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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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.

16 May 2017

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.

12 May 2017

Just do it!

Louise Martin, the University of Strathclyde’s Widening Access Support Officer, and Jennifer Lynch Care leaver talk about going to university.

11 May 2017

Relationships are everything

Kathy Allan from Adoption UK explains how an attachment awareness programme in East Lothian is helping looked after and adopted children have a better…

08 May 2017

Using data creatively to highlight children's experiences

We need access to data at both population and individual levels if we're to be successful in improving the attainment of looked after children.

02 May 2017

I used to, but ...

Research into how music could and should help shape the experiences of children and young people in residential care settings.

24 April 2017

How we can improve the experience of being at school

The work CELCIS and other professionals are doing to improve educational experiences and outcomes for looked after children and young people.

18 April 2017

Care leavers don't get sanctioned in Falkirk thanks to Moneywise

Norma Brown of Falkirk Council describes their Moneywise project and the difference it's making to the lives of care leavers in the area.

03 April 2017

The devil is in the detail

What the latest round of Scottish Government’s stats on looked after children do and don’t tell us

31 March 2017

No mean city

How a social work team in the East End of Glasgow is working tirelessly to support its local community

21 March 2017

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