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permanency planning

Gillian Henderson, Information and Research Manager; and Malcolm Schaffer, Head of Practice and Policy, SCRA (February 2012)

Gillian Henderson and Malcolm Schaffer from the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) talk about recent research into the care and permanence planning for looked after children in Scotland. Working to fill a gap in evidence and to inform changes in policy and law through the Scottish Government's Looked After Children Strategic Implementation Group, the SCRA research team analysed the content of both SCRA and court records to map decision-making, placements and time taken to permanence for 100 children.