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Staying connected: How connections – past and present – can help to write our own futures

This Adoption Week Scotland, Tegan, a Youth Ambassador at Scottish Adoption and Teen Talk Adoption, discusses her experience of reconnecting with her birthmother, and reflects on how building connections and sharing experiences with others can help to find out the most about yourself.
Topic : Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Voices of young people, Brothers and sisters
Author : Tegan, Youth Ambassador at Scottish Adoption and Teen Talk Adoption

Caring for brothers and sisters: the invisible kinship families

As part of Kinship Care Week 2022 Lorna Stabler, a Researcher and PhD student at Cardiff University, writes about being a sibling carer and the research she is undertaking into kinship carers who care for their brothers and sisters.
Topic : Kinship care, Siblings, Brothers and sisters
Author : Lorna Stabler

Power to the people: being part of the change for care experienced children and their brothers and sisters

A Consultants Working Group was instrumental on helping to shape the content, tone and language of Scotland’s new National Practice Guidance to support the rights of care experienced children and their brothers and sisters in Scotland. Here, one of the consultants Saffron Rohan, discusses the process of contributing to the development of the guidance, and the importance of listening to and embedding lived experience in changes to policy and practice.
Topic : Voices of young people, Siblings, Brothers and sisters
Author : Saffron Rohan

In supporting the rights of care experienced children and their brothers and sisters, we must look to creative, tailored solutions

Since founding STAR, and in my time as a foster carer, I’ve seen and heard first-hand the impact of one of the most heart-breaking problems of the care system: children being separated from their brothers and sisters, at times in homes that are far away from each other, or being prevented from having a relationship at all.
Topic : Foster care, Siblings, Brothers and sisters
Author : Karen Morrison

Staying Together and Connected: Getting it right for sisters and brothers National Practice Guidance

Aileen Nicol, Head of Improving Protection and Permanence at Celcis, a member of Stand Up For Siblings, has written a blog about the new National Practice Guidance ‘Staying Together and Connected: Getting it right for sisters and brothers’.
Topic : Foster care, Siblings, Brothers and sisters
Author : Aileen Nicol

The mistrusting brain and blocked care

Evidence suggests that DDP (attachment-focused family therapy) is effective in helping recovery from developmental trauma. Here's how.

It’s a family affair

How a Maori model of improving care has been transformative for a family in Glasgow.

Living in the room for improvement

Claire Burns introduces the evidence into practice theme of the new issue of our REACH publication.

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