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Truth and Consequences for the Kibble Boys (2008-2009)

The Kibble Education and Care Centre leaders asked Children in Scotland to find out more than is currently known about what is true in terms of the lives of Kibble participants before, during and after their time in Kibble’s care.

Kibble is committed to doing an even better job of helping the boys and young men entrusted to its care. Knowing what is really true about these individuals can assist in understanding what changes should be made in the future.

Benefits for Kibble include better assessment/placement, improvement to policies, practices and programmes and improved outcomes for Kibble participants. Children in Scotland also hopes that this research will influence the policies and practices of local authorities and the Scottish Government.

In summary, Children in Scotland looked at:

  • What information about the boys’ lives already exists and is used
  • What additional information could be useful
  • Kibble’s assessment and placement processes
  • How the boys can express their views at Kibble and in what way their views are heard and heeded
  • How life has developed for those who left Kibble in recent years