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‘Everybody has a different story’: How compassionate connections are helping to support birth parents

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Stigma | Author: Melanie Thomson
This Adoption Week Scotland, Melanie Thomson, a Social Worker for the Bluebird Project at Scottish Adoption, which offers counselling and sup…

Staying connected: How connections – past and present – can help to write our own futures

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Voices of young people, Brothers and sisters | Author: Tegan, Youth Ambassador at Scottish Adoption and Teen Talk Adoption
This Adoption Week Scotland, Tegan, a Youth Ambassador at Scottish Adoption and Teen Talk Adoption, discusses her experience of reconnecting …

Why the new John Lewis advert matters

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Foster care, Permanence, Stigma, Voices of young people | Author: Samantha Fiander
It's long been understood now that there is a pressing need to ‘reframe’ care, something being taken forward with the support of the Each and…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 21 No 2

Year: 2022 | Topic: Residential care | Author:
This issue’s leading article was specially commissioned to celebrate the SJRCC’s 20th year from James Anglin, Emeritus Professor of Child and…
Consultations Resource

CELCIS response to the Scottish Social Services Council ‘Conversation on the Codes of Practice’

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority | Author: Rosie Moore
We welcome this opportunity to contribute to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) ‘Conversation on the Codes of Practice’, a matter wh…
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Response to Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate’s consultation on the Draft Standards for Bairns’ Hoose

Year: 2022 | Topic: Child protection, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Ruth Sills, Kate Mackinnon
CELCIS’s response to Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate’s consultation on the Draft Standards for Bairns’ Hoose (Scott…

How students are helping to shape University-led and peer support for students with care experience

Year:  | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Voices of young people | Author: Sam Upton
Sam Upton, President of the Strathclyde Care Experienced & Estranged Students Society, shares her thoughts on the support on offer to student…
Consultations Resource

Response to the Scottish Government’s Physical intervention in Schools guidance consultation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Disability | Author: Sarah Deeley, Michael Bettencourt, Linda O’Neill, Lizzie Thomson
CELCIS welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Scottish Government’s Physical intervention in Schools draft guidance consultati…

Don’t Pity Me! Thinking Differently about Vulnerability

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: David Woodier
Retired teacher, adoptive parent and blogger David Woodier explores the disuse of the word vulnerability and wonders if we need to look a lit…
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CELCIS Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-25

Year: 2022 | Topic: Disability | Author: Alex McTier, Lizzie Thomson
Our response highlights the importance of data as a resource to understanding children’s needs and experiences, and in doing so, ensure their…

Could a minimum income guarantee help Scotland to keep The Promise?

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Paul Sullivan and Lizzie Thomson
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead and Lizzie Thomson, Policy Associate at CELCIS look the impact the cos…

A Wellbeing Economy: Lifting our gaze for those leaving care

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Jimmy Paul
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Jimmy Paul, Director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Scotland, which works to promote a Wellbeing …
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CELCIS response to the Scottish Government’s Statutory School Uniform Guidance consultation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: Linda O'Neill
CELCIS's response considers the impact and implications of local and national school uniform policies for children and young people with care…
Consultations Resource

Response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘A Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland’

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Parental mental health, Voices of young people | Author: Kate Mackinnon
To help inform and influence the proposed strategy, our response outlines pertinent issues relevant for promoting the mental health and wellb…

CELCIS response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘A new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland’

Year: 2022 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Kate Mackinnon
We have responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘A new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland’. We welcome the attention to …
Policy Resource

CELCIS response to the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s call for views on the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2022 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
This short response to the Committee draws on the evidence and expertise developed for CELCIS’ comprehensive response to the Scottish Governm…
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CELCIS response to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration Committee’s call for views on Scotland's public finances

Year: 2022 | Topic: Legislation, Local authority | Author: Kate Mackinnon
CELCIS’s response to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration Committee’s call for views on Scotland's public finances in …

Using my creativity and experience to help other young people make informed choices

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Ciara Waugh
Ciara Waugh is an art and design student who has been working with other young people to co-produce national information materials on the rig…
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Response to the consultation on National Improvement Framework – enhanced data collection for improvement

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: Michael Bettencourt
CELCIS's response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on 'National Improvement Framework – enhanced data collection for improvement' hi…
Report Resource

Committee on the Rights of the Child 2021 Day of General Discussion Children’s Rights and Alternative Care Outcome Report

Year: 2022 | Topic: International, Voices of young people | Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
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Response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Home Education guidance

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: Ruth Sills
CELCIS supports the review of existing Home Education guidance. In our consultation response we suggest ways in which the proposed draft coul…

Grappling with the implications of The Promise for teaching social work in Scotland

Year:  | Topic: Active implementation, Corporate parenting, Local authority | Author: Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Ruth Emond, Helen Whincup
Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Professor Ruth Emond and Dr Helen Whincup draw on their experiences in teaching Social Work students to consider how …
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CELCIS Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on a Children’s Care & Justice Bill

Year: 2022 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kate Mackinnon, Paul Sullivan and Lizzie Thomson
CELCIS’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Children’s Care & Justice Bill. Here, we respond to proposals on changes to …

The power of participation: understanding the lives of young refugees through creativity

Year:  | Topic: International | Author: Paul Sullivan and Professor Ravi Kohli
As part of Refugee Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, and Professor Ravi Kohli, a researcher at the University of Be…

Connections are key: the importance of relationship-based practice in supporting refugees and asylum seekers

Year:  | Topic: International | Author: Lorraine Ward
During Refugee Week, Lorraine Ward writes about why connections are key in helping young asylum seekers and refugees to build happy, fulfilli…

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