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Nov
24

Nikki Hepburn, Art teacher at Harmeny Education Trust, is a residential school providing care and education to children aged 5-14 who have experienced early years trauma, describes an animation project, funded by Creative Scotland, which created an innovative and accessible way for young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs to tell their own stories.   Read More ...


Nov
23

The introduction of the advocacy service is an important additional support. It’s already the case that hearings must consider views of children and young people as far as possible and they are able to do this in a number of ways – through the child, their parents and families, through social workers and other professionals.   Read More ...


Oct
14

As the LGBT Youth Scotland Care Commission concludes its work with a new awareness film, Commission member Charlie Mackenzie, discusses what the group has achieved in its two years and the personal impact the Commission has had.   Read More ...


Aug
20

Care experienced student of social care Chris Marshall explains why digital is an essential connection in life. People don’t realise how hard it can be for a young person to be able to get a good bit of technology but for a care experienced person this can be even harder.   Read More ...


Jul
29

Jacqui Dunbar is the Project Lead at Our Hearings, Our Voice, an independent board for children and young people who have experience of the Children’s Hearings System in Scotland and want to help improve it. She works directly with 11 children and young people, 9 who are members of the board and 2 who are advisors for Our Hearings, Our Voice.   Read More ...


Mar
09

How the Care Experienced Bursary is making a difference in the lives of care experienced young people.   Read More ...


Feb
21

Claire Burns, Deputy Executive Director, CELCIS, sets out what it will take to make change happen as she writes on Care Day 2020, reaffirming our commitment to support all families and the findings of the Independent Care Review.   Read More ...


Feb
11


Nov
15

Senator Sam Mezec of Jersey talks about what he learned from the young people of Scotland and Jersey who are care experienced.   Read More ...


Oct
25

As part of Care Experienced Week, David Grimm has written a blog post and Simone Smith shares a vlog describing the learning and discussion from a group of care experienced young people’s recent trip to Jersey as part of the Scotland-Jersey Participation Project   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
17

Laura Sharpe from See Me to talks about the results of a survey looking at the mental health of young people in Scotland.   Read More ...


Dec
12

Fouzi Mathey Kikadidi explores how ignorance and labelling affects children and communities in France, arguing that empathy is essential in order to prevent stigma   Read More ...

Topic : REACH, Voices of young people
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Dec
12

Chris Small from Children in Scotland explains how and why tackling stigma on poverty led to a new campaign for action to improve children's lives.   Read More ...

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Dec
08

The representation of care experienced people in literature, film and storytelling.   Read More ...


Dec
05

Joe Rankin of the Nevis Group talks about whether young people should tell future employers that they're care experienced. With video of James Calder.   Read More ...


Dec
04

Tommy McDade from Barnardo's Scotland talks about a programme that is supporting young people into the world of work for the first time.   Read More ...


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