This research into private fostering was commissioned by the DCSF and carried out by a team from the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF). The purpose of the research was to inform the DCSF Advisory Group on Private Fostering in making its recommendations to Ministers on increasing notifications of private fostering arrangements.
The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 brings together aspects of family, child care and adoption law that affect children. The Act seeks to incorporate the 3 key principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) – i.e. non- discrimination; a child’s welfare as a primary consideration; and listening to children’s views, into Scottish legislation and practice.
Annual review of the Aberlour Child Care Trust which reports its key highlights and achievements for the year, its financial results and its strategic ambitions for the next five years.
Leaflet giving information and advice on how and when applicants or those already registered to provide childcare can appeal against any decision which affects registration.
Network that fosters connections, collaboration and the co-ordination of activities that promote the use of research evidence in child care and protection practice in Scotland.
UK Government document reviewing progress made on the 10-year childcare strategy begun in 2004 and setting out further steps which need to be taken to tackle future challenges.
Scottish Government consultation on the revised guidance on child protection, to replace the 1998 guidance.
The Children's Rights Director is often asked by the Government to find out children's views about ideas or changes that are being proposed in children's social care. This report is about the rules that the Government is proposing for running the new ContactPoint database of all children in England.
A booklet presenting SCIE’s range of resources for families and children’s social care.
A series of parenting leaflets on topics such as preparing for a new birth, dealing with stress, comforting a crying baby, and managing difficult behaviour without smacking.