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

This Adoption Week Scotland, Melanie Thomson, a Social Worker for the Bluebird Project at Scottish Adoption, which offers counselling and support to birth parents, and birth mothers who currently take part in the Bluebird Project, share why compassionate, nurturing peer support is so important.
Topic : Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Stigma
Author : Melanie Thomson

Why the new John Lewis advert matters

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 Every Child initiative which is underpinned by research and practice. It’s fitting then that we have a new Christmas messenger – John Lewis and their annual Christmas advert.
Topic : Adoption, Foster care, Permanence, Stigma, Voices of young people
Author : Samantha Fiander

Leaving narratives unchallenged can only lead to injustice

Reflecting on the impact of the media, and how it is used, in shaping public attitudes to care experience.
Topic : Adoption, Stigma
Author : Samantha Fiander

Let’s stamp stigma out for care experienced once and for all

Guest Joe Rankin of the Nevis Group discusses the need to stamp out stigma for those with care experience.
Topic : Stigma
Author : Joe Rankin

Care experience at Christmas

In this blog post, Alastair Redpath, Co-Chair of the Independent Care Review’s Stigma Work Group, considers why Christmas might not be all joy and cheer for everyone but sees hope for change.
Topic : Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare
Author : Alastair Redpath

Caring about care means being ready to change

John Ryan reflects on the fight to continue to do best by Scotland’s children.
Topic : REACH, Residential care, Stigma
Author : John Ryan

It’s okay to not be okay

Laura Sharpe from See Me to talks about the results of a survey looking at the mental health of young people in Scotland.
Topic : REACH, Stigma, Voices of young people
Author : Laura Sharpe

How do you solve a problem like… stigma?

Daniel Busso of the Frameworks Institute writes about how stigma could be changed.
Topic : REACH, Stigma
Author : Daniel Busso
2018 Dec

Telling Stories

The representation of care experienced people in literature, film and storytelling.
Topic : REACH, Stigma, Voices of young people
Author : Charlotte Armitage

Change the language of poverty

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
Topic : REACH, Stigma
Author : Chris Small
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