In this section you will find documents relating to child protection, education, foster care, inspection, the media, residential care, secure care and youth justice.


follow site document "Children in charge": Imagining systemic reform and redesign in care commissioning for children (A discussion paper) ABSTRACT, Children in England, November 2016

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CiE 16 Children in charge ABSTRACT NOV 16.docx

This abstract provides details of a discussion paper which attempts to rethink the systemic problems facing the funding and commissioning of care services and placements for children in need of care and adoption, across all types and specialisms of placement, from kinship care, through foster care, to residential care and adoption.

source default About Social Workers, Children's Rights Director, July 2006


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CRD 06 About Social Workers JUL 06.pdf

This report explores the views of children on their social workers, and shows that while overall they rate them positively, they want them to be easier to reach, follow through on their promises and see them alone during visits.

conocer mujeres hispanas document Alternative Care and Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland ABSTRACT, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, August 2015

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NIHRC 15 Alternative Care ABSTRACT AUG 15.docx

This abstract provides details of a report which covers the rights of children in Northern Ireland who cannot be cared for within their own family. The report identifies a number of areas for improvement, including practice of moving children, delay in N.I adoption process,the right of the child to be heard and taken seriously and concerns over criminalisation of young people in residential care.

click here default Amplify The report, A National Voice, 2002


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ANV 02 ABSTRACT Amplify The Report.pdf

This abstract provides details of a report describing an event organised by A National Voice. Young people give their views on overnight stays, advocacy, complaints, aftercare, reviews and pathway plans.  The amplify report was launched at the House of Commons in March 2003.

source link document AT HOME | Overseen but often overlooked: Children and Young People ‘Looked After at Home’ in Scotland ABSTRACT, CELCIS, 2015

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CEL 15 Overseen but often overlooked ABSTRACT 2015.docx

This abstract provides details of a study which provides strong evidence to suggest that home supervision provides an unparalleled opportunity to support some of our most vulnerable children and families. pdf AT HOME | At home in care: Children living with birth parents on a Care Order ABSTRACT, M. Fargas Malet et al, November 2014


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RES-ICCR At home in care ABSTRACT NOV 14.pdf

This abstract details a study which explored the processes, background information and perceived reasons why children and young people returned home while remaining in care.

source url pdf AT HOME | At home in care: Children living with birth parents on a Care Order, Queen's University Belfast, November 2014


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QUB 14 At home in care NOV 14.pdf

The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of returning home for children/young people and their birth parents when the child returning home is subject to a Care Order. The study examined: the care histories for a cohort of children/young people in this situation; the reasons for them being taken into care, returning home, and the Care Order being discharged; the level of social services support and assistance provided; and the outcomes for these children/young people and their families.

enter site pdf AT HOME | At home in care: Children living with their birth parents on a Care Order, Project summary

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RES-MCS At home in care research summary.pdf

It is anticipated that the final report for this study will be available in March/April 2012.
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source site document AT HOME | Home on a care order: who the children are and what the care order is for ABSTRACT, Fargas-Malet, M. et al., 2016


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QUB 16 Home on a care order ABSTRACT 2016.docx

This abstract details research focusing on children and young people at home on care orders.

source site pdf AT HOME | Home Supervision Requirements Messages from research, CELCIS, December 2012


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CELCIS 12 Home supervision requirements Messages from research, DEC 12.pdf

A Home Supervision Requirement (HSR) is a type of legal supervision order which is unique to the Scottish system of child legislation. Children who are subject to an HSR are ‘looked after’ by a local authority whilst still living at home with a parent or relevant person. This briefing summarises key findings of research on HSRs, knowledge from existing research and incorporates new evidence from a recently concluded study exploring young people’s, parents’ and social workers’ views and experiences of this type of intervention.

follow link pdf ATTACHMENT | Attachment Matters for All, CELCIS, December 2012


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CELCIS 12 Attachment matters for all DEC 12.pdf

This mapping exercise, conducted by the Centre for Excellence for Looked After
Children in Scotland (CELCIS) and Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA) was commissioned by the Scottish Government.  It reports on attachment training and attachment-focused practice in Scotland.

go site document ATTACHMENT | Children's attachment Quality Standard, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 12 October 2016

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NICE 16 Children's attachment 12 Oct 16.docx

This abstract provides details of a NICE quality standard which covers the identification, assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties. It focuses on children and young people up to age 18: on the edge of care (those considered to be at high risk of going into care); looked after by local authorities in foster homes (including kinship foster care); in special guardianship; adopted from care; and in residential units and other accommodation.

document ATTACHMENT | Children’s attachment: attachment in children and young people who are adopted from care, in care or at high risk of going into care ABSTRACT, NICE, 25 November 2015

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NICE 15 Children's attachment 25 Nov 15.docx

This abstract provides details of NICE guideline which covers the identification, assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties in children and young people up to age 18 who are adopted from care, in special guardianship, looked after by local authorities in foster homes (including kinship foster care), residential units and other accommodation, or on the edge of care.

pdf Care and prejudice, Ofsted, 2009


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OFS 09 Care and prejudice 2009.pdf

This report is about a survey of 362 children from children’s homes and foster care across England. It highlights the views and experiences of children living in care and the prejudices they face as a result of being in care.

document Care Pathways and Outcomes Study, Queen's University Belfast, 2000 - present


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Care Pathways and Outcomes.docx

This paper outlines the four phases of the Care Pathways and Outcomes Study conducted by the Institute of Child Care Research, Queen's University Belfast.

pdf Care to vote? Young people looked after by local authorities and the referendum on Scottish Indepence ABSTRACT, University of Strathclyde, April 2014


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UoSG 14 Care to vote ABSTRACT APR 14.pdf

This abstract details a report compiled by the University of Strathclyde on action, taken or planned by Scottish local authorities and the Scottish Prison Service, to support looked after young people to vote in the referendum on Scottish independence.

pdf Caring about success: Young people in care on their views and experiences of success, Who Cares Scotland, 2008


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WCS 08 Caring about success 2008.pdf

This consultation details how children and young people perceived, described and experienced success; how they defined their own successes; their expectations of their achievements being encouraged, recognised and celebrated and what they saw as barriers to success.

pdf Celebrating success: What helps looked after children succeed, Social Work Inspection Agency, 2006


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SWIA 06 Celebrating success 2006.pdf

The aim of this research was, to understand, from people who have been looked after, what helped them become and feel successful. The research was used to inform people who care for looked after children about what helps and what makes a difference to the futures of looked after children and, to publicly recognise and celebrate the success of looked after children

document Children and young people in care and care leavers ABSTRACT, National Audit Office, 2016


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NAO 16 CYP in care & care leavers ABSTRACT 2016.docx

This abstract provides details of an easy read document published by the NAO.

document Children in Care ABSTRACT, National Audit Office, 27 November 2014


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NAO 14 Children in Care ABSTRACT 27 Nov 14.docx

This abstract details a report which examines how well the Department for Education is meeting its objectives to improve the quality of care and stability of placements for children in care.