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..

Got a burning issue you would like to blog about? Then we would love to hear from you. Contact our communications team.

Read on and join in the chat...

Challenging the narrative of adoption: Who tells the story?

Challenging the narrative of adoption: Who tells the story?

The narratives around adoption narratives are changing, led by the voices involved. This Adoption Week Scotland, we look at what the award-winning project…

19 November 2021
A heart chalked onto a pavement

Language and understanding at ‘the chalkface’

This Adoption Week Scotland, Dr Leanne McIver, Research Associate at CELCIS, discusses how greater inclusiveness for adopted children in policy, guidance and…

17 November 2021
Genna Allan: You’ve Never Slept in Mine

Genna Allan: You’ve Never Slept in Mine

In this blog, which appeared on the Stellar Quines website, Genna Allan discusses her experiences of being part of You’ve Never Slept in Mine and what she…

28 October 2021
A teenager talking to his social worker

Mentoring in practice: An MCR Pathways mentor and young person share their journey together

On this National Mentoring Day, a young person who is currently a mentee with MCR Pathways and their mentor, Lorna Tilsley, discuss how their relationship has…

27 October 2021
two office workers chatting

Voices from the Care Leaver Internship

The Civil Service Care Leaver Internship offers care leavers aged 18-30 the opportunity to undertake paid 12-month internships in government departments and…

07 September 2021
A girl painting a rainbow onto a window

Change is happening - but more needs to be done for children and families

For all of us involved in supporting children and families, the pandemic has shown that building back better from COVID-19 doesn’t mean returning to our…

25 August 2021
A close up of a pair of children's feet standing near a kerb

Walking in Fred’s shoes

Alison Cowper, Service Manager with the Independent Care and Review Team (Children and Families) at Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership talks about…

23 August 2021
Two girls looking at a mobile phone

Power to the people: being part of the change for care experienced children and their brothers and sisters

A Consultants Working Group was instrumental on helping to shape the content, tone and language of Scotland’s new National Practice Guidance to support the…

18 August 2021
In supporting the rights of care experienced children and their brothers and sisters, we must look to creative, tailored solutions

In supporting the rights of care experienced children and their brothers and sisters, we must look to creative, tailored solutions

Since founding STAR, and in my time as a foster carer, I’ve seen and heard first-hand the impact of one of the most heart-breaking problems of the care system:…

09 August 2021
A young person chatting to their grandparent

What I wished I’d known about kinship care

A kinship carer who has looked after her granddaughter for the past decade shares some of the challenges and the rewards this brings.

03 August 2021