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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Unconscious bias in the interview room

Joe Rankin of the Nevis Group talks about whether young people should tell future employers that they're care experienced. With video of James Calder.

05 December 2018

We can all learn about how young people can thrive in employment

Tommy McDade from Barnardo's Scotland talks about a programme that is supporting young people into the world of work for the first time.

04 December 2018

I couldn't bring myself to write the acronym 'LAC'

Continuing the theme of Graham's first blog post on language and labelling, giving examples of when this is unhelpful.

02 December 2018

Labels are for clothes not people

Introducing issue 12 of REACH, which explores stigma, language, perception and the representation of care and care experience.

01 December 2018

Change the language of poverty

Chris Small from Children in Scotland explains how and why tackling stigma on poverty led to a new campaign for action to improve children's lives

07 November 2018

Implications of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

Dr Louise Hill considers the implications of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill and how similar measures have impacted on support…

31 October 2018

University can be a tricky place if you have been in care

This blog post explores the findings of a recent briefing from CELCIS about going to university from care.

17 October 2018

Information is power

Laura Conachan explains how the Children's Hearing System can be improved by seeing the bigger picture.

26 September 2018

The mistrusting brain and blocked care

Evidence suggests that DDP (attachment-focused family therapy) is effective in helping recovery from developmental trauma. Here's how.

25 September 2018

An air of calm

Mark Brotherton, Educational Psychologist, explains how strong relationships between carers and psychologists have been nurtured.

25 September 2018

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