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Legal opinion: We can do our bit to cut down drift in permanence planning
Jennifer McKearney, of Aberdeenshire’s legal and governance department explains how PACE has cut drift and delay in their decision making
Adoption: dispelling the myths and realising the reality
The rewards of adopting can far outweigh any barriers
Knowing what we need to know, when we need to know it
Diana Beveridge of Scottish Government explains why improving permanence by reading the data works.
Peer support is empowering social workers in East Renfrewshire
How social workers sharing ideas has been inspirational for their learning and practice.
A Passion for Permanence
Why permanence matters for looked after children, and why we must share our passion to improve.
The power of caring relationships
Kenny McGhee responds to the recent STV 'Who Cares' programme by exploring the need for genuine and caring relationships and removing barriers for looked after…
The attainment gap - a look behind the stats
Linda O'Neill tells the story behind the recent education statistics.
Staying Put and Continuing Care won’t implement themselves
Kenny McGhee talks about his research into implementing Staying Put for care leavers.
Latest stats on children in care prompts some interesting questions
Ben Farrugia raises some interesting questions. Some of these stats don't ring true. Why?