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Listening to what families need and want is how we will all thrive
CELCIS's Claire Burns writes for Holyrood Magazine's latest special feature on Kirsty, the Holyrood Baby, who is now four years old.
Realising children’s rights to justice and care
Bairnshoose Policy and Practice Lead Anna O'Reilly reflects on how far we've come towards securing a Scottish Bairnshoose, and what must still be done to give…
The Care Experienced Student Bursary – helping to change lives in East Renfrewshire
How the Care Experienced Bursary is making a difference in the lives of care experienced young people.
Claire Burns, Deputy Executive Director, CELCIS, sets out what it will take to make change happen as she writes on Care Day 2020, reaffirming our commitment to…
WAC ensemble member Chloe talks about Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?
First published by Citizens Theatre, 30 January 2020.
Considered but timely decision making is vital for children
Stephen Small explains how the voluntary adoption and fostering agency has worked with West Lothian Council to deliver a concurrent planning model to achieve…
On a journey with the Welsh Child Practice Review Framework
Barbara shares the learning that she gained throughout designing, applying and adapting the model in Wales, England and Jersey, and how this has helped her to…
Scotland and Jersey: working together to make change happen
As part of Care Experienced Week, David Grimm has written a blog post and Simone Smith shares a vlog describing the learning and discussion from a group of care…
Looked After children and young people and rights to education: Accessing the right to Coordinated Support Plans
This article was first published by The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland on 23 October 2019
Turning conversation into action
The final post in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.