This Introduction to... briefing gives a brief overview of Children’s Social Care (CSC) and the relevant legislation and policy framework. It is aimed at people who have little or no experience in this area.
Looked after children resources and services
Care leavers reflect on their experiences of care in this short film
The care leavers in this film talk about how they came into care and their journey through the care system
How the care leavers' films were made; the contribution of interviewers and interviewees
This is a study of local authority decision-making in respect to long-term decision making and early intervention services. The study seeks to gain a better understanding of the factors that facilitate and hinder delivery of improved outcomes for children and families over the longer-term. This report synthesises the data gathered from: a literature review; 30 telephone interviews with senior officers and members in local authorities in England; and feedback from 49 subject matter experts attending five regional events.
The briefing aims to give people who provide and use social care services an overview of research evidence about returning children from public care to live with a parent.
The challenges faced by one young person in care, the positive experiences that changed his life, and his drive to improve the system for others.
The film looks at services which support young people who have been in care and are moving to independence.
This film shows how some of the principles of the SCIE NICE guidance are working in practice. These principles include listening to young people and supervising foster carers.
SCIE/NICE recommendations on looked after children: Promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people
This is NICE and SCIE’s formal guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people.