The topic of domestic violence is an emotive one conjuring visions of child abuse by parents or carers, or marital violence, in general abuse by men of their wives or partners. According to published police statistics in Scotland for the years of 2012 – 13 male violence of women accounted for 80% of all domestic abuse, and in 2014 over 2,600 children in Scotland were identified as needing protection from abuse. This is particularly concerning since the NSPCC suggests that, for every child who has been identified, there are 8 other children who are at risk but who are ‘under the radar’.
Article explains the rationale for the digitization of social work heritage material and the virtualization of an archived nondigital museum exhibit constructed by a Scottish Museum of Social Work.
The project involved the “virtualization” of an existing social work museum exhibition on the migration of “Home Children” from Scotland to Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century and the digital preservation of historical assets (both text and images) held by the contemporary social care organization involved in the migration of the children.
Document that continues the theme of partnership working as fundamental in the delivery of theEarly Years Framework.
It sets out issues which need to be taken forward together to turn the Framework’s ambitions into a reality; and highlights a range of case studies, showing how the principles of the Framework are being delivered across services and communities in Scotland.
UK wide survey on adoption support.
The main aim of the study was to use the first six waves of data from the LSPYE to understand more about the lives of adopted young people as they approach adulthood and to make comparisons with other young people who had not experienced adoptive care.
Statistical release that provides information about looked after children in England for the year ending 31 March 2011. It includes information on the number of looked after children, the reason why a child is looked after, their legal status and placement type.
It also includes information on the number of children who started to be looked after during the year ending 31 March 2011 and the number of children who ceased to be looked after during the year.
Spring issue of the Child Welfare and Technology journal, which explores child welfare and technology, ranging from information communication technology and social media to data integration and gadgets. It addresses the challenges faced and successes celebrated.
Podcast of a talk by Robin Sen from the Glasgow School of Social Work on the subject of managing contact for children outside of parental care, and the challenges and possibilities involved.
Website dedicated to giving access to information on various aspects of the history of child adoption in the United States such as people, organisations, studies and topics which shaped adoption during the twentieth century.
Aberdeenshire Council presents information about adoption. It promotes non-discriminatory practices in all its services and seeks individuals or couples from a variety of backgrounds who can make a permanent commitment to a child or children who need a new family for life.