One voice

Dr Chrissie Gale, CELCIS international lead, argues that we need agencies to unite with one voice if we want to uphold children’s rights internationally.

28 January 2019

Human connections that change lives

To mark World Social Work Day, Janine Fraser, a Social Work Team Leader for Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership in North East Glasgow, reflects on her profession and the challenges it faces.

19 March 2019

‘Children have a right to education – regardless of immigration status’

This article was first published by TES on the support teachers can offer unaccompanied and separated children.

22 May 2019

Let’s stamp stigma out for care experienced once and for all

Guest Joe Rankin of the Nevis Group discusses the need to stamp out stigma for those with care experience.

17 June 2019

Young people in the care system deserve help to enter university

A version of this blog post was first published in The Times on 26 July 2019.

29 July 2019

Implementing your way to change

Ahead of the Global Implementation Conference, Scotland’s National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch CBE shares some thoughts on his implementation journey, Scotland’s increasing use of change methodologies, and why learning from others makes sense

07 August 2019

We need to talk about physical restraint

Introducing a series of blog posts which will consider the use of physical restraint in residential child care from multiple perspectives.

01 October 2019

Physical Restraint in Residential Child Care: A Watershed Moment?

Laura Steckley explains how people are coming together to consider how to apply what we know about both experience and theory to address the practice of restraint in residential care.

01 October 2019

Child migrants around the world are being denied their human rights

This article was first published on The Conversation on 24 May 2019

27 May 2019

An Ayrshire school where care experienced young people’s views are taken seriously

South Ayrshire CHAMPS Board is working in partnership with Belmont Academy in Ayr to bring care experienced young people together and support and encourage them.

27 August 2019

Should our young people be experiencing physical restraint at any level?

David Grimm asks if physical restraint should be used at all in residential child care, using his own experience of care to discuss the ability to adapt to the needs of individuals young people.

03 October 2019

Considered but timely decision making is vital for children

Stephen Small explains how the voluntary adoption and fostering agency has worked with West Lothian Council to deliver a concurrent planning model to achieve early permanence for children

19 November 2019

PACE is changing

Carol Wassell, Permanence and Care Excellence programme lead at CELCIS, provides an update on a programme of work which is making lasting and profound improvements to the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children.

25 March 2019

Are care leavers really more likely to go to prison than university?

First published by Exchange Wales on 14 August 2019.

19 August 2019

Unintended consequences: Restraint and criminalisation of looked after children

The criminisation of children in residential care. We need to be careful when changing practice as there can be unintended consequences.

08 October 2019

Why it is the right time to equally protect children

Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.

02 October 2019

The right way forward: how best to incorporate the UNCRC for Scotland’s children

Incorporation of the UNCRC is an important piece of a jigsaw puzzle, but on its own it is not enough. Lizzie Morton explains the thinking behind the CELCIS response to the Scottish Government's consultation on children's rights.

28 August 2019

Can theory be an ally in efforts to reduce physical restraint?

Bridging the gap between theory and practice is the discussion in the latest blog on physical restraint in residential child care.

10 October 2019

‘Why didn’t you f*cking restrain me’: when physical restraint can meet a child’s need

This blog post was first published as an article for Community Care in June 2019.

11 October 2019

There's no place for physical restraint in residential child care

The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

14 October 2019

Professional training is essential to provide the best support for our young people

The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

15 October 2019

Turning conversation into action

The final post in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

18 October 2019

Looked After children and young people and rights to education: Accessing the right to Coordinated Support Plans

This article was first published by The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland on 23 October 2019

24 October 2019

Scotland and Jersey: working together to make change happen

As part of Care Experienced Week, David Grimm has written a blog post and Simone Smith shares a vlog describing the learning and discussion from a group of care experienced young people’s recent trip to Jersey as part of the Scotland-Jersey Participation Project

25 October 2019

On a journey with the Welsh Child Practice Review Framework

Barbara shares the learning that she gained throughout designing, applying and adapting the model in Wales, England and Jersey, and how this has helped her to support the first case review in Scotland, based on the Welsh approach.

28 October 2019

2019 - a year of real opportunity in residential child care

The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

16 October 2019

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