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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Physical Restraint in Residential Child Care: A Watershed Moment?

Laura Steckley explains how people are coming together to consider how to apply what we know about both experience and theory to address the practice of…

01 October 2019

We need to talk about physical restraint

Introducing a series of blog posts which will consider the use of physical restraint in residential child care from multiple perspectives.

01 October 2019

The right way forward: how best to incorporate the UNCRC for Scotland’s children

Incorporation of the UNCRC is an important piece of a jigsaw puzzle, but on its own it is not enough. Lizzie Morton explains the thinking behind the CELCIS…

28 August 2019

An Ayrshire school where care experienced young people’s views are taken seriously

South Ayrshire CHAMPS Board is working in partnership with Belmont Academy in Ayr to bring care experienced young people together and support and encourage…

27 August 2019

Are care leavers really more likely to go to prison than university?

First published by Exchange Wales on 14 August 2019.

19 August 2019

Implementing your way to change

Ahead of the Global Implementation Conference, Scotland’s National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch CBE shares some thoughts on his implementation…

07 August 2019

Young people in the care system deserve help to enter university

A version of this blog post was first published in The Times on 26 July 2019.

29 July 2019

Let’s stamp stigma out for care experienced once and for all

Guest Joe Rankin of the Nevis Group discusses the need to stamp out stigma for those with care experience.

17 June 2019

Child migrants around the world are being denied their human rights

This article was first published on The Conversation on 24 May 2019

27 May 2019

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