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Professor Andrew Kendrick

Social Work

Personal statement

I came to the University of Strathclyde in 2001 as Professor of Residential Child Care in the Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care. Before this I was Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Dundee. I have carried out a wide range of research on children in care, child welfare and child protection. I have also been involved in a number of government inquiries and reviews on residential child care and safeguarding children in care. My current research is focused on two areas. I am working on the outcomes of children and young people in residential child care and the role of relationships in residential care. I am also engaged in a number of projects related to the historic abuse of children in care and the needs of adults who experienced care as children.

Our work on residential child care at the University of Strathclyde was highlighted by Social Work panel members of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) as being world leading and contributing to real change in policy and practice ( https://www.basw.co.uk/news/article/?id=879 ).

I became Head of the Glasgow School of Social Work in 2006 and, following Faculty restructuring in 2010, I was Head of the School of Social Work and Social Policy until August 2015.  I am on the Strategic Boards of the Centre of Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) <https://www.celcis.org/> and the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) http://www.cycj.org.uk/ .

I am Academic Lead for the Institute for Inspiring Children's Futures https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/inspiringchildrensfutures/ , an exciting new venture with a vision to create a world where all children and young people have what they need to reach their full potential, particularly children who experience adversity.

Publications

Acogimiento residencial terapéutico para niños y adolescentes : una declaración de consenso del grupo de trabajo Internacional Sobre Acogimiento Residencial Terapéutico
Whittaker James K., Holmes Lisa, del Valle Jorge F., Ainsworth Frank, Andreassen Tore, Anglin James, Bellonci Christopher, Berridge David, Bravo Amaia, Canali Cinzia, Courtney Mark, Currey Laurah, Daly Daniel, Gilligan Robbie, Grietens Hans, Harder Annemiek, Holden Martha, James Sigrid, Kendrick Andrew, Knorth Erik, Lausten Mette, Lyons John, Martin Eduardo, McDermid Samantha, McNamara Patricia, Palareti Laura, Ramsey Susan, Sisson Kari, Small Richard, Thoburn June, Thompson Ronald, Zeira Anat
Psicothema Vol 29, pp. 289-298, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.7334/psicothema2016.172
טיפול פנימייתי לילדים ולבני נוער : נייר עמדה של קבוצת מומחים במפגש הפסגה הבין-לאומית לפנימיות טיפוליות
Whittaker James K., Holmes Lisa, del Valle Jorge F., Ainsworth Frank, Andreassen Tore, Anglin James P., Bellonci Christopher, Berridge David, Bravo Amaia, Canali Cinzia, Courtney Mark E., Currey Laurah, Daly Daniel L., Gilligan Robbie, Grietens Hans, Harder Annemiek T., Holden Martha J., James Sigrid, Kendrick Andrew, Knorth Erik J., Lausten Mette, Lyons John S., Martín Eduardo, McDermid Samantha, McNamara Patricia M., Palareti Laura, Ramsay Susan, Sisson Kari M., Small Richard W., Thoburn June, Thompson Robert W., Zeira Anat
(2016)
Independent Review of Historical Abuse of Children in Care of Lord and Lady Polwarth Children's Home, Edinburgh
Kendrick Andrew
(2016)
Therapeutische residentiële hulp voor kinderen en jongeren : een consensusverklaring van de Internationale Werkgroep Therapeutische Residentiële Zorg
Whittaker James K., Holmes Lisa, del Valle Jorge F., Ainsworth Frank, Andreassen Tore, Anglin James P., Bellonci Christopher, Berridge David, Bravo Amaia, Canali Cinzia, Courtney Mark E., Currey Laurah, Daly Daniel L., Gilligan Robbie, Grietens Hans, Harder Annemiek T., Holden Martha J., James Sigrid, Kendrick Andrew, Knorth Erik J., Lausten Mette, Lyons John S., Martín Eduardo, McDermid Samantha, McNamara Patricia M., Palareti Laura, Ramsay Susan, Sisson Kari M., Small Richard W., Thoburn June, Thompson Robert W., Zeira Anat
Orthopedagogiek: Onderzoek en Praktijk Vol 55, pp. 268-286, (2016)
Therapeutic residential care for children and youth : a consensus statement of the International Work Group on Therapeutic Residential Care
Whittaker James K., Holmes Lisa, del Valle Jorge F., Ainsworth Frank, Andreasson Tore, Anglin James, Bellonci Christopher, Berridge David, Bravo Amaia, Canali Cinzia, Courtney Mark, Currey Laurah, Daly Daniel, Gilligan Robbie, Grietens Hans, Harder Annemiek, Holden Martha, James Sigrid, Kendrick Andrew, Knorth Erik, Lausten Mette, Lyons John, Martin Eduardo, McDermid Samantha, McNamara Patricia, Palareti Laura, Ramsay Susan, Sisson Kari, Small Richard, Thoburn June, Thompson Ronald, Zeira Anat
Residential Treatment for Children and Youth Vol 33, pp. 89-106, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0886571X.2016.1215755
Reflecting on the past : children's services workers' experiences of residential care in Scotland from 1960-1975
Shaw Julie, Kendrick Andrew
British Journal of Social Work, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcw021

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Teaching

My teaching is closely related to my research and knowledge exchange activities. I have contributed to a range of social work qualifying and post-qualifying programmed and taught on looked after children, child protection, comparative social work, historic abuse and research methods.

Research interests

I gained my PhD in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics in 1984. Since that time my research interests have focused on children in care, child protection and child welfare. My research has focused on two main areas: outcomes and experiences of children and young people in residential and foster care, and safeguarding and protecting children in care and the historic abuse of children in care. My research has included studies of decision-making in child care, the outcomes of residential and foster placements, mental health in residential care, the outcomes of secure accommodation, and comparative studies of residential care. I have been involved in a number of government inquiries on safeguarding children in care and historic abuse. I have undertaken studies of safer recruitment in residential social work services and physical restraint in residential care. My current research includes studies of the history of residential and foster care in Scotland, and the needs of adults who have experienced residential and foster care as children. I am also involved in developing research on new models of residential child care.

Professional activities

ESRC (External organisation)
Member
28/1/2016
Acholhimento de Jovens em Instituicao: Proteger, Prevenir e Capacitar - Desafios a Intervencao
Keynote/plenary speaker
12/11/2015
ESRC (External organisation)
Member
9/11/2015
Renfrewshire Child Protection Committee Conference
Keynote/plenary speaker
3/9/2015
Improving Use of Evidence – Guest Blog, Andy Kendrick, Strathclyde University
Blogger
25/8/2015
Quality of Care in Norwegian Child Care Institutions
Invited speaker
12/11/2014

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Projects

Kibble Children’s ‘Shared’ Living Care Home
Kendrick, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2017 - 30-Jun-2018
Childrens Services Workers Experience of Residential Child Care, 1960 - 1975: An Oral History
Kendrick, Andrew (Principal Investigator) Hawthorn, Moyra (Co-investigator)
Period 01-May-2013 - 30-Apr-2014
EXTENSION TO SCOTTISH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW
Kendrick, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
Period 20-Aug-2009 - 30-Apr-2010
National Confidential Forum for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse Scoping Study
Kendrick, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jul-2011 - 30-Sep-2011
Time To Be Heard Pilot Forum Evaluation
Kendrick, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2010 - 31-Mar-2011
Views of the Graded Care Profile in Glasgow
Kendrick, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
Period 31-Oct-2008 - 31-Dec-2010

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