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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 19 No 1

Year: 2020 | Topic: Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Graham Connelly
This issue includes a mix of peer-reviewed articles, commentaries and the Kilbrandon Lecture.
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Independent Care Review reports

Year: 2020 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Permanence, Residential care, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Independent Care Review
Scotland’s Independent Care Review published its findings and recommendations,
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 18 No 3

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Graham Connelly
This issue includes a mix of peer-reviewed articles, commentaries and the Kilbrandon Lecture.
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Turning conversation into action

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Joanne McMeeking
The final post in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.
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2019 - a year of real opportunity in residential child care

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Joe Gibb
The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.
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Professional training is essential to provide the best support for our young people

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Joe Gibb
The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.
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There's no place for physical restraint in residential child care

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Alex Horne
The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.
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‘Why didn’t you f*cking restrain me’: when physical restraint can meet a child’s need

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: John Radoux
This blog post was first published as an article for Community Care in June 2019.
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Can theory be an ally in efforts to reduce physical restraint?

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Erica Barr
Bridging the gap between theory and practice is the discussion in the latest blog on physical restraint in residential child care.
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Unintended consequences: Restraint and criminalisation of looked after children

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Debbie Nolan
The criminisation of children in residential care. We need to be careful when changing practice as there can be unintended consequences.
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Should our young people be experiencing physical restraint at any level?

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: David Grimm
David Grimm asks if physical restraint should be used at all in residential child care, using his own experience of care to discuss the abil…
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Physical Restraint in Residential Child Care: A Watershed Moment?

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Dr Laura Steckley
Laura Steckley explains how people are coming together to consider how to apply what we know about both experience and theory to address the …
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We need to talk about physical restraint

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Joanne McMeeking
Introducing a series of blog posts which will consider the use of physical restraint in residential child care from multiple perspectives.
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Children Without Parental Care and Alternative Care: Findings from Research

Year: 2019 | Topic: Foster care, International, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Dr Chrissie Gale
This short paper contributes evidence regarding the situation of children without parental care and provision of suitable alternative care in…
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Response to Education and Skills Committee call for evidence on the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Our response provides evidence to support the Committee’s scrutiny of the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill, designed to strengthen and simplify the…
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The Care Leaver Experience: Uganda

Year: 2019 | Topic: International, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: The Uganda Care Leavers Project
The Care Leaver Experience - A Report on Children and Young People’s Experiences in and after Leaving Residential Care in Uganda. A report…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 18 No 2

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author: Graham Connelly
This issue comprises articles submitted in response to a call for submissions to celebrate the 20th anniversary conference of the Scottish In…
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Supporting Families

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Foster care, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Dr Louise Hill, Nadine Fowler, Dr Robert Porter
A review of the implementation of Part 12: Children at risk of becoming looked after as set out in the Children and Young People (Scotland) A…
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Principles of Good Transitions - improving post-school transitions

Year: 2019 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Scottish Transitions Forum, ARC Scotland
Providing clear guidance to improve the quality of care and support for young people with additional support needs who are making the transit…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 18 No 1

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Graham Connelly
This issue includes a mix of peer-reviewed articles, commentaries and book reviews.
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Secure Care in Scotland

Year: 2019 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Residential care, Secure care | Author: Secure Care Strategic Board
Report of the Secure Care Strategic Board to Scottish Ministers
Briefing Resource

Inform Briefing - Access to Care Records

Year: 2019 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
We have produced a briefing for corporate parents about the rights of care experienced people to access their records, the importancce of rec…
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Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Residential care | Author: Care Inspectorate
The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people.
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Practice Note: Children and young people in residential care - engagement in music

Year: 2019 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
This Practice Note aims to celebrate good practice already taking place throughout Scotland, and give residential child care managers and pra…
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PACE Data Community Workshop - Milestones, measures and aims: How to incorporate the Data ‘ask’ into the system

Year: 2019 | Topic: Adoption, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
The PACE Community is engaged in driving forward improvement for looked after children, and recently hosted a PACE Data Community Event, Mil…
Guidance Resource

Matching Looked After Children and Young People: Admissions Guidance for Residential Services

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care | Author: Care Inspectorate
Guidance from the Care Inspectorate on best practice in admissions and matching of children and young people to make residential care a posi…
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Caring about care means being ready to change

Year: 2018 | Topic: REACH, Residential care, Stigma | Author: John Ryan
John Ryan reflects on the fight to continue to do best by Scotland’s children.
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 4

Year: 2018 | Topic: Disability, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Charlotte Wilson and Chris Walter
This special issue on perspectives and understandings of disability represents the great diversity of people with disabilities and their expe…
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How Seamab sees it

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, REACH, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Joanna McCreadie
The team at Seamab reflect on their experiences of working in social care and misconceptions about the care and support of children and young…
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I couldn't bring myself to write the acronym 'LAC'

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Graham Connelly
Continuing the theme of Graham's first blog post on language and labelling, giving examples of when this is unhelpful.
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Labels are for clothes not people

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Claire Burns
Introducing issue 12 of REACH, which explores stigma, language, perception and the representation of care and care experience.
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Just out having a good time?

Year: 2018 | Topic: Foster care, Local authority, Residential care | Author: Leanne McIver, Vicki Welch
Evaluation of the pilot National Partnership Agreement for Looked After Children who go missing from Residential and Foster Care in Scotland
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Initial evaluation of the ‘Why Not?’ initiative developed by Care Visions

Year: 2018 | Topic: Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Dr Vicki Welch, Kenny McGhee
This short document provides a summary of initial learning from data gathered for an evaluation of the Why Not? initiative. The study was com…
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Creative Consortium: Children and young people in residential care engagement in music

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Charlie Gracie, Moyra Hawthorn and Michelle McCue
A research project which addressed how looked after children and young people accessed music opportunities, if at all, what barriers there we…
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In and beyond the care setting: relationships between young people and care workers: A literature review

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Local authority, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Vicki Welch, Nadine Fowler, Ewan Ross, Richard Withington, Kenny McGhee
The report summarises important learning from academic and other literature about relationships between young people and those caring for the…
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An air of calm

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author:
Mark Brotherton, Educational Psychologist, explains how strong relationships between carers and psychologists have been nurtured.
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 3

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Graham Connelly
In this issue, we present three peer reviewed articles, five commentaries, and a book review. These cover a wide range of topics and experien…
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"Mummy’s Little Punchbag"

Year: 2018 | Topic: Adoption, Children's hearings system, Foster care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Kenny Murray
Kenny Murray comments on the Children's Hearings Scotland 'Be A Force For Good' campaign.
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If I wasn't emotionally involved, they wouldn't have thrived

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Gordon Main
Gordon Main continues the conversation on commitment, discussing the emotional investment of foster carers.
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Animal Magic - The benefits of being around and caring for animals across care settings.

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author: Care Inspectorate
The benefits of being around and caring for animals across care settings.
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Seeing and Shifting the Roots of Opinions - Mapping the Gaps between Expert and Public Understandings of Care Experience and the Care System in Scotland

Year: 2018 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: The Robertson Trust, Life Changes Trust, CELCIS
This report presents findings from a project sponsored by and conducted in close partnership with The Robertson Trust, Life Changes Trust and…
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Commitment must be matched by deeds, not just words

Year: 2018 | Topic: Foster care, Kinship care, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
Kenny McGhee continues the conversation from Gordon Main’s recent blog Commitment, like love, is not enough.
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 2

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly
In this issue - a special edition coinciding with the 19th annual Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care (SIRCC) conference - you will …
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Commitment, like love, is not enough

Year: 2018 | Topic: Foster care, Kinship care, Residential care | Author: Gordon Main
Gordon Main talks about how commitment in the care system is not enough.
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What's the harm?

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Judy Furnivall
The difficult issue of self-harm in residential care, exploring the experiences of young people and the support workers need to help.
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Responding to Offending in Residential Childcare - Next steps project

Year: 2018 | Topic: Residential care | Author: CYCJ, Staf
CYCJ, in partnership with the Staf has focused on developing an understanding of, and influencing, local practice in four children’s houses f…
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It’s not just about the adults!

Year: 2018 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Judy Furnivall
The importance for children in residential care to develop the ability to navigate friendships with each other.
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 1

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly
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…
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The importance of consistent relationships

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Residential care | Author: Andrew Skinner, Hillside Residential School
Andrew Skinner is a unit manager at Hillside Residential School for boys with emotional, social and behavioural problems. Corporate parenting…
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Young people leaving care still need support

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Victoria Bogle, the Good Shepherd Centre
Victoria Bogle talks about how the Good Shepherd Centre fulfils its role as a corporate parent to youngsters moving on from the centre.
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Response to consultation on the Scottish Government’s A Healthier Future

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Chris Sweeney
CELCIS response to the Scottish Government's A Healthier Future: Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight consultation.
Infographic Resource

Child Protection and Permanence System Map

Year: 2017 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
How a new tool can help map a child’s journey to a better future.
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 16 No 3

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Alan Macquarrie (guest editor)
In this special history issue, we begin with Professor Roy Parker’s last article, published posthumously. We include an obituary of him. This…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 16 No 2

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, International, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Editor)
This issue contains a collection of four peer-reviewed research articles, three shorter commentaries, a paper previously published in the Ind…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 16 No 1

Year: 2017 | Topic: International, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly
In this issue we provide the usual mix of peer-reviewed research, commentaries on practice, and book reviews aimed at researchers, students a…
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I used to, but ...

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Moyra Hawthorn
Research into how music could and should help shape the experiences of children and young people in residential care settings.
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Analysis of the consultation on continuing care

Year: 2017 | Topic: Foster care, Kinship care, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Government
Summary of the responses to the public consultation on the Draft of the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017.
Report Resource

Children’s services data report

Year: 2017 | Topic: Adoption, Foster care, Residential care | Author: SSSC
A detailed breakdown of the workforce in children’s services in Scotland
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Choosing to love

Year: 2017 | Topic: Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Judy Furnivall
We are now moving towards a professionalism that is defined by passion and commitment expressed through the transparent and responsible use o…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 15 No 3

Year: 2016 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Mark Smith
Our special issue on love in professional practice is packed with articles and reflections from academics and practitioners across the globe.
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Consultation response: The New National Health and Social Care Standards

Year: 2017 | Topic: Active implementation, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Government's consultation on the new proposed Standards for Health and Social Care.
Research Resource

Residential Child Care Workforce Qualifications Summary

Year: 2016 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Joanne McMeeking, Fiona Mossman, Francesca Soliman and Vicki Welch
An analysis of workforce data help future workforce planning in implementing the new Level 9 qualification for residential child care workers…
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Consultation response: A new future for social security in Scotland

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Disability, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to proposals for a new future for social security in Scotland. We consider how proposals could impact on looked after children and c…
Consultations Resource

Consultation response: The Scottish Social Services Council registration fees

Year: 2016 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Lizzie Morton
Our response to the proposal by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to increase registration fees.
Research Resource

Permanence and Care Excellence: Background,approach and evidence

Year: 2016 | Topic: Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care | Author: Fiona Mitchell, Robert Porter
Introducing the PACE project which aims to reduce waiting times in finding permanent homes for children and young people.
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Independent review of residential child care in England

Year: 2016 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Sir Martin Narey
Report of Sir Martin Narey’s independent review of children’s residential care.
Guidance Resource

Throughcare and aftercare whole systems process flowchart

Year: 2016 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Ewan Ross
An easy to follow practitioner’s guide to the key processes involved as a young person considers leaving care.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 15 No 2

Year: 2016 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Laura Steckley
In this issue we cover a wide range of subjects: redesigning leaving care interactions, participation of young people with disabilities and e…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 15 No 1

Year: 2016 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly
In this issue Nazirah Hassan writes about the challenges of carrying out research about bullying and victimisation and Laura Beveridge shares…
Blog Resource

Celebrating our MOOC Success

Year: 2016 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Ainsley Hainey
Ainsley Hainey blogs about the success of the Massive Open Online Course on Caring for Vulnerable Children.
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Residential Child Care Workers: Practice Learning Exchange

Year: 2015 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Kenny McGhee
An account of residential child care staff from three local authorities that shared learning by working in each other's workplace.
Briefing Resource

Inform: Supporting the education of looked after children with uncertain immigration status

Year: 2015 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Looked after at home, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Lisa Ann Kennedy and Graham Connelly
A briefing for educators on what it means to have an uncertain immigration status and be looked after.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 14 No 3

Year: 2015 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Laura Steckley (Editor)
In this issue we feature the 2015 Kilbrandon Lecture, given by Alexis Jay. The issue also contains a ‘Named Person’ debate and an article on …
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 1 No 1

Year: 2002 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Andrew Kendrick
First online edition of SJRCC, full of fascinating articles and reviews.
Guidance Resource

Go Outdoors

Year: 2010 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Local authority, Residential care | Author:
Guidance for managers of residential services, and individual residential practitioners, and it is also intended to inform local authority ou…
Guidance Resource

Standard for Residential Child Care

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Scottish Social Services Scotland
The Standard for Residential Child Care is the new benchmark underpinning the development and delivery of Scottish Credit and Qualifications …
Event Resource

CELCIS 2015 conference: Travelling together

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, International, Legislation, Looked after at home, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: CELCIS
Video highlights and resources from our annual conference on how we can work together to ensure the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act …
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 14 No 2

Year: 2015 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Leslie Hicks (Editor)
A special issue on the theme of leadership and management, guest-edited by Dr Leslie Hicks of the University of Lincoln. It features a mixtur…
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Measuring children and young people’s outcomes in residential education

Year: 2015 | Topic: Disability, Education, Residential care | Author: Jennifer Lerpiniere, Rachel Harris, Vicki Welch
Evaluation report of Educating through Care Scotland Pilot - an outcomes framework for children with significant additional support needs in …
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Caring for Vulnerable Children

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: FutureLearn, University of Strathclyde, CELCIS
Our super successful MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) helps you explore and develop an understanding of the approaches involved in caring fo…
Event Resource

SIRCC National Conference 2015

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
Browse the resources from our 2015 National Conference exploring Steps to Success: Supporting quality transitions through and beyond residen…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 13 No 2

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Laura Steckley (Editorial)
This issue features a debate on the implications of YES or NO votes in the Referendum on Scottish Independence in September 2014 for children…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 13 No 3

Year: 2014 | Topic: Legislation, Residential care | Author: Raymond Taylor (Editor)
This special issue commemorates 50 years since Lord Kilbrandon's report Children and Young Persons: Scotland, was published. The 1964 report …
Blog Resource

Act to transform transitions

Year: 2015 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Michelle McCue
Michelle McCue blogs about the 2015 SIRCC conference and its focus on how residential child care is changing.
Blog Resource

Blog

Year: 2015 | Topic: Foster care, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: staff and guest bloggers
CELCIS bloggers write about topical issues relating to our most vulnerable children and young people
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 14 No 1

Year: 2015 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Education, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Editor)
Read articles on inclusion of looked after children in education Childen’s Hearings, residential child care and professional education.
Podcast Resource

IRISS FM: Trauma and looked after children

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: IRISS FM
Christine Gordon and Karen Wallace talk to Fiona Lettice about their first hand experience of fostering, adoption and trauma.
Policy Resource

Promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children (England)

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: UK Departments of Education and Health
Guidance from the UK Departments of Education and Health on promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children in England.
Report Resource

Insights 28: Supporting positive relationships for children and young people with care experience

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: IRISS
This review explores the growing emphasis being placed on the relationships of children and young people in care.
Evaluation Resource

Transforming Lives: The first 18 months of the MCR Mentoring Programme

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Dr Giovanna Fassetta, Dr Lindsay Siebelt, Iain Mitchell
A mentoring project based in Glasgow schools for looked after young people. Mentoring helps young people achieve more in education.
Report Resource

Finding Their Feet: Equipping care leavers to reach their potential

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Centre for Social Justice
Realistic recommendations to guide government support for care leavers.
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Protecting and Safeguarding Children in Care

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Professor Andrew Kendrick
Despite all the safeguards, children and young people in care continue to suffer abuse and neglect.
Briefing ResourcePolicy Resource

Inform: Children and Young People Act (Part 9)

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Ben Farrugia, CELCIS
Part 9 (Corporate Parenting) This is the third in a series of briefings from CELCIS that explain specific parts of the Children and Young Peo…
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Improving Educational Outcomes for Children Looked After at Home: Use of 'Improvement Methodology'

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Alison Hennessy, Graham Connelly
Edinburgh City Council's experience of using an ‘Improvement Methodology’ to improve educational outcomes for looked after children.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceReport Resource

Insights 27:Trauma sensitive practice with children in care

Year: 2014 | Topic: Disability, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Judy Furnivall ,Edwina Grant
Summarises the evidence in this challenging area of work to support practitioners to reflect on their practice in this context. Written by Ju…
Toolkit Resource

Keeping Myself Safe - practitioner toolkit

Year: 2014 | Topic: Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Action for Children
This toolkit sets out skills and qualities that practitioners need if they are to help young people to manage risk in their lives.
Journal Resource

Goodenoughcaring Journal

Year: 2014 | Topic: Disability, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author:
An online Journal for all those interested in the way children gow up and how they are nurtured.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 13 No 1

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Editorial)
In this issue you’ll find peer-reviewed articles on the role of positivism and performance indicators in ‘official imaginings’ of childhood a…
Guidance ResourcePolicy Resource

Rights - Information for Young People who are Looked After Away From Home

Year: 2014 | Topic: Legislation, Residential care | Author: Scottish Government, Scottish Children’s Rights Officers Network
Booklet for young people giving information about their rights while they are being looked after away from home.
Report Resource

Closing the attainment gap in Scottish education

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Edward Sosu, Sue Ellis
How can we close the attainment gap between pupils from high and low-income families in Scotland?
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David’s Story - Home Supervision: My Life, My Education and Me

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: John Paul Fitzpatrick
Workshop exploring young people’s views of home supervision and their educational experience.
Event Resource

Learning Exchange Summit Nov 2013

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: CELCIS, Mulberry Bush, Hackney Child
Residential child care in Scotland and England: how we can make improvements in what we do, wherever we work.
Report Resource

Developing a National Mentoring Scheme for Looked After Children

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Dr Susan Elsley | LACSIG
Proposal for a mentoring programme aimed at looked after children and young people in Scotland.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 12 No 3

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Laura Steckley (Editor)
This issue has a mixture of articles including a paper on Life-Space Intervention by Kiaras Gharabaghi and Carol Stuart, and a case for young…
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CELCIS 2013: Partnership for Progress

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: CELCIS,
We had a great range of speakers and topics at our 2013 conference. Explore the sessions you missed.
Briefing Resource

Briefing: From Care to Uni Research

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
Summarises the data we have on numbers of looked after children who attain higher education.
Research Resource

Young People Creating Belonging: Spaces, Sounds and Sights

Year: 2013 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Dr EJ Milne, Dr Sarah Wilson
Explored belonging with looked after young people across Scotland using creative methodologies.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 11 No 1

Year: 2011 | Topic: Disability, Education, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
This issue features an article on speech, language and communication needs of children in residential care, as well as other topics as divers…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 12 No 1

Year: 2013 | Topic: Disability, Education, Historical abuse, International, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Editorial)
This issue includes a commemoration of John Triseliotis, and get an international perspective on residential child care from authors based in…
Journal Resource

International journal articles

Year: 2013 | Topic: International, Residential care | Author: Various
We have gathered internationally related journal articles on residential child care to share with you.
Briefing ResourcePolicy ResourceResearch Resource

Still Caring? Supporting Care Leavers in Scotland

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Zachari Duncalf, Louise Hill, Kenny McGhee
Young people in care should be encouraged, enabled and supported to remain in quality care settings until they are ready to leave.
Guidance Resource

Our Family Firm: A Working Framework for Community Planning Partners and Employers

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Government
Framework for planning and delivering opportunities for care leavers to ensure a positive post-16 transition.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceGuidance Resource

Moving Forward: Implementing the ‘Guidelines for the alternative care of children’

Year: 2013 | Topic: International, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Nigel Cantwell, Jennifer Davidson, Susan Elsley, Ian Milligan & Neil Quinn
Moving Forward provides practical guidance on alternative care provision for children.
Consultations Resource

Consultation with Children and Young People

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Who Cares? Scotland
What are young people’s experiences of the services they receive.
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Attachment Matters for All

Year: 2012 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Permanence, Residential care | Author: Judy Furnivall, Mary McKenna, Shelagh McFarlane, Edwina Grant
How far attachment theory underpins training and practice within Scotland’s children’s sector.
Evaluation ResourcePolicy ResourceReport Resource

Holding the Space Evaluation

Year: 2012 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author: Laura Steckley
This report addresses the evaluation of the Holding the Space Training as rolled out to Action for Children’s children’s homes across Scotlan…
Report Resource

National Confidential Forum for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Year: 2012 | Topic: Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Moyra Hawthorn, Andy Kendrick
Information on the number of children who had been in care in Scotland between 1930 and 2005.
Briefing ResourceReport ResourceToolkit Resource

Residential workers understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on children

Year: 2012 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Kevin Pilkington, Anni Donaldson
A study of residential managers’ views on the preparedness of residential workers to support children and young people who have experienced t…
Toolkit Resource

Report 58: Therapeutic approaches to social work in residential child care settings

Year: 2012 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Social Care Institute for Excellence
Approaches to help staff use a therapeutic perspective in their day-to-day social work with children and young people.
Evaluation Resource

Social Pedagogy and Inter-professional Practice

Year: 2012 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Evelyn Vrouwenfelder, Ian Milligan, Mark Merrell
Evaluation of an Orkney Islands Training Programme
Evaluation ResourceResearch Resource

Scottish Research on Looked After Children since 2000

Year: 2011 | Topic: Foster care, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Malcolm Hill, University of Strathclyde
This paper is based on a review of Scottish research since 2001 on services for looked after children. It focuses on studies and results rele…
Magazine Resource

SIRCCULAR Magazine

Year: 2010 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author:
As SIRCC we published 'SIRCCULAR' with news and stories from Scotland's residential child care sector.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceReport Resource

Insights 10: Attachment informed practice with looked after children and young people

Year: 2011 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: IRISS, SAIA, Judy Furnivall
Answers the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

A Summary of Policy and Research Reports relating to the Childrens Workforce

Year: 2011 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Cambium Advocacy
A summary of research and policy reports written between 2005 and 2011 about the values, knowledge, and skills required for an effective chil…
Practice paper Resource

In Residence - A series of 12 papers (2011)

Year: 2011 | Topic: Residential care | Author: SIRCC (incorporated into CELCIS)
Written over a six-year period to provide ideas about residential practice based on current research.
Practice paper Resource

Social pedagogy and its links to Holding the Space

Year: 2010 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: SIRCC and Action for Children Scotland
Explores the similarities between a therapeutic approach and a holistic approach to child care.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 9 No 2

Year: 2010 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Alan Macquarrie
A collection of articles dealing with historical or ethical dimensions of residential child care.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceReport Resource

Reflections and visions: the world through different eyes

Year: 2010 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author:
A photographic journey through care, as seen through the eyes of young people.
Guidance ResourceResearch Resource

A-Z of Residential Child Care

Year: 2010 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Claire Burns, Fiona Feilberg, Ian Milligan
An introduction to the key issues and concepts within residential child care practice. Published to mark SIRCC’s 10th year anniversary.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 9 No 1

Year: 2010 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
This issue looks at the impact of providing a continuum of care in the throughcare and aftercare process, as well as some thoughts on the nec…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 8 No 2

Year: 2009 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Steven McCluskey (Editor)
A collection of health and wellbeing articles covering mental health, the contributions of arts, information technology and music therapy.
Evaluation Resource

Introducing social pedagogy into Scottish residential child care

Year: 2009 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Ian Milligan
An evaluation of the Sycamore Services social pedagogy training programme by Ian Milligan.
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Residential Child Care Qualifications Audit

Year:  | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: SIRCC (incorporated into CELCIS)
An audit to determine whether levels of qualified staff have risen and to identify qualification trends throughout the residential child care…
Report Resource

Higher Aspirations, Brighter Futures

Year: 2009 | Topic: Legislation, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: SIRCC (incorporated into CELCIS)
National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI) - strategic review of residential child care services with recommendations for the Scottis…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 8 No 1

Year: 2009 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Larua Steckley (Editor)
A diverse collection of articles from police involvement in residential child care in Scotland to LGBT questioning in New York City, USA.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 5 No 2

Year: 2006 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Deirdre Watson (Guest editor)
A diverse collection of articles covering trauma and dissociation, power and the languages of young people in care.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 7 No 2

Year: 2008 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Guest editor)
A great range of diverse education related articles, including articles on improving literacy through storytelling and the Edinburgh Reading …
Evaluation Resource

Evaluation of Brucefield case management arrangements

Year: 2008 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Ian Milligan
A consultant's final report on a pilot project focusing on Brucefield, a long-established local authority home for children and young people…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 7 No 1

Year: 2008 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Irene Stevens
An issue with diverse articles, including Howard Metzler’s research examining outcomes for children in secure care.
Report Resource

Physical restraint: a culture shift for organisations

Year: 2007 | Topic: Legislation, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
This report includes recommendations on managing the physical restraint of children and young people in care.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 6 No 2

Year: 2007 | Topic: International, Residential care | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
A great collection of articles, including an account of research which led to the seminal Playing it Safe? report by the Scottish Children's …
Report Resource

Residential child care qualifications audit 2007

Year: 2007 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Jennifer Lerpiniere, Jennifer Davidson, Lynne Hunter, Andrew Kendrick, Maureen Anderson
Has the number of qualified staff risen and what are the qualification trends in the sector?
Research Resource

Playing it safe: a study of the regulation of outdoor play for children in residential care

Year: 2007 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Lorraine McGuinness, Irene Stevens, Ian Milligan
We all want children and young people to be safe, active and have fun outdoors so we must balance minimising risks with spoiling their enjoym…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 6 No 1

Year: 2007 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Steven Paterson (Guest editor)
A diverse collection of six articles covering topics such as workers’ experience of the mental health needs of young people, an equality pers…
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Designing with Care

Year: 2006 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author: Catherine Docherty, Andrew Kendrick, Paul Sloan, Jennifer Lerpiniere
A study examining the attitudes to a range of design interventions in four residential care homes for children in South Lanarkshire.
Report Resource

No time to lose: a manifesto for children and young people looked after away from home

Year: 2006 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Susan Elsley
This manifesto, written by Susan Elsley, calls on the Scottish Executive and politicians to help us by providing the national and local leade…
Blog ResourceReport ResourceVideo Resource

Current trends in the use of residential child care in Scotland

Year: 2006 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Ian Milligan, Lynne Hunter, Andrew Kendrick
A survey commissioned by SIRCC to look at local authority residential care units.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 5 No 1

Year: 2006 | Topic: Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
A collection of diverse articles on the voices of young people in care, media perceptions of residential child care and using psychodrama.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 4 No 2

Year: 2005 | Topic: Education, International, Residential care | Author: Sandy Cameron (Guest Editor)
You'll find a diverse range of articles such as from care to university and encouraging social integration in Latvia
Practice paper Resource

Secure in the Knowledge: Perspectives on Practice in Secure Accommodation

Year: 2005 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: SIRCC (incorporated into CELCIS). Ed Mark Smith
There are practical, emotional and intellectual dimensions to working in secure accommodation.
Guidance Resource

Holding Safely 2005

Year: 2005 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Jennifer Davidson, Dennis McCullough, Laura Steckley, Tim Warren.
A guide for practitioners about physically restraining children and young people.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 4 No 1

Year: 2005 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
An assortment of articles ranging from job satisfaction in residential child care to looking after sexually abused young people.
Report Resource

Residential child care qualifications audit 2004

Year: 2004 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Jennifer Davidson, Lynne Hunter, Andrew Kendrick, Andrew Hosie
Has the number of qualified staff risen and what are the qualification trends in the sector?
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 3 No 2

Year: 2004 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, International, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
This collection of seven articles explores the theme of wellbeing and making provision for complex needs.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 3 No 1

Year: 2004 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Jennifer Davidson (Guest Editor)
A diverse collection of articles including a guest editorial by Jennifer Davidson, newly appointed Director of the Scottish Institute of Resi…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 2 No 2

Year: 2003 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Kirstie Maclean (Guest Editor)
This collection of seven articles includes three articles based on the development of the ‘Learning with Care’ training materials.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 2 No 1

Year: 2003 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Andrew Kendrick (Guest Editor)
This diverse collection of eight articles on residential child care includes an account of the first 25 years of Who Cares? Scotland.
Report Resource

Insights 21: Understanding suicide and self-harm among children in care and care leavers

Year: 2013 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: IRISS, Judy Furnivall
Written by Judy Furnivall from CELCIS it examines the research and literature about self harm and suicide.
Event ResourceVideo Resource

SIRCC National Conference 2013 - Jenny Malloy

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Looked after at home, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: CELCIS
Jenny Malloy from Hackney Child Consultancy - 'You said you cared' at SIRCC 2013.
Event Resource

SIRCC National Conference 2013 highlights

Year: 2013 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: CELCIS
Making Connections - Film highlights of what interested and engaged the delegates at our SIRCC Conference.

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