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Early intervention: decision-making in local authority children's services: final report

This is a study of local authority decision-making in respect to long-term decision making and early intervention services. The study seeks to gain a better understanding of the factors that facilitate and hinder delivery of improved outcomes for children and families over the longer-term. This report synthesises the data gathered from: a literature review; 30 telephone interviews with senior officers and members in local authorities in England; and feedback from 49 subject matter experts attending five regional events.

Disabled children and young people: improving short breaks

This film for parents, carers and disabled young people looks at how short breaks can be transformed through focusing on an all-encompassing service to disabled children, their families and carers. It highlights the importance of enabling children and young people to make decisions about their short breaks.

Parental mental health and child welfare - the practitioners’ perspective

This film for staff in mental health and children’s services from all sectors brings together professionals from health, social care and education. Each professional has experience of dealing with parental mental health issues in the voluntary sector, in education, in community mental health and in family centres.

Personalisation for someone with a learning disability

Part of Personalisation

This film for health and social commissioners and staff introduces a young woman who has Angelman Syndrome and lives with her family in a rural setting. Personal budgets have made a big difference to her life allowing the family to function better and preventing her from going into residential care.

Challenging behaviour and learning disabilities: independent living

This film for social care managers and staff shows how services and families can work together to improve the lives of people with behaviour that challenges. The film illustrates that, with good support, people with challenging behaviour and severe learning disabilities can enjoy independent, fulfilling lives.

Children of prisoners: arrest

This film for social workers, probation officers and family support workers shows how children are affected when a parent or adult family member is arrested – especially when it happens at home. Families talk from their own experience about the traumatic and sometimes lasting effect on children.

Living in a care home: a positive outcome for a person with dementia

Part of Dementia

Use this video to convince people of the value of high quality care homes for people with dementia. It can be used for training to help improve practices in any setting. It highlights the key areas of improving quality of life for someone with dementia and it shows what good care looks like, which can be comforting.

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