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Young people leaving care in Scotland

Stein, M. and Dixon, J. (2006) Young people leaving care in Scotland. European Journal of Social Work, 9 (4). pp. 407-423. ISSN 1369-1457

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This paper presents the findings from the first national study of young people leaving care in Scotland. The research involved a policy study of all 32 social work departments and a survey of 107 young people from three authorities, 61 of whom were followed up over a six month period. In exploring the implications for policy and practice, it suggests that although the law and national policy context have been strengthened, improving outcomes for young people leaving care will require responses to more enduring problems, as well as the development of more comprehensive local policies.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy and Social Work (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 08:59
Last Modified: 29 May 2009 08:59
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691450600958460
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Identification Number: 10.1080/13691450600958460
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6164

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