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 video talk about how they came into care and their journey through the care system. It will interest social workers, care workers, teachers and other professionals and carers.
The care leavers in this video talk about their experiences of being in care. It will interest social workers, care workers, teachers and other professionals and carers.
This video explains how SCIE’s care stories films were made. Contributions from the care leavers, academics and interviewers. It will interest social workers, care workers, teachers and other professionals and carers.
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.
This film for young people in care and those who work with them tells the story of Colin, a care experienced young person. Colin had problems with violence and maintaining positive contact with his family. Colin built his confidence and trust in those around him after forming a strong relationship with key workers.
This video for social care managers and staff shows how principles of the SCIE/NICE guidance on promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children are working in practice. It shows two schemes for care leavers which are helping them move to independence.
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