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Positive activities: qualitative research with parents

Author:
SOLUTIONS RESEARCH
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department for Children, Schools and Families
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
42p.
Place of publication:
London

The background, research objectives, methodology and sample, and summary and conclusions are followed by detailed findings on context, attitudes to different types of activity, location of activities, parent typology, the benefits of positive activities, main barriers to participation, barriers that affected less engaged audiences in particular, responses to messages, sources of information, role of national campaign and further action and post-evaluation research.

Journal article

On being a reasonable parent

Author:
LEIGHTON Neil
Journal article citation:
Justice of the Peace and Local Government Law, 23.10.93, 1993, pp.680-682.
Publisher:
Justice of the Peace Ltd

Considers that the Children Act 1989's use of the adjective 'reasonable' causes undue difficulties - the Act is in fact referring to moral acts and the ability to compromise rather than reasonableness.

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Quality and clarity of statements: report of the Lamb Inquiry to the Secretary of State

Author:
LAMB Brian
Publisher:
Lamb Inquiry into Special Educational Needs and Parental Confidence
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
13p.
Place of publication:
London

The Lamb Inquiry was established to investigate a range of ways in which parental confidence in the special educational needs system of assessment and provision might be improved. The current commission and background to the current report are described and recommendations made.

Journal article

We need support too

Author:
THORP Samantha
Journal article citation:
Children Now, 25.05.05, 2005, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Haymarket

The Parenting Fund was set up as a way to get voluntary and community parenting support programmes to a wider audience. Reports on some of the projects that have benefited from the fund so far. Includes details of the Parent Support Project at Asperger East Anglia; the Centre for Fatherhood in Durham and the Speakeasy project which helps parents talk to their children about sex and relationships.

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With compassion

Author:
GILLEN Sally
Journal article citation:
0-19, June 2005, pp.12-14.
Publisher:
Reed Business

The author looks at how professionals should work with parents who have lost a child to sudden death.

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Research casts doubt on theories

Author:
GOVEAS Asha
Journal article citation:
Children Now, 12.1.05, 2005, p.12.
Publisher:
Haymarket

A large-scale study has cast further doubt on the presumption of parental guilt in families that have suffered more than one cot death. While the findings have been broadly welcomed, some believe that more needs to be done.

Journal article

Support to parenthood: challenges and possibilities

Authors:
CUDINA-OBRADOVIC Mira, OBRADOVIC Josip
Journal article citation:
Revija Za Socijalnu Politiku Journal of Social Policy, 10(1), 2003, pp.45.-68.
Publisher:
University of Zagreb

... into account possible crosscultural differences. Highlights the modern concept of good parenting and its constituents. Also provides a proposal of possible social measures and especially of parental education as a means to support parents struggle in developing their own parental competence and parenting practices. (Article in Croatian).

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Becoming a parent in Europe

Authors:
HOBCAFT John, KIERNAN Kathleen
Publisher:
London School of Economics. Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics an
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
58p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Comparative study laying out a broad theoretical discussion of the issues involved in becoming a parent.

Journal article

'Jackie' vs mum and dad

Author:
MURRAY Nicholas
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 3.12.92, 1992, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The use of the Children Act to help young 'divorce' their parents has hit the headlines. Investigates whether this can be seen as an easy way for teenagers to leave home.

Journal article

In what ways, if any, are child abusers different from other parents?

Author:
CLARK Marie
Journal article citation:
Health Visitor, 62(9), September 1989, pp.268-27O.
Publisher:
Health Visitors' Association

Describes some of the distinguishing features of behaviour found in abusive families.

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