Born into care in Scotland: circumstances, recurrence and pathways

The report was commissioned as it is important to understand more about the circumstances in which removal of babies shortly after birth takes place in Scotland, and the work undertaken with parents to prevent separation where possible, and the children’s pathways and permanence outcomes.


Linda Cusworth1, Jade Hooper1, Gillian Henderson2, Helen Whincup3 and Karen Broadhurst1

1 Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, Lancaster University
2 Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
3 Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling



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