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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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Dec
12
2018
Chris Small from Children in Scotland explains how and why tackling stigma on poverty led to a new campaign for action to improv…   Read More ...
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Dec
11
2018
Daniel Busso of the Frameworks Institute writes about how stigma could be changed.   Read More ...
Topic : REACH, Stigma
Author : Daniel Busso

Dec
08
2018
The representation of care experienced people in literature, film and storytelling.   Read More ...

Dec
05
2018
Joe Rankin of the Nevis Group talks about whether young people should tell future employers that they're care experienced. With …   Read More ...
Author : Joe Rankin

Dec
04
2018
Tommy McDade from Barnardo's Scotland talks about a programme that is supporting young people into the world of work for the fir…   Read More ...
Author : Tommy McDade

Dec
02
2018
Continuing the theme of Graham's first blog post on language and labelling, giving examples of when this is unhelpful.   Read More ...
Author : Graham Connelly

Dec
01
2018
Introducing issue 12 of REACH, which explores stigma, language, perception and the representation of care and care experience.   Read More ...
Author : Claire Burns

Oct
31
2018
Dr Louise Hill considers the implications of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill and how similar measur…   Read More ...
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