Leaflet on the Scottish Government website for service users about the National care standards for care homes for children and young people.
Information about the Children's Hearings system in Scotland, which takes most of the responsibility for dealing with children and young people under 16, and in some cases under 18, who commit offences or who are in need of care and protection.
Case study from Wiltshire describing the ways in which a particular young offender was supported and helped just prior to his release to prepare for and gain employment. Also offered are implementation tips for other practitioners working with young offenders to prepare them for re-entry into the community and make a positive future for themselves.
Report of a study which set out to discover how children and young people use new technologies. It concludes that the use of digital technology has been completely normalised by children and young people and is fully integrated into their daily lives.
Case study from Waltham Forest, London outlining the rationale and work involved in widening the remit of a youth offending team to include targeted/universal provision in education for communities as well as dealing with young offenders with a view to creating a more integrated service focused more on education and prevention. Implementation tips for others considering similar changes are also offered.
Resource created for workers working with young people to help them make the most of contact with the media, local and national, when talking about their experiences in care.
This publication is intended for everyone who is concerned with looked after children and young people and their families. This includes: elected members, local authority staff, staff in voluntary organisations, private providers, foster carers, health professionals and those involved in developing and improving children’s services.
Document presenting the UK Government's strategy for making children and young people safer following a consultation on this issue.
UK Government document mapping out the future direction for children's palliative care services in England to make them more convenient, personal and community-based.
Scottish Government evaluation of the Reading Rich programme, a partnership between National Children's Homes Scotland and the Scottish Book Trust which aimed to introduce a 'reading rich' environment for children and young people who are looked after in residential and foster care settings in Scotland so they could benefit from reading, books and literature. It ran from 2004 to 2007.