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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I used to, but ...

Research into how music could and should help shape the experiences of children and young people in residential care settings.

24 April 2017

How we can improve the experience of being at school

The work CELCIS and other professionals are doing to improve educational experiences and outcomes for looked after children and young people.

18 April 2017

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

Norma Brown of Falkirk Council describes their Moneywise project and the difference it's making to the lives of care leavers in the area.

03 April 2017

The devil is in the detail

What the latest round of Scottish Government’s stats on looked after children do and don’t tell us

31 March 2017

No mean city

How a social work team in the East End of Glasgow is working tirelessly to support its local community

21 March 2017

Choosing to love

We are now moving towards a professionalism that is defined by passion and commitment expressed through the transparent and responsible use of relationships.

01 March 2017

Young people's research at Barnardo's

Guest blogger Fiona Bennett of Barnardo's Scotland describes the Family Firm Action Research project.

24 February 2017

Children can easily become lost in the system, but a timeline can help you see them

Linda Davidson, Permanence Consultant at CELCIS, explains how a timeline can be a powerful tool in making child-centred decisions.

16 February 2017

How will bairns fair in 2017?

Jennifer Davidson blogs about what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring.

10 January 2017

Concurrency: Planning for all outcomes

What’s known as concurrency planning is beginning to be adopted in Scotland, and it's a potent means of achieving permanent, stable homes and futures for the…

30 November 2016

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