This section contains consultation responses, strategies and policy briefings in relation to looked after children and care leavers.

Documents

document Children's Charter Northern Ireland ABSTRACT, Barnardo's Northern Ireland & NSPCC Northern Ireland, May 2016

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NSPCC 16 Childrens Charter NI ABSTRACT MAY 16.docx

This Charter outlines what the NI Assembly need to do to make a positive difference to the lives of children, young people and families.

pdf Councils expenditure on looked after children ABSTRACT, Audit Commission, August 2014

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AC 14 Councils expenditure on LAC ABSTRACT Aug 14.pdf

This briefing provides an overview of councils' expenditure on children's social care and looks in more detail at expenditure on children who are looked after, particularly foster care.

default National Corporate Parenting Training Programme Evaluation, Scottish Government, 2013

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SCOGOV 13 National Corporate Parenting Training Programme evaluation 2013.pdf

Since 2010 the Scottish Government (SG) has been funding Who Cares? Scotland to develop and deliver a national corporate parenting training programme. This training course is due to complete in March 2013 and there is the potential for a second phase of the programme. The SG commissioned this independent evaluation of the National Corporate Parenting Training Programme, with a focus on the impact of the programme to
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default Moving Forward Implementing the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, CELCIS, 2012

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CELCIS 12 Moving Forward 2012.pdf

Moving Forward provides practical guidance on moving forward on the road to alternative care provision for children. It highlights implications for policy-making where national governments should provide leadership as well as examples of what is being done on the ground internationally.

default Interim Report on inquiry into decision making on whether to take children into care, Scottish Parliament, 28 March 2013

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SCOPAR 13 Interim report on inquiry into decision making on whether to take children into care 28 Mar 13.pdf

Last June (2012) the Education and Culture Committee commenced an inquiry to examine the processes involved in deciding whether or not to remove a child from the family home and to consider whether these are consistent across the country.

default Improving outcomes for looked after children and care leavers London Borough of Ealing, OFSTED, 9 January 2013

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OFS 13 Improving outcomes for looked after children & care leavers London Borough of Ealing OFSTED 9 Jan 13.pdf

Good practice resource: The London Borough of Ealing’s ‘Horizons’ programme is a one-stop shop that provides young people aged 11-24 with the range of services and support they need from a single access point in a youth-friendly setting. It represents a successful approach to improving outcomes and life chances through engagement and participation.

default Care and Permanence Planning for Looked After Children in Scotland Supplementary Report ABSTRACT, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration, April 2011

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SCRA 11 Care and Permanence for LAC in Scotland Supplementary Report ABSTRACT.pdf

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default Care and Permanence Planning for Looked After Children in Scotland ABSTRACT, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration, March 2011

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SCRA 11 Care and Permanence Planning for LAC in Scotland ABSTRACT.pdf

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This research explores the pathways and decision-making processes through the care and court systems in Scotland for 100 looked after children from the point they were first identified as at risk, to the point of adoption or permanence.

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default A Better Start in Life Long-term approaches for the most vulnerable children, A Burghart, 2012

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PE 12 ABSTRACT A Better Start in Life 2012.pdf

This abstract details a report which argues that much more needs to be done to ensure that the care system provides the best possible start in life for children in care.  Written by Alex Burghart from the think tank Policy Exchange.

default Reflecting on the outcomes for looked after children: An ecological perspective, William Coman et al, 2011

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CCIP 11 ABSTRACT Reflecting on outcomes for LAC JAN 11.pdf

'Reflecting on the outcomes for looked after children: An ecological perspective' abstract
William Coman and John Devaney
Published in Child Care in Practice, Volume 17, Issue 1, January 2011