Paper that aims to articulate the variety of models for children’s services delivery that exist internationally and places these in the context of current UK policy and practice.
The key sections present outlines of the different policy and service provision approaches to children’s services in the UK and the top performing OECD countries. This latter group comprises the Nordic
countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), and the Netherlands. Brief reference is made to other countries, where appropriate.
The link between social breakdown and crime is well established. In the CSJ’s seminal report Breakthrough Britain, five common drivers of poverty and social breakdown were identified – educational failure, family breakdown, addiction, worklessness and economic dependency, and debt.
In February 2010, the CSJ launched a review of the youth justice system to identify how it might be reformed to improve outcomes for young people, victims and society.
First report of the Early Action Task Force.
Based on extensive research, consultation and original analysis, this report adds new dimensions to the case for early intervention.
It shines a light on the disproportionate vulnerability of babies to abuse and neglect; and it provides the first estimates of the numbers of babies affected by parental problems of substance misuse, mental illness and domestic abuse.
A summary of new evidence on the role of advice services in preventing youth offending and the potential impact on crime of cuts to advice services.
The briefing is for providers, planners, researchers and policy makers with an interest in: services for young people; legal advice services; and the youth justice system. It follows a recent JustRights report, Not Seen and Not Heard, revealing the impact of proposed legal aid cuts on children and young people.
Film that focuses on services designed to improve or maintain people's well-being. The services featured in this film are specifically aimed at reducing loneliness in later life and include a luncheon club and separate tea dance club, both based in Dorset.
One in a series of research brieﬁngs about preventive care and support for adults. It focuses on services aimed at reducing the effects of both loneliness and social isolation.
Paper that makes the case that prevention science provides a framework for ensuring that prevention initiatives are founded on robust evidence and implemented in a way that will allow progressive growth in knowledge of 'what works' in prevention.
It examines some of the opportunities and challenges in a shift to an evidence-based prevention agenda to improve the lives of children and young people.
Learning programme workbook and workbook answers, which provide a structured approach to assessing and developing knowledge and skills. They can provide evidence for Personal Development Plan (PDP); Professional Development Review (PDR); SVQ Portfolio evidence; Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or Continuous Learning Framework (CLF).
The workbook is to be used to record what is learned and demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to carry out the role as part of the Care Home or Care at Home team. Supervisors can also write down notes and answer questions.
Last year, half of all young people going into care were over 10 years old. Many of these young people end up in care because relationships at home have fallen apart. Other young people remain at home but in family situations that are close to breaking point. Others leave home, ending up ‘sofa surfing’ or in hostels. Some become involved in the criminal justice system as a result of their behaviour.
This report looks at ways to support families to keep young people out of care and out of trouble.