The DCSF has been busy again, by recently publishing a number of new research reports; here are two which may interest some of you:
Training and Development Needs of Leaders of Children’s Services contains the findings of research which was carried out between October 2007 and February 2008. The study looked at professionals working in various different areas, and contains a number of recommendations as to how such individuals can be better supported in the short, medium and long term.
Voluntary and Community Sector Services - Their Role in Supporting Parents and Families is a detailed investigation into how voluntary and community services are helping to support objectives which are set out in the Every Child Matters agenda. Again, the study lists a number of recommendations where provision in this area should be reviewed.