foster care

Report detailing the results of a survey of privately fostered children to see how well the rules and regulations governing private fostering are working out.

Leaflet on the Scottish Government website for service users about the National care standards for care homes for children and young people.

Information about the Children's Hearings system in Scotland, which takes most of the responsibility for dealing with children and young people under 16, and in some cases under 18, who commit offences or who are in need of care and protection.

Podcast of a talk by Joe Nee, independent consultant psychologist, given at the SIRCC seminar, "Why Attachment Matters", Glasgow Marriott Hotel, 11/09/2009.

This publication is intended for everyone who is concerned with looked after children and young people and their families. This includes: elected members, local authority staff, staff in voluntary organisations, private providers, foster carers, health professionals and those involved in developing and improving children’s services.

This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 4 - Changing Children's Services. Dr Mark Creekmore, University of Michigan talks about Accountability and practical change in child welfare.

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.

Report focusing on the issue of emergency accommodation for young runaways and making recommendations intended to help local authorities and other relevant agencies design solutions which will better meet the emergency accommodation needs of young runaways.