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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Retaining young offenders in the Children’s Hearing System

Debbie Nolan reports back from the SASO lecture, which asked why the Children’s Hearing System is not supporting more young people post-16. The Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO) Glasgow Branch lecture on December 4, 2014 explored the pertinent issue of retaining young offenders in the Children’s Hearings System post-16. Having delivered training which included this issue just the […]

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Barnardo’s Scotland on ‘Youth Justice in Scotland: Fixed in the past or fit for the future?

We asked for your responses to our ‘Youth Justice in Scotland: Fixed in the past or fit for the future’ paper – and you didn’t disappoint! Over the next few months, we’ll be publishing these as blog posts. Please get involved in the conversation by adding your thoughts and comments. Our first post is from Barnado’s, […]

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Problem Solving Justice: are hugs the answer?

Stewart Simpson reports back from a Problem Solving Justice event, and asks if the American approach could work in Scotland. The recent Problem Solving Justice event held at University of Strathclyde brought together those from different perspectives including local authority social work, academia, decision makers (Crown Office and SCRA) and many more to talk about alternatives […]

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