Although published here in Scotland, the Journal has an international outlook. And this makes sense because concerns about the welfare of children in care is a global one, and international comparison provides us all with an opportunity to develop research, policy and practice.
We're always looking for contributors from across the globe to share their wide and varied experience - from practitioners, managers, researchers, and policy folk, to young people with experience of the care system.
The 21st Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care (SIRCC) Annual Conference takes place on 9-10 June 2020 in Glasgow.
The Journal is planning a special issue for the event focused on the theme: The extraordinary ordinary: the power of everyday care.
If you have an idea for an article, we would love to hear from you. Examples could include accounts of innovative practice, reflections on care practice and care experience, or a thematic focus such as risk, trauma, parenting, love, language, and physical restraint. Please feel free to interpret the theme widely.
Send a paragraph outlining your ideas for the article, a working title and your contact details to SJRCC@strath.ac.uk by Monday 3 February 2020.
Jointly authored articled are also welcome. Articles should be 2,000-3,000 words in length and you must submit your first draft by 20 March 2020.
For further information on how to submit your writing to the Journal, as well as instructions on writing styles and referencing, please download our submission pack.