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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Mind the implementation gap: how child care can be improved globally
Dr Chrissie Gale, international lead for CELCIS, reflects on research which could help shape the drive for better alternative care for children in countries…
One Moana is all we need…
Care leaver Helen Johnston compares her life to a Disney movie
I wanted to be a social work superhero
What does relational based practice look like in reality, for a busy statutory team?
How the Education Forum grew and evolved
How the Education Forum brings together those with an interest in the education of looked after children
Get stuck in to Get Write In
Judge of our writing competition for care experienced children, Raymond Soltysek describes how creative writing can improve confidence.
Has the term additional support needs simply become another way of saying special educational needs?
The differences between additional support needs and special education needs and how we need to be careful when using the terms.
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.