What’s the use of residential childcare?

Findings of two studies detailing current trends in the use of residential childcare in Scotland, 2007

Abstract

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.

University of Strathclyde source: https://pureportal.strath.ac.uk/en/publications/whats-the-use-of-residential-childcare-findings-of-two-studies-de?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharelink

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

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Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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