Projects per year
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.
- Centre For Excellence For Children'S Care And Protection - Visiting Professor
Person: Visiting Professor
- Centre For Excellence For Children'S Care And Protection - Professional Services
Person: Professional Services
- Centre For Excellence For Children'S Care And Protection - Research Fellow
Person: Research Only
Research Output per year
A Family Social Work Service Emerges in Tajikistan: Putting Families First Project - Interim EvaluationMilligan, I., 31 Mar 2019, Glasgow. 34 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
'Being a Student with Care Experience is Very Daunting': Findings from a Survey of Care Experienced Students in Scottish Colleges and UniversitiesO'Neill, L., Harrison, N., Fowler, N. & Connelly, G., 26 Jun 2019, Glasgow. 76 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
How did kinship care emerge as a significant form of placement for children in care? A comparative study of the experience in Ireland and ScotlandHill, L., Gilligan, R. & Connelly, G., 5 Jun 2019, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 25 p., 104368.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
Activity: Membership types › Membership of committee
Activity: Membership types › Membership of board