These elearning resources are freely available to all users and, through audio, video and interactive uses of technology, will provide the user with an engaging introduction to different residential care settings, the needs that children may have in care, young people's own concerns, interpreting and acting on children's behaviour, helping children meet the outcomes of 'Every child matters', key legislation and managing challenging behaviour. Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) e-learning resource published in 2008.
residential child care
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.
The Care Commission began operating in April 2002 and this report presents what has been learned over the eight years of regulating care services in Scotland. It sets out the context for the Care Commission's work, examines the impact its regulation work has had on outcomes for the people who use care services, and makes strong statements about where the care sector needs to improve.
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.
Podcast of a talk by Adam Ingram MSP, Minister for Children and Early Years, given at the National Residential Child Care Initiative Launch Event, "Higher aspirations, brighter futures", Edinburgh Hilton, 02/12/2009.
Paper assessing the relative merits and demerits of institutional care and foster care through considering four components of service outcomes: the safety and well-being of children while in care, permanence/re-entry from care, long-term success of children in out of home care and the costs of out of home care.
This resource provides an interactive pathway through key introductory aspects of residential child care. Three short case studies are included and children's legislation and rights are examined.
This resource explores the needs children in residential child care may have and then offers a range of practical activities for use with children. Examples of young people's concerns are featured and how to achieve the outcomes set out in Every Child Matters is considered.
The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to produce joint guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people. The guidance is for all those who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people.
Study detailing the philosophy and practice of a residential unit, underlining the importance of relationships, teamwork and a clearly articulated philosophy of care and highlighting the way the unit integrates with foster, education and therapeutic services.