foster care

National care standards for care homes for children and young people

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

Children's hearings: a brief background

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.

Why attachment matters when accommodated away from home or away from your family - Joe Nee

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

Looked after children and young people: we can and must do better

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.

National care standards for foster care and family placement services

Leaflet on the Scottish Government website for service users about the National Care Standards for Foster Care and Family Placement Services.

GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services - Accountability and practical change in child welfare: Beyond professionalism

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.

Commissioning, delivery and perceptions of emergency accommodation for young runaways

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.

Action for Children's work with children in care: the value of therapeutic treatment

Briefing paper stressing the importance of therapeutic treatment for children in care and offering examples of how this can best be done.

Walsall Safeguarding Children Board case review executive summary: child P

Briefly presents the background to the case of eighteen month old P who was removed from his parents along with his 4 year old sister and placed with foster carers after allegations of extreme domestic violence. P later suffered serious permanent brain damage whilst in the care of foster carers. The executive summary then presents the findings and recommendations from the case review.

Fostering and adoption disruption research : secondary analysis

Report presenting findings from a secondary analysis of data gathered between 1982 and 1988 as part of a study of disruptions in permanent placements carried out by Strathclyde Regional Council and supported by the then Scottish Office.