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Health and wellbeing

Looked after children are more likely to be disruptive or 'difficult', they are more prone to risk-taking behaviour and substance abuse, and are more likely to self-harm, attempt suicide or even take their own lives.

We believe it's critical to nurture and support the long-term physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked after children, from early years right into adult life. By working collectively to provide consistent care models which put the child's needs at the heart of our systems, we believe we can ensure a brighter, more emotionally resilient future for these vulnerable young people.

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CELCIS publications

Response to draft Suicide Prevention Action Plan consultation

This contribution provides evidence on how suicide and self-harm affects not only the health and well-being of care experience children and young peop…

Case Study

Integrated Children’s Services in Scotland

An assessment of progress and improvement in integrated children's services, published by Social Work Scotland, and a literature review.

Blog

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.

One Moana is all we need…

Care leaver Helen Johnston compares her life to a Disney movie

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