Child care

Child protection: listening to and learning from parents

Insight 39

The value of participation by service users in shaping and improving practice and services is well recognised in much existing guidance and practice, but less so in relation to contact with families of children referred on child protection grounds.

Trauma sensitive practice with children in care

Insight 27

This Insight is intended to summarise the evidence in this challenging area of work and to support practitioners to reflect on their practice in this context. An enhanced understanding of trauma can enable practitioners and managers, from all the agencies working with children in care, to improve their practice with severely distressed children and to reduce the negative impact of trauma not only on children but also on the adults caring for them.

SCMA Community Childminding Service

This is Where it Starts

Case study eight. This case study has been added to the This is Where it Starts case study collection, a collection of case studies on work with children and parents in early years. This case study has been written by Anne Condie, Head of Childminding Services, with support from Iriss.

Involving young people: messages from research

Iriss.fm, episode 21

Involving young people: messages from research.

Helen Whincup, Teaching Fellow at the University of Stirling, reflects on a qualitative study of young people and their feelings about how they are involved, or not, in assessment and decision making. It was recorded at a Scottish Child Care and Protection Network meeting on 30 April 2012.

How prevalent is child abuse and neglect?

Iriss.fm, episode 20

Risks of child maltreatment and sexual abuse. Reflecting on research findings and controversies, Lorraine Radford addressed a meeting of Scottish Child Care and Protection Network on 27 April 2012. She posed a number of questions, including: Are children's lives getting worse? Is there any evidence that our child protection efforts over the last 30 or 40 years have been making a difference?

Permanence panel: part two

Iriss.fm, episode 7

This mock Adoption and Permanence Panel considers the case of nine month old Douglas who is being considered for adoption. All characters are fictional although the facts of the case are drawn from real cases. The recording provides insight into the process and deliberations through which the panel reaches a decision. In this, the second of two episodes, the panel considers the view of the mother and her extended family on the future care of Douglas.

Permanence panel: Part one

Iriss.fm, episode 6

This mock Adoption and Permanence Panel considers the case of nine month old Douglas who is being considered for adoption. All characters are fictional although the facts of the case are drawn from real cases. The recording provides insight into the process and deliberations through which the panel reaches a decision.

Key Capabilities in Child Care Protection website

Following the successful completion of the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection (2006) developed by the University of Dundee Centre for Child Care and Protection and SIESWE. The Child Care and Protection Training and Development Project aimed to track and enhance the process of embedding key capabilities across social work qualifying programmes by identifying and sharing innovative practice, and this project was concluded in 2008.