CELCIS Blog

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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You live and you learn

You live and you learn

Amanda Lawler explains why CELCIS really cares about training and learning.

07 February 2018
A teenager studying

A fair financial deal for care experienced students

How the Student Support Review Group is trying to ensure care experienced students have a fair standard of living.

14 December 2017
We need to talk about adoption

We need to talk about adoption

Fiona Aitken, Director Scotland for Adoption UK, talks about the significance of Adoption Week in Scotland and the need to listen to the voices of adopted young…

21 November 2017
Information Sharing and the Named Person: finding a way through the current debate

Information Sharing and the Named Person: finding a way through the current debate

Information sharing and the named person are being debated in Parliament just now; Ben Farrugia gets to grips with the latest developments.

14 November 2017
A pen and paper

It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it: how Active Implementation can bring about lasting change

Active Implementation - what it is, what it is not, and how it could help bring about lasting change to children's services.

03 November 2017
Infants may not be able to speak but their voice is important

Infants may not be able to speak but their voice is important

Linda Davidson discusses every child's need for sensitive and responsive care.

20 October 2017
An adult and child gardening

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.

09 October 2017
What you have to say about our Caring for Vulnerable Children MOOC

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.

13 September 2017
An adult and child reading a book

I'm excited about a shindig and slice of cake

Charlie Gracie tells of a new creative writing comp for looked after children

15 August 2017
Doctor Who and the care experienced new companion

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

12 July 2017