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Our blog is a hub for perspectives and analysis of issues that matter to the lives of children, young people and their families. 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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Changing Landscape of Kinship Care in Scotland

Traditionally, kinship care has been viewed as a cheaper option secondary to fostering and adoption in terms of allowances, support and a lack of standardised practice across the country in how carers are assessed via an assessment framework, rigour and approval process.

The cost of the implementation gap for young people

Megan Sutherland is Vice Chair of Who Cares? Scotland. She recently moved home and found it wasn’t easy to register as exempt from paying Council Tax as a care leaver. Here she discusses what she feels needs to change for care experienced young people in Scotland.

‘You can never get enough books into the hands of enough children’

On World Book Day UK, Kirsty Hill, Regional Director at the Dollywood Foundation UK, discusses why reading for pleasure is crucial for children’s futures.

Our Stories Matter: Telling Truths and Countering Stereotypes this World Book Day

This World Book Day UK, Callen James Martin, a writer and Submissions Coordinator at The Good Literacy Agency, discusses why it’s important for care experienced people to own their stories and how they can be better represented in books.

My journey from care leaver to author

On World Book Day UK, Kirsty Capes, author of the upcoming novel, ‘Careless’, and marketer at HarperCollins, discusses how her childhood experience in care led to a career in writing.

More than a promise: the imperative to make change happen

Claire Burns, Director (Acting), CELCIS – Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, marks the first anniversary of The Promise.

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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

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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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