In and beyond the care setting: relationships between young people and care workers


Authors: Vicki Welch, Nadine Fowler, Ewan Ross, Richard Withington, Kenny McGhee

Year: 2018


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 include studies that gather the views of young people themselves. We consider the issues and challenges that young people face in moving on from care, the type of support they receive during this process, and focus on the relational elements of this support. The study as a whole focuses on young people in adolescence as they approach the point where they will leave care and undertake the transition towards more independent living.

Throughcare and Aftercare Services in Scotland’s Local Authorities: A National Study


Authors: Kenny McGhee, Jennifer Lerpiniere, Vicki Welch, Pamela Graham, Bruce Harkin

Year: 2014


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. Above all, the research seeks to provide an evidence base which will help ensure that all care leavers receive the support they need to make a successful and positive transition into adult life.