How will bairns fair in 2017?

Jennifer Davidson blogs about what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring.

10 January 2017

Choosing to love

We are now moving towards a professionalism that is defined by passion and commitment expressed through the transparent and responsible use of relationships.

01 March 2017

Care leavers don't get sanctioned in Falkirk thanks to Moneywise

Norma Brown of Falkirk Council describes their Moneywise project and the difference it's making to the lives of care leavers in the area.

03 April 2017

Using data creatively to highlight children's experiences

We need access to data at both population and individual levels if we're to be successful in improving the attainment of looked after children.

02 May 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

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 around the world.

06 July 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

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

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

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

A fair financial deal for care experienced students

How the Student Support Review Group is trying to ensure care experienced students have a fair standard of living.

14 December 2017

Children can easily become lost in the system, but a timeline can help you see them

Linda Davidson, Permanence Consultant at CELCIS, explains how a timeline can be a powerful tool in making child-centred decisions.

16 February 2017

No mean city

How a social work team in the East End of Glasgow is working tirelessly to support its local community

21 March 2017

How we can improve the experience of being at school

The work CELCIS and other professionals are doing to improve educational experiences and outcomes for looked after children and young people.

18 April 2017

Relationships are everything

Kathy Allan from Adoption UK explains how an attachment awareness programme in East Lothian is helping looked after and adopted children have a better experience of school.

08 May 2017

One Moana is all we need…

Care leaver Helen Johnston compares her life to a Disney movie

27 June 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

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

Information Sharing and the Named Person: finding a way through the current debate

Information sharing and the named person are being debated in Parliament just now; Ben Farrugia gets to grips with the latest developments.

14 November 2017

Young people's research at Barnardo's

Guest blogger Fiona Bennett of Barnardo's Scotland describes the Family Firm Action Research project.

24 February 2017

The devil is in the detail

What the latest round of Scottish Government’s stats on looked after children do and don’t tell us

31 March 2017

I used to, but ...

Research into how music could and should help shape the experiences of children and young people in residential care settings.

24 April 2017

Just do it!

Louise Martin, the University of Strathclyde’s Widening Access Support Officer, and Jennifer Lynch Care leaver talk about going to university.

11 May 2017

We need to talk about adoption

Fiona Aitken, Director Scotland for Adoption UK, talks about the significance of Adoption Week in Scotland and the need to listen to the voices of adopted young people

21 November 2017

Has the term additional support needs simply become another way of saying special educational needs?

The differences between additional support needs and special education needs and how we need to be careful when using the terms.

12 May 2017

Get stuck in to Get Write In

Judge of our writing competition for care experienced children, Raymond Soltysek describes how creative writing can improve confidence.

16 May 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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