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Ms Emma Young

Research Assistant

Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children (CELCIS)

Personal statement


Following the completion her Masters of Research in Criminology, Emma joined the research team at the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland in January 2014. To date Emma has undertaken research on a vast range of topics including, but not exclusively, children and young people looked after at home, health and social care integration, children's experiences of poverty, and, the appointment of safeguarders in the Children's Headings System. 


In addition to this Emma has been involved in the evaluation of number of CELCIS run programmes as well as specific service evaluations. 




Chance4Change Evaluation : Supporting birth mothers after adoption
Welch Victoria, Gadda Andressa, Jones Christine, Young Emma, Lerpiniere Jennifer
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
Every Person is Worthwhile : Evaluation of Camphill St Andrew's Project
Lerpiniere Jennifer, Hawthorn Moyra, Young Emma, Milligan Ian, Welch Vicki
From Act to Practice : Phase 2 : Supporting the Implementation of the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 Evaluation Report
Young Emma, Welch Vicki
Overseen but Often Overlooked : Children and Young People 'Looked after at Home' in Scotland - Annex 3a : The Service Studies
Sadler Sue, Fitzpatrick John Paul, Lerpiniere Jennifer, Young Emma, Welch Vicki

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Research interests


Currently Emma’s primary research interests focus on parenthood. This includes, parental identities, family interaction and engagement with services, and the experiences of care leavers as parents.



Qualitative research into the Solicitor Role at children's hearings
Welch, Victoria (Principal Investigator) Young, Emma (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2015 - 31-Oct-2015
The unique needs of children ‘looked after at home’ in Scotland: Addressing outcomes
Welch, Victoria (Principal Investigator) Sadler, Sue (Academic) Fitzpatrick, John Paul (Research Co-investigator) Young, Emma (Research Co-investigator)
Period 16-Dec-2013 - 31-Mar-2014

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