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Sep
07

Response to Scottish Governments consultation on the review of financial support for students. We support the general findings of the review, and consider how access to post-school education can be improved for students in disadvantaged circumstances. We argue that despite welcome advancement in policy, such as full bursaries for all care experienced students, the global sum available to students with no access to financial support from family is insufficient.   Read More ...


Aug
24

A response to Scottish Government’s consultation on Scotland’s Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs. Amongst the population of children with complex additional support needs, the rate of those who are looked after is disproportionate to their number in the whole child population. Attention to the particular needs and vulnerabilities of looked after children in the Strategy are our key considerations in this response.   Read More ...


Aug
15

Charlie Gracie tells of a new creative writing comp for looked after children   Read More ...


Aug
02

An evaluation report of the CELCIS Parents In Partnership programme, a parental and carer involvement model implemented in three high schools in Renfrewshire Council in 2016/17   Read More ...


Jul
27


Jul
12

Leanne Mattu, Research Associate at CELCIS, explores what Bill Potts’ character does and does not tell us about being in foster care   Read More ...


Jul
07

A response to the Scottish Government consultation to transfer the functions and members of Additional Support Needs Tribunals to the Scottish Tribunals. We highlight the uneven implementation of duties to assess and meet the additional support needs of looked after children across Scotland, and consider how new arrangements can support looked after children if their cases come to a tribunal.   Read More ...


May
22

How the Education Forum brings together those with an interest in the education of looked after children   Read More ...


May
16

Judge of our writing competition for care experienced children, Raymond Soltysek describes how creative writing can improve confidence.   Read More ...


May
12

The differences between additional support needs and special education needs and how we need to be careful when using the terms.   Read More ...

Topic : Education

May
11

Louise Martin, the University of Strathclyde’s Widening Access Support Officer, and Jennifer Lynch Care leaver talk about going to university.   Read More ...


May
09

Lizzie Morton describes how corporate parenting should work in the classroom.   Read More ...


May
08

Kathy Allan from Adoption UK explains how an attachment awareness programme in East Lothian is helping looked after and adopted children have a better experience of school.   Read More ...


May
05

Pupils from Castlehead High School in Renfrewshire share their experiences of the paired reading scheme.   Read More ...


May
02

We need access to data at both population and individual levels if we're to be successful in improving the attainment of looked after children.   Read More ...


Apr
27

Ben Farrugia talks about the Named Person and how it affects looked after children   Read More ...


Apr
27

The Dollywood Foundation send free books to all registered looked after children in Scotland and beyond.   Read More ...

Topic : Education
Author : Kirsteen Watson

Apr
25

A response to the Education and Skills Committee’s call for views on teacher workforce planning. We give our views on the issues impacting on teacher numbers in Scotland, and suggest improvements for preparing and supporting teachers to nurture vulnerable children’s learning.   Read More ...


Apr
25

We highlight issues pertinent to supporting vulnerable and looked after children with healthcare needs in schools. We recommend ensuring the Draft Guidance is fully aligned with GIRFEC, and that wellbeing is considered holistically, with the child’s views at the centre.   Read More ...


Apr
24

Professor Kate Wall of Strathclyde University reflects on student voice for young children, and those who are looked after.   Read More ...


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