preventive practice

Narrowing the gap in outcomes for vulnerable groups: a review of the research evidence

This report presents findings from a review of the best evidence on narrowing the gap in outcomes across the five Every Child Matters (ECM) areas for vulnerable groups. The aims and focus of the review was to look at the empirically-based research on narrowing the gaps in outcomes that had been carried out in the UK since 2002; identify the vulnerable groups covered in the research; identify which ECM outcome areas in which the gaps are being narrowed; to identify how gaps are being narrowed; and to identify gaps in the research or evidence base.

Towards a popular, preventative youth justice system

In 1998 Labour made significant reforms to the youth justice system. A decade later these have failed to reduce offending. This report proposes ways in which the youth justice system could reduce offending, as well as ways of creating public confidence in the system. Contents include: why we need a new approach to youth justice; a tale of two targets - why a new approach is needed; objectives, barriers to, and new principles of youth justice; can a new direction be preventative?; will the public support popular preventionism?

Reducing the risk : improving the response to sex offending

The aim of this Report was to develop a cohesive framework for dealing with sex offending. Some of the 73 recommendations build on the policies and processes already in place in order to strengthen existing measures aimed at protecting communities from sex offenders. Other recommendations support the introduction of new measures and new arrangements which will help to deliver a safer environment.

Children's hearings : The second Kilbrandon child care lecture (1995)

The second in a series of lectures designed to honour the memory and achievement of Lord Kilbrandon who wrote one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'. The lecture was delivered by Fred Stone - Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow - on 12 October 1995.

HIV prevention among black Africans in England: a complex challenge

This paper is about the HIV epidemic in the context of black Africans in England. It focuses on black African communities because they are disproportionately affected by HIV compared to other minority ethnic groups. It gives an overview of the current epidemiological status, HIV support and prevention needs and recommendations for policy and practice. The paper notes that the majority of black Africans are tested for HIV very late and are unable to benefit fully form available treatment and care. The impact of socio-economic factors is also discussed.

First measures: a guide to alcohol misuse prevention work with children

This publication is for those working with primary school age children who need to know the best ways to educate and inform them on issues around alcohol misuse. It offers guidance by: summarising what is effective practice in alcohol misuse prevention; summarising key ‘things to think about’ when developing a project; and providing case study examples and comments from children themselves.