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  • Study: Chief Social Workers and secure care

    Date: 13th June 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A ground-breaking study by the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has highlighted the current issues, challenges and opportunities for Chief Social Work Officers working with young people in, and on the edges of, secure care.

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  • New report: Chief Social Work Officers and Secure Care

    Date: 16th May 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    This report explores how the role and responsibilities of Scotland's Chief Social Work Officers (CSWOs) in relation to secure care are translated in practice.

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  • Consultation on Homelessness

    Date: 16th May 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Local Government and Communities Committee has launched a call for written evidence on homelessness. They want to find out the reasons why people can find themselves homeless or threatened with homelessness and what can be done to tackle this effectively.

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  • Report explores father-child relationships from child’s perspective

    Date: 3rd April 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A new report explores the quality of father-child relationships as perceived by children aged 10 years old, the factors predicting less positive father-child relationships, and how father-child relationships relate to other aspects of children's wellbeing.

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  • Children's Social Work Statistics 2015-16

    Date: 3rd April 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Looked after children

    Two per cent of children in Scotland were being looked after by local authorities or on the child protection register on July 31 2016, according to the latest Children's Social Work Statistics.

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  • Children and Families Survey results

    Date: 10th August 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    SCRA has published its fourth national survey of children, young people, parents and carers coming to Children's Hearings.

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  • Named Person - Supreme Court judgment

    Date: 28th July 2016
    Category: General measures of implementation, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Protection of privacy

    The Supreme Court has published its judgment on the Named Persons scheme provisions of the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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  • The Care Leavers Covenant six month review – blog

    Date: 29th June 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    CELCIS have published a blog sharing their thoughts on the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant, six months down the line.

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  • Update on GUS: Funding and report impacts

    Date: 18th May 2016
    Category: Parental guidance, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    GUS updates include 1) The Scottish Government has commissioned ScotCen Social Research to carry out further rounds of face to face data collection with both groups of families taking part in GUS and 2) Recent reports which draw on GUS research findings.

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  • Scottish Government paper on early learning and childcare

    Date: 2nd March 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Social security and childcare

    The Scottish Government has issued a discussion paper for comments on plans for a £1 million programme of trials on flexible models of early learning and childcare.

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  • Parenting Across Scotland survey

    Date: 1st March 2016
    Category: Parental guidance, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Deadline: 9th March 2016

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  • Early learning and childcare trials

    Date: 2nd February 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The First Minister has announced that the Scottish Government will fund a series of early learning and childcare trials, working with stakeholders to finalise the approaches that will be tested.

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  • Cost of the School Holidays report

    Date: 6th January 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Cost of the School Holidays study was designed to inform a Glasgow Life feasibility study exploring ways in which holiday provision could better meet the needs of families living in poverty and ensure uptake by children and young people from low income households.

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  • ‘Secure Care in Scotland, a scoping study’

    Date: 6th January 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    'Secure Care in Scotland, a scoping study' is published and is designed to help identify evidence gaps regarding the outcomes experienced by children and young people placed in secure care in Scotland.

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  • GIRFEC Final Draft Statutory Guidance for Parts 4, 5 and 18 (section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is now available

    Date: 8th December 2015
    Category: General principles, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Following public consultation earlier this year and an intensive period of joint working with organisations from across children's and adult services and parent groups, Scottish Government have made available the revised draft Statutory Guidance for the GIRFEC provisions. The new law and draft guidance aim to improve outcomes for children, young people and families by ensuring a consistent approach to how we support children's and young people's wellbeing wherever they live in Scotland. It is hoped that the draft guidance will enable services to operate effectively by:

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  • Named Person decision upheld

    Date: 10th September 2015
    Category: Protection of privacy, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Scotland's most senior court has ruled the Named Person service in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is in the best interests of children and complies with law.

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  • Growing Up in Scotland turns 10

    Date: 7th July 2015
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Since 2005, Growing Up in Scotland have been following 'Birth Cohort 1' for 10 years. Almost 50,000 interviews have taken place and 28 research reports have been published using Growing Up in Scotland data.

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  • UK Impact Report - Supporting families reduces children's offending and anti-social behaviour

    Date: 23rd June 2015
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Mental health, Children in conflict with the law

    According to Action for Children's new research, providing intensive family support has greatly reduced cases of children offending or displaying anti-social behaviour.

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  • What young people think…and why it’s important to us

    Date: 26th May 2015
    Category: Adoption, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Throughcare and Aftercare Trust has published the results of a recent survey of young people in care which highlights how positively young people in TACT placements feel about the care they receive.

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  • UK benefits cap is lawful but breaches UN children’s rights obligations

    Date: 18th March 2015
    Category: Best interests of the child, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Child poverty

    The UK Supreme Court rules that the UK Government's £500-a-week cap on benefits is lawful but incompatible with UK obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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