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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 draft Suicide Prevention Action Plan consultation

Published: Monday 1 October 2018
This contribution provides evidence on how suicide and self-harm affects not only the health and well-being of care experience children and young people but also those who care for them, including foster carers and resid…

Tackling Child Neglect in Scotland Background Paper 1: Follow-up survey 2016

Published: Thursday 10 May 2018
This 2016 survey was commissioned by Scottish Government to inform the Child Protection Improvement Programme and the Neglect Improvement Pilot lead by CELCIS in three local authority areas. The survey was developed in …

Child Protection Committees’ processes and practices in relation to Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: description of self-evaluations

Published: Wednesday 2 May 2018
The National Child Sexual Exploitation Group asked all Child Protection Committees (CPCs) to complete a self-evaluation of their activities around Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CSE/A) in autumn 2016. CPCs were ask…

15th Annual Kilbrandon Lecture, 23 November 2017

Published: Tuesday 17 April 2018
The 15th Kilbrandon Annual Lecture took place on 23 November 2017 and was presented by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Read the full transcript and watch a film clip of the First Minister.

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 1

Published: Tuesday 17 April 2018
In this issue you will find the usual mix of peer-reviewed papers, commentaries and book reviews. Included in the collection are: the text of the 15th annual Kilbrandon Lecture given by the Right Honourable Nicola Sturge…

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