Children

Child protection: listening to and learning from parents

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.

Good practice with fathers in children and family services

Insight 38

How we think about and understand fathering has changed. Active ‘fathering’ is now an accepted role for men at home and fathers are visible outside the school gates, in parks and playgrounds and in the streets and shopping centres. Fathers’ involvement in child care increased from less than 15 minutes a day in the mid-1970s to three hours a day during the week by the late 1990s, with more at the weekend. This trend of increasing involvement has continued…

Child abuse scandals and online discourse

Iriss.fm, Episode 160

Danielle Farrel, spoke to us about her PhD research, which examined the 2012 child abuse scandals in the UK. The research focused on the multifunctional nature of online discourse surrounding the issue.

Why attachment matters

Iriss.fm, Episode 154

Professor Helen Minnis of the University of Glasgow, talks to David Woodier, a teacher, adoptive parent and blogger for Scottish Attachment in Action, about ‘Why attachment matters’. Themes emerging from the interview may well resonate with those living and working with children and young people who’ve had an adverse start in life.

Reforming child protection insights from Australasia

Iriss.fm, episode 149

In this seminar, Professor Marie Connolly, shares her experiences of child welfare reform efforts in Australia and New Zealand. Situating these reforms within a broader frame of political change across the public sector, she discusses the ways in which reform occurs within a dynamic and quickly changing environment.