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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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May
20
2016
Ben Farrugia raises some interesting questions. Some of these stats don't ring true. Why?   Read More ...
Author : Ben Farrugia

May
18
2016
Kenny McGhee reflects on the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant, six months after the launch.   Read More ...
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Apr
21
2016
Alison Hennessey talks about how CELCIS uses of improvement methodology with local authorities to make school life better for lo…   Read More ...
Author : Alison Hennessey

Apr
08
2016
Graham Connelly discusses the report of the Commission on Widening Access and questions what it actually means for students.   Read More ...
Topic : Education
Author : Graham Connelly

Apr
01
2016
Lizzie Morton blogs on how Corporate Parents are taking ownership of their new duties.   Read More ...
Author : Lizzie Morton

Mar
24
2016
Melissa Van Dyke speaks about implementing change and the science behind it.   Read More ...
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Author : Melissa Van Dyke

Mar
21
2016
Ainsley Hainey blogs about the success of the Massive Open Online Course on Caring for Vulnerable Children.   Read More ...
Author : Ainsley Hainey

Dec
21
2015
A blog by Linda O'Neill discussing what children had to say in the recent Rees Centre report   Read More ...
Author : Linda O'Neill

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