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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A small child's hand cupped by an adult's hand

Listening to what families need and want is how we will all thrive

CELCIS's Claire Burns writes for Holyrood Magazine's latest special feature on Kirsty, the Holyrood Baby, who is now four years old.

19 May 2020
teenagers and adults laughing

Realising children’s rights to justice and care

Bairnshoose Policy and Practice Lead Anna O'Reilly reflects on how far we've come towards securing a Scottish Bairnshoose, and what must still be done to give…

28 April 2020
Teenage girls chatting at school

The Care Experienced Student Bursary – helping to change lives in East Renfrewshire

How the Care Experienced Bursary is making a difference in the lives of care experienced young people.

09 March 2020
Happy children

Beyond Reimagining

Claire Burns, Deputy Executive Director, CELCIS, sets out what it will take to make change happen as she writes on Care Day 2020, reaffirming our commitment to…

21 February 2020
The Jaggy Nettles cast

WAC ensemble member Chloe talks about Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?

First published by Citizens Theatre, 30 January 2020.

11 February 2020
Considered but timely decision making is vital for children

Considered but timely decision making is vital for children

Stephen Small explains how the voluntary adoption and fostering agency has worked with West Lothian Council to deliver a concurrent planning model to achieve…

19 November 2019
A woman talking in a meeting

On a journey with the Welsh Child Practice Review Framework

Barbara shares the learning that she gained throughout designing, applying and adapting the model in Wales, England and Jersey, and how this has helped her to…

28 October 2019
A general view of Jersey

Scotland and Jersey: working together to make change happen

As part of Care Experienced Week, David Grimm has written a blog post and Simone Smith shares a vlog describing the learning and discussion from a group of care…

25 October 2019
High school children on a staircase at school

Looked After children and young people and rights to education: Accessing the right to Coordinated Support Plans

This article was first published by The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland on 23 October 2019

24 October 2019
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Turning conversation into action

The final post in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

18 October 2019