I am part of the Permanently Progressing Outcomes research, which brings together colleagues from University of York and Stirling.This is a longitudinal study which investigates permanence, progress and outcomes for children in Scotland who are placed permanently away from their birth parents before the age of five.
Iam interested in the role of direct work, and how to support practitioners to communicate and engage with children and young people in a way which is meaningful. My doctoral thesis (completed 2015) explored experiences of direct work from the perspectives of children, young people and social workers
- Development of a Supervision Practice Guide for Workers in Scotland's Social Services
PI: Ms Frances Patterson
Funded by: Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
- Permanently progressing: Outcomes for children in Scotland accommodated before age 5
PI: Dr Helen Whincup
Funded by: British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) and Confidential Donor - ref Research Accounts