residential child care

Report assessing the market for welfare beds in secure children's homes, identifying key market characteristics, highlighting the key demand and supply trends together with their underlying drivers, positing potential future scenarios and suggesting some policy options.

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.

Report of the Inquiry into the cases of abuse which occurred at Kerelaw Residential School and Secure Unit over a number of years. The report details the Inquiry's findings and lists its recommendations for better residential child care practices and procedures.

A Care Commission publication which reviews practice in residential care services for young people, concerning protecting children, planning for their care and using physical restraint.

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.

Provides the detailed oral and written evidence presented to the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee session on looked after children. The session 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. A summary of the findings are provided in Volume I.

The National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI) was set up to carry out a strategic review of child care services in Scotland and produce a blueprint for their future development and direction. This report highlights the key messages which came out of the working groups which were established to undertake the review.

Document providing guidance for agencies such as schools, police, anti-social behaviour teams, residential child care and social work on the principles, protocols and criteria for the use of restorative justice services in Scotland for children and young people and those harmed by their behaviour.

Podcast of a talk by Peter McLeod, Renfrewshire Council, given at the National Residential Child Care Initiative Launch Event, "Higher aspirations, brighter futures", Edinburgh Hilton, 02/12/2009.