Why permanence matters for looked after children, and why we must share our passion to improve.
The CELCIS magazine
Issue 8 | Autumn 2016
Focus on: a permanent home to flourish and thrive
Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire City Council and CELCIS win the Herald Society Young People’s Project of the Year Award for their work on the PACE programme.
Lynne Shuttleton on how Aberdeenshire Council reduced paperwork to cut delays in permanence.
Dumfries and Galloway Council aims to make real changes in the prospects of looked after children with better data gathering.
Scott McCallum of Midlothian Council discusses what they have put in place to get ready for the PACE programme.
Cathie O'Donnell of Renfrewshire Council describes the case of a child who was able to return home permanently.
Aberdeen City Council, through the PACE programme, cuts 12 weeks off the time it takes to make permanence decisions for children in their care.
Panel Member and PACE champion Calum Swanson explains the difference PACE is making in Orkney
How social workers sharing ideas has been inspirational for their learning and practice.
Diana Beveridge of Scottish Government explains why improving permanence by reading the data works.
The rewards of adopting can far outweigh any barriers
Lisa McKenzie from East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership talking about the improvements they made with the help of PACE
In East Renfrewshire Council, social workers have been working hard to tackle drift and delay in looked-after children in the pre-birth to three-year-old age group
Jennifer McKearney, of Aberdeenshire’s legal and governance department explains how PACE has cut drift and delay in their decision making
Paul McKee is an advocacy worker who helps parents to express their views when decisions are being made about their children.
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 youngest looked-after children.