What is the Matter with Feltham?

by Robert Shaw

The need to learn from research - and think more deeply

Residential Childcare: The Experiences of Young People in Bangladesh

by Md. Tuhinul Islam

Interesting findings, often at odds with UK comparisons

Internet Safety: Children’s Views

by Tom Church

24,000 young people declare their online rights and responsibilities for Safer Internet Day

All Our Children

The 12th International EUSARF Conference.

Childhood Obesity — What are the Health Risks?

by , davidlane

Research with some surprising findings

One in Four Children Bullied in School Last Year

Stop and think; words can hurt

The Key Texts: An Overview

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

The lessons which today’s child care professionals need to learn.

Teenagers and the Social Work Services:-by John Triseliotis

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A thorough study of the effectiveness of services and what people thought of them.

Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England-by Jean La Fontaine

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

The debunking of the popular myth of ritual abuse

Recognizing and Helping the Neglected Child:-by Brigid Daniel and others

Book Review by David Lane davidlane

Evidence-based practice for assessment and intervention.

Closing children’s homes

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A research report which demonstrated children’s need for residential care

“We have no choice” - the challenge of kinship care

by Meredith Kiraly, davidlane

Stability and continuity of care for the children, but sometimes there’s a price to pay

News Views

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News Views

Including the lessons of Haute de la Garenne, an honour for day nurseries, Key Texts, night lights and melatonin, social …

The Key Texts: What Did Not Get In

Digest by Robert Shaw

A review of the way the series was put together

‘The Second Curtis Report’ Chaired by Dame Myra Curtis

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

An outstanding report which had a massive impact at a critical point

‘Growing up in Great Britain’ by Ken Fogelman

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

Collating the findings and implications

News Views

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Including child poverty, the lessons from Baby Peter, foster care recruitment, family eating habits, fitness, fun and football, archiving theses, …

‘Perinatal Mortality’ by Neville R Butler and Dennis G Bonham

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

How factors such as social class affect babies’ survival

‘From Birth to Seven’ by Ronald Davie, Neville R Butler and Harvey Goldstein

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

The importance of social class - and small schools

‘The Adolescent Girl in Conflict’ by Gisela Konopka

Digest by Robert Shaw

A study which highlighted the lack of research about girl offenders

‘Mother and Baby Homes’ by Jill Nicholson

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

The first comprehensive study

‘Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917′ by Roy Parker

Book Review by David Lane

‘Consequences’ by Elizabeth Reinach and Glyn Roberts

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A study of the effectiveness of an observation and assessment centre

‘Leaving Care’ by Mike Stein and Kate Carey

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

Indicators for success- and failure- in aftercare

Wanting a Nanny? Wanting a Job as a Nanny? Try the Web.

by Joanne Binnington

Findings from research investigating how parents and nannies find childcare solutions

‘Foster Home Breakdown’ by David Berridge and Hedy Cleaver

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A detailed study providing guidance to social workers on what works

‘Child Care Now: A Survey of Placement Patterns’ by Jane Rowe, Marion Hundleby and Louise Garnett

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

Social workers’ views as to what works

‘Cottage Six: The Social System of Delinquent Boys in Residential Treatment’ by Howard W Polsky

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A neutral stance is impossible for a participant observer.

‘After Grace, Teeth: A Comparative Study of Residential Experience of Boys in Approved Schools’ by Spencer Millham, Roger Bullock and Paul Cherrett

‘Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide’ by Penny Mukherji and Deborah Albon

Book Review by Maureen O'Hagan

Methodologies, ethics, techniques - it’s all there.

‘Expanding the Options in Child Placement’ by Anita Wiener and Eugene Wiener

Digest by Robert Shaw

Research into adoption, fostering and residential care with surprising conclusions

‘Children Referred to Closed Units’ by Pat Cawson and Mary Martell

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

The ignored facts about young people who were locked up

‘Children who Wait’ by Jane Rowe and Lydia Lambert

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A landmark study of children in long-term care

‘Adult Status of Children with Contrasting Early Experience’ by Harold M. Skeels

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

Research showing how children respond to care, and that good care saves money

‘Patterns of Residential Care: Sociological Studies in Institutions for Handicapped Children’ by Roy D King, Norma V Raynes and Jack Tizard

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

Research which led to change and some unexpected findings

‘Continuity and Support Following Residential Treatment’ by Delores Taylor and Stuart Alpert

Digest by Robert Shaw

Post-discharge success was shown to depend on family contact.

‘Children in Foster Care: A Longitudinal Investigation’ by David Fanshel and Eugene B Shinn

Digest by Robert Shaw, davidlane

A study of what makes for success in foster care

‘Institutional Care and Placing-Out; The Place of Each In the Care of Dependent Children’ by Elias L. Trotzkey

Digest by Robert Shaw

An early piece of comparative research, looking at added value

Child Care Past and Present

by Roger Bullock, davidlane

Evaluating how things have changed over half a century

Social Pedagogy UK - a virtual world meeting point…

by Abby Ladbrooke

The Crisis We Face : The Loss of Childhood - What can be Done?

by Sarah Woodhouse, davidlane

Children need loving care from the start to prevent later violent behaviour

Two Conferences