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Young people leaving care in Scotland

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JournalEuropean Journal of Social Work
DatePublished - Dec 2006
Issue number4
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)407-423
Original languageEnglish


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.

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  • looked after children, social work issues

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