looked after children

Managing challenging behaviour

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.

It's my story : helping care experienced young people to give effective media interviews (SCIE guide 26)

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.

Handled with care?: managing medication for residents of care homes and children's homes - a follow up study (CSCI special study report)

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.

Evaluation of Reading Rich

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.

Children and Young Persons Bill [HL] 2007-08

Webpage containing the documents relating to the UK bill for reform of the statutory framework for the care system.

Healthy care training manual : a health promotion training programme for foster carers and residential social workers

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.

Making the difference: out of school learning

Information leaflet for parents, carers and family members on how out-of-school-hours learning activities promote learning, healthy lifestyles and fun.

Historical abuse systemic review

An independent review of the systems in place to protect children and keep them safe in residential care in Scotland between 1950 and 1995.

Keeping in touch: a report of children's experience by the Children's Rights Director for England

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.