Care experienced C&YP

Meet Scotland’s Virtual School Head Teachers

Working to create environments for care experienced learners.

Children’s Hearing’s Advocacy Service

A new national advocacy service to reinforce the rights of children.

Meeting the Challenge of Covid-19

How has practice has changed in terms of care and protection?

Scottish Care Leavers covenant

An alliance of stakeholders want to close the gap between policy and practice. New reports published on impact of Covid-19 on support for care leavers.

SIRCC 2020 Online

What has the ‘extraordinary ordinary’ meant to you and the young people you care for? SIRCC 2020 is online over a two weeks from 29 September.

Education outcomes for looked after children

Information on attainment, leaver destinations, attendance and absence.

Supporting care-experienced children and young people

In the context of Covid-19 advice for foster and kinship carers, adoptive parents, and professionals

Supporting young carers in education during covid-19

Highlighting the issues faced by young carers and ways to support young people with the return to school.

Children’s Social Work Statistics for 2018-2019

14,015 children and young people are looked after in Scotland, 5% fewer than the previous year. With small increases in children placed with kinship carers and prospective adopters. Fewer children were placed in residential schools.

Independent Care Review reports

Scotland must now come together to love its most vulnerable children and give them the childhood they deserve. Read the Reviews landmark reports.

MCR Pathways model shows educational improvements

Mentors work with care-experienced young people in Glasgow.

Being a student with care experience is very daunting

Scotland’s first nation-wide survey of care experienced students in Scotland’s colleges and universities.

Digital Resilience, Inclusion and Wellbeing for Looked After Children and Young People

A snapshot of experiences and findings relating to digital skills, access, inequality, online safety and digital ethics.

Research on home Compulsory Supervision Orders in the Hearings System

The research asks Do CSO’s where a child is looked after at home work?