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Early Intervention Foundation - Foundations for Life

A major piece of work assessing the evidence behind 75 interventions available to UK commissioners that are designed to support parent-child interaction from conception to age five.

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Extremism & Radicalisation Resources

VICTVS provides all of their teaching and learning resource files. These resources are free to download and use...

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The 1001 Critical Days

This is a cross party manifesto highlighting the importance of acting early to enhance the outcomes for children...read more...

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Early Help - Who's Responsibility

This thematic inspection evaluates the effectiveness of the early help services for children and families provided by local authorities and their partners. The report draws on evidence from inspection, from examining cases in 12 local authorities and from the views of children and young people, parents, carers, practitioners and managers.

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The contribution of Youth Offending Teams to the work of the Troubled Families Programme in England

A recent report by HM Inspectorate of Probation, Care Quality Commission and OFSTED focused on the contribution of Youth Offending teams to their local troubled families programme.

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The Best Start at Home

A report from The Early Intervention Foundation on what works to improve the quality of parent child interactions from conception to age 5.

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Spending on Late Intervention: how we can do better for less

The Early Intervention Foundation's great report on late intervention.

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Monitoring and evaluation of family intervention projects to March 2010

This official statistics release contains figures for families receiving support from family intervention projects, local services which provide intensive support to families with multiple social, economic, health and behaviour problems. Written by the Department for Education.

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Monitoring and evaluation of family interventions: information on families supported to March 2010

This report presents findings from analysis of data on families undergoing intensive anti-social behaviour (ASB) family interventions. Written by the Department for Education.

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Parenting early intervention programme evaluation

This report examines the effectiveness of 5 programmes for use in the parenting early intervention programme (PEIP).

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Think Family Pathfinders: Research

Children experiencing very poor outcomes often come from families who face multiple and complex problems, such as poverty, domestic abuse, poor mental health or substance misuse. Guidance by the Department for Education

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Cost Benefit Analysis of Interventions with Parents

Research carried out by London Economics for the Department for Children, Schools and Families

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The use of whole family assessment to identify the needs of families with multiple problems

An overview of the approaches to assessment taken by local authorities, with a detailed exploration of their successful family assessment processes. Written by Department of Education. Written by Department for Education.

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Improving support for young carers: family-focused approaches

This paper looks at 18 local authorities' work to create support systems for families with young carers, showcasing positive outcomes and good practice, written by the Department for Education.

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Lessons from the Single Inspection Pilots

This booklet, produced by ADCS, Solace and the LGA, shares learning from the local authorities who piloted the new Ofsted framework for the inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers (the single inspection framework).

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Influences on students' development at age 16

Research looking at what influences attainment and development in 16-year-old students, from the Department of Education.

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The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment

This briefing offers head teachers, governors and school staff a summary of the key evidence that highlights the link between health and wellbeing and educational attainment, written by Public Health England.

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Evaluation of intensive intervention projects

This research uses an individual longitudinal case study approach to provide in-depth insights into intensive intervention projects (IIPs), written by the Department of Education.

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Evaluation of the family and young carer pathfinders programme

Research report presenting the findings from an evaluation of the family and young carer pathfinders programme, written by the Department of Education.

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Financial framework for the Troubled Families programme's payment-by-results scheme for local authorities

Information on the Troubled Families programme payment-by-results scheme for local authorities, written by Department for Communities and Local Government

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Guidance: Working with troubled families: a guide to evidence and good practice (December 2012)

Guidance for local authorities and their partners on how to work with troubled families, written by the Department for Communities and Local Government and The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP.

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Support from the start: Working with young children and their families to reduce the risks of crime and anti-social behaviour (March 04)

A research paper by Carole Sutton (De Montfort University), David Utting (Joseph Rowntree Foundation), David Farrington (University of Cambridge) on the importance of working with younger children and families to reduce risks of crime and anti-social behaviour.

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Redesigning Provision for Families with Multiple Problems – an Assessment of the Early Impact of Different Local Approaches (Oct 10)

Evidence on the effect of the family-based approach on families with multiple and complex problems.

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Family stressors and children's outcomes (Jan 2013)

Report written by the Department of Education released on 29th January 2013. This research looked at family stress factors and parental behaviour associated with both successful and poor outcomes for children aged 7.

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The cost of Troubled Families (Jan 2013)

This report makes the case for all local agencies to examine what they spend on troubled families, how they spend it, and how effective that expenditure is.

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