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A. Eenshuistra, A. T. Harder, E. J. Knorth - Children and Youth Services Review,

Despite the importance of training residential youth care professionals to increase their professional competences, little attention has been paid so far to the influence of training on the behaviour and skills of residential professionals. This study aims to gain greater insight into the effects of training on the skills of these professionals.

Arja Häggman-Laitila, Pirkko Salokekkilä, Mirja Satka, Katri Toivonen, Pekka Kekolahti, Olli-Pekka Ryynänen - Children and Youth Services Review,

The aim of this study is to discover how the different factors documented at the time of the custody decision or the placement in out-of-home care are associated with the coping abilities of young adults once aftercare services come to an end.

Rebecca Thorburn Stern - The International Journal of Children's Rights,

This article aims to unpack the reasons that Sweden's incorporation of legal measures to secure the rights recognised in the Convention on the Rights of the Child has been the subject of a lengthy and contentious debate.

Sam Turner - The Howard League for Penal Reform,

This guest blog post for the Howard League, written by Sam Turner of the charity Become, explores what care-experienced young people in the UK have told the charity about their interactions with the police.

Carlson, L, Melia, Yvonne and Priest, Helena - Child and Family Social Work,

This review aimed to identify, appraise and synthesise published literature concerned with the reunification of looked after children with their birth parents in the UK. 

Deanna Edwards, Kate Parkinson, Tim Fisher & James Owen - Child Care in Practice ,

This paper examines the use of Family Group Conferences (FGCs) in engaging with looked after children.

Melanie Tamara Kungl, Sandra Gabler, Ina Bovenschen, Katrin Lang, Janin Zimmermann, Gottfried Spangler - Developmental Child Welfare,

This study investigates the nature of newly formed relationships between children and their foster carers.

Cláudia Helena Julião - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,

This study focused on health promotion for children and young adults who live in residential care institutions in Portugal.

Alan Carr, Finiki Nearchou, Hollie Duff, Dearbhaile Ní Mhaoileoin, Katie Cullen, Annie O’Dowd, Laaura Battigelli - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The objective of this research project was to profile the experiences of survivors abused in long-term child care in Scotland, and to develop a model which linked maltreatment, risk and protective factors, and outcomes.

Chris Marshall - The Scotsman,

"Nearly 2,000 children in care were reported missing to the police last year [in Scotland," says this article from the Scotsman.