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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.

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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

Notre Dame Kinship Family Support Service evaluation

Published: Friday 22 September 2017
Evaluation of the Notre Dame Centre designed a designated Kinship Family Project.


Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 16 No 2

Published: Monday 18 September 2017
This issue contains a collection of four peer-reviewed research articles, three shorter commentaries, a paper previously published in the India-based journal, Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond, and two …


Response to Scotland's call for views on Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Bill

Published: Friday 8 September 2017
A response to the Education and Skills Committee’s call for views on the proposed legislative amendments to the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 concerning information sharing. Bringing consistency, clarit…


Response to Scotland's consultation on ‘Independent Review of Financial Support for Students in Scotland’

Published: Thursday 7 September 2017
Response to Scottish Governments consultation on the review of financial support for students. We support the general findings of the review, and consider how access to post-school education can be improved for students …


Response to Scotland’s Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs

Published: Thursday 24 August 2017
A response to Scottish Government’s consultation on Scotland’s Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs. Amongst the population of children …