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Why Families on a Low Income are Spending More During Covid-19

The Pandemic Pressures study is a collaboration between the Resolution Foundation think-tank and the Nuffield Foundation-funded Covid Realities research project at the University of York. In general, average household spending has fallen by 10 per cent during the pandemic with decreased spend on leisure activities, meals out, holidays and commuting costs.

Parenting Programmes: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The focus of parenting support has tended to be on interventions with pre-school age children, such as Coram Family and Childcare’s Parent Champions programme which is a peer support network (see expert view).

Parenting Programmes: Special Report

Parenting programmes aim to give parents the insights and skills they need to help their children thrive. CYP Now’s special report looks at the latest developments, academic research and examples of best practice.

Technology in Children's Services: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
At its best, technology speeds up laborious inputting of information, enabling children’s services practitioners to spend more time with their clients, helps commissioners to identify trends so they can prioritise resources, and enable leaders to make informed choices on how services are structured.

Giving children a better start in life

The National Lottery-funded A Better Start programme to boost early child development celebrates its fifth birthday this month. Those involved in the programme highlight its achievements to date.

Sibling relationships in the care system

Children’s services and courts face serious challenges when making care plans or permanence orders for siblings, writes Dr John Simmonds, director of policy, research and development at CoramBAAF.

Therapeutic Care: Special Report

With rises in children coming into care and reporting mental health problems, policymakers and service providers are developing therapeutic care and support across a range of settings to help young people.

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