“Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?”

A Literature Review: Child Care in Practice: Vol 24, No 1, Published online: 16 Aug 2016, Lara Ferguson “Children’s Services in this review is taken to mean all agencies involved in the provision of services to children and young people in and leaving care. Although outcomes for children in care have improved in recent years,Continue reading ““Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?””

Promoting Resilience amongst Young People Transitioning from Care to Independent Living: Experiences of Residential Social Care Workers

Linda CameronAnne HynesYvonne MaycockEileen O’NeillAnn Marie O’Reilly Abstract The capacity for a young adult to develop and overcome obstacles in life underpins the concept of resilience building (Gilligan, 1997). A key role of the social care worker is to ensure that young adults growing up in the care system are afforded the best possible outcomes.Continue reading “Promoting Resilience amongst Young People Transitioning from Care to Independent Living: Experiences of Residential Social Care Workers”

It’s not just about the adults!

Judy Furnivall of CELCIS discusses how important it is for children in residential care to develop the ability to navigate relationships with each other. Cast your mind back to your own childhood and adolescence. Most of you I am sure you will remember important relationships with adults in your own family, school or community thatContinue reading “It’s not just about the adults!”