Integrated assessments in children’s services

ESSS Outline

Explores the evidence around integrated assessment in children's services, including children's and families' experiences of the assessment process, good practice, electronic information systems, data protection, privacy and the potential impacts of surveillance.

Partnerships & CO

conversation openers

A tool that provides a framework for open, honest conversations about partnerships.

How early years trauma affects the brain

The child who mistrusts good care

Dan Hughes summarises how the brain reacts to trauma and how an understanding of this process is helpful to foster and adoptive parents and professionals.

Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life bases its work on the premise that music is for everyone and that it can be used as a powerful tool to improve the lives of people with dementia, either in the early or advanced stages. It encourages families and other caregivers to offer people with dementia a thoughtfully compiled and personal playlist of music that has been meaningful to them during their life. This is delivered on an mp3 media player device such as an iPod. Playlist for Life can be used in home and residential settings.