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How lived experience of care is helping drive Scotland’s progress towards keeping The Promise

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: David Anderson
David Anderson is the Co-Chair of the Oversight Board, an independent group set up to report on the progress and pace in Scotland as it journ…

Exploring leadership opportunities for the care experienced community

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Barry Black, Gary Brown and Sarah Rogers
For this Care Experienced Week we took some time with Barry Black, member of the National Leadership Network (NLN) steering group, and Gary B…

Authentic co-production – it’s the right thing to do!

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Rosie Moore
Rosie Moore, Participation and Policy Advisor at CELCIS describes leading on a project that has participation at its core from the very begin…

Developing a village to care for the child (and the family)

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Moira Greentree
As a new report is published by The Why Not? Trust, their Director of Innovation Moira Greentree, discusses the value of finding out how many…
Report Resource

Births to care experienced teenagers and women aged 14-24 in Scotland

Year: 2023 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
This new report commissioned by the Why Not? Trust, funded by Care Visions, with the work carried out by CELCIS aims to establish an estimate…

The cost of surviving

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Financial Insecurity | Author: Christine Uwase
At this moment, it feels wrong to address what we’re living through as a cost-of-living crisis, since most people are barely living on what t…

Could a minimum income guarantee help Scotland to keep The Promise?

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Financial Insecurity | Author: Paul Sullivan and Lizzie Thomson
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead and Lizzie Thomson, Policy Associate at CELCIS look the impact the cos…

A Wellbeing Economy: Lifting our gaze for those leaving care

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, Financial Insecurity | Author: Jimmy Paul
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Jimmy Paul, Director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Scotland, which works to promote a Wellbeing …

Using my creativity and experience to help other young people make informed choices

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Ciara Waugh
Ciara Waugh is an art and design student who has been working with other young people to co-produce national information materials on the rig…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on a Children’s Care & Justice Bill

Year: 2022 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kate Mackinnon, Paul Sullivan and Lizzie Thomson
CELCIS’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Children’s Care & Justice Bill. Here, we respond to proposals on changes to …

Knowing about continuing care allows for early conversations

Year:  | Topic: Foster care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Hazel Rogers
Hazel Rogers is new to fostering and here she discusses her journey to find out more about continuing care to give her the confidence to supp…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee’s call for views to inform their inquiry into low income and debt problems

Year: 2022 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Thomson
Our submission focuses on the impact of low income, debt and poverty on care leavers in Scotland. To mitigate this impact, we support the exp…
Briefing Resource

Briefing: Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, Kenny McGhee, Robert Porter
This briefing highlights the key findings published in CELCIS’s research on the implementation of Continuing Care in Scotland. The briefing d…
Report Resource

Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, Kenny McGhee, Robert Porter
This research aims to identify and better understand what it is that enables and challenges the necessary improvements needed at national and…
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Money Matters Access to Child Trust Funds and Financial Support

Year: 2022 | Topic: Adoption, Corporate parenting, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
This briefing explains how to access Child Trust Funds, and any support that children or young people might need to access or manage their fu…
Briefing Resource

Developing practice for care records in Scotland

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, Brothers and sisters | Author: CELCIS
This briefing is for all practitioners involved in writing, managing and/or supporting access to care records.
Consultations Resource

CELCIS’s response to the National Care Service Consultation

Year: 2021 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Disability, Domestic abuse, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, COVID | Author: CELCIS
Proposals for a National Care Service in Scotland were published for consultation by the Scottish Government in August 2021. CELCIS’s respons…

Genna Allan: You’ve Never Slept in Mine

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Genna Allan
In this blog, which appeared on the Stellar Quines website, Genna Allan discusses her experiences of being part of You’ve Never Slept in Mine…

Mentoring in practice: An MCR Pathways mentor and young person share their journey together

Year:  | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Lorna Tilsley and MCR Pathways mentee
On this National Mentoring Day, a young person who is currently a mentee with MCR Pathways and their mentor, Lorna Tilsley, discuss how their…

Walking in Fred’s shoes

Year:  | Topic: Active implementation, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Alison Cowper
Alison Cowper, Service Manager with the Independent Care and Review Team (Children and Families) at Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partn…
Briefing Resource

CELCIS's commitment to keeping The Promise

Year: 2021 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Disability, Domestic abuse, Education, Emotional abuse, Fabricated or Induced Illness in children, Female Genital Mutilation, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Historical abuse, International, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Online safety, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Permanence, Physical abuse, Residential care, Secure care, Sexual abuse, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: CELCIS
Learn more about CELCIS’s response and our offer to work in collaboration with The Promise and those working to support children, young peopl…
Blog Resource

The cost of the implementation gap for young people

Year: 2021 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, Financial Insecurity | Author: Megan Sutherland
Megan Sutherland is Vice Chair of Who Cares? Scotland. She recently moved home and found it wasn’t easy to register as exempt from paying Cou…
Blog Resource

Digital inclusion as a right leaves me hopeful

Year: 2021 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Olivia Khan
Olivia Khan is a Rural Business graduate who worked at the Champions Board in South Ayrshire before moving to Berlin. Olivia stays connected …
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The digital divide| The impact on the rights of care leavers in Scotland

Year: 2021 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Kenny McGhee and Dr Fern Gillon
Findings from research carried out to understand care leavers’ experiences of digital exclusion before and during the COVID-19 restrictions i…
Blog Resource

Therapeutic Parenting in adoption

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Fiona Aitken
For Adoption Week Scotland this year, Fiona Aitken, Director of Adoption UK Scotland, looks at why therapeutic parenting is so important for …
Guidance ResourcePolicy ResourcePractice paper Resource

Continuing Care and the Welfare Assessment: Practice Note

Year: 2020 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Foster care, Legislation, Local authority, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee (CELCIS), Julia Donnelly (Clan Childlaw), Alison Jamieson (Care Inspectorate)
This Practice Note clarifies the legislative requirements when undertaking a Welfare Assessment to support planning for a looked after young …
Evaluation Resource

An evaluation of the We are Citizens! Ensemble care experienced theatre company project

Year: 2020 | Topic: Education, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Dr Louise Hill, Dr Leanne McIver & Dr Brandi Lee Lough Dennell
In 2018 the Citizens Theatre, in partnership with CELCIS, was awarded funding from the Life Changes Trust’s Creative and Active Lives initiat…
Briefing Resource

Scottish Care Leavers Covenant Alliance ‘Collaborative Voice’ Briefing

Year: 2020 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: SCLC Alliance
A briefing paper on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on care leavers and care experienced young people, including key issues and solutions…
Consultations Resource

Raising the age of referral to the Children’s Reporter – CELCIS Consultation Response

Year: 2020 | Topic: Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Physical abuse, Secure care, Sexual abuse, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Paul Sullivan, Kate MacKinnon, Rosie Moore, Elaine Adams
CELCIS has responded to the Scottish Government Care and Justice consultation on raising the age of referral to the Children’s Reporter to 18…
Blog Resource

Reimagining the way we nurture and stay connected during COVID-19.

Year: 2020 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Megan Pirie
Food and other essential items are something that we have always had available for our young people in the Youth Team, Aberdeen but we were a…
Report Resource

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings: A rapid consultation – Report for Young People

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Robert Porter, Fiona Mitchell, Fern Gillon, Emma Young, Nina Vaswani
The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in …
Report Resource

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings: A rapid consultation – Report for Parents and carers

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Robert Porter, Fiona Mitchell, Fern Gillon, Emma Young, Nina Vaswani
The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in …
Report Resource

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings: A rapid consultation report

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Robert Porter, Fiona Mitchell, Fern Gillon, Emma Young, Nina Vaswani
The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in …
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee’s Inquiry into support for vulnerable children during the Coronavirus outbreak’

Year: 2020 | Topic: Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Linda O'Neill
The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee is seeking information around the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on vulnerable c…
Blog Resource

The Care Experienced Student Bursary – helping to change lives in East Renfrewshire

Year: 2020 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Katie Matthews
How the Care Experienced Bursary is making a difference in the lives of care experienced young people.
Briefing ResourceEvaluation ResourceReport ResourceResearch Resource

Young People Leaving Care - A Four Nations Perspective

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: The British Academy
The British Academy has undertaken a programme of work that seeks to re-frame debates around childhood in both the public and policy spaces a…
Policy ResourceReport Resource

Independent Care Review reports

Year: 2020 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Permanence, Residential care, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Independent Care Review
Scotland’s Independent Care Review published its findings and recommendations,
Case study/examples of practice ResourceVideo Resource

Scotland - Jersey Participation Project

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author:
Information from a recent Scottish delegation of care experienced adults who travelled to Jersey to work alongside their counterparts.
Guidance Resource

Youth Homelessness Prevention Pathway

Year: 2019 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: A Way Home Scotland
This report and recommendations have been developed to improve the housing journey of care leavers in Scotland, and prevent homelessness for …
Briefing ResourceResearch Resource

Children Without Parental Care and Alternative Care: Findings from Research

Year: 2019 | Topic: Foster care, International, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Dr Chrissie Gale
This short paper contributes evidence regarding the situation of children without parental care and provision of suitable alternative care in…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to Education and Skills Committee call for evidence on the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Our response provides evidence to support the Committee’s scrutiny of the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill, designed to strengthen and simplify the…
Blog Resource

Are care leavers really more likely to go to prison than university?

Year: 2019 | Topic: Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Dr Neil Harrison
First published by Exchange Wales on 14 August 2019.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to Scottish Government’s consultation on improving Temporary Accommodation Standards

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Care Leavers Covenant
The Scottish Care Leaver’s Covenant support recommendations to extend the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2014. …
Report ResourceResearch Resource

The Care Leaver Experience: Uganda

Year: 2019 | Topic: International, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: The Uganda Care Leavers Project
The Care Leaver Experience - A Report on Children and Young People’s Experiences in and after Leaving Residential Care in Uganda. A report b…
Blog Resource

Young people in the care system deserve help to enter university

Year: 2019 | Topic: Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Iain MacRitchie
A version of this blog post was first published in The Times on 26 July 2019.
Evaluation ResourceReport ResourceResearch Resource

An Independent Evaluation of Quarriers Coaching for Life

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Nadine Fowler, Louise Hill, Charlene Plunkett, Vicki Welch (on the Annotated Bibliography only)
Report from the CELCIS evaluation of Quarriers Coaching for Life, a mentoring programme for care experienced young people.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceResearch ResourceToolkit Resource

Principles of Good Transitions - improving post-school transitions

Year: 2019 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Scottish Transitions Forum, ARC Scotland
Providing clear guidance to improve the quality of care and support for young people with additional support needs who are making the transit…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Job Grant

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
The Job Grant is designed to provide assistance to young people to meet the initial costs of starting work. We support its introduction, and …
Briefing Resource

Inform Briefing - Access to Care Records

Year: 2019 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
We have produced a briefing for corporate parents about the rights of care experienced people to access their records, the importancce of rec…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to the Financial Education for Young People’s inquiry into children in care and financial education

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
We contribute to the Westminster APPG’s inquiry into care experienced children and young people’s access to financial education.
Blog Resource

Care experience at Christmas

Year: 2018 | Topic: Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Alastair Redpath
In this blog post, Alastair Redpath, Co-Chair of the Independent Care Review’s Stigma Work Group, considers why Christmas might not be all jo…
Consultations Resource

Response to Public Petitions Committee Inquiry into mental health support for young people in Scotland

Year: 2018 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
Our evidence highlights the need for greater focus on meeting the mental health needs of care experienced children and young people, through …
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response on the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to the Scottish Governments consultation on the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019, which will ensure the continued eli…
Case study/examples of practice Resource

Inspired Youth - The One Percent

Year: 2018 | Topic: REACH, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Inspired Youth
The powerful voices of care experienced young people in this film explore the journey from care to independence through a character they crea…
Guidance ResourcePractice paper ResourceToolkit Resource

Prepare for Leaving Care Practice Guidance

Year: 2018 | Topic: Active implementation, International, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Chrissie Gale, Nigel Cantwell, Kenny McGhee, Kate Skinner
The Practice Guidance has been developed with the aim of building knowledge and skills of professionals, carers and other stakeholders respon…
Blog Resource

Unconscious bias in the interview room

Year: 2018 | Topic: REACH, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Joe Rankin
Joe Rankin of the Nevis Group talks about whether young people should tell future employers that they're care experienced. With video of Jame…
Blog ResourceMagazine Resource

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

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, REACH, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Tommy McDade
Tommy McDade from Barnardo's Scotland talks about a programme that is supporting young people into the world of work for the first time.
Blog Resource

Labels are for clothes not people

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, REACH, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Claire Burns
Introducing issue 12 of REACH, which explores stigma, language, perception and the representation of care and care experience.
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Study of independent supported accommodation providers in Scotland

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: James Frame
We've published a qualitative study to examine independent supported accommodation commissioned by local authorities in Scotland.
Practice paper Resource

Supporting the implementation of Council Tax exemption for Scotland’s care leavers: Good practice note

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
This practice note outlines key considerations and a range of measures for local authorities to take as Corporate Parents to ensure consisten…
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Initial evaluation of the ‘Why Not?’ initiative developed by Care Visions

Year: 2018 | Topic: Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Dr Vicki Welch, Kenny McGhee
This short document provides a summary of initial learning from data gathered for an evaluation of the Why Not? initiative. The study was com…
Report ResourceResearch Resource

In and beyond the care setting: relationships between young people and care workers: A literature review

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Local authority, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Vicki Welch, Nadine Fowler, Ewan Ross, Richard Withington, Kenny McGhee
The report summarises important learning from academic and other literature about relationships between young people and those caring for the…
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Aberlour Life Works Service – a qualitative evaluation

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Looked after at home, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Dr Charlene Plunkett, Dr Vicki Welch
This mixed-methods evaluation describes the person-centred model that has evolved within the life works service.
Briefing Resource

Care leavers and council tax exemption

Year: 2018 | Topic: Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
A briefing detailing the legislation exempting youg care leavers from paying council tax in Scotland.
Report Resource

Storing up trouble: a postcode lottery of children’s social care

Year: 2018 | Topic: Child protection, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children
This report builds on the findings of the APPGC's first inquiry into the state of children’s social care in England and examines if where a c…
Infographic ResourceReport Resource

Seeing and Shifting the Roots of Opinions - Mapping the Gaps between Expert and Public Understandings of Care Experience and the Care System in Scotland

Year: 2018 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: The Robertson Trust, Life Changes Trust, CELCIS
This report presents findings from a project sponsored by and conducted in close partnership with The Robertson Trust, Life Changes Trust and…
Blog Resource

Commitment must be matched by deeds, not just words

Year: 2018 | Topic: Foster care, Kinship care, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
Kenny McGhee continues the conversation from Gordon Main’s recent blog Commitment, like love, is not enough.
Video Resource

When is a child no longer a child?

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Steve Harte, City of Edinburgh Council
Steve Harte from City of Edinburgh Council discusses the staggered approach to services and the need for standardisation.
Video Resource

From care to adulthood: messages from research

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Professor Mike Stein
Professor Mike Stein gives a summary of his keynote speech on research in relation to corporate parenting, at the Scottish Care Leavers Coven…
Podcast Resource

National Ambition for care leavers

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Fiona Burns and Nick Stansfield, Scottish Funding Council
The Scottish Funding Council speak about National Ambition, their three-year improvement programme to support care experienced young people i…
Video Resource

Continuing care - supporting the rights of young people

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Rachel Farrier, Clan Childlaw
Rachel Farrier of Clan Childlaw talks about the issues some young people face in accessing continuing care.
Podcast Resource

Legislative challenges for care leavers

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Harvey Gallagher
Harvey Gallagher of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers, reflects on positive legislation, problems with provision, and challen…
Video Resource

Empowering and supportive relationships

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Andy Carter, Thempra Social Pedagogy
This video explains the meaning behind the idea: enabling holistic learning and well-being through empowering and supportive relationships.
Podcast Resource

Embedded support for university

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Peter Tormey, Edinburgh Napier University
Peter Tormey, part of the Widening Particpation team at Edinburgh Napier University has responsibility for care-experienced youngsters studyi…
Podcast Resource

Poverty of ambition

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Chris, Team Manager, throughcare and aftercare
A throughcare and aftercare team manager is concerned is concerned about the gap betwen the ideals of Corporate Parents and the reality for w…
Blog Resource

CHAMPS is changing lives

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Maryellen Fegan
Maryellen Fegan chairs the Highland Champions (CHAMPS) Board. In this blog she describes what she believes it has achieved.
Podcast Resource

We're talking about people, not systems

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: David Graham
David Graham , UK National Director of the Care Leavers’ Association explains the association’s work, the differences he finds north and sout…
Podcast Resource

Young people leaving care still need support

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Victoria Bogle, the Good Shepherd Centre
Victoria Bogle talks about how the Good Shepherd Centre fulfils its role as a corporate parent to youngsters moving on from the centre.
Video Resource

Access and opportunity for young people

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Emma Aeppli
As a corporate parent East Renfrewshire Council is as concerned as any other parent that its young people can get into work and be productive…
Consultations ResourceReport Resource

Analysis of consultation on The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018

Year: 2018 | Topic: Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Government
Findings from a public consultation on the extension of the higher age limit for eligibility for continuing care.
Report Resource

Scottish Care Leavers Convenant conference report

Year: 2018 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
A summary of the Walking the Walk conference by the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant Alliance Group.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to consultation on housing costs for short-term supported accommodation

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton; Katherine Gilmour (Barnardo‚Äôs Scotland)
The Scottish Care Leavers Covenant responds to UK wide consultation on short-term supported accommodation.
Blog Resource

A fair financial deal for care experienced students

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Throughcare and aftercare, Financial Insecurity | Author: Dr Graham Connelly
How the Student Support Review Group is trying to ensure care experienced students have a fair standard of living.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to consultation on Free Bus Travel for Modern Apprentices

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Governments consultation considering proposals for free bus travel for Modern Apprentices.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to consultation on the Continuing Care Amendment Order 2018

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Governments consultation the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018, which will ensure the continued eligibilit…
Briefing ResourceGuidance Resource

Care leavers and benefits: giving good advice

Year: 2017 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CPAG, Staf
An updated briefing on welfare benefits for over 16s looked after away from home or in continuing care.
Research Resource

Claiming after care - Care leavers and the benefits system

Year: 2017 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: The Children's Society
Report by The Children's Society provides evidence of the financial difficulties faced by care leavers in England.
Blog Resource

Doctor Who and the care experienced new companion

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Foster care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Leanne Mattu
Leanne Mattu, Research Associate at CELCIS, explores what Bill Potts’ character does and does not tell us about being in foster care
Blog Resource

One Moana is all we need…

Year: 2017 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Helen Johnston
Care leaver Helen Johnston compares her life to a Disney movie
Blog Resource

I wanted to be a social work superhero

Year: 2017 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Jennifer McKean
What does relational based practice look like in reality, for a busy statutory team?
Blog Resource

Just do it!

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Louise Martin
Louise Martin, the University of Strathclyde’s Widening Access Support Officer, and Jennifer Lynch Care leaver talk about going to university…
Consultations ResourceReport Resource

Analysis of the consultation on continuing care

Year: 2017 | Topic: Foster care, Kinship care, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Government
Summary of the responses to the public consultation on the Draft of the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017.
Report Resource

The cost of being care free

Year: 2016 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: David Ayre, Lucy Capron, Helena Egan, Anastasia French and Lucy Gregg
The impact of poor financial education and removal of support on care leavers (England)
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Moneywise Project report

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Norma Brown
The care leaving team at Falkirk Council received funding to mitigate against the effects of the Welfare Reform Act on care leavers.
Blog Resource

Care leavers don't get sanctioned in Falkirk thanks to Moneywise

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare, Financial Insecurity | Author: Norma Brown
Norma Brown of Falkirk Council describes their Moneywise project and the difference it's making to the lives of care leavers in the area.
Blog Resource

The devil is in the detail

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
What the latest round of Scottish Government’s stats on looked after children do and don’t tell us
Blog Resource

Young people's research at Barnardo's

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Fiona Bennett
Guest blogger Fiona Bennett of Barnardo's Scotland describes the Family Firm Action Research project.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: The New National Health and Social Care Standards

Year: 2017 | Topic: Active implementation, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Government's consultation on the new proposed Standards for Health and Social Care.
Report Resource

Making Connections: Supporting the identification of care leavers in the justice system

Year: 2016 | Topic: Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Debbie Nolan, Kenny McGhee
A summary of the Making Connections workshop to support the implementation of the agenda for change under the Youth and Criminal Justice sect…
Briefing Resource

Inform Briefing - Modern Apprenticeships: Opportunities for employees with care experience

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Information for employers on how to offer appropriate and supportive Modern Apprenticeships to young people with care experience.

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