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This event will feature a discussion of how data-informed initiatives are having a direct impact on improving services and outcomes for children and young people in need of care and protection in Scotland.
"Councils have called for financial oversight of England’s privately-run children’s care homes after research showed some of the biggest private equity-owned providers were collectively making hundreds of millions a year in profits," according to this article from the Guardian.
In this study, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis was used to analyse eight semi-structured interviews with black and minority ethnic (BAME) care-leavers about their experience of identity development.
This article from the Guardian tells the story of an adult adoptee, adopted from Chile to Sweden, whose search for her biological mother revealed that she had been "stolen" from birth. The article describes how many women in Chile in the 1970s and 80s, mostly from poor and minority backgrounds, had been tricked or coerced into giving up their babies for international adoption, as part of a national strategy to eradicate childhood poverty which began during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
Ireland's Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP) has published a collection of 48 cases underscoring the severe impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on vulnerable children, according to this article from the Irish Times.
"The [UK] government has launched a review of children’s social care in England, calling it a 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' to overhaul a system it says is failing vulnerable young people and creaking under the strain of rising numbers of children entering care," according to this article from the Guardian.
"The Irish government is to apologise after an investigation found an 'appalling level of infant mortality' in the country's mother-and-baby homes," according to this article from BBC News.
This paper draws on a qualitative methodology that utilized theories of resilience, to glean a range of perspectives from both care leavers and their employers.
This paper examines the role of interprofessional collaboration in the identification and reporting of a child in need.
This study examines service users' and practitioners' assessment of the feasibility of systematically evaluated interventions in the everyday life of foster care families.