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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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If you think poverty doesn’t affect you, you are part of the problem

Claire Burns, Director (Acting), CELCIS – Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection discusses how COVID-19 has exacerbated inequalities in society.

Children 'get animated' in lockdown

Nikki Hepburn, Art teacher at Harmeny Education Trust, is a residential school providing care and education to children aged 5-14 who have experienced early years trauma, describes an animation project, funded by Creative Scotland, which created an innovative and accessible way for young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs to tell their own stories.

The national Children’s Hearings advocacy service

The introduction of the advocacy service is an important additional support. It’s already the case that hearings must consider views of children and young people as far as possible and they are able to do this in a number of ways – through the child, their parents and families, through social workers and other professionals.

Therapeutic Parenting in adoption

For Adoption Week Scotland this year, Fiona Aitken, Director of Adoption UK Scotland, looks at why therapeutic parenting is so important for children who have been adopted.

We need to talk about FASD

This Adoption Week Scotland, Barbara Ogston, FASD Advisor in the FASD Hub Scotland, managed by Adoption UK, who is an adoptive parent, discusses the impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) within the care community, and why it’s vital that children and families receive the support they need.

Data matters: the role of Minimum Datasets in improving child protection processes

Jo Cochrane is the Children’s Services Development and Assurance Team Manager at Dumfries and Galloway Council, since retired. Since 2018, CELCIS has been working alongside local public sector partnerships in Dumfries and Galloway, Falkirk, and East and Midlothian, to develop a Minimum Dataset for use across all 30 of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees.

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Nov
19
2019
Stephen Small explains how the voluntary adoption and fostering agency has worked with West Lothian Council to deliver a concurr…   Read More ...
Topic : Adoption
Author : Stephen Small

Oct
28
2019
Barbara shares the learning that she gained throughout designing, applying and adapting the model in Wales, England and Jersey, …   Read More ...
Author : Barbara Firth

Oct
25
2019
As part of Care Experienced Week, David Grimm has written a blog post and Simone Smith shares a vlog describing the learning and…   Read More ...
Author : David Grimm

Oct
24
2019
This article was first published by The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland on 23 October 2019   Read More ...
Topic : Education
Author : Nick Hobbs

Oct
18
2019
The final post in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.   Read More ...
Author : Joanne McMeeking

Oct
16
2019
The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.   Read More ...
Author : Joe Gibb

Oct
15
2019
The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.   Read More ...
Author : Joe Gibb

Oct
14
2019
The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.   Read More ...
Author : Alex Horne

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