placement

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.

Boarding school provision for vulnerable children: pathfinder evaluation

This is an evaluation report of the Boarding Provision for Vulnerable Children Pathfinder announced in the white paper 'Higher standards, better schools for all' (2005). The Pathfinder was intended to explore whether boarding school provision might be used to provide support, stability and improved life chances for a larger number of vulnerable children and young people. Ten local authorities and fifty boarding schools originally signed up to the Pathfinder.

Investing to save: why it's important to invest in placement services for looked after children

Leaflet highlighting four case studies of the 'invest to save' strategy which is a coherent, planned approach to investing in the development of placement services for looked after children so that unnecessary expenditure is avoided and available resources are used as efficiently as possible.

Transitions to adult services by disabled young people leaving out of authority residential schools

This is a summary of a report on a study that sought to identify: differences in planning for disabled young people in residential schools outside local authority boundaries compared to young people attending their local special schools; the factors which impact on transition planning and transition outcomes for these young people; key areas for future research and the feasibility of such work.

Where next for pupils excluded from special schools and Pupil Referral Units?

Report of a study which looked at routes, destinations and outcomes for pupils permanently excluded from special schools and Pupil Referral Units. The study arose out of concerns over the quality of educational provision for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in England voiced by the Steer Report.

Transitions to adult services by disabled young people leaving out authority residential schools

This is a report on a study that sought to identify: differences in planning for disabled young people in residential schools outside local authority boundaries compared to young people attending their local special schools; the factors which impact on transition planning and transition outcomes for these young people; key areas for future research and the feasibility of such work.

The Fostering of Children (Scotland) Regulations 1996

These regulations set out the requirements by law for the approval of foster carers by local authorities; the placement of foster children; arrangements with voluntary organisations and the retention and confidentiality of case records for foster carers and children.

The appointment, composition and function of fostering panels is also laid out and the Schedules include information required from prospective foster carers and the requirements of placement agreements.

National care standards: adoption agencies

The national care standards for adoption agencies have been developed to ensure that the services they provide are of high quality. They provide comprehensive guidance on the expected duty of care and service that adoption agencies should provide throughout the adoption process.

No time to lose : a manifesto for children and young people looked after away from home

Document produced jointly by a number of children's organisations making a series of recommendations for the improvement of children's services throughout Scotland.

Children's care monitor 2009 : children on the state of social care in England

Report presenting the results of a survey of children's own experiences of the social care system in England. It focuses particularly on six topics, namely bullying, having a say in what happens to them, making complaints and suggestions, education, care planning for those in care and leaving care.