Celebrating our MOOC Success
Ainsley Hainey blogs about the success of the Massive Open Online Course on Caring for Vulnerable Children.
We want the best for our children
Lizzie Morton blogs on how Corporate Parents are taking ownership of their new duties.
Scottish Care Leavers Covenant - the story so far
Kenny McGhee reflects on the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant, six months after the launch.
Staying Put and Continuing Care won’t implement themselves
Kenny McGhee talks about his research into implementing Staying Put for care leavers.
The attainment gap - a look behind the stats
Linda O'Neill tells the story behind the recent education statistics.
The power of caring relationships
Kenny McGhee responds to the recent STV 'Who Cares' programme by exploring the need for genuine and caring relationships and removing barriers for looked after children and young people.
A Passion for Permanence
Why permanence matters for looked after children, and why we must share our passion to improve.
So what’s all the fuss about implementation?
Melissa Van Dyke speaks about implementing change and the science behind it.
Full bursaries for care experienced students is welcome but will not give them more money while studying
Graham Connelly discusses the report of the Commission on Widening Access and questions what it actually means for students.
Latest stats on children in care prompts some interesting questions
Ben Farrugia raises some interesting questions. Some of these stats don't ring true. Why?
Going for Gold
Alison Hennessey talks about how CELCIS uses of improvement methodology with local authorities to make school life better for looked after children.
Peer support is empowering social workers in East Renfrewshire
How social workers sharing ideas has been inspirational for their learning and practice.
Knowing what we need to know, when we need to know it
Diana Beveridge of Scottish Government explains why improving permanence by reading the data works.
Adoption: dispelling the myths and realising the reality
The rewards of adopting can far outweigh any barriers
Legal opinion: We can do our bit to cut down drift in permanence planning
Jennifer McKearney, of Aberdeenshire’s legal and governance department explains how PACE has cut drift and delay in their decision making
Getting the parents' point of view across
Paul McKee is an advocacy worker who helps parents to express their views when decisions are being made about their children.
Concurrency: Planning for all outcomes
What’s known as concurrency planning is beginning to be adopted in Scotland, and it's a potent means of achieving permanent, stable homes and futures for the youngest looked-after children.