Our new report, 'Infants Born into Care in Scotland', provides an updated and extended version of our previous report published in 2020.


This comic continues our journey of engaging with children and young people, and listening to them about their rights, their views and how we can best communicate our research to them.

This month we are delighted that Dr Mirjam Allik has written a guest blog, describing the journey of accessing administrative data and sharing findings from the latest Children’s Health in Care in Scotland (CHiCS) report.

Our study, led by Professor Chris Dibben, suggests taking part in the Scouts or Guides is associated with better general health in middle age.

Since 2020, colleagues from ADR Scotland – in Scottish Government and the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research – have been working together to improve the utility of an important data resource on care-experienced children. They have transformed the longitudinal looked after children...

Children’s rights need to be at the heart of everything we do that relates to children and young people. The UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) is clear that...

Our children’s research lead, Professor Morag Treanor, discusses our children’s engagement pilot and is delighted to share the findings in our report published today.

Parisa Shirazi discusses how embedding a rights-based approach to work with children and young people benefits everybody involved.

In this pilot project, we worked in partnership with Children in Scotland to talk with children and young people about their administrative data.