View our Care & Education resources used by both education and social care practitioners to support the education of care-experienced children and young people. This information focuses on advice contributed by organisations to assist people in their practice. We are actively seeking examples of resources used directly with children and young people, and if you have materials that you would like to share please let us know by using the form on the ExChange: Care & Education homepage or contacting us directly via email at email@example.com.
“I wish someone would explain why I am in care”: The impact of children and young people’s lack of understanding of why they are in out-of-home care on their well-being and felt security
JOURNAL ARTICLE Authors: Jo Staines and Julie Selwyn Year: Jan 2020 Summary: Having a good understanding of one’s origins and history is known to be significant in identity development. Drawing on a large-scale online survey of looked after children’s subjective well-being, this paper demonstrates that a significant number of children and young people (age 4–18… Read More
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
ANNUAL REPORT 2018–19 Author: Centre for research for children and families, University of East Anglia Year: 2019 Summary: We have been fortunate in gaining new funding for research in the Centre over the last year. As well as supporting our ongoing study on fathers in recurrent care proceedings, the Nuffield Foundation has granted an award… Read More
In and beyond the care setting: relationships between young people and care workers
LITERATURE REVIEW Authors: Vicki Welch, Nadine Fowler, Ewan Ross, Richard Withington, Kenny McGhee Year: 2018 Summary: This review seeks to identify and summarise findings from literature about the nature of relationships that develop between older children and young people, and those caring for them within and beyond residential and fostering settings. We make particular efforts to… Read More
Being a/part State of the Family report
There isn’t a lot going well for young people trapped on the margins of our largely comfortable and happy society.
Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway: Improving Care Leavers Housing Pathways
In May 2019, the A Way Home Scotland Coalition were tasked with creating a Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway for care leavers by the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG), with the aim of addressing the fact that care leavers face a substantially higher risk than their peers of becoming homeless in adult life.
‘This is our story’: Children and young people on criminalisation in residential care
This briefing tells the anonymised stories of four children and young people who have been criminalised in residential care in their own words.
Analysis of the Factors Contributing to the High Rates of Care in Wales
On 31st March 2018, there were 6,405 children looked after in Wales, almost 1,900 more children than were looked after in 2006.
‘Being a student with care experience is very daunting’ – Findings from a survey of care-experienced students in Scottish colleges and universities
CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection based at the University of Strathclyde, has published the findings of Scotland’s first nation-wide survey of care-experienced
Housing Options and Care Leavers: Improving Outcomes into Adulthood
This Inform briefing provides an overview of information, policy and legislation and outlines the importance of good housing and accommodation options that improve outcomes for care leavers.
Throughcare and Aftercare Services in Scotland’s Local Authorities: A National Study
This research seeks to establish a clear picture of current throughcare and aftercare (TCAC) provision across Scotland’s local authorities and to provide evidence that will inform ongoing debates about future directions and priorities for the TCAC sector.