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ERIC Number: EJ791719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
The Scottish Perspective: A Pathway to Progress?
Millar, Jeremy
New Directions for Youth Development, n113 p119-137 Spr 2007
The transition from a care setting to face the often grim realities of living more independently is arguably the most significant challenge that faces those who have been in public care and the workers offering them support. In the Scottish context, the past ten years have witnessed a growing awareness and engagement with this challenge, informed by some key pieces of research and significant legislative changes. This article offers insight into the impact of the reforms in terms of direct work with care leavers in the northeast of Scotland and the broader aspirations of the new legislative framework. The author begins with some historical context that links Scotland to the Commonwealth in terms of former child care practice and how this relates to societal and demographic changes. The response to the needs of children in the care of the state is still significantly influenced by the historical legacy and the manner in which this has impacts on the value base of key individuals involved in both direct care and policymaking in this field. (Contains 25 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)