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Abuse in residential child care: a literature review

Sen, R.N. and Kendrick, A. and Milligan, I.M. and Hawthorn, M. (2007) Abuse in residential child care: a literature review. In: Historical Abuse Systemic Review: Residential Schools and Children's Homes in Scotland 1950 to 1995. Scottish Government, pp. 179-208. ISBN 978 0 7559 5613

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The issue of the abuse of children and young people in residential child care, both in the past and in the present, continues to be a serious concern. It has been the topic of a number of government enquiries over the past twenty-five years; some of which have focused on particular cases of abuse, others having a more general remit. This literature review has been commissioned for the latest such enquiry in Scotland, the Historic Abuse Systemic Review.