4. (Source: Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2013-2014 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/03/4375 and Education Outcomes for Scotland's Looked After Children 2013/14 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/06/6439)
8. The term "interdependent" reflects the day-to-day reality of an extended range of healthy inter-personal relationships, social support and networks (see Staying Put Scotland: providing care leavers with connectedness and belonging http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2013/10/7452)
14. See for example Happer, H. McCreadie, J. & Aldgate, J. (2006), Celebrating success: what helps looked after children succeed, Social Work Inspection Agency http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/129024/0030718.pdf;
Gadda, A. & Fitzpatrick, JP. (2012), Home Supervision Requirements: Messages from the research, http://www.academia.edu/2521337/Home_Supervision_Requirements_Messages_from_Research
18. See for example research on achieving permanence for disabled children http://www.celcis.org/media/resources/publications/Achieving_permanence_for_disabled_children_in_foster_care__and_adoption.pdf
19. Who Cares? Scotland (2014) Permanence: The Views of Care Experienced Young People http://www.whocaresscotland.org/professionals/publications-briefings-research/
20. For more information: http://www.celcis.org/our-work/key-areas/permanence/
21. For more information: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/Young-People/protecting/lac/pace
24. Definition is adapted from Sonia Jackson's definition of 'parenting' presented in M. Davies (ed) (2000) The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work, Oxford, Blackwell, and cited in the Scottish Government (2008) These Are Our Bairns: A Guide for Community Planning Partnerships on Being a Good Corporate Parent.
25. Corporate Parents listed in schedule 4 as 'Scottish Ministers' also include all Executive Agencies- Accountant in Bankruptcy, Disclosure Scotland, Education Scotland, Historic Scotland, Scottish Prison Service, Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Student Awards Agency for Scotland and Transport Scotland.
26. Who Cares? Scotland (2014) Interpreting the Children and Young People Act 2014: Care Experienced Young People's Views on Part 4, 9, 10 & 11. http://www.whocaresscotland.org/professionals/publications-briefings-research/
27. Consultation on Draft Statutory Guidance - http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/12/2912/downloads
35. The HEAT targets are grouped into 4 priorities: Health Improvement for the people of Scotland - improving life expectancy and healthy life expectancy; Efficiency and Governance Improvements - continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the NHS; Access to Services - recognising patient's need for quicker and easier use of NHS services; and Treatment Appropriate to Individuals - ensure patients receive high quality services that meet their needs.
37. Who Cares? Scotland (2014) Interpreting the Children and Young People Act 2014: Care Experienced Young People's Views on Part 4, 9, 10 & 11 http://www.whocaresscotland.org/professionals/publications-briefings-research/
38. This means that any young person who ceases to be looked after by a local authority on or after their 16 th birthday will be eligible for aftercare services potentially until they reach 26 years of age. This is effectively an extension of existing measures.
40. National Review of Foster Care recommendations - Progress report http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/Young-People/protecting/lac
41. Dr. Graham Connolly, University of Strathclyde, "Briefing note on Youth Mentoring" provides an overview and summary of the evidence of mentoring effectiveness and its application within Scotland.