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Commissioning in Children's Services: What works?

By Deanne Mitchell, information specialist, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

| May 28, 2019

This report looks specifically at how outsourcing local authority children's services can be used to improve outcomes for one group of vulnerable children and young people in England and Wales: looked-after children and young people, particularly...

Commissioning Children's Palliative Care in England

By Deanne Mitchell, information specialist, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

| May 28, 2019

Together for Short Lives study into commissioning practices of palliative care services for children in England.

Evaluation of Growing Futures: Research Report

By Deanne Mitchell

| April 30, 2019

This study is an evaluation of the Growing Futures programme carried out by researchers at the University of Central Lancashire for the Department of Education.

This article looks at the issue of programmes that work with perpetrators of domestic violence, considering approaches used and the limitations of research. This includes a study of feminist theory; and the general conclusion that more evidence-based...

Despite the major public health and clinical impact of domestic violence and abuse, the response of health care professionals to women experiencing domestic abuse is often poorly informed and inappropriate. This systematic review looks at educational...

This study looked at children's lived experiences of domestic violence and coercive control, and considers whether understanding them as direct victims might have implications for support services, including social care, mental health support...

Local authorities in England and Wales have a legal duty to report annually to central government on looked-after children's psychological wellbeing and academic attainment but this duty ends once children are adopted. Researchers from Cardiff...

Supporting Parents and Infants Through the Healthy Child Programme

By The Early Intervention Foundation

| March 26, 2019

This is a comprehensive review of the latest evidence of relevance to the Healthy Child Programme.

Post-natal depression (PND) is estimated to affect 10-15 per cent of women in high-income countries, with higher rates in low- and middle-income countries.

The Impact of Neglect on Brain Development

By The Early Intervention Foundation

| March 26, 2019

Johanna Bick and Charles A. Nelson's 2017 paper provides a concise and accessible introduction to some of the main theories in brain development, prominent studies that have increased our understanding of the impact of early experiences on the...