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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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We can and must do more to provide food security for all

On World Food Day 2020, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, reflects on some of the existing food insecurities affecting families across Scotland and what the community-led responses during the public health emergency this year tell us.

Listening to the voices of care experienced LGBT people in Scotland

As the LGBT Youth Scotland Care Commission concludes its work with a new awareness film, Commission member Charlie Mackenzie, discusses what the group has achieved in its two years and the personal impact the Commission has had.

Ensuring there is choice in financial help

For Challenge Poverty Week 2020, this blog post from Mhairi Reid on behalf of the Life Changes Trust and their Advisory Group, takes a look at how the Young People with Care Experience Programme responded to the new challenge of COVID-19.

Securing better futures

October 8, 2020 marks a very important moment for children and young people who experience secure care. That’s because it’s the day that the Secure Care Pathway and Standards will be launched in Scotland’s five secure care centres, celebrating the hard work, creativity and passion that children put into helping to develop these. Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, explains what this mean for the future of secure care in Scotland.

Under the spotlight of COVID-19: Real change is possible

Claire Burns, Director of CELCIS (Acting), takes a moment to consider how much we have learned that we didn’t know before the COVID-19; how this emergency has thrown a spotlight on so much of what we already knew and what this means as we work to make change happen to realise The Promise.

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.

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Oct
15
2019
The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.   Read More ...
Author : Joe Gibb

Oct
14
2019
The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.   Read More ...
Author : Alex Horne

Oct
11
2019
This blog post was first published as an article for Community Care in June 2019.   Read More ...
Author : John Radoux

Oct
10
2019
Bridging the gap between theory and practice is the discussion in the latest blog on physical restraint in residential child car…   Read More ...
Author : Erica Barr

Oct
08
2019
The criminisation of children in residential care. We need to be careful when changing practice as there can be unintended conse…   Read More ...
Author : Debbie Nolan

Oct
03
2019
David Grimm asks if physical restraint should be used at all in residential child care, using his own experience of care to dis…   Read More ...
Author : David Grimm

Oct
02
2019
Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.   Read More ...
Author : Louise Hill

Oct
01
2019
Laura Steckley explains how people are coming together to consider how to apply what we know about both experience and theory to…   Read More ...

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