Publications

After FDAC: outcomes 5 years later. Final report. (December 2016) Lancaster University

A study comparing the outcomes for up to five years after the end of care proceedings for children and parents who had been through either FDAC (140 families) or ordinary proceedings (100 families).

 

Problem solving in court: current practice in FDACs in England. Final report. (December 2016) Lancaster University

A study exploring how FDAC judges in 46 hearings used time in court to motivate and encourage FDAC parents to change their lifestyle.

Family Drug and Alcohol (FDAC) research

For all our research reports about FDAC, click here

  • the 2 final reports above (Dec 2016)
  • summary findings about outcomes and court practice (Sept 2016)
  • earlier studies of FDAC in London (May 2014 and May 2011)
  • the feasibility of establishing FDAC (May 2006).

Our Lives: Challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015 (November 2015)

The stories of 22 people living in poverty, to highlight their resilience and the attitudes shown by those around them and those making decisions about their life.

A Year in Proceedings: Cases issued May 2013-April 2014 (with results of final hearings to the end of September 2014) – February 2015

A report from the local authority case managers, and the project manager, about the work of the SLCPP (South London Care Proceedings Project, with recommendations for future activity by the consortium.

Project management of the South London Care Proceedings Project

A report from the local authority case managers, and the project manager, about the work of the SLCPP (South London Care Proceedings Project, with recommendations for future activity by the consortium.

Analysis and Critical Thinking in Assessment (2nd Edition) March 2014

An updated version of the 2012 resource pack for England, now adapted and published for Wales.

https://www.rip.org.uk/

Research in Practice, and the Care Council for Wales

Making the right choice for children.

Briefing for local authority Lead Members for children’s services.

A short A5 briefing that highlights key research messages about the different types of living arrangements for children in care, and how each can help provide long-term stability during childhood and beyond. Includes return home, foster care (by family and friends or unrelated carers), adoption, special guardianship, and residential care.

2014

 

Bi-Borough Evaluation Report January 2014

Parental mental health problems – research review update

An on-line summary of information about research, policy and practice developments relating to parental mental health problems and their impact on family members. With reflection questions for practitioners.

 

Commissioned by Community Care Inform (2013)