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200000 2000

Counting the cost of child poverty

by Mike Hughes, Anna Downie and Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

Using balance sheets and graphs, 'Counting the cost of child poverty' calculates the human, social and economic costs of poverty.
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£2.50
200200 2002

Still missing out? Ending poverty and social exclusion: messages to government from families with disabled children

by Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

Discover the issues facing disabled children, young people and their families in Britain, who live in poverty and are socially excluded from their communities.
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£2.50
200400 2004

What works in building resilience?

by Tony Newman

Type: Policy and research documents

This book focuses on the assets of children and families, rather than their problems, and moves beyond simply reviewing theoretical research to examining the interventions that actively promote resilience.
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£11.99
200300 2003

Mental health of looked after children and young people in public care

by Christine Cocker, Sara Scott, Claire Turner and Nicola Smith

Type: Policy and research documents

This study reviews the provision of specialist mental health services available to looked after children in England and other European countries.
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Free
200500 2005

Barnardo's/ Safer Gloucester report: Substance misusing parents and their children

by Karen McInnes and Tony Newman

Type: Policy and research documents

A review of the support structures in Gloucester for substance misusing parents and their children.
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Free
200300 2003

Are you listening? What disabled children and young people in Wales think about the services they use

by Claire Turner

Type: Policy and research documents

The report of a consultation with disabled children and young people, commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government and carried out by Barnardo¿s and NCH Cymru.
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Free
200500 2005

Big lottery fund home care for children with life threatening/limiting conditions in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear

by Malcolm Stone, Val Bagnall, Jo Little, Ann Mcfadyen, Christine English, Sarah Armstrong, Susan Musson, Jackie Bolam and Helen Little

Type: Policy and research documents

An account of the initial stages of the development of these services for children, up to September 2005.
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Free
200300 2003

Breathing space: community support for children on long term ventilation

by Anna Ludvigsen and Jan Morrison

Type: Policy and research documents

Report looking at the experiences of children who need long term ventilation ¿ including children staying in hospital for prolonged periods because of lack of co-ordinated care in the community.
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Free
200300 2003

Cognitive behaviour therapy for behavioural problems and conduct disorder in pre-adolescence

by Joughin, C.

Type: Policy and research documents

Examining the role of cognitive behaviour therapies for pre-adolescent children.
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Free
 

Don't push me around! Disabled children's experiences of wheelchair services in the UK

by Neera Sharma with Jan Morrison

Type: Policy and research documents

A joint Barnardo's and Whizz-Kids report highlighting concerns about the current state of wheelchair provision for children in the UK.
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Free
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
200500 2005

Let's play together

by Anna Ludvigsen, Chris Creegan and Helen Mills

Type: Policy and research documents

Looks at ninety five Better Play Programme funded projects and their experience of developing inclusive play strategies that stress the importance of including all children, disabled and non-disabled.
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Free
200100 2001

A review of key worker schemes for children with disabilities and development of information for parents, children and professionals

by Kristin Liabo, Tony Newman, Jo Stephens and Kathy Lowe

Type: Policy and research documents

Identifies the main issues arising from the literature around the key worker¿s role, family needs and managing the key worker system.
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Free
200900 2009

Improving opportunities and outcomes for parents with mental health needs and their children

by Rebecca Fowler, Barbara Robinson and Sara Scott

Type: Policy and research documents

This report, produced by Barnardo's Policy and Research Unit and DMSS Research and Consultancy, analyses the work of the Action 16 outcomes partnership 2005-2008, which aimed to find ways of improving opportunities and outcomes for parents with mental health needs and their children.
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Free
200700 2007

Parents in Hospital: How mental health services can best promote family contact when a parent is in hospital

by Barbara Robinson and Sara Scott

Type: Policy and research documents

This review of contact arrangements in Mental Health settings investigated the policies, arrangements and facilities that promote contact between parents and children when a parent is in hospital.
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Free
200800 2008

Family Minded: supporting children in families affected by mental illness

by Jane Evans and Rebecca Fowler

Type: Policy and research documents

What is it like to be a child with a parent who is mentally ill - and how does Barnardo's make a difference? This report looks at the issues involved and recommends changes to the help families are given.
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Free
200400 2004

Burger boy, sporty girl; what children say about school meals

by Anna Ludvigsen and Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

Lifting the lid on a nation of children who accept junk food as the staple school diet, and the media and peer influences at play on them.
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Free
 

Child health: What works and what counts?

by Dr Mary Duffy and Diana McNeish

Type: Policy and research documents

Outlines broad patterns in healthcare and illustrates why efforts to reduce inequalities should focus on implementing interventions for which there is good evidence of effectiveness.
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Free
200500 2005

Child Rights and Resilience Conference Notes - Geneva

Type: Policy and research documents

In June 2005 the International Catholic Child Bureau hosted an international consultation on Child Rights and Resilience in Geneva.
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Free
200700 2007

Index of wellbeing for children in Scotland report

by John McLaren

Type: Policy and research documents

Barnardo¿s Scotland has produced an Index of well-being for Children in Scotland. The index ranks outcomes for children in Scotland on a range of measures and compares Scotland with other OECD countries.
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Free
200200 2002

Promoting children's emotional health - a research review

by Rachel Smith

Type: Policy and research documents

Examines the impact of emotional ill-health upon children and young people. The review looks at potential risk and protection factors and interventions promoting resilience.
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Free
200900 2009

Below the breadline: A year in the life of families in poverty

by Julie Harris, Morag Treanor and Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

'Below the Breadline' is Barnardo's pioneering research project into the experiences and events that shape the lives of families living in poverty.
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Free
200500 2005

Middlesbrough alcohol strategy

by Dr Malcolm Stone

Type: Policy and research documents

Connexions Tee Valley commissioned this report collating data to inform the development of a multi-agency strategy addressing alcohol use by 10 to 19 years olds in Middlesbrough.
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Free
200700 2007

It doesn't happen here - The reality of child poverty in the uk

by Neera Sharma with a commentary by Donald Hirsch

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

The lives of 3.8 million children in the UK - one in three are blighted by poverty. This report is based on interviews with over 40 families with whom Barnardo's works.
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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
200800 2008

Like any other child? Children and families in the asylum process

by John Reacroft

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

Like Any Other Child?, highlights the abject poverty, racial harassment and demoralising uncertainty, faced by children and families in the asylum system (Martin Narey, Barnardo's former Chief Executive).
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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
201202 Feb 2012

Priced Out

by Policy, Research & Media

Type: Policy and research documents

This report highlights the pervasive impact of escalating fuel costs on the poorest families who are spending £442 less than they need to keep their homes heated to an adequate standard of warmth. The report makes a number of recommendations and urges the UK Government and the Welsh Assembly to work with Ofgem and the 'big six' energy companies to address the issue of fuel poverty through a number of measures which include making sure that all customers, including those on pre-payment meters, are on the lowest tariffs.
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Free
201401 Jan 2014

Health impact of sexual exploitation on adolescents

by Department of Health and Chanon Consulting

Type: Policy and research documents

Appendix to Health Working Group Report on Child Sexual Exploitation The independent national Health Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation has published a report designed to help health services improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. The report makes recommendations on how NHS, local authority and other health commissioners and practitioners can help protect children, identify and intervene in cases of child sexual exploitation and help children with recovery.
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Free
201401 Jan 2014

Health impacts of child sexual exploitation

by Department of Health and Chanon Consulting

Type: Policy and research documents

Appendix to Health Working Group Report on Child Sexual Exploitation. The independent national Health Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation has published a report designed to help health services improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. The report makes recommendations on how NHS, local authority and other health commissioners and practitioners can help protect children, identify and intervene in cases of child sexual exploitation and help children with recovery.
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Free
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
201509 Sep 2015

Unprotected, Overprotected: meeting the needs of young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, sexual exploitation

by Anita Franklin, Phil Raws and Emilie Smeaton

Type: Policy and research documents

This exploratory research study aimed to increase understanding of how to meet the needs of children and young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation (CSE).
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Free
201506 Jun 2015

Growing Up: an evaluation of horticultural therapy with young people who have a learning disability

by Victoria Gray Armstrong

Type: Miscellaneous

This evaluation report brings together the statistical information from the Growing Up project as well as a wealth of qualitative evidence from interviews with trainees, families, staff, volunteers and referral agencies. The analysis of this data offers insights into what service users have found valuable about the Growing Up experience and what is working well to carry forward into the future.
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Free
201509 Sep 2015

How much do you know about Generation 'Selfie'?

by Barnardo's in partnership with Ipsos MORI

Type: Policy and research documents

This report is based on research conducted by Ipsos MORI into the views and concerns of young people, with a focus on those from the most disadvantaged background.
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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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Free
201709 Sep 2017

Neglected Minds: A report on mental health support for younger people leaving care

by Nicola Smith

Type: Policy and research documents

This report looks at the mental health needs of care leavers and what could be done to better support them.
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Free
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