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Cross Border Child Safeguarding Working Group, Children and Families Across Borders,

This guide is the first of its kind which comprehensively addresses the best practice for placing Looked After Children currently in the UK into the care of a family member(s) who lives in another country.

Gillian M. Raab, Cecilia Macintyre and Janice McGhee - Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research,

This report describes the patterns of care for infants who first became looked after in Scotland when under 1 year of age between 1st April 2008 and 31st July 2017.

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth,

The Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and certain related matters was established by the Irish Government in February 2015 to provide a full account of what happened to vulnerable women and children in Mother and Baby Homes during the period 1922 to 1998.

Aoife Moore - The Irish Examiner,

"An adoptee identity rights organisation has called on the Government to commit to a national apology for the 'decades-long practice of concealing and obstructing access to records pertaining to mother and baby homes,'" according to this article from the Irish Examiner.

J. Sonderman, G. H. P. Van der Helm, C. H. Z. Kuiper, J. J. Roest, D. Van de Mheen, G. J. J. M. Stams - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of the present study was to examine differences in perceived living group climate between boys and girls in a sample of 344 youth receiving residential youth care in the Netherlands.

Sarah McDermott - BBC News,

"About 10,000 young people move out of the care system in the UK every year," says this article from BBC News. "For some there's a sudden cut-off with little support on the other side." In the article, Kim Emenike describes her experience of what has been described as a "care cliff".

Rebecca Woods - BBC News,

This article from BBC News tells the stories of people who experienced abuse in childhood at the hands of the head teacher at Brookside School for Maladjusted Children, a boarding school in Shropshire, UK, in the 1960s and 70s.

Laurie C. Miller, Ellen Pinderhughes, Marie-Odile Pérouse de Montclos, et al - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study explored the feelings, perceptions, and stigma experienced by families of internationally adopted children with special needs.

Krish Kandiah - The Guardian,

In this article for the Guardian, Krish Kandiah argues that "any young person ready to make the step to leave home needs the safety net of a family they belong to" and calls for greater supports for young people aging out of care, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown restrictions put in place.

BBC News,

According to Northern Ireland's health minister, there has been an increase in the number of children referred to social services since last year, as well as an increase in children on the child protection register and more children in care, says this article from BBC News.