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200400 2004

What works in adoption and foster care?

by Clive Sellick

Type: Tools for professionals

Written to help managers and practitioners make evidence based decisions about where and how to place children for the right outcomes.
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£12.99
200400 2004

What works for young people leaving care?

by Mike Stein

Type: Tools for professionals

This book looks at problems, service challenges and outcomes for young people leaving care.
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£12.99
200100 2001

Promoting social inclusion: A practice manual for community workers

Type: Tools for professionals

Provides practical guidance on how to plan, carry out and evaluate a community development interventions to tackle disadvantage.
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£8.99
200500 2005

Meeting with respect pack

by Lorell Webster

Type: Tools for professionals

A resource pack for professionals who want to develop child centred meetings in any area of social work.
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£30.00
200600 2006

Inclusive Education in primary schools - supporting children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

by Karen Knamiller and Mary Duffy

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources, DVD, videos and CDs

This pack offers a holistic approach to supporting inclusive education and explores ways of working with children, parents/carers, teachers and volunteer befrienders.
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£85.00
200600 2006

Reality check

Type: Tools for professionals, DVD, videos and CDs

Based on young people's own accounts, this DVD and toolkit gives care workers a valuable opportunity to reflect on and improve practice.
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£30.00
 

Module 1: Using research evidence in practice: an introduction - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

All you need to run your own training on this module. The module contains session plans, learning outcomes, group activities and a CD of handouts and slides.
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£22.00
200600 2006

Module 1: Using research evidence in practice: an introduction - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - what we mean by research evidence and why we need to use it - identifying the factors that affect practitioner decision making and the role of research - why not all evidence is equal and challenging claims to authority - appraising the obstacles/enablers to using research in practice - make sense of research jargon.
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£12.00
 

Module 2: Locating research evidence in five steps - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

All you need to run your own training on this module. The module pack includes session plans, learning outcomes, group activities and a CD of handouts and slides.
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£22.00
 

Module 2: Locating research evidence in five steps - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including - how to formulate a search question and strategy on a specific practice issue - identifying key search terms and making the search sufficiently broad/narrow - looking for research using the internet and online resources - using gateways and databases to find research - how to get full copies of research papers.
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£12.00
 

Module 3: Appraising and reviewing research evidence - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

All you need to run your own training on this module. The module pack includes session plans, learning outcomes, group activities and a CD of handouts and slides.
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£22.00
 

Module 3: Appraising and reviewing research evidence - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - research design understanding quantitative and qualitative methods - the different types of questions that quantitative and qualitative research can answer - a gentle guide to statistics and qualitative research methods - the importance of critical appraisal, tried and tested critical thinking tools provided.
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£12.00
 

Module 4: Adapting and applying evidence: issues for individual practitioners and organisations - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - the evaluation cycle - what are trying to achieve - outcome or output knowing the difference and measuring them - selecting indicators and identifying sources of evidence - what and when planning your evaluation - how methods and tools for collecting and recording data - analysing and presenting evaluation data - reflecting on practice, learning from and sharing the findings.
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£22.00
 

Module 4: Adapting and applying evidence: issues for individual practitioners and organisations - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - practical paths to becoming an evidence-based organisation - identifying obstacles to acting on evidence - increasing access to evidence for practitioners, team managers and project leaders - presenting evidence to achieve change and developing dissemination plans - predicting and responding to resistance.
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£12.00
 

Module 5: Outcome-focused evaluation - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

All you need to run your own training on this module. The module pack includes session plans, learning outcomes, group activities and a CD of handouts and slides.
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£25.00
 

Module 5: Outcome-focused evaluation - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - the evaluation cycle - what are trying to achieve - outcome or output knowing the difference and measuring them - selecting indicators and identifying sources of evidence - what and when planning your evaluation - how methods and tools for collecting and recording data - analysing and presenting evaluation data - reflecting on practice, learning from and sharing the findings
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£15.00
 

The Evidence Guide - the complete five modules

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

Helps social care professionals find, judge and apply research evidence in practice. This easy to use modular resource is perfect for anyone - from commisioning managers to social work students - wanting to know how to make better use of research evidence in practice and service development.
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£140.00
 

Where we are at

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

A fun, interactive CD-ROM developed through research in Barnardo's projects.
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£12.99
200700 2007

Aiming for High

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources, DVD, videos and CDs

Replace fear with fun and help children prepare for the move to high school. This big box pack is full of games, activities and an animated film (DVD) to help deal with children's anxieties.
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£150.00
 

Your Choice DVD

Type: Tools for professionals, DVD, videos and CDs

This film drama and work book explore the story of Matt and Aiden, who sexually assault Ellie.
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£85.00
 

Offside Workbook with DVD

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources, DVD, videos and CDs

This film and workbook explore appropriate teenage relationships and challenge sexual beliefs that can be associated with harmful sexual behaviour.
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£63.75
 

About self-harm

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This concise booklet explains why young people self-harm, dispels some common myths and provides information about accessing help and support.
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200700 2007

A practitioner's guide to interagency working in children's centres

by Karen McInnes

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

This literature review draws together best practice guidance on interagency working at the operational level, with a specific focus on the implications for children¿s centres; directly useful for practitioners.
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201000 2010

Making plans: Using Family Group conferencing to reduce the impact of caring on young people

by Naomi Clewett, Martha Slowley and Jane Glover

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

This briefing describes how this short-term method of service delivery can reduce the amount and impact of caring by young people.
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200700 2007

Tipping the Iceberg

by Julie Harris and Barbara Robinson

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

A pan Sussex study of young people at risk of sexual exploitation and trafficking, the objective of this 12 month research was to establish the level and nature of current need for services amongst young people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sussex.
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200400 2004

I want to play too: developing inclusive play strategies for disabled children and young people

by Fiona Ward, Chloe Elliott and Caroline Day

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

This booklet presents practical ideas from initiatives developed by Barnardo's North West.
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Free
200200 2002

Taking part toolkit: promoting the real participation of children and young people ¿ summary

by Polly Wright and Deena Haydon

Type: Tools for professionals

For any agency that works with children and young people. The toolkit includes a report, a resource pack, participation standards and an audit tool.
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Free
 

'What works for children' initiative

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

City and York universities, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, have been working with Barnardo's to explore how research can be applied to childcare practice.
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Free
200400 2004

SCIE Knowledge review 07: Improving the use of research in social care practice

by Isabel Walter, Sandra Nutley, Janie Percy-Smith, Di McNeish and Sarah Frost

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

This review examines effective ways of promoting research use in social care, explores models of research use that include staff at different levels and settings in social care, and looks at what organisational structures are needed to realise the aim of using research to improve practice.
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200000 2000

Making connections linking research and practice summary

by Mike Hughes, Diana McNeish, Tony Newman, Helen Roberts and Darshan Sachdev

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

The purpose of this report is to review of factors which promote or inhibit the dissemination of social care research and its application in practice.
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Free
 

Committed to Rights (part 1) - Good practice case studies

Type: Tools for professionals

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
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Free
 

Committed to Rights (part 2) - Information sheets

Type: Tools for professionals

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
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Free
 

Committed to Rights (part 3) - self-auditing checklists

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
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Free
 

Committed to Rights (part 4) - Synopsis of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
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Free
201104 Apr 2011

Reaching families in need: Learning from practice in Barnardo's Children's Centres

by Barnardo's Policy and Research Unit

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

This briefing highlights good practice enabling Sure Start Children's Centres to extend their reach to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged families.
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Free
200700 2007

Keeping the Family in Mind Resource Pack (2nd Edition)

by Louise Wardale

Type: Tools for professionals, DVD, videos and CDs

Back by popular demand, the 2nd Edition of the Keeping the Family has new and improved contents. The pack is aimed at anyone who works with parents with mental health difficulties, their children and their families, and is designed to raise awareness of the issues that they face.
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£34.99
200600 2006

Protecting self and keeping safe

by Mel Foley

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

WINNER - Children & Young People's Services "Stay Safe Award" 2006. A pack of materials for social workers, teachers & youth leaders to use in delivering effective education on sexual exploitation.
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£45.00
 

Nae Danger

Type: Tools for professionals, DVD, videos and CDs

Made by young people who have been affected by sexual exploitation, Nae Danger looks at issues around risk and keeping safe.
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£150.00
201204 Apr 2012

Under fives and their families affected by imprisonment: A handbook for Sure Start Children's Centres

by Owen Gill

Type: Tools for professionals

This handbook is a practical resource to help Sure Start Children's Centres support children and their families affected by imprisonment.
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£6.00
201210 Oct 2012

Family support for children and families affected by imprisonment: A handbook for Families First services in Wales

by Barnardo's

Type: Tools for professionals

This handbook is designed to be an accessible aid to practice for busy staff and their managers as they strive to develop their reach to the children and families of prisioners.
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Free
201307 Jul 2013

Working with children and young people who experience running away and child sexual exploitation: An evidence-based guide for practitioners

by Emilie Smeaton

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

The aim of this guide is to provide practitioners working with children and young people with learning from an action research study addressing the relationship between running away and child sexual exploitation (CSE) so that, where appropriate, this learning can be incorporated into direct practice.
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201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals, Campaign documents

Our new report 'The way forward' shows research that Barnardo's has conducted with young people leaving care that we work with. This report shows what is important to them.
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Free
201503 Mar 2015

Evaluation of Barnardo's Families and Communities Against Child Sexual Exploitation programme

by Barnardo's (funded by DfE) independent evaluation by the University of Bedfordshire's International Centre

Type: Tools for professionals

The two year FCASE programme has been based in existing Barnardo's specialist CSE services in three locations across England.
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201509 Sep 2015

Care leavers accommodation and support framework

by Barnardo's in partnership with St Basils

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

Young people leaving care need somewhere safe and suitable to live to help them make a positive transition into adulthood. Good housing underpins success in other areas of life.
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Free
201511 Nov 2015

Bringing Five to Thrive Alive: two approaches to implementing Five to Thrive within Barnardo's

by Bridget Pettitt

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

Five to Thrive, developed by Kate Cairns Associates, is a flexible approach that offers learning for practitioners and parents. It is designed to enhance awareness of the central ingredients for healthy brain development in babies, with five key activities - Respond, Cuddle, Relax, Play, Talk - described as the 'building blocks for a healthy brain.'
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201408 Aug 2014

Research on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men: a UK Scoping Study

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals

Using qualitative and quantitative evidence, this research explores the ways in which boys and young men are being sexually exploited; the differences and similarities between male and female victims of sexual exploitation and what services are currently available for boys and young men.
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201408 Aug 2014

Not Just a Girl Thing: A Large-scale Comparison of Male and Female Users of Child Sexual Explitation Services

by Ella Cockbain, Helen Brayley and Matthew Ashby

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals, Campaign documents

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is increasingly recognised in the UK and internationally as a child protection and crime prevention priority. Yet, research and responses have focused heavily on girls and young women, leaving fundamental knowledge gaps around the characteristics and needs of boys and young men affected by CSE. The study introduced in this document formed part of a wider collaborative research programme designed to improve understanding of and inform responses to the sexual exploitation of boys and young men in the UK.
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Free
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