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An Ayrshire school where care experienced young people’s views are taken seriously

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.

"I just want to be normal": looked after young people's experiences of feeling different

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.
Topic : Health and Wellbeing, REACH, Voices of young people
Author : Professor Julie Selwyn, Dr Claire Baker

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

Going back to the Greeks: know thyself by stepping out of yourself

Fouzi Mathey Kikadidi explores how ignorance and labelling affects children and communities in France, arguing that empathy is essential in order to prevent stigma
Topic : REACH, Voices of young people
Author : Fouzi Mathey Kikadidi
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

Unconscious bias in the interview room

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.

We can all learn about how young people can thrive in employment

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

I couldn't bring myself to write the acronym 'LAC'

Continuing the theme of Graham's first blog post on language and labelling, giving examples of when this is unhelpful.
Topic : Corporate parenting, Residential care, Voices of young people
Author : Graham Connelly

Labels are for clothes not people

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

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