Ms Emma Young

Research And Evaluation Associate

Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection

Personal statement

Following the completion of my MRes in Criminology I joined the research team at the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) in January 2014. My experience at CELCIS spans across research, evaluation, consultancy, knowledge exchange and translation activities. I am currently involved in the Transforming Pathways programme of work at CELCIS which is focussed on system responses to children and families who are considered on the edges of care; with an emphasis on expanding and developing effective earlier intervention approaches in response to local needs. Prior to this I was involved in the Throughcare and Aftercare programme of work as well as holding a broader research and evaluation role where I worked predominantly on commissioned research projects and evaluations for service providers.


In addition to my role at CELCIS I am currently undertaking part-time study for a PhD within the school of social work and social policy. My research is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council on the social work and social policy student-led doctoral training pathway at the University of Strathclyde. The current working title of my thesis is, Supporting successful parenting: exploring the concepts of risk and need in decision making processes in the context of young women in and leaving care as parents.


Childen's rights in children's hearings : the impact of Covid-19
Porter Robert Benjamin, Gillon Fern Rebecca Louise, Mitchell Fiona, Vaswani Nina, Young Emma
International Journal of Children's Rights Vol 29, pp. 426-446 (2021)
Experiences of Virtual Children's Hearings: : A Rapid Consultation
Porter Robert, Mitchell Fiona, Gillon Fern, Young Emma, Vaswani Nina
The experience of fatherhood post-imprisonment
Young Emma
Chance4Change Evaluation : Supporting birth mothers after adoption
Welch Victoria, Gadda Andressa, Jones Christine, Young Emma, Lerpiniere Jennifer
Care Leavers as Young Parents : Improving Outcomes for Care Leavers
Young Emma
Early Years Assessment Team (Scottish Borders) : Evaluation Report
Gadda Andressa, Welch Victoria, Hill Malcolm, Young Emma

More publications


Review of Corporate Parenting Activity by Scotland's Corporate Parents 2018-2021
McTier, Alexander (Researcher) Young, Emma (Researcher)
Research support provided to Scottish Government to inform the triennial National Corporate Parenting Report. The research includes a systematic review of organisation's Corporate Parenting Plans and their survey responses detailing their activity and impact over the 3-year period
01-Jan-2020 - 17-Jan-2021
The Journey of the Scottish Adoption Therapy Centre: Learning and Reflections
Manole, Mihaela (Principal Investigator) Young, Emma (Researcher)
Learning effort which explored the views and experiences of adopted children and young people, parents and practitioners regarding the journey of the Scottish Adoption Therapy Centre. Commissioned by Scottish Adoption.
23-Jan-2020 - 19-Jan-2020
Qualitative research into the Solicitor Role at children's hearings
Welch, Vicki (Principal Investigator) Brabender, Liz (Co-investigator) Harvey, Dominique (Co-investigator) Young, Emma (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2015
The unique needs of children ‘looked after at home’ in Scotland: Addressing outcomes
Welch, Vicki (Principal Investigator) Sadler, Sue (Academic) Farrugia, Ben (Research Co-investigator) Fitzpatrick, John Paul (Research Co-investigator) Gadda, Andressa (Research Co-investigator) Lerpiniere, Jennifer (Research Co-investigator) Young, Emma (Research Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2014

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Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection
Curran Building

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