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Family research - update
Challenges from the frontline – revisited
NSPCC Scotland and Barnardo’s Scotland’s new report reveals harrowing impact of years of austerity on vulnerable families across the country. The report, Challenges from the Frontline – Revisited, highlights the devastating impact of the rollout of welfare reform on children and their families and the effects of local government funding cuts on the support available to them.
New research looks at parenting interventions targeting marginalised parents
The research (from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow) found that parenting interventions targeting marginalised parents are acceptable and useful and may potentially be effective in breaking cycles of negative parenting.
One of the researchers, Dr Katie Buston, has written a blog summarising the research:https://bit.ly/3kXl3kH
You can read the full paper in the journal Child Care in Practice:
Flexistability: Building back better for the UK’s working families
The social and economic consequences of Covid-19 have ushered in extraordinary changes in our country almost overnight. The impact of the pandemic on families has been multi- faceted, and, for some, extreme. Working Families, the work-life balance charity, draws on the experiences of both parents and employers to outline what building back better could mean for working families.
There has been much research carried out in relation to Covid-19 and its impact on children and families. We highlight some of the research below.
Weathering the winter storm: Strengthening financial security in Scotland thoughout the ongoing Covid-19 crisis
IPPR Scotland’s recent report looks at how the Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated financial insecurity for families across Scotland and pushed many more people into a state of insecurity.
The Scottish Government has published a series of papers on ‘vulnerable families’ during the pandemic.
Covid-19 and lone parents with dependent children
This briefing follows a paper produced by Public Health Scotland, before Covid-19, which looks at higher levels of child poverty in lone-parent families. This briefing looks at the same subject within the context of Covid-19 and highlights the challenges that Covid-19 presents to the efforts to reduce child poverty in lone-parent families.
COVID realities: families on low incomes during the pandemic
Overall, the project will illuminate the experiences of families in poverty during an unprecedented time; influence the evolving policy response; generate insight into how social security policymaking in the UK changes, and is changed, by COVID-19.
Also in this issue
Other articles published in June 2020 newsletter.
- Challenges from the Frontline - Revisited
- Equal protection
- Interview with Aberlour children's charity
- Interview with Families Outside
- Interview with One Parent Families Scotland
- Interview with Scottish Adoption
- Interview with Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
- National resource for relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP)
- New report from Working Families
- UNCRC Incorporation (Scotland) Bill