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Scottish Government,

The pathway and standards set out what all children in or on the edges of secure care in Scotland should expect across the continuum of intensive supports and services.

Jo Dixon, Caroline Cresswell and Jade Ward, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York,

This report presents findings from an evaluation of the House Project (HP) in the U.K., which aims to improve outcomes for young people (in accommodation, education, employment and training (EET), wellbeing, autonomy and integration) and service level outcomes for young people leaving care aged 16 and over.

Ariane Critchley - Scottish Affairs,

This paper draws upon findings from a study which followed families through the process of pre-birth child protection assessment. It is argued that it is necessary to engage critically with the ‘first three years’ narrative that has become dominant in Scottish policy making and the impact this has had on child protection practice and the lives of families. The paper argues for a broader interpretation of ACEs focused on community and public health across the life course.

Scottish Care Leavers Covenant Alliance,

This briefing paper aims to highlight some of the key issues and some of the solutions that have been identified through regular meetings of the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant (SCLC) Alliance during the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing together learning from their own work and extensive networks with partners to offer a number of recommendations, and to prioritise steps to improve the lives of care leavers.

Kirsty Deacon - CELCIS,

A survey was administered to develop a better understanding of the experiences of kinship care households in the UK as a result of the Coronavirus crisis, and what urgent steps could be taken by Government, local authorities and other agencies to help. This supplementary report provides an in-depth analysis of the kinship carers in Scotland and provides the legal context to influence national and local kinship care policies, practices and services of local authorities and other public agencies.

Tina M Olsson, Jennifer Blakeslee, Martin Bergström, Therése Skoog - Children and Youth Services Review,

Prior research has established evidence for self-determination enhancement as a promising intervention for youth transitioning from out-of-home care. The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which self-determination enhancement is a promising strategy for the Swedish context.

TheJournal.ie,

According to this article from TheJournal.ie, immigration experts have warned that "children in care and modern slavery victims who are EU citizens could 'fall through the cracks' and lose their right to live in the UK after Brexit."

Megha Mohan - BBC News,

This article from BBC News tells the stories of transracial adoptive families in which parents of color have adopted white children, and the issues they have faced.

The Irish Times,

This letter, published in the Irish Times, calls for "a high-level national working group to address the cross-departmental responsibilities of the State to children in care, with a specific focus on meeting their holistic educational needs in a coordinated way, across all age levels."

Mattias Bengtsson, Yvonne Sjöblom, Peter Öberg - Children and Youth Services Review,

Based on three waves of semi-structured interviews, this longitudinal qualitative study aims to understand the transition from out-of-home care (OHC; foster care, residential care) to independent adulthood, for a group of Swedish care leavers aged 16 to 20 years.