looked after children
In this resource the opportunity is given to explore how children communicate through their behaviour and learn some techniques for managing challenging behaviour. Also explored is the importance of reflecting and learning from interventions.
Resource created for workers working with young people to help them make the most of contact with the media, local and national, when talking about their experiences in care.
Report of a study which followed up an investigation by the National Care Standards Commission in 2004 into the management of medication in care and children's homes in England which found homes were not performing well in this area.
The follow up study found some improvement but not enough to be wholly satisfactory.
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.
Webpage containing the documents relating to the UK bill for reform of the statutory framework for the care system.
Training pack comprising information, activity plans and resources for a two-day training course on promoting the health and well-being of looked after children. Included also is information about the Healthy Care Programme and the National Healthy Care Standard.
Information leaflet for parents, carers and family members on how out-of-school-hours learning activities promote learning, healthy lifestyles and fun.
An independent review of the systems in place to protect children and keep them safe in residential care in Scotland between 1950 and 1995.
Report presenting the findings of a survey of the attitudes and views of 370 children in care on keeping in touch - and losing contact with - their families and friends while in care.
Presents the findings of the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee which aimed to investigate the performance of the care system in England, consider whether the Governments proposals for reform were soundly based, and to find out whether the Care Matters programme would be effective in helping looked after children.