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Labels are for clothes not people

Introducing issue 12 of REACH, which explores stigma, language, perception and the representation of care and care experience.
2018 Sep

An air of calm

Mark Brotherton, Educational Psychologist, explains how strong relationships between carers and psychologists have been nurtured.
Topic : Education, Residential care
Author : Mark Brotherton

A care leaver's path to university

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

"Mummy’s Little Punchbag"

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

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.

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.

Commitment, like love, is not enough

Gordon Main talks about how commitment in the care system is not enough.
Topic : Foster care, Kinship care, Residential care
Author : Gordon Main
2018 May

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.
Topic : Health and Wellbeing, Residential care
Author : Judy Furnivall

It’s not just about the adults!

The importance for children in residential care to develop the ability to navigate friendships with each other.
Topic : Health and Wellbeing, Residential care
Author : Judy Furnivall
2018 Mar

Change is coming

Change is coming in the inspection of how well corporate parents are meeting their responsibilities in improving the lives of care experienced children and young people.
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