children’s commissioning was carried out to establish an evidence base for the design, planning and delivery of a Commissioning Support Programme. Six local authority areas were used as case studies to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of commissioning, particularly those pertaining to leadership, partnership and locality working.

Episode of Woman's Hour in which research showing that families with disabled children still face prejudice in their communities is discussed. Tara Flood, the Director of ‘Alliance for Inclusive Education’, and Srabani Sen, the Chief Executive of ‘Contact a Family’ discuss the issues raised by this research.

Report that describes how well social work services are performing and what people who use services think about them. The messages are clear; the majority of people of all ages who use services and their carers have valued them and think they have made positive differences to their lives. Staff who provide services are committed and look for ways to improve the services they offer to people.

Document which summarises and assesses the governments proposals regarding 'reasonable chastisement' and goes on to discuss the government's refusal to consult on the abolition of this defence as a prelude to a ban on physical punishment.

Paper reporting and discussing the results of a survey of families of children with Down syndrome who have a co-diagnosis.

Document describing the types of out-of-hours services offered by many schools and the benefits these can bring to families.