The CELCIS magazine

Issue 12 | Winter 2018

Focus on: Stigma, language, perception, and representation: "Being 'in Care' is an experience not a definition"


Change the language of poverty

Chris Small from Children in Scotland explains how and why tackling stigma on poverty led to a new campaign for action to improve children's lives
Graphic text - Being

Labels are for clothes not people

Introducing issue 12 of REACH, which explores stigma, language, perception and the representation of care and care experience.
Jean Ashley Baptiste

My story: In conversation with BBC journalist, Ashley John-Baptiste

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A graphic showing some acronyms connected to child care

I couldn't bring myself to write the acronym 'LAC'

Continuing the theme of Graham's first blog post on language and labelling, giving examples of when this is unhelpful.
Graphic text - David Grimm

What stigma looks like for me

David Grimm's portrays what stigma means to him through drawings.

We can all learn about how young people can thrive in employment

Tommy McDade from Barnardo's Scotland talks about a programme that is supporting young people into the world of work for the first time.
a cup of coffee

Unconscious bias in the interview room

Joe Rankin of the Nevis Group talks about whether young people should tell future employers that they're care experienced. With video of James Calder.
The Seamab team

How Seamab sees it

The team at Seamab reflect on their experiences of working in social care and misconceptions about the care and support of children and young people.
A mural with names of foundlings and orphans in literature

Superman was a Foundling

Working with the Foundling Museum in London, award-winning poet, playwright and broadcaster, Lemn Sissay MBE has created a written installation - ‘Superman was a Foundling’ – to explore the representation of orphaned, fostered and adopted children in popular culture.
Charlotte Armitage

Telling Stories

The representation of care experienced people in literature, film and storytelling.

No wrong path

University of Glasgow student, Jamie, grew up in care. In this short film he talks about the challenges on his path through education.

Stigma and youth justice: In conversation with Fiona Dyer, the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice

In this interview for REACH, Fiona Dyer, Deputy Director at the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice, explores common misconceptions about young people in the justice system.
A long straight road though mature trees

How do you solve a problem like… stigma?

Daniel Busso of the Frameworks Institute writes about how stigma could be changed.
A large crowd of people in a street

Surveying public attitudes to care experienced young people: Heather Coady explains

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A shot of a Paris street from above

Going back to the Greeks: know thyself by stepping out of yourself

Fouzi Mathey Kikadidi explores how ignorance and labelling affects children and communities in France, arguing that empathy is essential in order to prevent stigma
A cartoon showing how destructive stigma can be

Stigma in Childhood

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute programme addressed the unique issues for children who experience stigma, as well as common issues which allow learning from the experience of stigma in adulthood.
A graphic reading: The one percent

Inspired Youth - The One Percent

The powerful voices of care experienced young people in this film explore the journey from care to independence through a character they created within workshops with Inspired Youth.
Graphic text - It

It’s okay to not be okay

Laura Sharpe from See Me to talks about the results of a survey looking at the mental health of young people in Scotland.
Teenagers laughing together

"I just want to be normal": looked after young people's experiences of feeling different

Professor Julie Selwyn, from the University of Bristol, and Dr Claire Baker from Corum Voice talk about the Bright Spots programme looking at young people's wellbeing.
A teeneger in discussion with an adult

Caring about care means being ready to change

John Ryan reflects on the fight to continue to do best by Scotland’s children.

Focus on: Education and attainment of vulnerable children