Podcast of a talk by Jennifer Davidson, Director SIRCC, given at the National Residential Child Care Initiative Launch Event, "Higher aspirations, brighter futures", Edinburgh Hilton, 02/12/2009.
residential child care
Bulletin investigating the quality of service provided to children and young people looked after away from home in residential services such as care homes, residential special schools and secure accommodation services with regard to their mental health and well being.
The children’s residential care sector across the UK has changed markedly over the past two decades and more. One impact of these changes has been a greatly reduced residential sector, with the proportion of looked-after children who are placed in residential care declining over this period.
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.
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.
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.
Paper reporting on a knowledge review carried out to pinpoint what is known about effective working with challenging and disruptive situations in residential care.
Report of a study which followed up an investigation by the National Care Standards Commission in 2004 into the management of medication in care and children's homes in England which found homes were not performing well in this area.
The follow up study found some improvement but not enough to be wholly satisfactory.
An independent review of the systems in place to protect children and keep them safe in residential care in Scotland between 1950 and 1995.
This response to the Children’s Safeguards Review by Roger Kent sets out the Government’s proposals for improving the quality of care for children who are looked after away from home.
This includes the recruitment, selection and vetting of residential child care staff; training of residential care staff; their registration and inspection; the inter-relationship with education child protection; support for children in boarding schools; investigation and monitoring of children in prison, refuges and helping young abusers.