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Poverty and vulnerability

In the first week of our course we learned about the links between poverty and risk. We learned how children and young people are more likely to be involved in …

Case studies: the poll

In a step last week we provided you with a series of short case studies to consider, taken from a Scottish Executive document from 2004, The Children’s Hearings System: Section …

Statistics for vulnerable children

In Scotland the Scottish Government produce Children’s Social Work Statistics on a yearly basis. In March 2020 the most recent publication was produced, providing data for the 2018-19 period. From …

Discourses of care

In this talk Graham begins to consider some of the political and social perspectives that impact on how the task of caring for vulnerable children is constructed and delivered. In …

What will we learn?

This week our focus turns to considering the future and the challenges involved in continuing to deliver high quality services for vulnerable children and young people and their families in …

Case studies: the poll

The Children’s Hearings System deals with thousands of cases each year. The following examples are taken from a Scottish Executive consultation pack concerning the Children’s Hearings System. It contains ten …

Children’s Hearings System: statistics

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration publish annual figures which outline the number and type of referrals each year along with decisions and outcomes. Their latest figures, published in July 2019, …

How does the Children’s Hearings System work?

A number of different agencies are involved in The Children’s Hearings System – including social work departments, the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and Children’s Hearings Scotland. Children’s Reporters, employed …

Background to the Children’s Hearings System

The Children’s Hearings System came into being following the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968. It was developed out of recommendations made by the Kilbrandon Committee which was set up in …

Looked after at home

In the previous step John Paul explained that 40% of children and young people in Scotland who become the subject of compulsory intervention are placed on home supervision orders. Home …

Young carers

Being a young carer can have a significant impact on children and young people. Young carers are children who have to take on the caring responsibility for a parent or …

Residential child care

Last week you were provided with an introduction to residential child care. This week we will explore this form of child care provision in slightly more detail. Residential child care …
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