Children & Families
We work on safeguarding, adoption and family support through our projects, briefings and programmes, including our flagship evidence-based Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) programme.
An inclusive evidence-based parenting programme, designed to promote protective factors associated with good parenting and better outcomes for children.
Toolkit designed for use by public health nurses, including, midwives, health visitors, school nurses, general practice nurses and other professionals working with families.
Young People’s Health Partnership are partnering with the Race Equality Foundation and Friends, Families and Travellers to engage with children, young people with asthma.
Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities is taking part in a major project with Impact on Urban Health, facilitated by Shift, community leaders and parents.
Exploration of how well race and ethnicity has been addressed by the Review of Children’s Social Care: A Case for Change… what does this mean for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities? The response analyses the key themes in the review touching on the greater inequalities for children from Black, Asian and minority backgrounds and the overrepresentation […]
Our Disability briefing paper by Christine-Koulla Burke, Director at The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, has been published today. It examines the evidence on health inequalities experienced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic people with a learning disability. “Implicit bias presents a further disadvantage to people with a learning disability, more so to those from […]
Our Education briefing paper by Professor Vini Lander, Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality at Leeds Beckett University, has been published today. It explores how the impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students has accentuated longstanding disparities in education. “Teachers from BAME communities, whilst attending to their own risks […]
Our Children and families briefing paper by Dr Anita Mehay, Improvement Fellow, The Health Foundation and Senior Research Associate UCL, has just been published. It explores the impact of Covd-19 on families with children particularly the societal inequalities and greater risk of falling into further poverty as a wider consequence of Covid-19. “It is likely that […]
The Foundation has published a new briefing as part of our First Steps programme. The briefing will give an overview of health inequalities in London, evidence on ethnic health inequalities, and outline relevant policies and the regional strategy to address these issues.
The Marmot Review (2010) recommends that investment should be made into interventions targeting the early years, as it is believed this is where the greatest impact can be achieved. The review specifically recommends support for transition between home and primary school as this is highlighted as a period which may be particularly challenging for those […]
The importance of promoting mental health in children and young people from black and minority ethnic communities
This briefing looks at the policy framework for mental health service provision and provides examples of existing practice which promote mental health for black and minority ethnic children and young people. It also highlights the impact of poor or incomplete data on commissioning and provision of mental health services for black and minority ethnic children […]
The outcomes and life chances of disabled children and their families are, to a greater or lesser extent, affected by the homes in which they live. Inaccessible public spaces and community facilities, societal attitudes, and health and care needs mean that disabled children spend more time in their homes than other children. This briefing argues […]
Providing infrastructure support to voluntary and community sector organisations in London working with children, young people and families.
The SFSC team have been producing regular blog posts published in our SFSC Covid 19 newsletter going out every other week during the period we are socially distancing.