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
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Improving mental health support for our children and young people: Expert Working Group final report
The final report of an Expert Working Group was set up to ensure that the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people in care are better met.
Models of care and care pathways to support mental health and wellbeing of looked after children: Findings of call for evidence
This document presents the findings of a call for evidence to develop models of care and care pathways to support the mental health and wellbeing of looked after children.
The care leavers in this film talk about how they came into care and their journey through the care system
Care leavers reflect on their experiences of care in this short film
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.
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