preventive practice

The topic of this briefing is the prevention of pregnancy among a specific group: looked after children and young people, who usually live in foster homes, but may also be in residential placements or with family members. Research and policy literature currently focuses on the provision of appropriate and adequate sex and relationship education in conjunction with accessible contraceptive services as the means of reducing teenage pregnancy.

Paper analysing the role of harmful alcohol consumption in child maltreatment along with its lifelong impact on alcohol use patterns in people who were maltreated as children and the role of public health in prevention.

This booklet is a summary of the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) web-based guidance, 'Safe and secure - the manual'.

The manual covers the needs of children and vulnerable adults in places of worship and other organisations.

The booklet covers CCPAS ten safeguarding standards which include that organisations should adopt a formal, working safeguarding policy and that organisations must develop safeguarding awareness and provide training. It concludes with a list of CCPAS membership benefits.

The objective of this review was to identify studies that evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent child emotional abuse before it occurs and also to prevent its recurrence. It focuses on the parents or primary carers of children aged 0-19 years. There was limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions in the treatment of emotional maltreatment.

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.

This guidance sets out how organisations and individuals - including police, teachers, social workers and health workers - should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people from sexual exploitation.

It aims to help agencies to: develop local preventive strategies; identify those at risk of being sexually exploited, to safeguard those who are being sexually exploited; and to identify and prosecute perpetrators. A chapter on the roles and responsibilities of agencies is included.

This review covers effective practice in parenting support within the youth justice. It was commissioned to serve as a background source document on which the accompany guidance produced 'Key Elements of Practice - Parenting' is based. It is aimed primarily at managers and practitioners working in the youth justice field who are directly involved in providing, or brokering access to, services for young people who offend and their families. It offers an accessible guide to the current state of the evidence base on effective interventions and services.

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?

Paper analysing the role of alcohol in youth violence. It also considers the scale of the problem, risk factors for involvement in alcohol-related youth violence, prevention measures and the role of public health.

Paper analysing the links between violence and alcohol misuse and discussing issues such as the extent of alcohol-related interpersonal violence, risk factors, violence prevention and policy responses.