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.

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Children's Services Reform Research study
Ottaway, Heather (Principal Investigator) Porter, Robert Benjamin (Co-investigator) McTier, Alexander (Co-investigator) Anderson, Micky (Co-investigator) Young, Emma (Co-investigator) McIver, Leanne (Co-investigator) Fowler, Nadine (Co-investigator) Mackinnon, Kate (Co-investigator) Soraghan, Joanna (Co-investigator) Manole, Mihaela (Co-investigator)
A research project commissioned by Scottish Government with the aim of gathering evidence to inform decision-making about how best to deliver children's services in Scotland in light of the proposed introduction of the National Care Service
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Births to care experienced teenagers and women aged 14-24 in Scotland: an estimation
McTier, Alexander (Principal Investigator) Young, Emma (Researcher) Anderson, Carol Ann (Researcher)
Using secondary data, the research developed a methodology for estimating the number of births to care experienced teenagers and women in Scotland.
01-Jan-2022 - 28-Jan-2023
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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Ms Emma Young
Research And Evaluation Associate
Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection

Tel: 444 8555