Centre For Excellence For Children'S Care And Protection

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research strengths and interests within the Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland focus on six priority areas:

  • Corporate Parenting – e.g. Roles and responsibilities of corporate parents, inter-professional communications, understandings of the corporate family,  corporate provision and residential care, access to services (including education, leisure, transport, housing, health);
  • Family and Community Support – e.g. Family contact, family support, kinship care, children in need, children looked after at home, parental experiences of the hearings systems, parenting support and training, public perceptions of looked after children, access to and engagement with community facilities, early years support;
  • Permanence, Stability and Transitions – e.g. Permanence orders, recruitment and assessment of adopters, changing demography of adopters, alternate forms of permanence, assessment and intervention, foster carer experiences, care leaver experience of further/higher education, barriers to FE/HE entry;
  • Diversity and Disability – e.g. Improving data and the use of intelligence, the dimensions of diversity, ethnicity and culture, diversity and outcomes, disability and looked after children, the role of short breaks and respite, LGBT looked after children, the impact of child poverty, additional educational needs;
  • Advocacy and Human Rights - Children and young people as researchers, peer mentoring, reflections on historic abuse, adult care leavers’ identities, looked after children’s use of technology, children’s experiences of the hearing system, the interests of looked after  children and young people;
  • Leadership and Management – e.g. Service evaluation, identification of good practice, policy impact, implementation studies, workforce development, supervision and support of staff,  training and the role of feedback, working experiences of practitioners, stress and work, international comparative studies, qualifications and credentials.

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child care Social Sciences
evaluation Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
parents Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
act Social Sciences

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Projects 2005 2023

Renfrewshire Home and Belonging Collaborative

Mitchell, F. & Doyle, K. I.


Project: Consultancy by University

Lifelong Links

Hill, L.

Edinburgh City Council


Project: Research

Research Output 1992 2019

child welfare
social worker

A Family Social Work Service Emerges in Tajikistan: Putting Families First Project - Interim Evaluation

Milligan, I., 31 Mar 2019, Glasgow. 34 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
social work
non-governmental organization
Open Access
online survey


earning a doctorate

Carnegie Vacation Scholarship at UWS

Sharon McGregor (Recipient), Jun 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Court medal for best performing psychology student at UWS - Year 3

Sharon McGregor (Recipient), Jul 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

psychology student

Activities 1999 2017

Transforming Lives Through Innovation and Technology, 25th European Social Services Conference

Graham McPheat (Speaker), Gordon Main (Speaker)
26 Jun 201728 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

Edinburgh Napier University (External organisation)

Graham Connelly (Advisor)
29 May 201731 Mar 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Centre For Excellence For Looked After Children (Celcis) (Organisational unit)

Edward Sosu (Advisor)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board


Improving outcomes in the care system

Graham Connelly (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Professional practice, training and standards, Quality of life and safety