Our blog is a hub for perspectives and analysis of issues that matter to the lives of children, young people and their families. 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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Let’s stop referring to children by acronyms
Dr Graham Connelly discusses the use of acronyms when talking about looked after children and children in care.
What you have to say about our Caring for Vulnerable Children MOOC
Course moderator Sarah Hume-Anthony gives a snapshot of the interactions on the CELCIS MOOC.
I'm excited about a shindig and slice of cake
Charlie Gracie tells of a new creative writing comp for looked after children
Doctor Who and the care experienced new companion
Leanne Mattu, Research Associate at CELCIS, explores what Bill Potts’ character does and does not tell us about being in foster care
Mind the implementation gap: how child care can be improved globally
Dr Chrissie Gale, international lead for CELCIS, reflects on research which could help shape the drive for better alternative care for children in countries…
One Moana is all we need…
Care leaver Helen Johnston compares her life to a Disney movie
I wanted to be a social work superhero
What does relational based practice look like in reality, for a busy statutory team?
How the Education Forum grew and evolved
How the Education Forum brings together those with an interest in the education of looked after children
Get stuck in to Get Write In
Judge of our writing competition for care experienced children, Raymond Soltysek describes how creative writing can improve confidence.
Has the term additional support needs simply become another way of saying special educational needs?
The differences between additional support needs and special education needs and how we need to be careful when using the terms.