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Foster care and adoption

Foster care provides a family life for children who cannot live with their own parents and who require to be looked after away from home. Fostering is provided by carers …

Kinship care

In his earlier talk What happens when children can’t stay with their families John Paul explained that 20% of children and young people in Scotland who become the subject of …

What will we learn?

This week our focus concerns what happens when it is assessed that children and young people are so vulnerable and at risk that they can’t continue to stay in their …

Resilience

In recent years resilience has become the focus for a great deal of exploration and research. Most people can identify individuals, children or adults, who seem to have managed very …

Care for children in a risk averse context

This talk is presented by a guest speaker, Dr Ian Milligan. Ian is the International Project Advisor with CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, at the …

The importance of care

An audio interview with Jenny Molloy, aka Hackney Child. Jenny is a care leaver who now acts as a lecturer, adviser and trainer in social care and social work. Jenny …

Love

In the previous item you have listened to Jenny Molloy reflect upon and talk about her experience of being looked after and loved by residential carers and social workers. She …

Social pedagogy

Social pedagogy is a form of thinking about how we care for, interact with and work alongside children and young people which is being increasingly thought about in discussions about …

Child and youth care

Child and youth care is a tradition and philosophy concerned with working with vulnerable children and young people that would traditionally be associated with North America, although it also exists …

Social work

Social work is a vast and complex form of practice and intervention which sits alongside and is inter-connected to the even broader sphere of social care. The relationship between the …

Residential child care

This page will act as only a brief introduction to residential child care as it is an area of practice that we will consider in more detail next week. Residential …

Youth work

YouthLink Scotland is the national agency for youth work in Scotland. They describe youth work as being an educational practice which can contribute to children and young people’s learning and …

Key characteristics of child care practice

In this talk Graham provides a brief introduction to some of the different traditions and philosophies that exist, both UK based and international, which govern and guide how we intervene …