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We have a vast vault of digital publications. Our featured publications showcase what's new, interesting or popular for everyone supporting looked after children and young people.    

And feel free to browse or search the bank to read our Inform policy briefings, REACH magazine and our research, evaluation and improvement reports. 

Feature publications

Making a Difference Report 2017

Making a Difference 2017

Our goal is really quite simple. We want to make positive and lasting improvements in the lives of our most vulnerable children and young people.

To achieve our goal, we set ourselves an ambitious programme of work in 2017 - covering 169 projects, working in partnership with more than 408 organisations.

Our report showcases examples of our work from a wide range of multi-agency partnership projects, and celebrates the positive progress already being made in the lives of looked after children.


Looked after and learning

A practical resource to help teachers and educators improve the learning journey for looked after children.

PACE doc 125 x 165.jpgPermanence and Care Excellence: Background, approach and evidence

An overview of research and case studies, exploring themes that need addressed to improve outcomes for looked after children, and reduce drift and delay in permenance decisions.

Recent publications

Response to call for evidence on the age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2

Published: Monday 7 January 2019
Here we provide evidence to inform the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s scrutiny of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill (the Bill) at Stage 2.

Response to Public Petitions Committee Inquiry into mental health support for young people in Scotland

Published: Tuesday 18 December 2018
Our evidence highlights the need for greater focus on meeting the mental health needs of care experienced children and young people, through services which ensure an attuned response to their developmental needs.

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 4

Published: Tuesday 18 December 2018
This special issue on perspectives and understandings of disability represents the great diversity of people with disabilities and their experiences.

Consultation response on the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019

Published: Monday 17 December 2018
Response to the Scottish Governments consultation on the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019, which will ensure the continued eligibility of the current cohort of young people to continuing care as they incre…

Inspired Youth - The One Percent

Published: Thursday 13 December 2018
The powerful voices of care experienced young people in this film explore the journey from care to independence through a character they created within workshops with Inspired Youth.

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