Monday, 19 March 2018


"The adoption of certain new amendments by the House of Commons this week is a hugely promising development for child protection and adult safeguarding professionals."

"The new amendment 85, adopted by the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on Tuesday 13 March, goes further in empowering organisations – in the course of their own activities and judgment – to process personal data for safeguarding purposes lawfully, without consent where appropriate. This will be welcome news for schools, charities and volunteer organisations, religious organisations and sports clubs and governing bodies alike."


Monday, 12 March 2018


Children and Families Analysis February 2018

“Key findings The 2017 Young People in Scotland survey asked respondents a number of questions about their ability to make their views heard and acted on in decisions that affect their lives.”
“Fieldwork was conducted by Ipsos MORI Scotland and analysis and reporting was conducted by the Scottish Government, Children and Families Analytical Services”


Monday, 12 February 2018

“Parental mental health - How to help children living with parents with mental health problems”

“Living in a household where parents or carers have mental health problems doesn't mean a child will experience abuse or negative consequences. Most parents are able to give their children safe and loving care.
Many children whose parents or carers have mental health problems go on to achieve their full potential in life, particularly if their parents receive the right support at the right time (Hogg, 2013).

However, there is a risk that parental mental health problems can have a negative impact on children.”

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The Welsh Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) and Resilience Survey

“The Welsh Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) and Resilience Survey was undertaken to examine individual and community factors that may offer protection from the harmful impacts of ACEs on health, well-being and prosperity across the life course. Resilience is described as the ability to overcome serious hardships such as those presented by ACEs.

The survey measured access to various sources of resilience in both childhood (personal, relational and community resources; social and leisure activities; relationships with adults) and adulthood (current personal, relationship and community resources; social and leisure activities; expectations of support from services; perceived financial security; and community culture and traditions).”

link to document

Monday, 15 January 2018

CORC - Child Outcomes Research Consortium

Results from Headstart Annual Survey - Executive Summary

Implications and recommendations

1. High rates of mental health problems in this population highlight the importance of finding the best means to promote positive wellbeing, and to prevent and address mental health problems.
2. Tackling mental health problems may involve tackling social inequalities due to the consistent association between deprivation and mental health problems which was evident in the results of this survey.
3. It should not be assumed that young people from minority ethnic groups are at greater risk of mental health problems; this is not the case based on current evidence. In addition, those from different minority ethnic backgrounds should not be grouped together in analysis of the prevalence of mental health.

Wellbeing Measurement Frameworks - Primary, Secondary, College

Monday, 20 November 2017

The long term impact of negative childhood experiences

20 NOVEMBER 2017 / Insight

“The film is a documentary highlighting ground-breaking research about the impact of ACEs on children throughout their whole lives. ACEs are traumatic situations and events in a child’s life which can have long-term negative effects on their health and well-being. As well as all forms of abuse and neglect, ACEs include experiences such as parental substance misuse, parental mental health problems or having a parent or carer in prison. The film beautifully crafts together statistics and first-hand testimony.”