2014

RPU 162 September 2014

September’s issues summarises research articles on:

How relationships of trust with social workers supporting young people to build positive self-ident

  • Children and young people’s participation in child protection processes
  • Burnout for residential social workers experiencing workplace aggression
  • Children’s visibility in chronic neglect cases
  • How relationships of trust with social workers supporting young people to build positive self-identity

RPU 161 July 2014

This is July and August’s combined RPU. Research summaries focus on the issue of disabled children and/parents and include:

  • Attitudes to parents with learning difficulties
  • The risk for abuse of children with chronic conditions or disabilities
  • Comparing children’s and parents’ perspectives on short breaks and respite services for disabled children
  • Involving young disabled people in research

RPU 160 June 2014

The month’s research summaries focus on the issue of decision making in social work and include:

  • Undertaking assessments on capacity to protect in kinship care.
  • The emotional dimension of risk assessment.
  • A study of what social workers do in performing child protection work (this article is available in full to read here)
  • A study on social work responses to referrals concerning young people rather than children in maltreatment cases.

RPU 159 May 2014

The month’s research summaries focus on the issue of contact and include:

  • Factors and decision making relating to contact with birth families
  • Adopters’ experience of unplanned birth family contact in adolescence
  • Managing unregulated contact in the age of new technology
  • The role of observation in contact between babies and birth families during court proceedings

RPU 158 April 2014

The research summaries this month cover:

  • Parental reactions to young people with sexually harmful behaviour  
  • Action learning in multi-agency settings to support reflexivity in complex case management
  • Findings from a European study on working with families of looked after children
  • Factors influencing the uptake of research evidence in child welfare

RPU 157 March 2014

The research summaries this month focus on The Voice of the Child. The articles explore:

  • The voice of the child in the child protection conference
  • Evaluating the development of Children in Care Councils
  • Social Work and Advocacy with Young People: Rights and Care in Practice
  • Hearing the ‘voice of the child’? The role of child contact centres in the family justice system

RPU 156 February 2014

The research summaries this month focus on Kinship Care. Articles explore:

  • Support available for informal kinship care arrangements
  • Engaging family members during care proceedings
  • Links between the legal status of kinship care arrangements and support provided
  • Using census data to explore the link between kinship care and poverty

RPU 155 January 2014

In this issue, you can find out about research on:

  • The impact of raising a child with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Practitioner accounts of responding to parent abuse
  • The impact of family, carer and peer relationships on teenagers’ self-esteem living in foster care
  • The use by one fostering agency of the Adult Attachment Interview to assess carers’ support needs