Video in which one young person in care tells of the challenges he faced in care, the positive experiences that changed his life and his desire to improve the system for others.
looked after children
This guide for practice booklet is based on the key findings of the national research of Scottish Government-funded pilot projects in 18 Scottish local authorities carried out by the University of Strathclyde between 2006 and 2008.
Bulletin looking at the quality of throughcare and aftercare services in place for children and young people looked after away from home in residential services in Scotland and how these can be improved.
This report and its companion entitled Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Induced or Fabricated by Carers with Parenting Responsibilities, by the Department of Health, is essential reading for all paediatricians and other members of the multi-disciplinary team in the field of child protection. The Department of Health document sets out policy and guidelines for all professionals, whereas this document discusses clinical issues in more detail and provides practical advice for paediatricians.
Document produced jointly by a number of children's organisations making a series of recommendations for the improvement of children's services throughout Scotland.
Report of a study undertaken to provide an evidence base for assisting the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department of Health's revision of the guidance on improving the health of looked after children.
Podcast of a talk by Neil Ballantyne, Iriss, Zachari Duncalf, Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care and Ellen Daly, Connected Practice, given at the Connected Practice Symposium, "Human services in the network society:changes, challenges & opportunities", Institute for Advanced Studies, Glasgow, 14th/15th September 2009.
This progress map summary includes key research findings from a C4EO knowledge review about the diverse needs of different groups of disabled children and their families, and whether services are meeting these needs. The summary includes challenge questions which can be used as tools for strategic leaders in assessing, delivering and monitoring the ways in which the needs of disabled children from differentiated groups are met.
Document stating the provisions of the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007.
Document summarising the statutory duties of local authorities in Scotland with regard to preventing homelessness. It outlines the actions which local authorities should take to stop homelessness occurring and recurring.