looked after children

The topic of this briefing is the prevention of pregnancy among a specific group: looked after children and young people, who usually live in foster homes, but may also be in residential placements or with family members. Research and policy literature currently focuses on the provision of appropriate and adequate sex and relationship education in conjunction with accessible contraceptive services as the means of reducing teenage pregnancy.

Scottish Government document providing guidance to all professionals and volunteers working or in contact with children suspected of being trafficked and intended to supplement local interagency child protection procedures.

Report summarising the results of a survey of 1003 adults across the UK on their attitudes to young people in care. The findings demonstrate the potential for community support in challenging myths which might hamper young care leavers in their efforts to move forward with their lives.

Document giving guidance to local authorities and their health agency partners in England on carrying out their functions in regard to the promotion of co-operation to improve the well-being of children and young people and the making of arrangements to ensure they take account of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children when discharging their duties.

This report provides examples of practice from all 32 Scottish local authorities which show their aspirations for their looked after children and young people and care leavers. It also demonstrates their intentions to support these young people in a variety of ways, through their chosen pathway, to becoming successful, contributing members of society.

To coincide with the publication of Lord Laming's report into the death of Victoria Climbie, NCH sets out our views on child protection and the future for children's services in England. NCH believes we must examine the whole range of children's services, not just the child protection system on its own because it does not exist in isolation in the real world.

Podcast of a talk by Neil Ballantyne, IRISS, Zachari Duncalf, Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care and Ellen Daly, Connected Practice, given at the Connected Practice Symposium, "Human services in the network society:changes, challenges & opportunities", Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, 14th/15th September 2009.