CELCIS Blog

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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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

24 October 2019

Turning conversation into action

The final post in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

18 October 2019

2019 - a year of real opportunity in residential child care

The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

16 October 2019

Professional training is essential to provide the best support for our young people

The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

15 October 2019

There's no place for physical restraint in residential child care

The next in the series of blog posts examining physical restraint in residential child care.

14 October 2019

‘Why didn’t you f*cking restrain me’: when physical restraint can meet a child’s need

This blog post was first published as an article for Community Care in June 2019.

11 October 2019

Can theory be an ally in efforts to reduce physical restraint?

Bridging the gap between theory and practice is the discussion in the latest blog on physical restraint in residential child care.

10 October 2019

Unintended consequences: Restraint and criminalisation of looked after children

The criminisation of children in residential care. We need to be careful when changing practice as there can be unintended consequences.

08 October 2019

Should our young people be experiencing physical restraint at any level?

David Grimm asks if physical restraint should be used at all in residential child care, using his own experience of care to discuss the ability to adapt to the…

03 October 2019

Why it is the right time to equally protect children

Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.

02 October 2019

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