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Parent partner programmes, US

Parent partner programmes bring together parents whose children have been, or at risk of being, taken into care with parents who have previously been involved with welfare agencies and had a positive outcome.

Help volunteers support families

Volunteer mentor programmes for those on child protection or child in need plans can help local authorities to prevent statutory intervention and be the bridge to the wider community families need.

Measuring the quality of care

In the last in a series of articles, the NSPCC explains how it developed an evidence-based approach to assessing the quality of care a child receives and identifying when deficient parenting is placing them at risk.

Strength-based social work, Australia

Like the UK, Australia has seen rising demand for child protection and care services over the past five years. In response, the latest iteration of the federal government's 10-year child protection strategy focuses on early intervention to keep children and young people out of state care.