looked after children

One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.

Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.

One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.

Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.

Research commissioned by government to develop and implement a pilot programme in order to determine the impact of, and best method for, introducing a social pedagogic approach in residential children’s homes in line with the Care Matters White Paper’s commitment (DCSF 2007).

The report documents the development and implementation part of the pilot programme.

Research that explores the pathways and decision-making processes through the care and court systems in Scotland for 100 looked after children from the point they were first identified as at risk, to the point of adoption or permanence.

Information was obtained from records held by Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) teams and Sheriff Courts across Scotland. All cases had been dealt with under the Adoption (Scotland) Act 1978.

Commissioned by the Youth Justice Board, this thematic review reports on the care of looked after children aged 15 to 18 in young offender institutions. It examines the experience of these children, using survey data and in-depth interviews.

Case supervisors, advocates and representatives from safeguarding teams provide an establishment perspective on how the needs of looked after children are met in custody and in preparation for their release.

This publication contains statistics on children who were looked after by or eligible for aftercare services from local authorities between 1 August 2009 and 31 July 2010.

This paper has been developed by Family Rights Group on behalf of the Kinship Care Alliance. It sets out the current context for family and friends carers, our concerns about their circumstances and our recommendations.

Vulnerable (looked After) children interactive e-learning resource created to support staff in achieving outcomes for children.

Video resource produced by Phil Frampton, a freelance worker with many years of self employment across a spectrum of interconnecting fields. It argues the case for bringing back orphanages in the UK.

This guidance aims to improve quality of life (that is, the physical health, and social, educational and emotional wellbeing) of looked-after children and young people. The focus is on ensuring that organisations, professionals and carers work together to deliver high quality care, stable placements and nurturing relationships for looked-after children and young people.