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Frontline Briefing: Confident practice with cultural diversity (Briefing)

Published: Jul 2015

Frontline Briefing: Confident practice with cultural diversity (Briefing)

Several recent Serious Case Reviews have highlighted the need to challenge subjective stereotypes and assumptions. This briefing focuses on how we can develop confidence in talking about cultural difference and cultural practice with parents, carers, children, young people and the wider community. It provides practical approaches for addressing cultural diversity, including ways of expressing concerns and challenging assumptions without being culturally insensitive.
Frontline Briefing: Contact: Making good decisions for children in public law (Briefing)

Published: Mar 2015

Frontline Briefing: Contact: Making good decisions for children in public law (Briefing)

Contact plans for children living away from their birth families can have life-changing implications for everyone involved.

This frontline briefing aims to make relevant research accessible to practitioners who are involved in making contact plans for children placed away from their birth parents in adoption, fostering or kinship care.

Number of pages: 20
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Frontline Briefing: Contact: Making good decisions for children in public law (Chart)

Published: Mar 2015

Frontline Briefing: Contact: Making good decisions for children in public law (Chart)

This tool, based on work developed by Elsbeth Neil at UEA, is designed to support contact planning for children placed in adoption, long-term foster care and kinship care.

It accompanies the full frontline briefing, Contact: Making good decisions for children in public law, which provides further information about the research that underpins the tool.

Number of pages: 8
Frontline Briefing: Understanding adolescence (Briefing)

Published: Nov 2014

Frontline Briefing: Understanding adolescence (Briefing)

This briefing outlines some of the key areas of development applying to adolescence - physical development, the role of the family, identity, peer relationships, health and risk and resilience.

Number of pages: 11
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Frontline Briefing: Understanding adolescence (Chart)

Published: Nov 2014

Frontline Briefing: Understanding adolescence (Chart)

This concise reference chart highlights the wide range of transitions adolescents go through, as well as their reflective behaviours.

It should be used in conjunction with the main frontline briefing of the same name as an aid and reminder of the issues outlined in greater detail within that resource.

Number of pages: 3
Frontline Briefing: Emotional abuse and neglect: Identifying and responding in practice with families (Chart)

Published: Jul 2014

Frontline Briefing: Emotional abuse and neglect: Identifying and responding in practice with families (Chart)

This chart accompanies the full briefing, which looks in detail at the issue of emotional abuse and neglect and its application to child welfare practice.

The chart provides a ‘rough guide’ to help frontline practitioners reflect on the causes and broad categories of emotional abuse and neglect, and on the ‘FRAMEA’ care pathway contained within the chart.

Number of pages: 3
Preview available.
Frontline Briefing: Emotional abuse and neglect: Identifying and responding in practice with families (Briefing)

Published: Jul 2014

Frontline Briefing: Emotional abuse and neglect: Identifying and responding in practice with families (Briefing)

This briefing looks in detail at the issue of emotional abuse and neglect and its application to child welfare practice.

It’s accompanied by a separate chart for frontline practitioners that provides a ‘rough guide’ to help them reflect on the causes and broad categories of emotional abuse and neglect, and on the ‘FRAMEA’ care pathway contained within the chart.

Number of pages: 15
Preview available.
Frontline Briefing: Adult attachment - application in practice with children and families (Briefing)

Published: Mar 2014

Frontline Briefing: Adult attachment - application in practice with children and families (Briefing)

The main Frontline briefing is aimed at practitioners working in health and social care with parents and children. The focus will be on the way that theory and research related to adult attachment can be applied to practice, as well as to supervision and professional development.

This publication explores adult attachment theory and the evolution of patterns, adult attachment patterns, care-giving and children’s attachment as well as applying adult attachment informed ideas to practice, including fostering, adoption and supervision.

Number of pages: 16
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Frontline Briefing: Adult attachment - application in practice with children and families (Chart)

Published: Mar 2014

Frontline Briefing: Adult attachment - application in practice with children and families (Chart)

This chart accompanies a frontline briefing - available at www.rip.org.uk/frontline - which looks at the issue of adult attachment and its application to child welfare practice.

The chart provides a concise ‘rough guide’ to help practitioners reflect on adult attachment patterns and internal working models (IWMs), while considering their impact on caregiving. The chart should be used in conjunction with the main briefing as an aid and reminder of the issues outlined in greater detail in that resource.

Number of pages: 3
Preview available.
Frontline Briefing: The impact of parental substance misuse on child development (Briefing)

Published: Nov 2013

Frontline Briefing: The impact of parental substance misuse on child development (Briefing)

Whilst there is no suggestion that all children of parents who misuse substances are inevitably going to experience developmental problems, this type of behaviour can affect the extent to which children’s needs, across the developmental domains, are met.

Our latest Frontline briefing examines the degree to which PSM can affect children’s physical and emotional development.

Number of pages: 16
Preview available.
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