family support

Summary of practitioner research study looking at how far substance misusing parents changed their lifestyle on learning they were going to have a child.

Report of a practitioner research study looking at how far substance misusing parents changed their lifestyle on learning they were going to have a child.

Document presenting the UK Government's strategy for making children and young people safer following a consultation on this issue.

This report presents the findings from the qualitative evaluation of the New Deal Plus for Lone Parents pilot in Jobcentre Plus districts in Scotland and Wales. The evaluation observed the set up and running of the pilot in the two districts through its first year of delivery.

The aim of the evaluation was to observe the live running of the pilot over time, in order to identify and feed back promptly on the development of the pilot, focusing on the effectiveness of the pilot as a whole - to what extent is it a comprehensive and coherent portfolio offer to lone parents?

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.

Booklet providing information and advice to help parents and families with learning disabled children cope successfully with their caring responsibilities.

Paper discussing the positive part families can play in supporting recovery from drug dependency and suggesting ways to improve outcomes for problematic drug users, their families and society at large.

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).

Report of a research project which studied the duration of tenancies of women re-housed because of domestic abuse and attempted to define the key factors which determine whether or not these tenancies are sustained.

Report tracing the changing nature of the family and what that means for parents, children and society with a view to stimulating debate on family policy. It explores the changing face of families in Britain and the impact of these changes on society, public opinion and the role of government. It also highlights the opportunities for policymakers created by the changing demographic, social and attitudinal terrain.