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Early help home visiting:- What are the components of effective home visiting programmes for preventing child abuse and neglect in families of children and young people at risk of child abuse and neglect in the UK?

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Why this is important:- There are numerous studies, based mostly in the US, involving home visiting programmes for families at risk of child abuse and neglect. The findings of these studies are mixed, with some programmes proving effective but not others. The descriptions of the programmes and their theoretical basis are often poorly reported. It is therefore difficult to ascertain the key 'active ingredients' in a successful home visiting programme. A meta-analytic study seeking to obtain additional information from study authors on the features of home visiting programmes and their effectiveness, for example using statistical modelling, would help in understanding these programmes.

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Comes from guidance
Child abuse and neglect
Date issued
October 2017

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Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/10/2017