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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Team work works and all relationships matter

Dr Christine Puckering from Mellow Parenting tells the story of a family and how trauma informed care can foster better relationships.

10 September 2018

A care leaver's path to university

Many paths to higher education are not straightforward. A care experienced student talks about overcoming such challenges.

10 September 2018

It’s a family affair

How a Maori model of improving care has been transformative for a family in Glasgow.

03 September 2018

Living in the room for improvement

Claire Burns introduces the evidence into practice theme of the new issue of our REACH publication.

03 September 2018

"Mummy’s Little Punchbag"

Kenny Murray comments on the Children's Hearings Scotland 'Be A Force For Good' campaign.

16 August 2018

If I wasn't emotionally involved, they wouldn't have thrived

Gordon Main continues the conversation on commitment, discussing the emotional investment of foster carers.

02 August 2018

Getting It Right For Every… Journey

Jillian Ingram ponders how getting a train from A to B might just offer clues to how to meet children’s needs.

20 July 2018

Commitment must be matched by deeds, not just words

Kenny McGhee continues the conversation from Gordon Main’s recent blog Commitment, like love, is not enough.

20 June 2018

Commitment, like love, is not enough

Gordon Main talks about how commitment in the care system is not enough.

04 June 2018

What's the harm?

The difficult issue of self-harm in residential care, exploring the experiences of young people and the support workers need to help.

16 May 2018

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