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Young lives behind bars, 04/11/14 [E/NI/S/W]
This report from the BMA’s ethics department highlights that although the origins of offending behaviour are complex, many of the children and young people in detention represent a failure by the individuals and agencies whose job it is to care for and support them.

Kinship Care Written Answer, 28/10/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jayne Baxter (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S4W-19942 by Aileen Campbell on 7 March 2014, when it will publish the findings of its financial review of kinship care and what the reason is for any delay.

Respite Care, Scotland, 2014, 28/10/14 [S]
This Statistics Release presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland over the financial year 2013/14.

Education outcomes for Scotland’s looked after children, 24/09/14 [S]
Information on the educational outcomes of the young people who were looked after at any point during 2012/13 and who left school during that academic year.

Educational Outcomes for Scotland’s Looked After Children 2012-13 – Updates to data tables, 21/08/14 [S]
The ‘Education Outcomes for Scotland’s Looked After Children 2012/13’ tables have been updated following the misallocation of looked after children in the ‘full year’ and ‘part year’ categories within the original publication.

Looked-after Children Written Answer, 13/08/14 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Kezia Dugdale's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Governement what the reasons are for the lower average tariff scores for looked-after children compared with all school leavers.

Education and Culture Committee takes evidence on Taking Children into Care Inquiry report, 05/08/14 [S]
During its meeting of 5 August 2014 the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee recieves an update on the report on their inquiry into decision making on taking children into care.

National Care Standards Review, 25/06/14 - 17/09/14 [S]
Organisations and members of the public across Scotland are being asked to respond to a consultation on Scotland’s National Care Standards.

Self-directed Support - Values and Principles Statement, 25/06/14 [S]
The Scottish Government has published an easy read Values and Principles Statement on Self-directed Support.

Health and Sport Committee takes evidence on draft registration of Social Workers regulations, 24/06/14 [S]
During its meeting of 24 June 2014 the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee took evidence on the draft Registration of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in Care Services (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014.