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The Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children In Scotland (CELCIS) have published a report on the sexual exploitation of looked after children in Scotland. The report, commissioned by the Care Inspectorate, is to be used to strengthen their inspection activity, and undertake, along with scrutiny partners, a wider study…
Caring for vulnerable youngsters by "exiling them to institutions" such as children's homes needs to end, an expert has said. Rather than expecting professionals to "raise our most marginalised children", there is a "need to change how we think and what we do" to help them, according to Cormac Russell,…
Tuesday, 26 Nov, 2013

Webwatch - Food for Thought

The routines and rituals that surround food – shopping, preparing, cooking, serving, cleaning up - are important parts of our lives, yet often we fail to recognise their symbolic or hidden meanings. Food for Thought was an ESRC-funded project designed to implement the findings of previous ESRC research by the…
Website WalesOnline has revealed details of an investigation in which they claim at least 221 looked after children were reported missing over the last two years Specific claims are that one teenage boy reported missing from care in April last year has been missing for exactly 19 months today. Also,…
Learning with Care, published by by HM Inspectors of Schools and the Social Work Service Inspectorate in 2001, highlighted the importance of improving the learning and development opportunities for those working with looked after children and care leavers. The Learning with Care training materials were developed and launched in 2003.…
An article examined policy and practice in relation to the education of looked-after children in Scotland. There was evidence of considerable infrastructural development, both in the looked-after children sector and more widely in education services. There was also evidence of improvement in outcomes, notably in school attendance and the attainment…
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