Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services by Wendy Rose, Harriet Ward, Al Aynsley-Green, Jo Tunnard, Ruth

By Wendy Rose, Harriet Ward, Al Aynsley-Green, Jo Tunnard, Ruth Sinclair, Janet Seden, Jenny Gray, Pauline Hardiker, David Quinton, Robert Page, Mike Pinnock, Mike Little, Jane Aldgate, Adrian Falkov, Hedy Cleaver

Interpreting the evaluate of desire in kid's providers this booklet addresses the total spectrum of perform, coverage and study advancements within the box. The participants contain best lecturers, coverage makers and senior practitioners who generate a broad-based holistic method of the evaluate of kids in desire. They convey how wishes review in kid's companies can be utilized to take on difficulties comparable to low success, psychological ill-health and social exclusion. techniques to the evaluate of want in kid's companies will permit provider managers and practitioners to reply successfully to the expanding strain to watch results and effectiveness in baby care paintings, and to enhance and coordinate kid's welfare carrier provision at person and neighborhood degrees and offers an imperative evaluation and research for an individual operating or learning in baby welfare and social care.

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1996) found that 30 per cent of the children living in a Midlands hostel for homeless families displayed a mental health problem that warranted a social services referral. In terms of the school environment homeless children often find it difficult to make and retain friendships or participate fully in the life of the school. They often lack adequate space to complete homework and find it difficult to progress in their studies because of the frequent need to move school (Power, Whitty and Youdell 1995).

New Labour believes that poor or inadequate schooling is a major contributor to adult social exclusion. Given that social class disparities in educational development emerge so rapidly, New Labour is determined to provide enhanced educational opportunities for disadvantaged families at the earliest possible stage. To this end a guaranteed free nursery education place for every four-year-old has been introduced. Moreover all schools will be expected to ensure that large proportions of their pupils have attained national standards in numeracy and literacy by the age of eleven.

Many local authorities will not lease properties to those aged under 21 (Howarth et al. 1998). 71). The disadvantages and prospects for looked after children are particularly worthy of note. It is estimated that 26 per cent of looked after children have a statement of special educational need compared with around 3 per cent in the general population. Around 25 per cent of looked after children aged between 14 and 16 do not attend school regularly; 70 per cent fail to obtain any educational qualifications; 67 per cent have an identifiable mental health problem (Department of Social Security 1999b; Department of Health 2001e).

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