Child Aware Approaches is a grassroots initiative to develop local approaches, actions and initiatives to keep children safe and well.
CFCA produces a range of publications. These include CFCA Papers, which offer an objective exploration of how research applies to policy and practice, and are written by or in collaboration with expert researchers and service providers. CFCA Resource Sheets and Practitioner Resources are shorter papers that focus on a specific issue in depth.
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This paper aims to provide a broad overview of child neglect, one of the most common forms of maltreatment.
Information on how to disseminate evaluation findings to the broader service sector, including tips for writing and publishing an evaluation report
Information about the types of evaluation methods that inform evidence-based practice, and tips for services on establishing a culture of evaluation
A guide to the why, who, what, when, where and how of evaluation, particularly the vital tasks needed to ensure an evaluation goes smoothly
An outline of the steps involved in planning an evaluation, and an overview of the key concepts relating to the broad stages of evaluation
A brief overview of the role of evaluation and innovation in the context of family support services
An overview of the innovative use of technology in service delivery for organisations working with families, children and young people.
Rarely an isolated incident: Acknowledging the interrelatedness of child maltreatment, victimisation and trauma
Experiences of child maltreatment are rarely isolated incidents; different forms of abuse often co-occur, and trauma often develops over time
This paper provides a theoretical basis to working with vulnerable and high-risk families where parenting is not "good enough" or even unsafe