Social Science Information Gateway This gateway site run through the University of Minnesota aims to provide selected, high quality internet resources for researches and practitioners in the social sciences, business and law. The site is full of useful links and research findings.
Research in Practice This site concerns social work research and produces very useful updaters.
Psychiatry News | Psychiatry Articles and Journals Website giving daily articles published in Psychiatric journals (and links to journals) and free subscription to email alerter of articles. Obviously primarily aimed at health care professionals but good links and access to medical dictionary if you sign in. All sorts of related health sites within the MDLinx group.
Policy Library Huge database of publications on family policy and issues relating to children updated daily. There is also a membership option.
Poverty, place and ageing society | Joseph Rowntree Foundation The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is the largest independent social policy research and development charity and this is a useful site for both new and older research findings in family issues.
Centre for Research on the Child and Family Centre for Research on the Child and Family Based at the University of East Anglia, this centre is carrying out a large number of research projects on family issues.
CA 1989 research - Julia Brophy Julia Brophy's 2006 report reviews empirical studies of child care proceedings, and was commissioned as a briefing paper for the Child Care Proceedings Review. Key findings include the seriousness of the cases which come before the courts, involving vulnerable parents often with health problems and chaotic lifestyles. The proceedings included inquisitorial features, ie Practice Directions and Protocols. Most children were in a settled placement within 12 months of the hearing.