Permanently Progressing? - Building secure futures for children in Scotland is a research study run jointly by the University of Stirling and University of York, in collaboration with Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFA) Scotland. The first stage of the research will be completed this year, as part of a planned longitudinal study to follow a cohort of children in Scotland as they grow up
Since 2014, the study has been following a large cohort (1,836) of young children in Scotland who became 'looked after' or 'looked after and accommodated' in 2012-13, when they were aged five or under. The study draws on quantitative and qualitative data from Children Looked After Statistics (CLAS), interviews/focus groups with 160 decision makers, questionnaires data on a sub-sample of 643 children, and interviews with 20 adoptive parents/carers and 10 children.
Wednesday 19th September 2018: The University of Stirling will host an exciting one-day event at Stirling Court Hotel to present the key findings from the first stage of this study. The day is aimed at practitioners, decision makers, policy makers, researchers/academics and adoptive parents/carers. Scotland's Poet Laureate, Jackie Kay, author of 'The Adoption Papers', and alumnus of the University of Stirling will contribute to the day.
Booking can be made via: Permanently Progressing? conference.