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Parental mental health: Frontline Briefing (2018)

frontline resources Published: Apr 2018

Parental mental health: Frontline Briefing (2018)

This briefing provides information aimed at social workers and family support workers working with parents and includes sections on:

  • The range and prevalence of parental mental health problems.
  • The potential impact of such problems on children’s health and development and factors to consider when assessing the seriousness of the impact.
  • The types of support that may be provided and the factors that should inform their work when parents themselves and/or others are concerned about the impact mental health problems may be having on parenting capacity and therefore, on their children.
  • Effective or promising approaches when working with families where parental mental health problems are present.
  • Sources of further information.

Aimed at: Child and family social workers and their frontline managers.

Number of pages: 24

Product code: CH-FBR-013

Parental mental health: Frontline Tool (2018)

frontline resources Published: Apr 2018

Parental mental health: Frontline Tool (2018)

This Tool accompanies the full Frontline Briefing. It includes questions for reflection and messages from parents and children.

Aimed at: Child and family social workers and their frontline managers.

Number of pages: 6

Product code: CH-FBT-019

Building a quality culture in child and family services: Strategic Briefing (2018)

strategic briefings Published: Apr 2018

Building a quality culture in child and family services: Strategic Briefing (2018)

Drawing on sector knowledge gathered through quality assurance (QA) workshops, this briefing offers a strategic overview and practical guidance on how an effective quality assurance framework can support achieving the right outcomes for children and young people, and improve the quality of practice.

It sets QA in the wider context of the drivers and enablers, including strengths and relationship-based practice with children and young people.

Aimed at: Local authority strategic leaders and decision-makers. It will also be of interest to frontline managers and their staff.

Number of pages: 20

Product code: CH SBR 013

Supporting parents who have learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing (2018)

strategic briefings Published: Apr 2018

Supporting parents who have learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing (2018)

Estimates are that between 40 to 60 percent of parents with a learning disability do not live with their children. This publication provides an overview of the available evidence in relation to ‘what works’ in working with parents who have a learning disability, including case study examples of good practice.

The briefing aims to enable strategic leaders to:

  • understand the practice tensions in this area
  • become familiar with the key research
  • gain a greater understanding as to what will best support parents who have a learning disability.

Aimed at: Local authority strategic leaders and decision-makers. It will also be of interest to frontline managers and their staff.

Number of pages: 32

Product code: JT-SBT-001

21st century social work with children and young people with disabilities: Evidence Review (2018)

research reviews and summaries Published: Apr 2018

21st century social work with children and young people with disabilities: Evidence Review (2018)

The Review examines practice, policy and research evidence. The authors are experts, from a range of backgrounds and professions, who share a passion and abiding commitment to working with and for disabled children, young people and their families.

We are delighted to publish this review, focusing on an often overlooked area of social work practice, which brings together learning from research, policy and practice on working with disabled children, young people and their families.

The five chapters explore:

  • Messages from Innovation Programme projects.
  • Participation and co-production with disabled children and young people.
  • Transition to adulthood.
  • Safeguarding and child protection of disabled children and young people.
  • A case study on working together for disabled children in Birmingham.

Aimed at: Strategic leaders; social work managers and practitioners working to support children and young people with SEND and/or disabilities.

Number of pages: 104

Product code: CH-EVR-002

Intra-familial child sexual abuse: Risk factors, indicators and protective factors: Practice Tool (2018)

practice tools and guides Published: Apr 2018

Intra-familial child sexual abuse: Risk factors, indicators and protective factors: Practice Tool (2018)

This resource is designed to support practitioners to use research evidence to structure their thinking in relation to intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA). The idea is to use this alongside existing assessment processes, either while doing an assessment (to focus an analysis in relation to this issue) or when reviewing information that has already been gathered.

The three core sections address:

  • Risks and vulnerabilities associated with IFCSA.
  • Indicators (signs) associated with IFCSA.
  • Factors that may protect children against IFCSA.

Aimed at: Practitioners working with children, young people and families - social workers, family support and youth workers.

Number of pages: 40

Product code: CH-PTL-007