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Centre for Child and Family Research

Full list - Reports

Ghate, D. and McDermid, S. (2016) Implementing Head, Heart, Hands: Evaluation of the implementation process of a demonstration programme to introduce social pedagogy into foster care in England and Scotland. Main Report. Colebrook Centre and Loughborough University.

Ghate, D. and McDermid, S. (2016) Implementing Head, Heart, Hands: Evaluation of the implementation process of a demonstration programme to introduce social pedagogy into foster care in England and Scotland. Summary of Key Findings. Colebrook Centre and Loughborough University.

Ghate, D. and McDermid, S. (2016) Implementing Head, Heart, Hands: Evaluation of the implementation process of a demonstration programme to introduce social pedagogy into foster care in England and Scotland. Case Studies. Colebrook Centre and Loughborough University.

Samantha McDermid, Centre for Child and Family Research and Emma Scowcroft, Action for Children. (2013) Research Summary - The cost-effectiveness of Action for Children’s Intensive Family Support services. Action for Children

Ward, H. and Brown, R. (2013) Decision-making within a child's timeframe: a response. Reprinted from Family Law Journal September, 2013, Vol 43, Pages 1181-1186

McDermid, S., Holmes, L., Kirton, D. and Signoretta, P. (2012) The demographic characteristics of foster carers in the UK: Motivations, barriers and messages for recruitment and retention London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

Holmes, L., Munro, E.R. and Soper, J. (2010) Calculating the cost and capacity implications for local authorities implementing the Laming (2009) recommendations London: Local Government Association.

Holmes, L., McDermid, S., Padley, M. and Soper, J. (2012) Exploration of the costs and impact of the Common Assessment Framework. Research Report. London: Department for Education.

Signoretta, P., Smith, N., Homes, L., Beckhelling, J., Hartfree, Y., Hill, K., Manful, E., Padley, M., Perren, K. and Waring, A. () EVALUATION OF DWP FINANCIAL INCLUSION CHAMPIONS INITIATIVE - Final Report.

Holmes, L., McDermid, S., Soper, J., Sempik, J. and Ward, H. (2010) Extension of the cost calculator to include cost calculations for all children in need Research Brief. London: Department for Education.

McDermid, S., and Holmes, L. (2013) The cost effectiveness of Action for Children’s Intensive Family Support Service Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University

Munro, E.R. and Lushey, C. (2012) The impact of more flexible assessment practices in response to the Munro Review of Child Protection: Emerging findings from the trials London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

Holmes, L., Westlake, D. and Ward, H. (2012) Calculating and comparing the costs of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care in English Local Authorities. Research Report. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 2141-2146.

Ward,H., Brown,R. and Maskell-Graham,D. (2012) Young Children Suffering, or Likely to Suffer, Significant Harm: Experiences on Entering Education. London: Department for Education.

Munro, E.R. and Lushey, C. (2012) Local Safeguarding Children Board Chairs' Perspectives on Responding to Recommendations Outlined in the Munro Review of Child Protection. London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

Munro, E.R., Lushey, C., Ward. H. and the National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) (2012) Evaluation of Staying Put (18+) Family Placement Programme: Final report. Research Report. Department for Education.

Munro, E.R., Lushey, C., Ward. H. and the National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) (2012) Evaluation of Staying Put (18+) Family Placement Programme: Final report. Research Brief. Department for Education.

Munro, E.R., Brown, R (2011) Safeguarding Children Statistics:The Availability and Comparability of Data in the UK. Research Brief. London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

McDermid,S., Soper,J., Lushey,C., Lawson,D. and Holmes, L. (2011) Evaluation of the impact of Action for Children short breaks services on outcomes for children: Final report. London: Action for Children.

Munro, E.R., Lushey, C., Ward, H. and the National Care Advisory Service. (2011) Evaluation of the Right2BCared4 Pilots: Final Report. Research Report. London: Department for Education.

Munro, E.R., Lushey, C., Ward, H. and the National Care Advisory Service. (2011) Evaluation of the Right2BCared4 Pilots: Final Report. Research Brief. London: Department for Education.

Munro, E.R., Brown, R., Sempik, J. and Ward, H. with Owen, C. (2011) Scoping review to draw together data on child injury and safeguarding and to compare the position of England with that in other countries. Research Report. London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

Munro, E.R., Brown, R., Sempik, J. and Ward, H. with Owen, C. (2011) Scoping review to draw together data on child injury and safeguarding and to compare the position of England with that in other countries. Research Brief. London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

Holmes, L., McDermid, S., Soper, J., Sempik, J. and Ward, H. (2010) Extension of the Cost Calculator to include Cost Calculations for all Children in Need. Research Brief. London: Department for Education.

Ward, H., Brown, R., Westlake, D. and Munro, E. R. (2010) Infants Suffering, or Likely to Suffer, Significant Harm: A prospective longitudinal study. Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University.

Munro, E.R., Ward, H., Lushey, C., and the National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) (2010) Evaluation of the Right2BCared4 Pilots Interim Report: Overview of Emerging Themes and Issues. Research Brief. Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University.

Munro, E.R., Ward, H., Lushey, C., and the National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) (2010) Evaluation of the Right2BCared4 Pilots Interim Report: Overview of Emerging Themes and Issues. Research Report. Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University.

Munro, E.R., Maskell-Graham, D., Ward, H. and the National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) (2010) Evaluation of Staying Put (18+). Family Placement Pilot Programme: Interim Report: Overview of Emerging Themes and Issues. Research Brief.

Munro, E.R., Maskell-Graham, D., Ward, H. and the National Care Advisory Service (NCAS) (2010) Evaluation of Staying Put (18+). Family Placement Pilot Programme: Interim Report: Overview of Emerging Themes and Issues. Research Report.

Holmes, L. and Soper, J. (2010) Update to the Cost of Foster Care London: The Fostering Network.

Holmes, L., McDermid, S. and Sempik, J. (2010) The Cost of Short Break Provision. London: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

France, A., Munro, E.R, Meredith, J., Manful, E. and Beckhelling, J. (2009) Effectiveness of the New Local Safeguarding Children Boards in England. Report to the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Loughborough: Centre for Research in Social Policy and Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University.

Holmes, L., McDermid, S., Jones, A. and Ward, H. (2009) How Social Workers Spend Their Time: An Analysis of the Key Issues that Impact on Practice pre-and post implementation of the Childrens' Integrated System. London: Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Holmes, L., Westlake, D. and Ward, H. (2009) Calculating and Comparing the Costs of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care, England (MTFCE). Report to the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University.

Gatehouse, M., Ward, H. and Holmes, L. (2008) Developing Definitions of Local Authority Services and Guidance for the new Children in Need Census. Report to the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University.

Gatehouse, M., Statham, J. and Ward, H. (2004) Information Outputs for Children’s Social Services. Final Report to the Department for Education and Skills and the Wales Assembly Government Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University.

Munro, E.R. and Lushey, C. (2013) Undertaking Serious Case Reviews using the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Learning Together systems model: lessons from the pilots. London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

Mooney, A., Statham, J., Knight, A. and Holmes, L. (2012) Understanding the Market for Secure Children’s Homes. Summary report. A rapid response study for the Department for Education. London: Department for Education.

Holmes, L., McDermid, S. and Lushey, C. (2013) Post adoption support: A rapid response survey of local authorities in England. London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

Wiggins, M.,Austerberry, H. and Ward, H. (2012) Implementing evidence-based programmes in children’s services: key issues for success Research Report. London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre.

Brown, R. and Ward, H. (2012) Decision-making within a child’s timeframe. An overview of current research evidence for family justice professionals concerning child development and the impact of maltreatment. London: Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre

Samantha McDermid (2014) Evaluation of the Made to Measure Pilot: Pooling Personal budgets. First Interim Report Centre for Child and Family Research

Samantha McDermid (2014) Evaluation of the Made to Measure Pilot: Pooling Personal budgets. First Interim Report: Research Brief Centre for Child and Family Research

Lisa Holmes, Samantha McDermid and Helen Trivedi (2014) Cost Calculator for Children’s Services. Research and development overview and summary (March 2014) Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research

Lisa Holmes, Samantha McDermid and Helen Trivedi (2014) The costs and outcomes programme at the Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University: Key publications CCFR

Lisa Holmes, Samantha McDermid and Helen Trivedi (2014) The costs and outcomes programme at the Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University. Key publications. CCFR

Centre for Child and Family Research and Action for Children (2012) The cost of short break services: Understanding the contracting and commissioning process. Centre for Child and Family Research and Action for Children

Lisa Holmes, Sam McDermid and Helen Trivedi (2014) Cost Calculator for Children’s Services. Research and development overview and summary. (Updated July 2015)

(2013) Head, Heart, Hands. Bringing up children in foster care: a social pedagogic approach. Evaluation Summary

Emily R. Munro, Katie Hollingworth, Veena Meetoo, Katie Quy, Samantha McDermid, Helen Trivedi and Lisa Holmes (2014) Residential parenting assessments: uses, costs and contributions to effective and timely decision-making in public law cases Department for Education

Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre (2014) Towards a Family Justice Outcomes Framework: A Working Paper Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre

Professor Harriet Ward, Rebecca Brown and Georgia Hyde-Dryden, Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University (2014) Assessing Parental Capacity to Change when Children are on the Edge of Care: an overview of current research evidence Department for Education

Lisa Holmes (2014) Supporting children and families returning home from care. Counting the Costs. Loughborough University/NSPCC

Brandon, M., Glaser, D., Maguire, S., McCrory, E., Lushey, C. and Ward, H. – Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre (2014) Missed opportunities: indicators of neglect – what is ignored, why, and what can be done? Department for Education

Comptroller and Auditor General. National Audit Office (2014) Children in Care National Audit Office

Holmes, L., McDermid, S. and Trivedi, H. (2014) Exploring the costs of Head, Heart, Hands and informing debates about sustainability of the programme and the potential costs avoided as a result of Head, Heart, Hands. CCFR, Loughborough University

McDermid, S., Trivedi, H., Blackmore, J, and Holmes, L. (2015) Developing the art of social pedagogy: The views and experiences of foster carers and the children and young people of Head, Heart, Hands: The second year. CCFR: Loughborough University

Holmes, L., McDermid, S. and Trivedi, H. (2014) Exploring the costs of Head, Heart, Hands and informing debates about sustainability of the programme and the potential costs avoided as a result of Head, Heart, Hands CCFR: Loughborough University

McDermid, S., Holmes, L. and Trivedi, H. (2015) Informing debates about the sustainability of the Head, Heart, Hands programme. CCFR, Loughborough University.

 

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