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Why it is the right time to equally protect children
Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.
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…
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.
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…
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…
How can it be that ‘being a student with care experience is very daunting’ and ‘…..supportive, inclusive, diverse and fun… a joy actually’?
First published in Exchange Wales on 5 August 2019.
Are care leavers really more likely to go to prison than university?
First published by Exchange Wales on 14 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…
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.
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.