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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care ,

The Editors of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care are calling for papers for a special themed issue of the journal to mark the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care Conference taking place 4-5 June in Glasgow. 

Hayley Alderson, Rebecca Brown, Alex Copello, Eileen Kaner, Gillian Tober, Raghu Lingam and Ruth McGovern - BMC Medical Research Methodology,

This paper reports on the initial formative phase of a pilot feasibility randomised controlled trial; SOLID (Supporting Looked After Children and Care Leavers In Decreasing Drugs, and Alcohol) that aimed to adapt two evidence-based psychosocial interventions, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Social Behaviour and Network Therapy, which will aim to reduce substance misuse by looked after children.

Ellen Syrstad & Ottar Ness - Contemporary Family Therapy,

This article examines the professional identities of family therapists employed by Family Counselling Services (FCS) in Norway and their experiences providing therapeutic services to parents whose children are placed in public care.

Eavan Brady, Robbie Gilligan, Siobhan Nic Fhlannchadha - Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies,

This brief paper focuses on the question of how care-experienced young people in Ireland fare in accessing opportunities in higher education.

Tom Disney, Lisa Warwick, Harry Ferguson, Jadwiga Leigh, Tarsem Singh Cooner, Liz Beddoe, Phil Jones, Tess Osborne - Children and Youth Services Review,

This paper reports on innovative research methods using GPS [Global Positioning System] devices that can trace social workers' mobilities and explore the use of office space, home working and visits to families in two English social work departments. This article presents unique findings that reveal how mobile working is shaping social care practitioner wellbeing and practice.

Oliver Gillie - The Independent,

This article revists a report from February 1990 that shone light on the situation of children in orphanages in Romania and the high rate of HIV infection among them. 

Alli Klapp - Children and Youth Services Review,

The overall purpose of the study was to investigate how two different grading systems, the norm-referenced and the criterion-referenced garaging systems influence the educational achievement for children and youths placed in out-of-home care.

Joan Llosada-Gistau, Ferran Casas, Carme Montserrat - Applied Research in Quality of Life,

The aim of this study was to analyse subjectisuppleve well-being (SWB) among adolescents in care, considering the type of placement in greater depth and how it correlated with several explanatory variables.

Jonathan D. Leipoldt, Annemiek T. Harder, Nanna S. Kayed, Hans Grietens, Tormod Rimehaug - Children and Youth Services Review,

The purpose of the study presented in this open access article was to provide an overview of the literature on associations between determinants and social climate and between social climate and outcomes in therapeutic residential youth care (TRC).

Robbie Gilligan - Children and Youth Services Review,

This paper sets out to give a rounded view of the Irish foster care system as currently constituted.