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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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.

02 August 2018

Getting It Right For Every… Journey

Jillian Ingram ponders how getting a train from A to B might just offer clues to how to meet children’s needs.

20 July 2018

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.

20 June 2018

Commitment, like love, is not enough

Gordon Main talks about how commitment in the care system is not enough.

04 June 2018

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.

16 May 2018

It’s not just about the adults!

The importance for children in residential care to develop the ability to navigate friendships with each other.

26 April 2018

Seen, heard and chicken check ins

How the Seen + Heard project in Fife informs developments in policy and practice, and engages Corporate Parents.

28 March 2018

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…

26 March 2018

CHAMPS is changing lives

Maryellen Fegan chairs the Highland Champions (CHAMPS) Board. In this blog she describes what she believes it has achieved.

12 March 2018

Eat, sleep, CELCIS, repeat

Stephanie is a Modern Apprentice at CELCIS, and here she talks about landing her first ‘real’ job at only 16.

08 March 2018

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