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Our blog is a hub for news, views and analysis of what is happening in the looked after children sector here in Scotland, and further afield. 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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We can and must do more to provide food security for all

On World Food Day 2020, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, reflects on some of the existing food insecurities affecting families across Scotland and what the community-led responses during the public health emergency this year tell us.

Listening to the voices of care experienced LGBT people in Scotland

As the LGBT Youth Scotland Care Commission concludes its work with a new awareness film, Commission member Charlie Mackenzie, discusses what the group has achieved in its two years and the personal impact the Commission has had.

Ensuring there is choice in financial help

For Challenge Poverty Week 2020, this blog post from Mhairi Reid on behalf of the Life Changes Trust and their Advisory Group, takes a look at how the Young People with Care Experience Programme responded to the new challenge of COVID-19.

Securing better futures

October 8, 2020 marks a very important moment for children and young people who experience secure care. That’s because it’s the day that the Secure Care Pathway and Standards will be launched in Scotland’s five secure care centres, celebrating the hard work, creativity and passion that children put into helping to develop these. Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, explains what this mean for the future of secure care in Scotland.

Under the spotlight of COVID-19: Real change is possible

Claire Burns, Director of CELCIS (Acting), takes a moment to consider how much we have learned that we didn’t know before the COVID-19; how this emergency has thrown a spotlight on so much of what we already knew and what this means as we work to make change happen to realise The Promise.

Reimagining the way we nurture and stay connected during COVID-19.

Food and other essential items are something that we have always had available for our young people in the Youth Team, Aberdeen but we were aware that when COVID – 19 hit that we would need to be more creative about how we made sure food was available for young people in a safe and structured way.

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Care experienced student of social care Chris Marshall explains why digital is an essential connection in life. People don’t rea…   Read More ...
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Pride month 2020 was a bit different from previous years. The restrictions in place in various ways around the world to address …   Read More ...
Author : Leanne McIver

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Elaine Hamilton, Service Manager at Nether Johnstone House describes how lockdown due to the current emergency health crisis has…   Read More ...
Author : Elaine Hamilton

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Jacqui Dunbar is the Project Lead at Our Hearings, Our Voice, an independent board for children and young people who have experi…   Read More ...
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Elaine Adams, Learning and Development Lead at Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership, writes about the impact of the COVID…   Read More ...
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CELCIS's Claire Burns writes for Holyrood Magazine's latest special feature on Kirsty, the Holyrood Baby, who is now four years …   Read More ...
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Bairnshoose Policy and Practice Lead Anna O'Reilly reflects on how far we've come towards securing a Scottish Bairnshoose, and w…   Read More ...
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How the Care Experienced Bursary is making a difference in the lives of care experienced young people.   Read More ...
Author : Katie Matthews

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