Aimed to get data that would provide more detailed information - than is available in annual LAC statistics - about trends in the use of residential care. Found that a significant number of primary aged children are being accommodated in mainstream units, often moving between foster and residential care. There is also evidence of a high number of very short placements, particularly for younger children. Consequently some units experience a mix of short-and long-term placements as well as a wide age range of residents.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Children's Services|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- child care
- residential care
- social care
- social work
McPheat, G. A., Milligan, I. M., & Hunter, L. (2007). What's the use of residential childcare? Findings of two studies detailing current trends in the use of residential childcare in Scotland. Journal of Children's Services, 2(2), 15-25.