All you need is (the language of) love

Charlotte Morris attended the 2015 UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum. She shares her thoughts on two days of inspiration, emotion and meditation. An abundance of flowers, glittering chandeliers and a sweeping marble staircase …truly, the mood was ripe for love. That is, the language of love, which became the unofficial theme of the UK’s second UK […]

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Youth offending and the rise of ‘Outward Bound’

While evaluating the referral stage of Youth Advantage Outreach (YAO) recently one of the images from a phone interview that stuck in my head was of a policeman falling off a badly made raft into a river while ‘young offenders’ looked on and laughed. In my imagination they are laughing with and not at this […]

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New technologies – new victims

“You can’t shut the door on online abuse” Stewart Simpson attended the Northern Community Justice Authority internet offending conference on February 4.  Here, he talks about the uncomfortable truths of online abuse, and what the experts are doing to try and tackle it. As a practitioner who wasn’t born into the digital generation, understanding the […]

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How can we better support children, young people and their families who are affected by parental imprisonment?

Following Amie’s blog about what it’s like to have a brother in prison, Nicki Wray of Barnado’s Scotland considers how we can better support similarly affected families. Labour MSP Mary Fee has this month launched a consultation on her proposed Support for Children (Impact of Parental Imprisonment) Bill. The Bill seeks to increase the support […]

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From survival to strength: Amie’s story

Across Scotland, 27,000 children are affected by a family member’s imprisonment. We welcome our latest ‘Living it! Children, young people and justice’ blogger Amie, who spoke at the event about her journey since her brother was imprisoned. Here, she explains why support for these children and their families is so vitally important.  A week ago, […]

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Living it: Kim’s story

Our blog series on the ‘Living it! Children, young people and justice’ event continues with a post by Kim, who spoke at the event. A brave young woman who is determined to turn her life around following a troubled childhood, Kim tells us how it was for her, and why she is hopeful of a […]

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Turning the tide of change

The ‘Living it! Children, young people and justice’ Scottish Parliament event called for real change to happen in the youth justice sector. Charlotte Morris looks back on an evening with a difference… In the youth and criminal justice sector, talk of change is constant. Where does it need to happen? How do we make it happen? […]

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The road to getting it right

Debbie Nolan reports back on CYCJ’s first roadshows, and why they’re about getting back what you put in… A significant part of my decision to take a break from social work practice to take on the post of Practice Development Associate at CYCJ was that I would be able to use my practice experience and […]

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A time for change

In our second blog post reviewing the ‘Youth Justice in Scotland’ paper, Maggie Mellon, independent social work consultant and vice-chair of the British Association of Social Workers, makes the case for using this as an opportunity to bring about real change. CYCJ’s attempts to raise the need for reform in the treatment of children and […]

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