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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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.
Children can easily become lost in the system, but a timeline can help you see them
Linda Davidson, Permanence Consultant at CELCIS, explains how a timeline can be a powerful tool in making child-centred decisions.
How will bairns fair in 2017?
Jennifer Davidson blogs about what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring.
Concurrency: Planning for all outcomes
What’s known as concurrency planning is beginning to be adopted in Scotland, and it's a potent means of achieving permanent, stable homes and futures for the…
Getting the parents' point of view across
Paul McKee is an advocacy worker who helps parents to express their views when decisions are being made about their children.