Education Forum - November 2020

Year: 2020
Topic: Education
Author: CELCIS

Our Education Forum Meeting moved online in November 2020 with an update on the work of the CELCIS Education Team during lockdown and two exciting presentations from The Poverty Alliance and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

The Poverty Alliance

Fiona McHardy and Laura Robertson from The Poverty Alliance shared key findings from research they conducted on the use of Flexible Educational Arrangements in a local authority. This research explored the experiences of young people and their families and practitioners in the area, highlighting how decisions are made, the types of support young people on reduced timetables receive, and impact on young people and their families.

See the presentation here.

 Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library provides a free book in the post every month to children under five. Since 2011, the Imagination Library has been working with local authorities to bring the programme to care experienced young people across Scotland. Kirsty Hill, Regional Director of the Imagination Library, explained how the programme works, how children are registered and sparked some ideas in how we can enrol more children in the programme.

See the presentation here.

To find your local partner, please visit The postcode search function is turned off for care experienced programmes, so information can be found using the dropdown option.

To find your local coordinator’s contact details, please use the Excel spreadsheet below.