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Walking in Fred’s shoes

Alison Cowper, Service Manager with the Independent Care and Review Team (Children and Families) at Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership talks about how ‘what does this mean for Fred?’ influenced their work with CELCIS when process mapping their current system.

COVID-19 – An opportunity to connect with time

Elaine Hamilton, Service Manager at Nether Johnstone House describes how lockdown due to the current emergency health crisis has changed the thinking, outlooks, and actions of both the young people and the team that surround them.

Can theory be an ally in efforts to reduce physical restraint?

Bridging the gap between theory and practice is the discussion in the latest blog on physical restraint in residential child care.
Topic : Residential care
Author : Erica Barr

Unintended consequences: Restraint and criminalisation of looked after children

The criminisation of children in residential care. We need to be careful when changing practice as there can be unintended consequences.
Topic : Residential care
Author : Debbie Nolan

Should our young people be experiencing physical restraint at any level?

David Grimm asks if physical restraint should be used at all in residential child care, using his own experience of care to discuss the ability to adapt to the needs of individuals young people.
Topic : Residential care
Author : David Grimm

Physical Restraint in Residential Child Care: A Watershed Moment?

Laura Steckley explains how people are coming together to consider how to apply what we know about both experience and theory to address the practice of restraint in residential care.

We need to talk about physical restraint

Introducing a series of blog posts which will consider the use of physical restraint in residential child care from multiple perspectives.

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

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.
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