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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It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it: how Active Implementation can bring about lasting change

Active Implementation - what it is, what it is not, and how it could help bring about lasting change to children's services.

03 November 2017

Infants may not be able to speak but their voice is important

Linda Davidson discusses every child's need for sensitive and responsive care.

20 October 2017

Let’s stop referring to children by acronyms

Dr Graham Connelly discusses the use of acronyms when talking about looked after children and children in care.

09 October 2017

What you have to say about our Caring for Vulnerable Children MOOC

Course moderator Sarah Hume-Anthony gives a snapshot of the interactions on the CELCIS MOOC.

13 September 2017

I'm excited about a shindig and slice of cake

Charlie Gracie tells of a new creative writing comp for looked after children

15 August 2017

Doctor Who and the care experienced new companion

Leanne Mattu, Research Associate at CELCIS, explores what Bill Potts’ character does and does not tell us about being in foster care

12 July 2017

Mind the implementation gap: how child care can be improved globally

Dr Chrissie Gale, international lead for CELCIS, reflects on research which could help shape the drive for better alternative care for children in countries…

06 July 2017

One Moana is all we need…

Care leaver Helen Johnston compares her life to a Disney movie

27 June 2017

I wanted to be a social work superhero

What does relational based practice look like in reality, for a busy statutory team?

14 June 2017

How the Education Forum grew and evolved

How the Education Forum brings together those with an interest in the education of looked after children

22 May 2017

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