Recruitment Task Group report
- Cousins, J., (2008), 10 top tips for Finding Families for Children, London: British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering
- Bebbington, A. and Miles, J., (1990), The Supply of Foster Families for Children in Care,
British Journal of Social Work, 20:4, pp283-307
- The Fostering Network, (2005), Caring for Our Children, Glasgow: The Fostering Network
- The Fostering Network, (2006-07), Improving Fostering Services, digital ezines, Glasgow: The Fostering Network
- Sinclair, I., (2005), Fostering Now, London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Social Care Institute for Excellence (2003), Fostering Success: an exploration of the research literature in foster care
- Social Care Institute for Excellence (2004), Practice Guide 3
- Triseliotis, J, Borland, M, and Hill, M, (1998), Fostering Good Relations, Edinburgh: the Scottish Office
- Triseliotis, J., Borland, M., and Hill, M. (2000), Delivering Foster Care, London: British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering
Training Task Group report
- The Centre for Excellence, (2001), Proposal to the Scottish Executive.
- The Fostering Network, (2005), Training Framework for Foster Care - by Mary McKenna, March issue.
- The Fostering Network, (2007), Consultation with Young People - tFN & Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum - February issue.
- The Fostering Network, (2007), Support to Foster Carers - Sarah Crangle, tFN - June.
- The Care Commission, (2007), First Annual Inspection Findings - Autumn 07 - The Quality of Fostering and Adoption Services in Scotland.
- The Training, Support and Development Standards for Foster Care, developed by CWDC (Children's Workforce Development Council) - May 2007
- Continuous Learning Framework Paper - developed by SSSC and IRISS (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services)- May 2008
- Children in Scotland, (2008), Working it out: developing the children's sector workforce.
Kinship Care Task Group report
- Aldgate J. and McIntosh, M., (2006), Looking after the Family. A study of children looked after in kinship care in Scotland. Edinburgh: SWIA.
- The Fostering Network and ADSW, (2003), Family and Friends as carers, Glasgow: The Fostering Network.
- Hunt J., Waterhouse S. and Lutman E., (2008 ), Keeping them in the family: outcomes for children placed in kinhsip care through care proceedings. London: BAAF.
- Hunt J., Waterhouse S. and Lutman E., (2008), Keeping Them In The Family: Outcomes For Abused and Neglected Children Placed with Family or Friends Carers Through Care Proceedings, Research Brief. University of Oxford, March 2008, DfES, Weblink: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-RBX-05-08.pdf
- Farmer, E. and Moyers, S. (2008 ), Kinship Care: Fostering Effective Family and Friends Placements. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Broad, B. and Skinner, A., (2005), Relative Benefits - placing children in Kinship care. London: BAAF.
- Butler, (2005), Prepared to care - a resource book for family and friends carers. Glasgow: The Fostering Network
- Caregiver Assessment and Approval Policy and Procedures, child, youth and family, report 2008/ Executive Committee Procedures Policy.
- Kiddner, K., (2008), Kinship Care, SPICe briefing, issue 08/03, The Scottish Parliament.
Assessment Task Group report
- Care Commission's Inspection of Fostering Services in 2006/2007;
- The Scottish Recruitment and Selection Consortium (2001)
- Sinclair, I., (2005), Fostering Now, London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Fostering of Children (Scotland) Regulations 1996
Organisational Arrangements Task Group report
Other materials used:
- Getting it right for every child in kinship and foster care - National Strategy -
- Consultation (National Fostering & Kinship Care Strategy) Analysis -
- The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations - Consultation on draft regulations - Weblink: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/12/03142824/0
- Advice booklet for kinship carers outlining potential benefits -
- CAS, (2008 ), Kinship Carers: Possible benefit entitlement and potential issues when claiming benefits (Citizens Advice Scotland/Scottish Government publication) Weblink: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/07/04134847/8
- Broad, B., (2008) Kinship Care. London:Russell House Publishing
- Talbot, C. and Calder, M., (2008), Assessment in Kinship Care. London:Russell House Publishing.
- The Fostering Network, (2008), Towards a Professional Foster Care Service: what it means to be a professional foster carer, Policy Paper. Weblink: http://www.fostering.net/resources/documents/policy/towards_professional_fcs.pdf
- The Fostering Network, (2008), Support Care The Preventative Face of Foster Care - A report to disseminate the findings of The Fostering Network Wales Support Care Project 2005-2008
- Scottish Government (2007), Children Looked After Statistics 2006-07Weblink: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/204913/0054519.pdf
- Care Commission, (2008) Children and young people in residential care: are we doing enough?.Weblink :http://www.carecommission.com/images/stories/documents/publications/reviewsofqualitycare/review_-_protection_of_children__young_people_in_residential_care_small.pdf
- SCCYP (2008), Sweet 16? The Age of Leaving Care in Scotland-http://www.sccyp.org.uk/webpages/Leaving_Care_Report_for_Web_20080325.pdf
- Scottish Government (2006), Extraordinary Lives: Creating A Positive Future For Looked After Children and Young People In Scotland,
- Broad, B. (2007), Kinship care: What works? Who cares? Social Work and Social Sciences Review - An International Journal of Applied Research, Volume 13, Number 1, 2007, pp. 59-74(16).
- The Fostering Network, (2008), Forgotten Voices - Thoughts, Ideas and Feelings,
- Our newsletters are available on the Looked After Website: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/lookedafterchildren/safeandnurtured/fostering/index.asp