Parents

Good practice with adults in adoption

Insight 43

Good practice with adults in adoption
Explores the evidence about the people and relatives relating to adoptions prior to the 1980s when the vast majority were relinquished by birth parents.

Integrated assessments in children’s services

ESSS Outline

Integrated assessments in children's services
Explores the evidence around integrated assessment in children's services, including children's and families' experiences of the assessment process, good practice, electronic information systems, data protection, privacy and the potential impacts of surveillance.

Iriss on… good practice with fathers

Gary Clapton, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh

father and son on beach
A conversation with Gary Clapton, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh.

Parents with learning disabilities

Insight 37

Insight 37
Brings together the key research findings on supporting parents with learning disabilities to aid practitioners in considering approaches for working with this group.

Post-Adoption Central Support

PACS is a small charitable organisation based in Stirling that comprises parents, social workers and other professionals involved in adoption and long-term foster care. It offers a range of post placement support and services to adoptive families and permanent foster carers. 

PACS receives a grant from Clackmannan, Falkirk and Stirling Councils to provide its services.

Services it offers include: