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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Getting It Right For Every… Journey

Getting It Right For Every… Journey

Jillian Ingram ponders how getting a train from A to B might just offer clues to how to meet children’s needs.

20 July 2018
Two sad looking teens

Commitment must be matched by deeds, not just words

Kenny McGhee continues the conversation from Gordon Main’s recent blog Commitment, like love, is not enough.

20 June 2018
Commitment, like love, is not enough

Commitment, like love, is not enough

Gordon Main talks about how commitment in the care system is not enough.

04 June 2018
What's the harm?

What's the harm?

The difficult issue of self-harm in residential care, exploring the experiences of young people and the support workers need to help.

16 May 2018
It’s not just about the adults!

It’s not just about the adults!

The importance for children in residential care to develop the ability to navigate friendships with each other.

26 April 2018
Seen, heard and chicken check ins

Seen, heard and chicken check ins

How the Seen + Heard project in Fife informs developments in policy and practice, and engages Corporate Parents.

28 March 2018
Happy children

Change is coming

Change is coming in the inspection of how well corporate parents are meeting their responsibilities in improving the lives of care experienced children and…

26 March 2018
CHAMPS is changing lives

CHAMPS is changing lives

Maryellen Fegan chairs the Highland Champions (CHAMPS) Board. In this blog she describes what she believes it has achieved.

12 March 2018
Eat, sleep, CELCIS, repeat

Eat, sleep, CELCIS, repeat

Stephanie is a Modern Apprentice at CELCIS, and here she talks about landing her first ‘real’ job at only 16.

08 March 2018
Taking collective responsibility

Taking collective responsibility

Lizzie Morton introduces the corporate parenting issue of Reach and talks about the big things happening for looked after children and young people.

28 February 2018