Publications

Pre-birth Assessment: Strategic Briefing (2020)

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Six Years on Track: In and After Care Proceedings, 2013-2019 (2020)

With Celia Parker. Report launched December 2020 by the South London Care Proceedings Project.

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The Care Crisis Review: Options for Change (June 2018) Family Rights Group

The 20 ideas, arising from the Review, for changes to local authority and court systems, and national and local policies and practice, that will help reduce the number of care applications and of children in the care system.

Parental mental health: Frontline Briefing (2018) Research in Practice

Information for practitioners and managers about the range and prevalence of parental mental health problems, the possible impact on children’s health and development, the support needed, and effective or promising approaches when working with families. With an accompanying practice tool with questions for reflection and messages from parents and children.

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.