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Oct
16

On World Food Day 2020, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, reflects on some of the existing food insecurities affecting families across Scotland and what the community-led responses during the public health emergency this year tell us.   Read More ...


Oct
11

For Challenge Poverty Week 2020, this blog post from Mhairi Reid on behalf of the Life Changes Trust and their Advisory Group, takes a look at how the Young People with Care Experience Programme responded to the new challenge of COVID-19.   Read More ...


Oct
08

October 8, 2020 marks a very important moment for children and young people who experience secure care. That’s because it’s the day that the Secure Care Pathway and Standards will be launched in Scotland’s five secure care centres, celebrating the hard work, creativity and passion that children put into helping to develop these. Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, explains what this mean for the future of secure care in Scotland.   Read More ...


Oct
05

Claire Burns, Director of CELCIS (Acting), takes a moment to consider how much we have learned that we didn’t know before the COVID-19; how this emergency has thrown a spotlight on so much of what we already knew and what this means as we work to make change happen to realise The Promise.   Read More ...


Sep
11

Food and other essential items are something that we have always had available for our young people in the Youth Team, Aberdeen but we were aware that when COVID – 19 hit that we would need to be more creative about how we made sure food was available for young people in a safe and structured way.   Read More ...


Aug
14

Elaine Hamilton, Service Manager at Nether Johnstone House describes how lockdown due to the current emergency health crisis has changed the thinking, outlooks, and actions of both the young people and the team that surround them.   Read More ...


Oct
02

Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.   Read More ...


Aug
28

Incorporation of the UNCRC is an important piece of a jigsaw puzzle, but on its own it is not enough. Lizzie Morton explains the thinking behind the CELCIS response to the Scottish Government's consultation on children's rights.   Read More ...


Aug
27

South Ayrshire CHAMPS Board is working in partnership with Belmont Academy in Ayr to bring care experienced young people together and support and encourage them.   Read More ...


Dec
17

Professor Julie Selwyn, from the University of Bristol, and Dr Claire Baker from Corum Voice talk about the Bright Spots programme looking at young people's wellbeing.   Read More ...


Dec
01

Introducing issue 12 of REACH, which explores stigma, language, perception and the representation of care and care experience.   Read More ...


Sep
13

Many paths to higher education are not straightforward. A care experienced student talks about overcoming such challenges.   Read More ...


Sep
10

Dr Christine Puckering from Mellow Parenting tells the story of a family and how trauma informed care can foster better relationships.   Read More ...


Aug
02

Gordon Main continues the conversation on commitment, discussing the emotional investment of foster carers.   Read More ...


May
16

The difficult issue of self-harm in residential care, exploring the experiences of young people and the support workers need to help.   Read More ...


Apr
26

The importance for children in residential care to develop the ability to navigate friendships with each other.   Read More ...


Mar
28

How the Seen + Heard project in Fife informs developments in policy and practice, and engages Corporate Parents.   Read More ...


Oct
20

Linda Davidson discusses every child's need for sensitive and responsive care.   Read More ...


Sep
13

Course moderator Sarah Hume-Anthony gives a snapshot of the interactions on the CELCIS MOOC.   Read More ...


Jul
06

Dr Chrissie Gale, international lead for CELCIS, reflects on research which could help shape the drive for better alternative care for children in countries around the world.   Read More ...


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