Interesting research

Children’s Neighbourhood Scotland – Early insights into the COVID-19 response (reports monthly)

The impact of COVID-19 on families, children and young people in Glasgow

The Poverty and Inequality Commission Local action to tackle food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis

Vulnerable Children’s report Scottish Government

The Child Poverty Action Group ‘Mind the Gaps’,

Poverty, Inequality and COVID-19 A brief summary from the Improvement Service of some issues and potential impact of COVID-19 on those living in socio-economic disadvantage.

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory `Contact during lockdown: How are children and their families keeping in touch?’

Out of harm’s way? A research paper from the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence reports on a number of evidence reviews on the impacts of quarantine and isolation in previous epidemics.

International Responses for child protection in the COVID-19 pandemic
Better Care Network has created a section on their website which highlights international examples of commentary, information and resources for child protection in the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Children’s Participation in shaping responses. This rapid evidence report contains findings from a survey conducted (in April 2020) with 95 professionals, contacted through children’s participation and rights networks in 20 countries.

British Psychological Society, Back to School: Using Psychological Perspectives to Support Re-Engagement and Recovery

The Education Endowment Foundation, Using Digital Technology to Improve Learning &
Working with Parents to Support Children’s Learning

The National Youth Agency, Hidden in Plain Sight - Gangs and Exploitation - A youth work
response to COVID-19

The Children’s Society, Supporting Young People and Parents: the Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescents, Parenting and Neglect

British Psychological Society, Supporting care-experienced children and young people during the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath

NSPCC Infant Family Team, Glasgow, Supporting the mental health of infants in care during the pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on children, young people and families - evidence summary October 2020
The Scottish Government has published the latest evidence summary on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and young people and families:

CELCIS coronavirus resource page
The Coronavirus resource page provides a round-up of key information, advice and guidance to help anyone supporting the care and protection of children and young people in Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic:
The Care Inspectorate’s role, purpose and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Children and young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 crisis

Coronavirus: research database

Child protection and social distancing: Improving the capacity of social workers to keep children safe during the COVID-19 pandemic

How Societal Responses to COVID-19 Could Contribute to Child Neglect

Evidence on children, schools, early learning and childcare settings and transmission from COVID-19 – Summary report

Meeting the Challenge - response from education to the needs of pupils during COVID-19

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care
The new issue of Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care is a collection of articles looking at how care experienced children, their carers, and families have been experiencing the #COVID19 pandemic.

Risk and Protective Factors for Prospective Changes in Adolescent Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study investigates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents’ mental health, and moderators of change, as well as assessing the factors perceived as causing the most distress.

Interesting research - General

‘Report on the deaths of looked after children in Scotland 2012 – 2018’

Department for Education (DfE) (2020) Complexity and challenge: a triennial analysis of SCRs 2014-2017 (PDF). London: Department for Education (DfE).

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (2020) Annual report 2018 to 2019: patterns in practice, key messages, and 2020 work programme (PDF). London: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (2020) It was hard to escape: safeguarding children at risk from criminal exploitation (PDF). London: Child

The Care Inspectorate, Code of practice for the review of Initial and Significant Case Reviews of children and young people in Scotland

Care Inspectorate, role of the link officer.

Children’s Social Work Statistics Scotland

Scottish Government Expert Group Preventing Sexual Offending in CYP - Prevention of and response to Harmful Sexual Behaviour by Children and Young People.
Harmful sexual behaviour by children and young people ...

Beyond referrals: levers for addressing harmful sexual behaviour in schools

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Guidance for NHSGGC Health Workers

The Scottish Government `Trafficking and exploitation strategy: Third annual report’

Healthcare and forensic medical services for people who have experienced rape, sexual assault or child sexual abuse: children, young people and adults.

The impact on Minimum Unit Pricing on Children and Young People’s own drinking and related behaviour

Public Health Scotland, Ending Childhood adversity: A Public Health Approach

Safeguarding Deaf and disabled children and young people
NSPCC have published guidance on Safeguarding Deaf and disabled children and young people.

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