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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Change is coming
Change is coming in the inspection of how well corporate parents are meeting their responsibilities in improving the lives of care experienced children and…
CHAMPS is changing lives
Maryellen Fegan chairs the Highland Champions (CHAMPS) Board. In this blog she describes what she believes it has achieved.
Eat, sleep, CELCIS, repeat
Stephanie is a Modern Apprentice at CELCIS, and here she talks about landing her first ‘real’ job at only 16.
Taking collective responsibility
Lizzie Morton introduces the corporate parenting issue of Reach and talks about the big things happening for looked after children and young people.
You live and you learn
Amanda Lawler explains why CELCIS really cares about training and learning.
A fair financial deal for care experienced students
How the Student Support Review Group is trying to ensure care experienced students have a fair standard of living.
We need to talk about adoption
Fiona Aitken, Director Scotland for Adoption UK, talks about the significance of Adoption Week in Scotland and the need to listen to the voices of adopted young…
Information Sharing and the Named Person: finding a way through the current debate
Information sharing and the named person are being debated in Parliament just now; Ben Farrugia gets to grips with the latest developments.
It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it: how Active Implementation can bring about lasting change
Active Implementation - what it is, what it is not, and how it could help bring about lasting change to children's services.
Infants may not be able to speak but their voice is important
Linda Davidson discusses every child's need for sensitive and responsive care.