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

As part of Refugee Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, and Professor Ravi Kohli, a researcher at the University of Bedfordshire, reflect on their work with the Drawing Together project, which focuses on the everyday lives of young refugees in Finland, Norway and Scotland, and discuss some of the key themes that have emerged so far.

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

During Refugee Week, Lorraine Ward writes about why connections are key in helping young asylum seekers and refugees to build happy, fulfilling lives in their new countries.
Topic : International
Author : Lorraine Ward

We all have a part to play in raising awareness of children’s rights: my experience at the 2021 UN Day of General Discussion

In this blog post, Tiegan, who is adopted and lives in England, discusses her experience at the 2021 UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care, held in September, and reflects on how we can all do more to help children and young people realise their rights.
2019 Jan

One voice

Dr Chrissie Gale, CELCIS international lead, argues that we need agencies to unite with one voice if we want to uphold children’s rights internationally.
Topic : International
Author : Chrissie Gale

Mind the implementation gap: how child care can be improved globally

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.

'But, it’s not cultural!' – challenging the myth in Asia

Guest blogger Thomas Abbott talks about setting up foster care projects in Thailand.

How will bairns fair in 2017?

Jennifer Davidson blogs about what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring.

Celebrating our MOOC Success

Ainsley Hainey blogs about the success of the Massive Open Online Course on Caring for Vulnerable Children.
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