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Moving Images: using video clips in finding adoptive families for children

AFA Scotland, Scotland's Adoption Register and the University of Glasgow are working on a new project about the use of video clips in family finding, called the Moving Images Project. The research team for this project consists of Professor Karen Lury, Therese Lynch and Dr Maggie Grant.

We are looking for social workers, foster carers and adopters (or prospective adopters) who would be willing to take part in a research interview about their views and experiences of the use of video clips in the family finding process.

A big thank you to all those who have agreed already to participate. Karen and Maggie will be following up to arrange interviews in the coming weeks. If you are interested in taking part in an interview (and haven't let us know already), please contact Karen Lury via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0141 330 5369.

The findings from this research will help inform the work that AFA Scotland are undertaking, funded by Big Lottery Awards for All, to develop a good practice resource pack to support social workers and foster carers involved in making video clips.

The Moving Images research builds on two surveys carried out last year: one with local authorities and another with adopters using the Link Maker online service. A report of the key findings from these surveys was circulated to all local authorities in January. If you would like a copy, please contact Maggie Grant: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AFA Scotland is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - SC046417