family support

Prejudice against families with disabled children (Radio 4 series : Woman's Hour)

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.

Improving social work in Scotland

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.

Extended schools: extra support for you and your children

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

Parents who misuse substances' views of 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.

Parents who misuse substances' views of support (Practitioner research)

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.

Staying safe: action plan

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

Extension of the New Deal Plus for Lone Parents Pilot to Scotland and Wales: qualitative evaluation

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?

Jordan Institute for Families

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.