Hope for transformation in secure care

As STARR – Scotland’s only curated space for secure care experienced people – celebrates winning a Young Scot Community Award, the group’s co-founder and chair Beth-Anne Logan reflects on how she’s using care experience to drive change and development in the care system in Scotland, in this guest blog for the Talking Hope project.` Being […]

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Grief, loss and Talking Hope

In this first guest post for the University of Strathclyde based Talking Hope project, Norrie Clark, service manager for Stepdown – a residential care service that helps to manage transitions for young people leaving secure care – discusses his findings and how they can relate to experiences of hope for both practitioners and the young […]

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Taking a leap of faith

“Bold, brave…or just plain bonkers?” As she joins CYCJ as Practice Development Advisor for Secure Care, Ruby Whitelaw ponders new challenges, and what happens when you step outside of your comfort zone. After 25 years of working in residential childcare I was pondering my next challenge, as throughout my career I’ve pushed myself to learn, […]

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From little acorns…

In this exclusive guest blog for CYCJ, Fiona Duncan (Chair of The Promise Scotland) reflects on Scotland’s care review journey so far, the thousands of voices that shaped this and the change that is happening to make sure The Promise to our care community is kept.  “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, […]

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Working together to achieve the Rights Respecting dream

The Good Shepherd Centre has achieved its UNICEF Rights Respecting School Bronze Award, which celebrates the work the centre is doing to respect and protect the rights of its young residents. In this guest blog, Leona Donnelly (Deputy Head of Education) and Fiona Haigh (Languages Teacher) share the GSC rights respecting journey – and why […]

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Scotland – time for open hearts and minds

Today marks the launch of the Secure Care Pathway and Standards Scotland. These Standards have been three years in the making after a series of recommendations from the Secure Care National Project. The project identified the need for a specific set of standards for Scotland’s most restrictive form of care for our children. In late […]

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