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

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. Read More

‘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 Read More

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. Read More