Study that focused on young people’s experiences of being fostered and their foster carers’ assessment of factors that contribute to these experiences. It looked in detail at a range of specific areas covering their health and wellbeing; education and participation outcomes; their involvement in activities; their life skills; and their connections with past and present family and friends.
This briefing examines the sanctioned use of force on children in custody and includes evidence from legal statements made by young people and used here with their consent.
The briefing has been produced by the Howard League legal team which represents children and young adults in custody.
This paper presents 27 practical examples drawn from the housing sector which seek to improve housing outcomes for young people; focuses on detailed work in Northamptonshire, but draws on case studies from across the UK; and shares ideas for possible replication.
It was produced as one output from a three-year programme of research and development aiming to achieve better housing outcomes for young people in the UK.
Report that examines the social networking practices of European children, by age, by SNS and by country.
The intention was to inform evidence-based policy regarding child internet safety, identifying the array of practices that occur in order to provide the means for deliberation over future policy initiatives.
Report about young people, aged under 16, who run away from home or care and how that might be related to future homelessness.
Shelter Scotland believes that today's runaways are tomorrow's young homeless people and that if we are serious about preventing homelessness then addressing why children and young people run away is essential.
To help ensure the 2011 strategy takes the perspectives of children and young people with direct experience of poverty into account, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner commissioned the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to convene the discussion groups reported on here.
This report is based on consultation events held with children and young people in five locations across England.
The Scottish Government is taking steps which will improve the safety of our children and young people in the online environment. This plan outlines a series of actions which can help meet this aspiration.
It builds on the UK-wide Strategy for Child Internet Safety published in December 2009 and will, once implemented, help to make young people’s approach to the internet more safe and responsible. The plan has been developed in partnership with a dedicated Scottish Stakeholder Group.
Research carried out by User Voice which presents the stark reality of some young people’s experience of being physically restrained by staff in the secure juvenile estate.
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics. Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed. This Insight looks at intensive supervision, surveillance and monitoring of young people.
Child Poverty challenge question postcards on health published by Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children's and Young People's Services (C4EO). This downloadable postcard present challenge questions from C4EO’s research. The questions act as checklists to stimulate multi-agency thinking and help you develop your Child Poverty strategy and practice. There are questions for strategic leaders in children’s services, housing professionals, health professionals and frontline practitioners.