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Scotland raises leaving care age to 21

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  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Young people in Scotland who are in residential care, foster care, or kinship care will be able to remain in their placement up until the age of 21 as a result of landmark legislation.

The policy context on Attachment and Neglect

In recent years there has been a growing recognition of the scale of child neglect, its long-term effect on children's wellbeing and how interventions can prevent and repair the damage caused to children's ability to form strong attachments with parents and carers.

Shared Services: Special Report

Fresh evidence suggests collaboration is helping local authorities to find a wider range of care options for vulnerable children and introduce a greater array of good practice approaches to improve outcomes.

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