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CELCIS Blog

Our blog is a hub for news, views and analysis of what is happening in the looked after children sector here in Scotland, and further afield. You will hear from our staff and guest bloggers on many topical issues where they will be reflecting and sharing their policy, practice and research insights.

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If you think poverty doesn’t affect you, you are part of the problem

Claire Burns, Director (Acting), CELCIS – Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection discusses how COVID-19 has exacerbated inequalities in society.

Children 'get animated' in lockdown

Nikki Hepburn, Art teacher at Harmeny Education Trust, is a residential school providing care and education to children aged 5-14 who have experienced early years trauma, describes an animation project, funded by Creative Scotland, which created an innovative and accessible way for young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs to tell their own stories.

The national Children’s Hearings advocacy service

The introduction of the advocacy service is an important additional support. It’s already the case that hearings must consider views of children and young people as far as possible and they are able to do this in a number of ways – through the child, their parents and families, through social workers and other professionals.

Therapeutic Parenting in adoption

For Adoption Week Scotland this year, Fiona Aitken, Director of Adoption UK Scotland, looks at why therapeutic parenting is so important for children who have been adopted.

We need to talk about FASD

This Adoption Week Scotland, Barbara Ogston, FASD Advisor in the FASD Hub Scotland, managed by Adoption UK, who is an adoptive parent, discusses the impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) within the care community, and why it’s vital that children and families receive the support they need.

Data matters: the role of Minimum Datasets in improving child protection processes

Jo Cochrane is the Children’s Services Development and Assurance Team Manager at Dumfries and Galloway Council, since retired. Since 2018, CELCIS has been working alongside local public sector partnerships in Dumfries and Galloway, Falkirk, and East and Midlothian, to develop a Minimum Dataset for use across all 30 of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees.

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Nov
23
2015
In this blog Liz Brabender discusses how CELCIS tackles drift and delay in permanency.   Read More ...
Author : Liz Brabender

Nov
16
2015
A blog by Moyra Hawthorn detailing a decade striving for justice.   Read More ...
Author : Moyra Hawthorn

Nov
09
2015
Looked after children that reject love are the ones who need it most.   Read More ...
Author : Judy Furnivall

Nov
02
2015
Attend, encourage and enjoy to learn - a blog by Graham Connelly   Read More ...
Topic : Education
Author : Graham Connelly

Oct
26
2015
Leaving care too early. Kenny McGhee blogs on the problems facing care leavers in Scotland.   Read More ...
Author : Kenny McGhee

Oct
21
2015
Jennifer Davidson blogs about her mission to change the world for the better.   Read More ...
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Oct
19
2015
Chrissie Gale blogs about working in partnership around the world.   Read More ...
Author : Chrissie Gale

Jun
17
2015
Vicki Welch blogs on the good and bad of integrating services.   Read More ...
Author : Vicki Welch

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