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.


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
Early Years Assessment Team (Scottish Borders) : Evaluation Report
Gadda Andressa, Welch Victoria, Hill Malcolm, Young Emma
Safeguarders Research Summary Report : Executive Summary and Action Plan [Summary Version]
Gadda Andressa, Hill Malcolm, Young Emma, Welch Victoria
The Appointment of Safeguarders in the Children's Hearings System : Research Report and Action Plan
Gadda Andressa, Hill Malcolm, Young Emma, Welch Vicki
Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland : Potential Impact on Children's Services [Report Two: Study Findings]
Stephen Jim, Lerpiniere Jennifer, Young Emma, Welch Vicki

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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
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