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.

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

An inclusive evidence-based parenting programme, designed to promote protective factors associated with good parenting and better outcomes for children.

Reducing parental conflict

Parental conflict toolkit

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 with asthma

Young people with asthma

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.

Parenting support programme

Parenting Support Project

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities is taking part in a major project with Impact on Urban Health, facilitated by Shift, community leaders and parents.

Race equality collaboratives

Race equity collaboratives

The Race Equality Foundation is leading a set of collaborations to develop an evidence-led narrative and make practical recommendations.


  • 5Jul

    Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

    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 […]

  • 16Jun

    Disability Briefing Paper

    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 […]

  • 14Jun

    Education Briefing Paper

    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 […]

  • 12May

    Children and Families Briefing Paper

    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 […]

  • 2Oct

    Tackling inequalities in London briefing

    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.

  • 18Mar

    Preparing minority ethnic children for starting primary school: Integrating health and education

    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 […]

  • 18May

    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 […]

  • 1May

    The housing needs of black and minority ethnic disabled children and their families

    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 […]

Previous projects

First steps

First Steps

Providing infrastructure support to voluntary and community sector organisations in London working with children, young people and families.

Parenting during covid

Parenting during Covid

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.