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