Social Care In Depth
Hundreds of thousands of children and young people care for a family member, but their needs often get ignored. Joe Lepper investigates the barriers young carers face in getting the vital support they require.
Analysis of data suggests that the coalition’s promise to end detention of asylum-seeking children has been reneged, and that significant numbers are suffering both physical and psychological distress.
Research into the reasons young people become disengaged from education and employment
Lengthy legal disputes over the age of asylum-seeking children have a damaging effect on their lives, says Kamena Dorling, policy and programmes manager at Coram Children’s Legal Centre
Good Practice Case Studies
Ealing’s children centre outreach service puts vulnerable families in touch with support that can help improve their lives.
Young parents are getting back into education by teaching other teenagers what effect bringing up a baby can have on their lifestyle
Children in care can feel that they have little influence over important decisions affecting their lives. In 2005 the London Borough of Southwark decided to address this through a programme that gave looked-after children and care leavers a say.
Young people are being helped to mend relationships with their families to prevent them becoming homeless
Educational psychology forms the basis of a programme to enable parents in Somerset to deal with their children’s problem behaviour