The need to learn from research – and think more deeply
Interesting findings, often at odds with UK comparisons
24,000 young people declare their online rights and responsibilities for Safer Internet Day
The 12th International EUSARF Conference.
Research with some surprising findings
Stop and think; words can hurt
The lessons which today’s child care professionals need to learn.
A thorough study of the effectiveness of services and what people thought of them.
The debunking of the popular myth of ritual abuse
Evidence-based practice for assessment and intervention.
A research report which demonstrated children’s need for residential care
Stability and continuity of care for the children, but sometimes there’s a price to pay
Sir Paul Ennals The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has announced today that Sir Paul Ennals will be moving on from his role as Chief Executive in the autumn of 2011. Paying tribute to Sir Paul, NCB Chair, Dame Gillian Pugh, said, “NCB has been enormously fortunate to have been led by Paul Ennals for the … Read more
Including the lessons of Haute de la Garenne, an honour for day nurseries, Key Texts, night lights and melatonin, social pedagogy and the SPDN, social pedagogy in Slovenia, breast-feeding, the Big Society and Montessori, ‘research’ surveys, TV viewing patterns, poverty, and conferences on children and mental health and young people and faith
A review of the way the series was put together
An outstanding report which had a massive impact at a critical point
Collating the findings and implications
Including child poverty, the lessons from Baby Peter, foster care recruitment, family eating habits, fitness, fun and football, archiving theses, disciplining children, ‘research’, changing the clocks, the NCBC and the NCB.
How factors such as social class affect babies’ survival
The importance of social class – and small schools
A study which highlighted the lack of research about girl offenders
The first comprehensive study
Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917 contains 354 pages of painstakingly researched material (including 60 pages of notes, references etc.), but if that description makes you think that this must be a dry and dusty academic tome, think again. The story it tells is harrowing, and it has a cast of 80,000, … Read more
A study of the effectiveness of an observation and assessment centre
Indicators for success- and failure- in aftercare
Findings from research investigating how parents and nannies find childcare solutions
A detailed study providing guidance to social workers on what works
Social workers’ views as to what works
A neutral stance is impossible for a participant observer.
Spencer Millham, Roger Bullock and Paul, Cherrett (1975) After Grace, Teeth: A Comparative Study of Residential Experience of Boys in Approved Schools London Human Context 0 903137 11 9 Following his successful collaboration with Royston Lambert, head of the Social Research Unit at King’s College, Cambridge, in a sociological study of boarding schools (Lambert and … Read more
Methodologies, ethics, techniques – it’s all there.
Research into adoption, fostering and residential care with surprising conclusions
The ignored facts about young people who were locked up
A landmark study of children in long-term care
Research showing how children respond to care, and that good care saves money
Research which led to change and some unexpected findings
Post-discharge success was shown to depend on family contact.
A study of what makes for success in foster care
An early piece of comparative research, looking at added value
Evaluating how things have changed over half a century
Children need loving care from the start to prevent later violent behaviour
SIRCC – the Scottish Institute in Residential Child Care – is running two conferences. ***** The first is taking a look at recent research in the field of residential child care under the title In the Know. There is not much time to book, as it will take place on 12 November 2007. Research Day … Read more