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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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Reimagining the way we nurture and stay connected during COVID-19.

Food and other essential items are something that we have always had available for our young people in the Youth Team, Aberdeen but we were aware that when COVID – 19 hit that we would need to be more creative about how we made sure food was available for young people in a safe and structured way.

Digital access is a lifeline

Care experienced student of social care Chris Marshall explains why digital is an essential connection in life. People don’t realise how hard it can be for a young person to be able to get a good bit of technology but for a care experienced person this can be even harder.

Finding the ‘invisible’ adopters

Pride month 2020 was a bit different from previous years. The restrictions in place in various ways around the world to address the ongoing coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic meant that many of the usual parties, parades, and protests were cancelled, postponed, or moved online. One constant however was the opportunity to reflect on how far the LGBT+ community has come – and importantly, how far there is still to go.

COVID-19 – An opportunity to connect with time

Elaine Hamilton, Service Manager at Nether Johnstone House describes how lockdown due to the current emergency health crisis has changed the thinking, outlooks, and actions of both the young people and the team that surround them.

COVID 19: When adapting our work, we all learn from listening to children and young people

Jacqui Dunbar is the Project Lead at Our Hearings, Our Voice, an independent board for children and young people who have experience of the Children’s Hearings System in Scotland and want to help improve it. She works directly with 11 children and young people, 9 who are members of the board and 2 who are advisors for Our Hearings, Our Voice.

Maintaining Momentum - upping the pace of change for Children’s Hearings in Scotland

Elaine Adams, Learning and Development Lead at Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership, writes about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Children’s Hearings in Scotland and what this might mean for hearings in the future

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Sep
03
2018
How a Maori model of improving care has been transformative for a family in Glasgow.   Read More ...
Author : Karen Frew

Sep
03
2018
Claire Burns introduces the evidence into practice theme of the new issue of our REACH publication.   Read More ...
Author : Claire Burns

Aug
16
2018
Kenny Murray comments on the Children's Hearings Scotland 'Be A Force For Good' campaign.   Read More ...
Author : Kenny Murray

Aug
02
2018
Gordon Main continues the conversation on commitment, discussing the emotional investment of foster carers.   Read More ...
Author : Gordon Main

Jul
20
2018
Jillian Ingram ponders how getting a train from A to B might just offer clues to how to meet children’s needs.   Read More ...
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Jun
20
2018
Kenny McGhee continues the conversation from Gordon Main’s recent blog Commitment, like love, is not enough.   Read More ...
Author : Kenny McGhee

Jun
04
2018
Gordon Main talks about how commitment in the care system is not enough.   Read More ...
Author : Gordon Main

May
16
2018
The difficult issue of self-harm in residential care, exploring the experiences of young people and the support workers need to …   Read More ...
Author : Judy Furnivall

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