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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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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

Nov
07
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 ...
Topic : REACH, Stigma
Author : Chris Small

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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