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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
Mark Brotherton, Educational Psychologist, explains how strong relationships between carers and psychologists have been nurtured…   Read More ...
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24
2018
Jo Derrick at Foster Care Associates explans how additional support for foster carers at the early stages of placement helps to …   Read More ...
Topic : Foster Care
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Sep
21
2018
Jillian Ingram from CELCIS, explains how a new model for shared learning has helped child protection in North Ayrshire.   Read More ...
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19
2018
Michael Stewart, from Fosterplus, gives an insight into a model used to improve foster care practice.   Read More ...
Topic : Foster Care
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17
2018
How an analysis of data has enabled Stirling’s services for children develop to better fit their needs.   Read More ...
Author : John Muir

Sep
13
2018
Dr Neil Harrison argues that we need to use better data to better understand care experienced young people entering higher educa…   Read More ...
Topic : Education
Author : Dr Neil Harrison

Sep
10
2018
Dr Christine Puckering from Mellow Parenting tells the story of a family and how trauma informed care can foster better relation…   Read More ...

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10
2018
Many paths to higher education are not straightforward. For law student Derek, ADHD and time in residential care meant there wer…   Read More ...
Topic : Education
Author : Derek

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