Data and Monitoring Tools

Monitoring and research are essential processes in ensuring the relevance and effectiveness of programs, and the scope and type of service provision. They are integral components of analysis, strategic planning, and implementation for government and non-governmental organisations seeking to effect change, support or provide services.

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Alex James,Jeanette McLeod, Shaun Hendy, Kip Marks, Delia Rusu, Syen Nik, Michael J. Plank - PLoS ONE,

In this study, the authors analyse a child protection services dataset that includes a network of approximately 5 million social relationships collected by social workers between 1996 and 2016 in New Zealand to test the potential of information about family networks to improve accuracy of models used to predict the risk of child maltreatment.

Alison Teyhan, Andy Boyd, Dinithi Wijedasa, John Macleod - BMJ Open,

The purpose of this study was to use record linkage of birth cohort and administrative data to study educational outcomes of children who are looked-after (in public care) and in need (social services involvement), and examine the role of early life factors.

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children,

The Family Matters report sets out what governments are doing to turn the tide on over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care in Australia and the outcomes for children and their families.

Sarni Maniar Berliana, et al - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study aimed to identify the factors that affect the incidence rate of neglected children in Indonesia by considering the household effect.

Robin Sen & Calum Webb - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article draws on national data and quantitative data from a study of ‘City’, a local authority in the north of England with a large Family Group Conference service.

Mary V. Greiner, Sarah J. Beal, Judith W. Dexheimer, Parth Divekar, Vikash Patel, Eric S. Hall - Pediatrics,

In this case study, the authors address a critical component of health care delivery for a vulnerable population by describing a process of developing an information sharing system between health care and child welfare organizations in collaboration with child protection community partners in the US.

Mary Elizabeth Rauktis, Margarida Rangel Henriques, Maria Acciaiuoli Barbosa‐Ducharne, Orlanda Cruz, Marina S. Lemos, Julia Lee - International Journal of Social Welfare,

This article describes the process of revising a measure of out‐of‐home living restrictiveness to be culturally congruent for Portugal, providing preliminary data on validity and reliability, and discusses the feasibility of using this measure in Portugal.

Shamra Boel-Studt, Jonathan C. Huefner, Hui Huang - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of this article is to offer a working blue print to guide the adaptation of quality initiatives aimed at transforming residential care in other child welfare organizations or jurisdictions while taking into consideration the fit of such initiatives within the service environment and the complexities of system-wide change.

Jade Hooper, Linda Cusworth, Helen Whincup - Universities of Stirling, York, and Lancaster in collaboration with Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFA) Scotland,

This report on the linkage of Children Looked After Statistics (CLAS) with data from Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) is one strand of the Permanently Progressing? study. The study is the first in Scotland to investigate decision making, permanence, progress, outcomes and belonging for children who became ‘looked after’ at home, or away from home (with kinship carers, foster carers or prospective adopters) when they were aged five and under.

Annie E. Casey Foundation,

This Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores how the child population, and childhood experience, of the US has changed since 1990. It also presents national and state data on 16 indicators of child well-being across four domains — health, education, family and community and economic well-being.