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Feb 16, 2012

Gillian Henderson, Information and Research Manager; and Malcolm Schaffer, Head of Practice and Policy, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) talk about recent research into the care and permanence planning for looked after children in Scotland. Working to fill a gap in evidence and to inform changes in...


Feb 14, 2012

Food and eating can be used in powerfully symbolic ways to communicate and express and manage a whole range of feelings, behaviours and relationships. While working on her PhD on how young people in residential care formed friends and peer relationships, Dr Ruth Emond became aware of the significance of food in the...


Feb 11, 2012

This mock Adoption and Permanence Panel considers the case of nine month old Douglas who is being considered for adoption. All characters are fictional although the facts of the case are drawn from real cases. The recording provides insight into the process and deliberations through which the panel reaches a decision....


Feb 11, 2012

This mock Adoption and Permanence Panel considers the case of nine month old Douglas who is being considered for adoption. All characters are fictional although the facts of the case are drawn from real cases. The recording provides insight into the process and deliberations through which the panel reaches a decision....


Feb 6, 2012

An overview of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, which captures a picture of what life is like for children in Scotland, and the different pathways that children take as they grow up. The study tracks several groups of children through their lives collecting demographic and socio-economic data, as well as...