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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

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Making a Difference 2016

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 2016 - covering 189 projects, working in partnership with more than 408 organisations.

Our report showcases examples of our work from a wide range of multi-agency partnerhsip 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 consultation on Free Bus Travel for Modern Apprentices

Published: Wednesday 15 November 2017
Response to Scottish Governments consultation considering proposals for free bus travel for Modern Apprentices.

Response to consultation on the Continuing Care Amendment Order 2018

Published: Monday 13 November 2017
Response to Scottish Governments consultation the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018, which will ensure the continued eligibility of the current cohort of young people to continuing care as they increase in …

Tracking Progress: measuring the implementation of the UN Guidelines

Published: Friday 3 November 2017
A key challenge for countries is measuring and keeping track of their progress in implementing the standards they set out. An inter-agency initiative set out to address this challenge. The initiative was funded by Oak F…

Response to Fair Funding Consultation

Published: Friday 13 October 2017
Response to Scottish Governments consultation on proposed funding arrangements to achieve excellence and equity in education. We highlight the educational and additional support for learning needs of looked after childre…

Analysis of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees Structures and Functions

Published: Friday 13 October 2017
The report sets out the extent to which Child Protection Committees and Chief Officers’ Groups across Scotland’s 32 local authority areas are following the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014). Drawi…