residential child care

Going the extra mile: an evaluation of a residential unit for younger children provided by Aberlour Sycamore Service (full report)

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.

Higher aspirations, brighter future : National Residential Child Care Initiative overview report

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.

Restorative justice services for children and young people and those harmed by their behaviour

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.

NRCCI : SCCYP response - Tam Baillie

Podcast of a talk by Tam Baillie, Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People, given at the National Residential Child Care Initiative Launch Event, "Higher aspirations, brighter futures", Edinburgh Hilton, 02/12/2009.

NRCCI : statement on behalf of Shona Robison, Minister for Health & Sport

Podcast of a statement made by Olivia McLeod, Deputy Director, Care and Justice Division, at the National Residential Child Care Initiative Launch Event, "Higher aspirations, brighter futures", Edinburgh Hilton, 02/12/2009.

NRCCI : into the future! - Who Cares? Scotland

A talk by Who Cares? Scotland given at the National Residential Child Care Initiative Launch Event, "Higher aspirations, brighter futures", Edinburgh Hilton, 02/12/2009.

NRCCI : launch and overview of NRCCI materials - Romy Langeland

Podcast of a talk by Romy Langeland, Independent Chair of NRCCI and SIRCC, given at the National Residential Child Care Initiative Launch Event, "Higher aspirations, brighter futures", Edinburgh Hilton, 02/12/2009.

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.

Working with challenging and disruptive situations in residential child care : sharing effective practice

Paper reporting on a knowledge review carried out to pinpoint what is known about effective working with challenging and disruptive situations in residential care.

Managing challenging behaviour

In this resource the opportunity is given to explore how children communicate through their behaviour and learn some techniques for managing challenging behaviour. Also explored is the importance of reflecting and learning from interventions.