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Time well spent: a study of well-being and children's daily activities

Aldgate, Jane and McIntosh, Miranda (2006). Time well spent: a study of well-being and children's daily activities. Edinburgh, UK: Social Work Inspection Agency.

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This is the first study in Scotland to focus on the everyday activities of children and young people who are looked after by local authorities. Its aim is to help us better understand how looked after children spend their time, what activities and interests are most important to them, and how their activities relate to their physical and emotional development and well-being.
The key messages of this study are that looked after children are ordinary children with the same interests as other children. They therefore need to have the same opportunities as other children to develop and pursue those interests. The adults in their lives need to think and plan carefully, and provide additional resources where necessary, to make sure that these opportunities are available to the children.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 1-905501-08-0, 978-1-905501-08-3
Extra Information: This study was commissioned by the Social Work Services Inspecorate, now the Social Work Inspection Agency as one of several supporting documents for a review of services and outcomes for looked after children in Scotland, the main report of which is entitled Extraordinary Lives (2006).
Keywords: children in care; looked after children; children's well-being; children's daily activities
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 6671
Depositing User: Jane Aldgate
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 06:29
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