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.
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.
This analysis was undertaken in-house within the Scottish Government by using large scale data from the 2007/8 Scottish Household Survey Culture (and Sport) Module. It explores the role of childhood encouragement to participate in and attend cultural activities in promoting cultural participation and attendance in adult life.
Following the successful completion of the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection (2006) developed by the University of Dundee Centre for Child Care and Protection and the Institute. The Child Care and Protection Training and Development Project aimed to track and enhance the process of embedding key capabilities across social work qualifying programmes by identifying and sharing innovative practice, and this project was concluded in 2008.
Audit that examined how effectively councils use their resources on residential placements for their looked-after children and identified areas for improvement. Audit Scotland's work complements the Scottish Government’s strategic review of residential child care services in Scotland, conducted by the National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI).
There is increasing research and clinical evidence which suggests that there are sometimes inter-relationships, commonly referred to as 'links', between the abuse of children, vulnerable adults and animals. A better understanding of these links can help to protect victims, both human and animal, and promote their welfare.
Valentine Scarlett, teaching fellow at University of Dundee explores innovative ways to support social work students meet Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection. She describes her work with a range of pre qualifying students across disciplines to enhance their learning in child care and protection. By encouraging students to work collaboratively in this arena, she explains how joint approaches can be explored, assumptions questioned and potential future working relationships identified.
In the fall of 2007, the North Carolina Division of Social Services launched a resource parent recruitment and retention project based on the strategies recommended by best practice and research.
This project concentrates on the application of broad but concrete steps that individual agencies can take to meet their specific needs, and it builds on the success of the North Carolina’s Multiple Response System and reinforces the strengths of our state’s child welfare system.
Report of an evaluation of the extended flexible entitlement pathfinder which was introduced by the UK Government to maximise developmental benefits for children by providing extended access to free early years provision and to diminish childcare-related obstacles to employment faced by parents by providing more flexible delivery of free childcare provision across the private, voluntary and independent sectors.
This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 5 - Changing Children's Services. Netta Maciver, Principal Reporter, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration talks about care system for children in Scotland.