Child care and protection research collection (2012)

The child care and protection research collection contains a number of videos and audio recordings about research on child care and protection related issues.

These were conducted between January and March 2012 and involved a number of academics, who specialise in particular areas of child care research, speaking about the subject of their project, the main findings, and the implications for policy and practice.

The series has been created to improve access to, and awareness of, research findings and debate, and is a partnership project between Iriss and MARS / Scottish Child Care and Protection Network (SCCPN).

Growing up in Scotland (GUS) : a study following the lives of Scotland's children

Paul Bradshaw, Research Director, ScotCen Social Research (February 2012)

Paul Bradshaw gives an overview of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study, which is trying to capture a picture of what life is like for children in Scotland, and the different pathways that children take as they grow up. The study tracks several groups of children through their lives collecting demographic and socioeconomic data, as well as that from 1-1 interviews with parents with the aim of generating a view of the whole child.

The use of food and food practices in residential care in Scotland - Ruth Emond, Samantha Punch

University of Stirling (February 2012)

Dr Ruth Emond and Dr Samantha Punch speak about a research project that they were involved in around food practices in residential children's homes. The significance of food to both children and the adults in the home is discussed. The project involved a research fellow living alongside the children and the staff for just under a year. It also involved individual interviews and focus groups with children and staff.

Young people's views on violence against women - Nancy Lombard

Dr Nancy Lombard, Lecturer, Napier University Edinburgh (February 2012)

Dr Nancy Lombard talks about her research conducted with 89 primary school children in Glasgow. The research explored their views on violence, particularly about violence against women. The research involved an exploratory questionnaire, group discussion sessions and discussions of case studies.

Consultation about children and young people's mental health indicators - Susan Elsley

Dr Susan Elsley, Policy and Research Consultant and part time Senior Research Fellow at CRFR, University of Edinburgh (January 2012)

Dr Susan Elsley talks about research commissioned by NHS Scotland, which aimed to contribute to the development of mental health indicators for children and young people in Scotland, which has recently been launched: mental health indicators for children.

Revealing Lives: children and young people's experiences of parental alcohol problems

Dr Louise Hill, Policy Implementation Officer, CELCIS (February 2012)

Dr Louise Hill speaks about a qualitative research study she was involved in with children and young people affected by parental alcohol problems.

The research was a PhD study completed at the University of Edinburgh with Barnardos. It focuses on children's views and experiences of living with parents with an alcohol problem.

Taking Place Seriously – young people's views on living in a children's home - Zachari Duncalf

Zachari Duncalf, Research Fellow, CELCIS (February 2012)

Zachari Duncalf, Research Fellow at CELCIS, speaks about a pilot project - Taking Place Seriously - that was undertaken to understand how young people feel about living in a children's home and what the young people liked or disliked about their surroundings. This recording sits within the parameters of child care as part of the collection.