Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 18 No 2

SIRCC-cover-523.jpegThis issue comprises articles submitted in response to a call for submissions to celebrate the 20th anniversary conference of the Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care (SIRCC). The issue includes a poem by social worker and poet, Charlie Gracie, the key note address given by Professor Jim Anglin, and articles reflecting on child and youth care practice in several countries.

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Editorial Graham Connelly


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Three things about growing fruit Charlie Gracie

Keynote from SIRCC Conference

Commentary, reflections and other articles

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Closer to children and families: Benefits and costs of improvements to children’s residential care in Slovakia Lucia Hargašová
Life story approaches and relationships within residential child care: A practice reflection Elaine Hamilton
Adoption today: A consideration of adoption within the Scottish care and permanence system, and the challenges faced by children and families Fiona Aitken
Residential childcare in Ghana: Analysing current trends and drivers Kwabena Frimpong-Manso, Antoine Deliege, Theresa Wilson and Yvonne Norman
Why we decided to transition from residential to family-based care Laura Horvath, Mohamed Nabieu and Melody Curtiss
Representations of ‘family’ in residential care: Perspectives from residential care staff in Zimbabwe Getrude Dadirai Gwenzi
MCR Pathways’ relationship based practice at scale: Revolutionising educational outcomes for care-experienced young people Iain MacRitchie
National Confidential Forum: Reflections on participant experiences Martin J. McKee
Studying ‘deinstitutionalisation’ outcomes in Cape Town: How it all happened Juliane Petersen
Learning from lived experience in government care: Sharing gains in knowledge and practice in youth participation with key care stakeholders Jade Purtell, Luke Westwick, Brittany Witnish, Jarrad Butcher, Annie [Withheld], Ralph Salera and Jenna Bollinger
Reaching beyond or beyond reach: Challenges influencing access to higher education for care-experienced learners in Scotland Peter Tormey

Resource Review