Birthday cakes, rockets and washing machines: How Fuzzy logic can empower young people

Imagine you gathered a group of people together and gave them the ingredients and instructions to bake a cake. If they followed the instructions eventually, they should all be able to bake a cake. At a much...

Care leavers’ views about transition: a literature review

Considerable attention has been given to the vulnerability of young people leaving care in the UK in their transition to adulthood. To date, however, there has been limited focus on the perceptions of care...

Change the law on ‘children’s home’ definition, urges ICHA

The term “children’s home” should be legally protected and used only to describe regulated settings, a sector body has said in response to negative media reports. The new definition should be...

Category - Looked After Children

The Adoption Barometer

The adoption landscape is constantly shifting. In recent years, the number of adoptions has fallen, but the number of children being taken into care has risen. Regionalisation in England and Wales has changed the structures within which adoption...

Adoption

  Adoption UK has published a report looking at the experiences of adoptive families and their children across the UK in 2018. Findings from responses to a survey from 3,500 adoptive parents include: 56% of established families reported that...

Looked after children: Scotland

  Researchers at the universities of York, Stirling and Lancaster, in partnership with the Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland (AFA Scotland), have published findings from a series of studies of Scottish Government data looking at pathways...