Child protection

Impact of women specific interventions

ESSS Outline

ESSS Outline Impact of  women specific interventions
This Outline summarises evidence relating to the effectiveness of women specific interventions in addressing complex needs and the role they may play as preventative strategies in children's services. There was an overall lack of research that rigorously demonstrated the effectiveness of women specific interventions in addressing complex needs and a lack of evidence directly connecting the impact of women specific services on children’s outcomes. Different approaches to provision are summarised and evidence of the impact of women specific programmes are identified. Principles and examples of good practice are provided.

Integrated assessments in children’s services

ESSS Outline

Integrated assessments in children's services
This Outline explores the evidence around integrated assessment in children's services, identifies research around children's and families' experiences of the assessment process and recommendations for good practice around how to improve assessment experiences. It also includes some articles focusing on key issues in integrated assessment, including electronic information systems, data protection, privacy and the potential impacts of surveillance, and signposts to some training, learning resources and tools.

Child sexual abuse and good practice for social workers

ESSS Outline

Child sexual abuse and good practice for social workers
This Outline explores good practice approaches to investigating child sexual abuse that may minimise harm or distress to the child (and non-abusing parent). It draws on Serious Case Reviews, academic literature and online resources from key organisations, providing links to examples of good practice and brief outlines of relevant content within the sources. 

Child protection: listening to and learning from parents

Insight 39

Insight 39
The value of participation by service users in shaping and improving practice and services is well recognised in much existing guidance and practice, but less so in relation to contact with families of children referred on child protection grounds.