Scottish Executive young people's guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Some of the 54 articles of the convention are listed and explained. The information provided applies only to Scotland.
Scottish Government report on what needs to be in place to provide a truly child-centred response and approach to the provision of foster and kinship care.
It then considers what improvements are needed in the support provided to carers that will in turn enhance the quality of care provided to children.
Finally, it addresses the improvements that can be made to the quality assurance systems that govern these types of care.
These standards were developed to improve the quality of care and service for those in foster care. The standards cover the following activities: recruiting, selecting, approving, training and supporting foster carers; matching children and young people with foster carers; supporting and monitoring foster carers; and the work of agency fostering panels and other approval panels. The standards do not apply to the services provided directly by foster carers themselves.
Scottish Government guidance to councils and their community planning partners on how to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people and care leavers, through better fulfilling their corporate parent function.
Manual published by the Scottish Government for the training of Children's Panel members. It provides information about the system, the relevant legislation and good practice, and is intended to widen the understanding of panel members about children's circumstances and enable them to make sound, well-informed decisions.
Report detailing the results of a survey of privately fostered children to see how well the rules and regulations governing private fostering are working out.
Information about the Children's Hearings system in Scotland, which takes most of the responsibility for dealing with children and young people under 16, and in some cases under 18, who commit offences or who are in need of care and protection.
Scottish Government evaluation of the Reading Rich programme, a partnership between National Children's Homes Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust which aimed to introduce a 'reading rich' environment for children and young people who are looked after in residential and foster care settings in Scotland so they could benefit from reading, books and literature. It ran from 2004 to 2007.
Video explaining the rules and regulations relating to private fostering in England and Wales and giving guidance for officials such as school and health service workers on how to identify a private fostering arrangement.
This report is the outcome of the work of many people across Scotland. Shortly before the publication of the Getting it Right for Every Child in Kinship and Foster care report the Government in Scotland asked BAAF and tFN to set up a Reference Group composed of the main stakeholders in kinship and foster care.
The group worked through the areas identified by the Government in Scotland through five Task Groups each of whom were allocated a specific area of the Strategy to develop.