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Leanne Mattu, Research Associate at CELCIS, explores what Bill Potts’ character does and does not tell us about being in foster care
Dr Chrissie Gale, international lead for CELCIS, reflects on research which could help shape the drive for better alternative care for children in countries…
Care leaver Helen Johnston compares her life to a Disney movie
What does relational based practice look like in reality, for a busy statutory team?
How the Education Forum brings together those with an interest in the education of looked after children
Judge of our writing competition for care experienced children, Raymond Soltysek describes how creative writing can improve confidence.
Has the term additional support needs simply become another way of saying special educational needs?
The differences between additional support needs and special education needs and how we need to be careful when using the terms.
Louise Martin, the University of Strathclyde’s Widening Access Support Officer, and Jennifer Lynch Care leaver talk about going to university.
Kathy Allan from Adoption UK explains how an attachment awareness programme in East Lothian is helping looked after and adopted children have a better…
We need access to data at both population and individual levels if we're to be successful in improving the attainment of looked after children.