27 Nov 2014

Permanently Progressing: new research project launched to help and support children in Scotland

A new research project which will focus on children and young people who have had a difficult start in life is launched today in Scotland.   “Permanently Progressing?” is the first in-depth study of its kind in Scotland and will be undertaken by a research team drawn from the Universities of Stirling
and York. The aim is to produce solid evidence to help professionals, carers and adopters make sure children have the best possible childhood and become happy and productive adults.  It is funded by the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) Scotland.

18 Nov 2014

Roy Sainsbury to speak at European Commission conference in Brussels to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Every year the European Commission together with the European Disability Forum celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December) with a conference. This year the theme is of employment and accessibility. Roy Sainsbury will be giving a plenary address at the conference. The talk will be about his work, together with Edmund Coleman-Fountain, as part of the DISCIT project 'Making persons with disabilities full citizens'.

17 Nov 2014

Looked after Children experts support NSPCC letter to The Times calling for government action


Nina Biehal and Jim Wade are two of the 16 signatories to the NSPCC letter to The Times editorial column on 17th November 2014 (printed 18/11/14). In the letter Peter Wanless, the Chief Executive of NSPCC, urges the Government to provide proper support to children who have been in care and who return to their birth families.

Findings from research - an investigation of special guardianship

Invited presentation by Jim Wade at Special Guardianship - How is it Working for Children and their Special Guardians?, British Association for Adoption & Fostering conference, London, 9 December 2014.

23 Oct 2014

Life story work with people with dementia

Presentation by Jenni Brooks and Nada Savitch (Innovations in Dementia) at Researching the Lives of People Living with Dementia: Innovative Methodologies seminar, London, 14 November 2014.