Document describing a project with the goals of developing practitioners' skills in engaging with parents and forging stronger links between children's learning in early years settings and in the home environment. Methods used to achieve these aims included workshop-picnics promoting the principles of the Letters and Sounds approach.
Report outlining the progress being made by the Youth Taskforce, an agency set up by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to improve outcomes for some of the most at risk and challenging young people in England. The report features case studies involving the Taskforce and includes ideas for good practice.
Report providing examples of case studies of organisations which have adopted employee health and welfare programmes in order to encourage other employers to adopt similar programmes to safeguard their employees health and wellbeing.
Factsheet providing information and guidance on the regulations for claiming Carers Allowance and answering some frequently asked questions about the allowance.
Study looking into the influences on young people's aspirations, in particular the effects of community-level characteristics and attitudes on the aspirations of both parents and children.
This learning object is suitable for use in conjunction case studies once students have appreciated the basic framework of the legal rules. These materials raise awareness of: the complexity of the relationship between law and social work in practice; the breadth of legal knowledge necessary for effective practice; the fact that law cannot be seen in isolation from values, and must be subject to critical analysis; how different options for practice balance legal rules, moral rules and individual and collective rights.
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.
Report of a study which investigated whether the Children in Need (CIN) Census, a device which collects data on all children receiving support from children's social care services, could be widened after 2009 to cover some other services used by CIN, e.g. youth justice, health services.
Guide intended to help local areas in England commission weight management services for children and young people. It includes information on the policy context and contains a series of tools to support commissioners in the area of weight management for children and young people.
Report using carers' experiences to assess the effectiveness and value of the direct payments system and make recommendations for improvements.