children

Children looked after statistics 2006-07

This Scottish Government publication contains statistics on children who were looked after by or eligible for aftercare support from local authorities between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2007.

Safeguarding children : a joint Chief Inspectors' report on arrangements to safeguard children

The government made a commitment in the 1998 White Paper 'Modernising Social Services' to put in place new arrangements to commission from all of its Chief Inspectors of services involved with children a joint report on children’s safeguards.

This is the first of those reports and draws on the findings of a wide range of inspection activity undertaken by individual inspectorates. In addition, a joint inspection was undertaken to address inter-agency arrangements for safeguarding children.

Growing up in Scotland: sweep 2 - topic research findings: summary of findings from year 2

The Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) is a longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish. Its aim is to provide information to support policy-making, but it is also intended to be a broader resource that can be drawn on by academics, voluntary sector organisations and other interested parties. Focusing initially on a cohort of 5,217 children aged 0-1 years old and a cohort of 2,859 children aged 2-3 years old, the first wave of fieldwork began in April 2005.

A review of how fathers can be better recognised and supported through DCSF policy

While fathers can play an extremely important role in achieving positive outcomes for their children, they also face significant barriers to engaging with a range of family services. The available research shows that parental involvement is one of the most important factors in children’s achievement and adjustment and that fathers are vitally important in this.

Improving children's attainment through a better quality of family-based support for early learning

Report of a study which evaluated the evidence for the effectiveness of family-based support of early learning in improving outcomes for children.

GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services - Welcome and Minister's Address

This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Welcome and Opening Remarks and Minister's Address - Mr Adam Ingram, Minister for Children and Early Years.

The arrest and detention of children subject to immigration control : a report following the Children's Commissioner for England's visit to Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre

Report presenting the findings of the Children's Commissioner for England's visit to Yarl's Wood in 2008 and considering the detention of children there in the light of the UK Government's obligations under Article 37 of the UNCRC. It looks particularly at the effect of detention on children's mental and physical health.

Scottish households below average income, 2006/07

Document presenting estimates of the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland. It also reports progress made towards hitting UK and Scottish Government targets on reducing poverty.

Harsh realities : Programme 2 (Radio 4 Science)

Harsh Realities looks at how doctors, nurses, social services, and advisers take vital decisions about people's lives. The second programme in the series tackles child disability and the stark choices facing parents and professionals when a baby is born severely disabled. In each programme, Niall Dickson will be joined by professionals who have direct experience of the subject under discussion. In order to listen to this programme select programme 1 for audio access.