Trends in Care

Exploring reasons for the increase in children looked after by local authorities

  • June Statham
  • Mano Candappa
  • Antonia Simon
  • Charlie Owen
This book explores possible reasons for the increased numbers of children looked after by local authorities. It addresses various hypotheses and makes recommendations for good social services practice related to children looked after.
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Exploring reasons for the increase in children looked after by local authorities

  • June Statham
  • Mano Candappa
  • Antonia Simon
  • Charlie Owen
This book explores possible reasons for the increased numbers of children looked after by local authorities. It addresses various hypotheses and makes recommendations for good social services practice related to children looked after.

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Support Foster Care

Developing a short-break service for children in need

  • Margaret Greenfields
  • June Statham
This text examines barriers such as legal and resourcing issues that deter local authorities from establishing support foster care schemes. This text presents a comprehensive picture of the challenges of maintaining a support foster care scheme and the lessons that can be learned for future schemes.
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Developing a short-break service for children in need

  • Margaret Greenfields
  • June Statham
This text examines barriers such as legal and resourcing issues that deter local authorities from establishing support foster care schemes. This text presents a comprehensive picture of the challenges of maintaining a support foster care scheme and the lessons that can be learned for future schemes.

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Social/Behavioural and Cognitive Development at 3-4 Years in Relation to Family Background

Technical Paper 7

  • Edward Melhuish
  • Kathy Sylva
  • Pam Sammons
  • Iram Siraj-Blatchford
  • Brenda Taggart
Technical Paper 7 of the EPPE Project series considers the relationship of social development and cognitive attainment to the range of variables available in the study that measure characteristics of the children, their parents, their family, their home and childcare history.
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Technical Paper 7

  • Edward Melhuish
  • Kathy Sylva
  • Pam Sammons
  • Iram Siraj-Blatchford
  • Brenda Taggart
Technical Paper 7 of the EPPE Project series considers the relationship of social development and cognitive attainment to the range of variables available in the study that measure characteristics of the children, their parents, their family, their home and childcare history.

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Research and Policy in Early Childhood Services

Time for a new agenda

  • Ann Mooney
  • Anthony G. Munton
This paper argues for a new policy and research agenda for early childhood services, and looks critically at those ideologies that have dominated the field.
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Time for a new agenda

  • Ann Mooney
  • Anthony G. Munton
This paper argues for a new policy and research agenda for early childhood services, and looks critically at those ideologies that have dominated the field.

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Parenting

Responsibilities, risks and respect

  • Carol Vincent
This lecture argues that there is a need for researchers and practitioners to deconstruct understandings of what constitutes ‘good’ parental behaviour in relation to educational settings, and instead to engage with the diversity of perspectives which families from different social class and ethnic groups bring to the education of their children.
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Responsibilities, risks and respect

  • Carol Vincent
This lecture argues that there is a need for researchers and practitioners to deconstruct understandings of what constitutes ‘good’ parental behaviour in relation to educational settings, and instead to engage with the diversity of perspectives which families from different social class and ethnic groups bring to the education of their children.

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Parent, Family and Child Characteristics in Relation to Type of Pre-School and Socio-Economic Differences

Technical Paper 4

  • Edward Melhuish
  • Kathy Sylva
  • Pam Sammons
  • Iram Siraj-Blatchford
  • Brenda Taggart
  • Anne Dobson
  • Marjorie Jeavons
  • Katie Lewis
  • Maria Morahan
  • Sharon Sadler
The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education (EPPE) project investigated the effects of pre-school education and care on children’s development for children aged 3-7 years old. This paper describes the characteristics of parents, families and children in the study.
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Technical Paper 4

  • Edward Melhuish
  • Kathy Sylva
  • Pam Sammons
  • Iram Siraj-Blatchford
  • Brenda Taggart
  • Anne Dobson
  • Marjorie Jeavons
  • Katie Lewis
  • Maria Morahan
  • Sharon Sadler
The Effective Provision of Pre-school Education (EPPE) project investigated the effects of pre-school education and care on children’s development for children aged 3-7 years old. This paper describes the characteristics of parents, families and children in the study.

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Outcomes and Effectiveness of Family Support Services

A research review

  • June Statham
This timely book reviews the evidence on ‘what works’ in family support services, and describes some of the problems and issues that arise when evaluating social welfare provision in general and family support services in particular.
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A research review

  • June Statham
This timely book reviews the evidence on ‘what works’ in family support services, and describes some of the problems and issues that arise when evaluating social welfare provision in general and family support services in particular.

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Ordinary Families?

Learning about families and parenting from normative studies

  • Marjorie Smith
Drawing on the stories told by ‘ordinary’ parents and children in order to learn more about how families function, Professor Smith illustrates how studies of representative samples of families, or normative studies, offer the potential to investigate family impacts and influences on children who are not flourishing.
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Learning about families and parenting from normative studies

  • Marjorie Smith
Drawing on the stories told by ‘ordinary’ parents and children in order to learn more about how families function, Professor Smith illustrates how studies of representative samples of families, or normative studies, offer the potential to investigate family impacts and influences on children who are not flourishing.

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Mapping the Care Workforce: Supporting joined-up thinking

Secondary analysis of the Labour Force Survey for childcare and social work

  • Antonia Simon
  • Charlie Owen
  • Peter Moss
  • Claire Cameron
This study aims to learn more about the body of paid workers that currently makes up the social care sector. The findings provide clear messages for policymakers, managers, trainers and practitioners.
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Secondary analysis of the Labour Force Survey for childcare and social work

  • Antonia Simon
  • Charlie Owen
  • Peter Moss
  • Claire Cameron
This study aims to learn more about the body of paid workers that currently makes up the social care sector. The findings provide clear messages for policymakers, managers, trainers and practitioners.

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The Knowledge: How to get the information you need out of computers and information systems

A practical guide for children’s social services

  • Mike Gatehouse
  • June Statham
  • Harriet Ward
This is a practical guide for children’s social services that will help departments identify their information technology needs and commission better systems.
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A practical guide for children’s social services

  • Mike Gatehouse
  • June Statham
  • Harriet Ward
This is a practical guide for children’s social services that will help departments identify their information technology needs and commission better systems.

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