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Just do it!
Louise Martin, the University of Strathclyde’s Widening Access Support Officer, and Jennifer Lynch Care leaver talk about going to university.
Relationships are everything
Kathy Allan from Adoption UK explains how an attachment awareness programme in East Lothian is helping looked after and adopted children have a better…
Using data creatively to highlight children's experiences
We need access to data at both population and individual levels if we're to be successful in improving the attainment of looked after children.
I used to, but ...
Research into how music could and should help shape the experiences of children and young people in residential care settings.
How we can improve the experience of being at school
The work CELCIS and other professionals are doing to improve educational experiences and outcomes for looked after children and young people.
Care leavers don't get sanctioned in Falkirk thanks to Moneywise
Norma Brown of Falkirk Council describes their Moneywise project and the difference it's making to the lives of care leavers in the area.
The devil is in the detail
What the latest round of Scottish Government’s stats on looked after children do and don’t tell us
No mean city
How a social work team in the East End of Glasgow is working tirelessly to support its local community
Choosing to love
We are now moving towards a professionalism that is defined by passion and commitment expressed through the transparent and responsible use of relationships.
Young people's research at Barnardo's
Guest blogger Fiona Bennett of Barnardo's Scotland describes the Family Firm Action Research project.