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This flexible training resource is a useful tool for organisations wishing to involve young people in the recruitment of staff, volunteers and mentors. It is particularly useful for agencies providing social care services to children and young people, such as residential child care and mentoring for care leavers, but can also be adapted for use by schools and health care providers who want to develop children's participation.
Parental drug use can cause serious harm to children. Adult Drug and Alcohol Problems, Children's Needs supports practitioners in their work with families where parental drug use leads to concerns about children's welfare. The training resource contains: · summaries of the key messages for practitioners · tools and tips to support effective practice · training and development activities · practice examples from around the UK. This second edition has an increased focus on alcohol misuse and reflects recent changes to both policy and practice. The book will be useful for all individuals and agencies involved with families where parents are struggling with substance abuse, including children's social workers, substance misuse workers, primary care and school staff, criminal justice agencies, obstetric and paediatric teams, substitute carers and a range of voluntary and community services.
In spite of considerable attention in recent years, there continues to be a gap between the outcomes of looked after children and those of their peers. There is more to being a good parent than keeping children safe - every child needs to feel that parents are 'there' for them, including children in the care system. The complication for children in care is that those responsible are the elected members and officers of the local authority. With an emphasis on practical tools and training materials, this new edition will support the implementation of corporate parenting across the local authority by focusing on the leadership and commitment that members and officers can provide. This new edition is essential reading for all local councillors and supports elected members and council officers to ensure that they fulfil their role as corporate parents. It sets out the responsibilities of a corporate parent, together with practical exercises and briefings to support effective practice.
This toolkit is designed to support practitioners in their work with families where parents misuse drugs and there are concerns about the children's welfare. While focusing on drugs, it covers a wider pattern of misuse, including alcohol. It contains: summaries of key messages for practitioners tools and tips to support effective practice training and development activities a wide range of practice examples The toolkit is written for the range of professionals involved with families including drug misusing parents.