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An Independent Evaluation of Quarriers Coaching for Life

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Nadine Fowler, Louise Hill, Charlene Plunkett, Vicki Welch (on the Annotated Bibliography only)
Report from the CELCIS evaluation of Quarriers Coaching for Life, a mentoring programme for care experienced young people.
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Caledonian System Evaluation: Analysis of a programme for tackling domestic abuse in Scotland

Year: 2016 | Topic: Domestic abuse | Author: Scottish Government
Evaluation of the Caledonian System: a programme to tackle domestic abuse in Scotland.
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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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Supporting Kinship Families

Year: 2018 | Topic: Kinship care | Author: Dr Vicki Welch
Report from the evaluation of the Notre Dame Centre’s support programme for kinship families
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Aberlour Life Works Service – a qualitative evaluation

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Looked after at home, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Dr Charlene Plunkett, Dr Vicki Welch
This mixed-methods evaluation describes the person-centred model that has evolved within the life works service.
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Integrated Children’s Services in Scotland

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Local authority | Author: Social Work Scotland
An assessment of progress and improvement in integrated children's services, published by Social Work Scotland, and a literature review.
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Notre Dame Kinship Family Support Service evaluation

Year: 2017 | Topic: Kinship care | Author: Vicki Welch
Evaluation of the Notre Dame Centre designed a designated Kinship Family Project.
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Parents In Partnership Programme evaluation 2017

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Looked after at home | Author: Linda O'Neill, Leanne Mattu, Richard Withington and Vicki Welch
An evaluation report of the CELCIS Parents In Partnership programme, a parental and carer involvement model implemented in three high schools…
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Moneywise Project report

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Norma Brown
The care leaving team at Falkirk Council received funding to mitigate against the effects of the Welfare Reform Act on care leavers.
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Changing mind-sets and pioneering social work in Tajikstan: Evaluation of setting up pilot fostering project

Year: 2016 | Topic: Foster care, International | Author: Ian Milligan
In this evaluation, we report on the initial set up of a pilot fostering project in Tajikistan.
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Relationships Matter - Facilitating conversations at an event: An organiser’s perspective

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting | Author: Gayle Rice, Lizzie Morton
A case study of the use of the Relationships Matter toolkit to facilitate conversations with corporate parents from Scotland’s colleges.
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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.
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Strengthening family based care, strengthening social work in Kosovo

Year: 2016 | Topic: Foster care, International | Author: Ian Milligan
For anyone interested in the operation and challenges of a care system in South-east Europe. This is a review of the care system in Kosovo.
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Parents In Partnership Evaluation

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Linda O'Neill
Evaluation of a developing parent and carer engagement model aimed at engaging parents and carers involvement in high school.
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Supporting birth mothers after adoption

Year: 2015 | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Vicki Welch, Andressa Gadda, Chris Jones, Emma Young, Jennifer Lerpiniere
Latest findings highlight the support required by birth mothers after adoption.
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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.
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Every person is worthwhile: Evaluation of Camphill St Andrew’s Project

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Disability, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Jennifer Lerpiniere, Emma Young, Moyra Hawthorn, Ian Milligan, Vicki Welch
The evaluation shows that St Andrew’s outreach services has been very effective in meeting the needs of children, young people, and families.…
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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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Evaluation Report: Early Years Assessment Team (Scottish Borders)

Year: 2015 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence | Author: Andressa Gadda, Vicki Welch, Malcolm Hill, Emma Young
Evaluation of a model of early intervention to improve the care and support to vulnerable families during pregnancy and once the baby is born…
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Tadpoles Evaluation

Year: 2014 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Andressa Gadda
Evaluation findings of a new programme providing therapeutic play for adoptive families.
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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.
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Impact of the CELCIS Permanence and Care Team

Year: 2014 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Vicki Welch, Rachel Harris, Andressa Gadda, Dominique Harvey
Evaluation on the impact of the PaCT team who work with stakeholders across Scotland on permanence improvements.
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Interim review of the Permanence and Care Excellence programme

Year: 2014 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Vicki Welch, Rachel Harris, Andressa Gadda, Dominique Harvey
An interim evaluation of the Permanence and Care Excellence programme.
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Sharing Practice to Improve Outcomes for Care Leavers

Year: 2014 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee, Jennifer Lerpiniere
Evaluation findings from a throughcare and aftercare learning exchange between three local authorities.
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Moving forward on alternative care: Assessment of the Foster Care Pilot Project in Albania

Year: 2014 | Topic: International | Author: Irene Stevens, Graham Connelly & Ian Milligan
Our evaluation of a foster care project in Albania.
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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…
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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
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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…
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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…
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Social pedagogy and its links to Holding the Space

Year: 2010 | Topic: SIRCC | Author: Dr Irene Stevens
Exploring the similarities between Holding The Space (a therapeutic approach to care) and Social pedagogy (a holistic approach to child care)…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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Evaluation of SIRCC HNC in Social Care

Year: 2007 | Topic: Permanence, SIRCC | Author: Donna Liyanage
The findings from a survey of residential childcare workers who have completed the HNC in Social Care.
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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.

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