Born into Care: infants who become looked after in Scotland

Project Dates

September 2019 - July 2020


ESRC Impact Acceleration Account at Lancaster university.

Project Summary

The main objectives of this project are:

  • to bring together key academic, policy, analytic and practice partners in relation to the issue of infants becoming looked after in Scotland, strengthening existing relationships
  • to share learning from work done by the Centre on newborns entering care proceedings in England and Wales, and from the ‘Permanently Progressing?’ project
  • to discuss implications of the research findings for policy and practice in Scotland
  • to explore commonalities and differences between legal systems, and between the availability, scope and structure of the administrative data
  • to discuss the opportunities for future collaborative work.

Contact us

For further details contact Linda Cusworth:

Key Partners: Scottish Government, University of Stirling, and Adoption and Fostering Alliance (Scotland). 

The project is also supported by the ESRC-funded Administrative Data Research (ADR) partnership.

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