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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Showing the John Lewis advert being shot

Why the new John Lewis advert matters

It's long been understood now that there is a pressing need to ‘reframe’ care, something being taken forward with the support of the Each and Every Child…

10 November 2022
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How students are helping to shape University-led and peer support for students with care experience

Sam Upton, President of the Strathclyde Care Experienced & Estranged Students Society, shares her thoughts on the support on offer to students with care…

25 October 2022
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Don’t Pity Me! Thinking Differently about Vulnerability

Retired teacher, adoptive parent and blogger David Woodier explores the disuse of the word vulnerability and wonders if we need to look a little deeper at what…

17 October 2022
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Could a minimum income guarantee help Scotland to keep The Promise?

For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead and Lizzie Thomson, Policy Associate at CELCIS look the impact the cost of living crisis…

07 October 2022
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A Wellbeing Economy: Lifting our gaze for those leaving care

For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Jimmy Paul, Director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Scotland, which works to promote a Wellbeing Economy, an economy…

05 October 2022
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Using my creativity and experience to help other young people make informed choices

Ciara Waugh is an art and design student who has been working with other young people to co-produce national information materials on the right to continuing…

11 August 2022
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Grappling with the implications of The Promise for teaching social work in Scotland

Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Professor Ruth Emond and Dr Helen Whincup draw on their experiences in teaching Social Work students to consider how The Promise should…

29 June 2022
The power of participation: understanding the lives of young refugees through creativity

The power of participation: understanding the lives of young refugees through creativity

As part of Refugee Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, and Professor Ravi Kohli, a researcher at the University of Bedfordshire, reflect…

23 June 2022
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Connections are key: the importance of relationship-based practice in supporting refugees and asylum seekers

During Refugee Week, Lorraine Ward writes about why connections are key in helping young asylum seekers and refugees to build happy, fulfilling lives in their…

23 June 2022
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Everyone’s story is their own: learning from the personal narratives of young refugees

During Refugee Week, Christine and Hamid reflect together on their involvement in the Drawing Together project and NYPS, the experiences of refugees in…

23 June 2022