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201011 Nov 2010

Beyond the Rhetoric of Youth Homelessness

by Barnardo's

Understanding what brings young people to the point of homelessness and what can be done to improve the support available to them.
More info
Free
201412 Dec 2014

The costs of not caring: Supporting English care leavers into independence

by Richard brady

The Barnardo's report, The costs of not caring: supporting English care leavers into independence, is based on in-depth qualitative research with twenty care leavers and finds that some local children's services are placing care leavers in unsuitable housing with 'unrealistic' expectations as to how well they can cope with living alone.
More info
Free
 

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

Type: Policy and research documents

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

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

by Sarah Frost

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.
Buy More info
£25.00
200200 2002

Voices and choices

by Pam Hibbert

An innovative report that presents learning from young people's participation in inspections of children's homes, carried out by a consortium of voluntary agencies.
Buy More info
£2.50
201000 2010

She just cries and cries: Case studies of Devon families with a father in prison

by Owen Gill

Type: Policy and research documents

This report has been produced to raise awareness of the emotional and practical impact that the imprisonment of a father has on his children and family.
More info
Free
201112 Dec 2011

A vicious cycle

by Ivan Mathers and Neera Sharma

A vicious cycle shows how problem debt can have a persistent and invasive impact on the lives of families struggling to live on low incomes.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Every Night You Cry: Case studies of 15 Bristol families with a father in prison

by Owen Gill

This report has been produced to raise awareness of the emotional and practical impact that the imprisonment of a father has on his children and family.
More info
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.
More info
Free
201406 Jun 2014

On My Own The accommodation needs of young people leaving care in England

by Strategy Unit

On My Own reveals that vulnerable care leavers worry about the risk of becoming homeless and are experiencing severe difficulties with finding appropriate accommodation, having a choice in their housing and managing living alone for the first time.
More info
Free
 

Feedback from young people on the SEU recommendations for young runaways - Report for the Social Exclusion Unit

by Claire Turner and Samantha Jagusz

Type: Policy and research documents

Keen to make recommendations that would really make a difference to runaways, the SEU commissioned Barnardo's to carry out a consultation with young people themselves. Find out what they said.
More info
Free
201102 Feb 2011

No Fixed Abode: the accommodation struggle for young people leaving custody in England

by Jane Glover and Naomi Clewett

This report shows that children as young as 13 are being released from custody into unsuitable and unsafe housing, leaving them vulnerable to reoffending at huge cost to themselves, society and the Exchequer.
More info
Free
200400 2004

What works for young people leaving care?

by Mike Stein

This book looks at problems, service challenges and outcomes for young people leaving care.
Buy More info
£12.99
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.
More info
Free
 

Keeping the family in mind

This report explores the lives and needs of children and young people who care for parents with mental health problems.
More info
Free
200000 2000

Making connections linking research and practice summary

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

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.
More info
Free
 

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

Type: Policy and research documents

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
More info
Free
201601 Jan 2016

The National Independent Visitor Standards

by The National Independent Visitor Network

The National Independent Visitor Development Project aims to raise awareness around the role of the independent visitor (IV) for looked after children.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

Care leavers accommodation and support framework

by Barnardo's in partnership with St Basils

Type: 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.
More info
Free
 

Committed to Rights (part 2) - Information sheets

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
More info
Free
201408 Aug 2014

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

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.
More info
Free
200900 2009

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

by Julie Harris, Morag Treanor and Neera Sharma

'Below the Breadline' is Barnardo's pioneering research project into the experiences and events that shape the lives of families living in poverty.
More info
Free
201112 Dec 2011

A vicious cycle

by Ivan Mathers and Neera Sharma

A vicious cycle shows how problem debt can have a persistent and invasive impact on the lives of families struggling to live on low incomes.
More info
Free
200300 2003

Just one click

by Tink Palmer

Type: Policy and research documents

A stark report showing how internet and mobile phone technology act as a conduit for abuse.
Buy More info
£2.50
200900 2009

Every Night You Cry: Case studies of 15 Bristol families with a father in prison

by Owen Gill

Type: Policy and research documents

This report has been produced to raise awareness of the emotional and practical impact that the imprisonment of a father has on his children and family.
More info
Free
201709 Sep 2017

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

by Nicola Smith

This report looks at the mental health needs of care leavers and what could be done to better support them.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Counting on Credit

by Tom Stewart

The Counting on credit report asks for stricter scrutiny of the pressure put on people to take out punitively high interest loans.
More info
Free
 

Feedback from young people on the SEU recommendations for young runaways - Report for the Social Exclusion Unit

by Claire Turner and Samantha Jagusz

Keen to make recommendations that would really make a difference to runaways, the SEU commissioned Barnardo's to carry out a consultation with young people themselves. Find out what they said.
More info
Free
201102 Feb 2011

No Fixed Abode: the accommodation struggle for young people leaving custody in England

by Jane Glover and Naomi Clewett

This report shows that children as young as 13 are being released from custody into unsuitable and unsafe housing, leaving them vulnerable to reoffending at huge cost to themselves, society and the Exchequer.
More info
Free
201511 Nov 2015

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

by Bridget Pettitt

Type: Tools for professionals

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.'
More info
Free
200400 2004

What works for young people leaving care?

by Mike Stein

This book looks at problems, service challenges and outcomes for young people leaving care.
Buy More info
£12.99
200400 2004

What works in building resilience?

by Tony Newman

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.
Buy More info
£11.99
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: 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.
More info
Free
201011 Nov 2010

Beyond the Rhetoric of Youth Homelessness

by Barnardo's

Understanding what brings young people to the point of homelessness and what can be done to improve the support available to them.
More info
Free
 

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

Type: Tools for professionals

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
More info
Free
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

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.
More info
Free
201306 Jun 2013

An evaluation of the Keighley Choices Programme

by Home Office and Barnardo's

The Keighley Choices programme targeted the voluntary and community sector to support their involvement in preventing and reducing substance misuse and related offending by vulnerable young people aged 10-19 years. This evaluation examines the extent to which Keighley Choices increased the capacity of local organisations to identify and respond appropriately to children and young people at risk of substance misuse and/or offending.
More info
Free
200300 2003

Just one click

by Tink Palmer

A stark report showing how internet and mobile phone technology act as a conduit for abuse.
Buy More info
£2.50
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: 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.
More info
Free
201506 Jun 2015

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

by Victoria Gray Armstrong

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.
More info
Free
 

Feedback from young people on the SEU recommendations for young runaways - Report for the Social Exclusion Unit

by Claire Turner and Samantha Jagusz

Keen to make recommendations that would really make a difference to runaways, the SEU commissioned Barnardo's to carry out a consultation with young people themselves. Find out what they said.
More info
Free
201511 Nov 2015

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

by Bridget Pettitt

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.'
More info
Free
200500 2005

Meeting with respect pack

by Lorell Webster

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

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

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

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

by Sarah Frost

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.
Buy More info
£25.00
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

Type: Tools for professionals

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.
More info
Free
200200 2002

Voices and choices

by Pam Hibbert

An innovative report that presents learning from young people's participation in inspections of children's homes, carried out by a consortium of voluntary agencies.
Buy More info
£2.50
201000 2010

Every Night You Cry: The realities of having a parent in prison

by Jane Glover

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

Every Night You Cry reports on the poor outcomes of children with a parent in prison, and highlights findings from an audit of children's plans that too many local authorities are failing to address their needs.
More info
Free
201000 2010

In Loco Parentis - A Demos report commissioned by Barnardo's

by Celia Hannon, Claudia Wood and Louise Bazalgette

Type: Policy and research documents

The report examines what the care system would look like if it were reconfigured to avoid the delay, instability and abrupt transitions that many young people still experience and demonstrates that a smoother, more proactive care system could also be less costly to the state.
More info
Free
 

Committed to Rights (part 2) - Information sheets

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
More info
Free
201000 2010

She just cries and cries: Case studies of Devon families with a father in prison

by Owen Gill

This report has been produced to raise awareness of the emotional and practical impact that the imprisonment of a father has on his children and family.
More info
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.
More info
Free
201103 Mar 2011

On our Own Two Feet

Type: Policy and research documents

Barnardo's is working in partnership with Action for Children to call on the Government to set up an asset-based savings account (ISA) for looked after children.
More info
Free
 

Do community-based support services benefit bereaved children? A review of empirical evidence

by Katherine Curtis and Tony Newman

This review looks at interventions outside a clinical setting and their impact on children¿s well being.
More info
Free
201506 Jun 2015

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

by Victoria Gray Armstrong

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.
More info
Free
201511 Nov 2015

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

by Bridget Pettitt

Type: 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.'
More info
Free
200400 2004

What works for young people leaving care?

by Mike Stein

This book looks at problems, service challenges and outcomes for young people leaving care.
Buy More info
£12.99
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.
Buy More info
£30.00
201412 Dec 2014

The costs of not caring: Supporting English care leavers into independence

by Richard brady

The Barnardo's report, The costs of not caring: supporting English care leavers into independence, is based on in-depth qualitative research with twenty care leavers and finds that some local children's services are placing care leavers in unsuitable housing with 'unrealistic' expectations as to how well they can cope with living alone.
More info
Free
 

Keeping the family in mind

Type: Policy and research documents

This report explores the lives and needs of children and young people who care for parents with mental health problems.
More info
Free
 

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

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
More info
Free
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

Type: Policy and research documents, 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.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

Care leavers accommodation and support framework

by Barnardo's in partnership with St Basils

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.
More info
Free
200200 2002

Voices and choices

by Pam Hibbert

Type: Policy and research documents

An innovative report that presents learning from young people's participation in inspections of children's homes, carried out by a consortium of voluntary agencies.
Buy More info
£2.50
201000 2010

Every Night You Cry: The realities of having a parent in prison

by Jane Glover

Every Night You Cry reports on the poor outcomes of children with a parent in prison, and highlights findings from an audit of children's plans that too many local authorities are failing to address their needs.
More info
Free
201408 Aug 2014

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

Type: 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.
More info
Free
201103 Mar 2011

On our Own Two Feet

Barnardo's is working in partnership with Action for Children to call on the Government to set up an asset-based savings account (ISA) for looked after children.
More info
Free
201112 Dec 2011

A vicious cycle

by Ivan Mathers and Neera Sharma

A vicious cycle shows how problem debt can have a persistent and invasive impact on the lives of families struggling to live on low incomes.
More info
Free
201306 Jun 2013

An evaluation of the Keighley Choices Programme

by Home Office and Barnardo's

The Keighley Choices programme targeted the voluntary and community sector to support their involvement in preventing and reducing substance misuse and related offending by vulnerable young people aged 10-19 years. This evaluation examines the extent to which Keighley Choices increased the capacity of local organisations to identify and respond appropriately to children and young people at risk of substance misuse and/or offending.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Counting on Credit

by Tom Stewart

The Counting on credit report asks for stricter scrutiny of the pressure put on people to take out punitively high interest loans.
More info
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

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.
More info
Free
201406 Jun 2014

On My Own The accommodation needs of young people leaving care in England

by Strategy Unit

On My Own reveals that vulnerable care leavers worry about the risk of becoming homeless and are experiencing severe difficulties with finding appropriate accommodation, having a choice in their housing and managing living alone for the first time.
More info
Free
201511 Nov 2015

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

by Bridget Pettitt

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.'
More info
Free
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.
Buy More info
£11.99
200500 2005

Meeting with respect pack

by Lorell Webster

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

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.
More info
Free
201412 Dec 2014

The costs of not caring: Supporting English care leavers into independence

by Richard brady

The Barnardo's report, The costs of not caring: supporting English care leavers into independence, is based on in-depth qualitative research with twenty care leavers and finds that some local children's services are placing care leavers in unsuitable housing with 'unrealistic' expectations as to how well they can cope with living alone.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

Care leavers accommodation and support framework

by Barnardo's in partnership with St Basils

Type: Policy and research documents

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.
More info
Free
201000 2010

In Loco Parentis - A Demos report commissioned by Barnardo's

by Celia Hannon, Claudia Wood and Louise Bazalgette

The report examines what the care system would look like if it were reconfigured to avoid the delay, instability and abrupt transitions that many young people still experience and demonstrates that a smoother, more proactive care system could also be less costly to the state.
More info
Free
 

Committed to Rights (part 2) - Information sheets

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
More info
Free
201000 2010

She just cries and cries: Case studies of Devon families with a father in prison

by Owen Gill

This report has been produced to raise awareness of the emotional and practical impact that the imprisonment of a father has on his children and family.
More info
Free
201408 Aug 2014

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

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.
More info
Free
201306 Jun 2013

An evaluation of the Keighley Choices Programme

by Home Office and Barnardo's

Type: Miscellaneous

The Keighley Choices programme targeted the voluntary and community sector to support their involvement in preventing and reducing substance misuse and related offending by vulnerable young people aged 10-19 years. This evaluation examines the extent to which Keighley Choices increased the capacity of local organisations to identify and respond appropriately to children and young people at risk of substance misuse and/or offending.
More info
Free
 

Do community-based support services benefit bereaved children? A review of empirical evidence

by Katherine Curtis and Tony Newman

This review looks at interventions outside a clinical setting and their impact on children¿s well being.
More info
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

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.
More info
Free
201406 Jun 2014

On My Own The accommodation needs of young people leaving care in England

by Strategy Unit

Type: Policy and research documents

On My Own reveals that vulnerable care leavers worry about the risk of becoming homeless and are experiencing severe difficulties with finding appropriate accommodation, having a choice in their housing and managing living alone for the first time.
More info
Free
201506 Jun 2015

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

by Victoria Gray Armstrong

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.
More info
Free
201102 Feb 2011

No Fixed Abode: the accommodation struggle for young people leaving custody in England

by Jane Glover and Naomi Clewett

Type: Policy and research documents

This report shows that children as young as 13 are being released from custody into unsuitable and unsafe housing, leaving them vulnerable to reoffending at huge cost to themselves, society and the Exchequer.
More info
Free
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.
Buy More info
£12.99
200400 2004

What works in building resilience?

by Tony Newman

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.
Buy More info
£11.99
200000 2000

Making connections linking research and practice summary

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

Type: 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.
More info
Free
 

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

Type: Tools for professionals

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
More info
Free
201601 Jan 2016

The National Independent Visitor Standards

by The National Independent Visitor Network

The National Independent Visitor Development Project aims to raise awareness around the role of the independent visitor (IV) for looked after children.
More info
Free
 

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

by Sarah Frost

Type: 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.
Buy More info
£25.00
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

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.
More info
Free
201000 2010

Every Night You Cry: The realities of having a parent in prison

by Jane Glover

Every Night You Cry reports on the poor outcomes of children with a parent in prison, and highlights findings from an audit of children's plans that too many local authorities are failing to address their needs.
More info
Free
201000 2010

In Loco Parentis - A Demos report commissioned by Barnardo's

by Celia Hannon, Claudia Wood and Louise Bazalgette

The report examines what the care system would look like if it were reconfigured to avoid the delay, instability and abrupt transitions that many young people still experience and demonstrates that a smoother, more proactive care system could also be less costly to the state.
More info
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.
More info
Free
201709 Sep 2017

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

by Nicola Smith

This report looks at the mental health needs of care leavers and what could be done to better support them.
More info
Free
200900 2009

Counting on Credit

by Tom Stewart

The Counting on credit report asks for stricter scrutiny of the pressure put on people to take out punitively high interest loans.
More info
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

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.
More info
Free
201506 Jun 2015

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

by Victoria Gray Armstrong

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.
More info
Free
201011 Nov 2010

Beyond the Rhetoric of Youth Homelessness

by Barnardo's

Type: Policy and research documents

Understanding what brings young people to the point of homelessness and what can be done to improve the support available to them.
More info
Free
201412 Dec 2014

The costs of not caring: Supporting English care leavers into independence

by Richard brady

Type: Policy and research documents

The Barnardo's report, The costs of not caring: supporting English care leavers into independence, is based on in-depth qualitative research with twenty care leavers and finds that some local children's services are placing care leavers in unsuitable housing with 'unrealistic' expectations as to how well they can cope with living alone.
More info
Free
200700 2007

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

by Karen McInnes

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.
More info
Free
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

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.
More info
Free
 

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

Good practice examples illustrating how participatory work can improve outcomes for children in trouble.
More info
Free
201601 Jan 2016

The National Independent Visitor Standards

by The National Independent Visitor Network

The National Independent Visitor Development Project aims to raise awareness around the role of the independent visitor (IV) for looked after children.
More info
Free
 

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

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals

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.
Buy More info
£25.00
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

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.
More info
Free
201509 Sep 2015

Care leavers accommodation and support framework

by Barnardo's in partnership with St Basils

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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200200 2002

Voices and choices

by Pam Hibbert

An innovative report that presents learning from young people's participation in inspections of children's homes, carried out by a consortium of voluntary agencies.
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201000 2010

Every Night You Cry: The realities of having a parent in prison

by Jane Glover

Every Night You Cry reports on the poor outcomes of children with a parent in prison, and highlights findings from an audit of children's plans that too many local authorities are failing to address their needs.
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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

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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200900 2009

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

by Julie Harris, Morag Treanor and Neera Sharma

'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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201112 Dec 2011

A vicious cycle

by Ivan Mathers and Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

A vicious cycle shows how problem debt can have a persistent and invasive impact on the lives of families struggling to live on low incomes.
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200900 2009

Counting on Credit

by Tom Stewart

Type: Policy and research documents

The Counting on credit report asks for stricter scrutiny of the pressure put on people to take out punitively high interest loans.
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Do community-based support services benefit bereaved children? A review of empirical evidence

by Katherine Curtis and Tony Newman

Type: Policy and research documents

This review looks at interventions outside a clinical setting and their impact on children¿s well being.
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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

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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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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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

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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