Stand Up For Siblings are excited to invite guests to a free online event hosted in partnership with Adoption UK Scotland into two thought provoking studies.

Taking place online on Thursday 9th March 2023 at 10am, the two hour event will centre around the Born into Care (Scotland) Study and the Supporting Roots Project which both set out to understand more about the circumstances in which removal of babies after birth takes place in Scotland, and the support available to parents and children.

Leading the discussion will be Dr. Helen Whincup, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Stirling, and Dr. Linda Cusworth, Research Fellow in the Centre for Child & Family Justice Research at Lancaster University.

Helen and Linda will be presenting the findings of the Born Into Care (Scotland) Study which was published in April 2022. The study looked at understanding the circumstances in which the removal of babies shortly after birth, and the work undertaken with parents to prevent separation where possible.

They will be joined by Ariane Critchley, Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Stirling, and Maggie Grant, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Child Wellbeing & Protection at the University of Stirling.

Ariane and Maggie will present their findings from the Supporting Roots. The report provides a broad picture of the needs of birth parents who have lost a child or children to ‘care’ and the support and services that are currently available in Scotland.

If you are interested in hearing more about these studies and taking part in the conversation, registration for the event is now open.

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