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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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Reimagining the way we nurture and stay connected during COVID-19.

Food and other essential items are something that we have always had available for our young people in the Youth Team, Aberdeen but we were aware that when COVID – 19 hit that we would need to be more creative about how we made sure food was available for young people in a safe and structured way.

Digital access is a lifeline

Care experienced student of social care Chris Marshall explains why digital is an essential connection in life. People don’t realise how hard it can be for a young person to be able to get a good bit of technology but for a care experienced person this can be even harder.

Finding the ‘invisible’ adopters

Pride month 2020 was a bit different from previous years. The restrictions in place in various ways around the world to address the ongoing coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic meant that many of the usual parties, parades, and protests were cancelled, postponed, or moved online. One constant however was the opportunity to reflect on how far the LGBT+ community has come – and importantly, how far there is still to go.

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.

COVID 19: When adapting our work, we all learn from listening to children and young people

Jacqui Dunbar is the Project Lead at Our Hearings, Our Voice, an independent board for children and young people who have experience of the Children’s Hearings System in Scotland and want to help improve it. She works directly with 11 children and young people, 9 who are members of the board and 2 who are advisors for Our Hearings, Our Voice.

Maintaining Momentum - upping the pace of change for Children’s Hearings in Scotland

Elaine Adams, Learning and Development Lead at Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership, writes about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Children’s Hearings in Scotland and what this might mean for hearings in the future

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2018
In this blog post, Alastair Redpath, Co-Chair of the Independent Care Review’s Stigma Work Group, considers why Christmas might …   Read More ...
Author : Alastair Redpath

Dec
18
2018
John Ryan reflects on the fight to continue to do best by Scotland’s children.   Read More ...
Author : John Ryan

Dec
17
2018
Professor Julie Selwyn, from the University of Bristol, and Dr Claire Baker from Corum Voice talk about the Bright Spots program…   Read More ...

Dec
17
2018
Laura Sharpe from See Me to talks about the results of a survey looking at the mental health of young people in Scotland.   Read More ...
Author : Laura Sharpe

Dec
12
2018
Fouzi Mathey Kikadidi explores how ignorance and labelling affects children and communities in France, arguing that empathy is e…   Read More ...
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Dec
12
2018
Chris Small from Children in Scotland explains how and why tackling stigma on poverty led to a new campaign for action to improv…   Read More ...
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Dec
11
2018
Daniel Busso of the Frameworks Institute writes about how stigma could be changed.   Read More ...
Topic : REACH, Stigma
Author : Daniel Busso

Dec
08
2018
The representation of care experienced people in literature, film and storytelling.   Read More ...

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