Libby Thornhill and Sarah Rivers, ‘Open all hours: Supporting ‘looked after’ children and young people in the school environment’.
Kenny McGhee, Throughcare & Aftercare Service Lead at CELCIS, on Scottish Care Leavers Covenant and Staying Put Scotland Guidance.
Scottish Care Leavers Covenant http://www.scottishcareleaverscovenant.org/ Staying Put Scotland Guidance (SG, 2013) http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0043/00435935.pdf Throughcare & Aftercare In Scotland's Local Authorities: National Study (2014) http://www.celcis.org/files/1814/4050/5854/Throughcare-and-aftercare-in-scotlands-local-authorities.pdf CELCIS TCAC Page http://www.celcis.org/our-work/key-areas/throughcare-and-aftercare/ Reflective questions: What are your assumptions about looked after young people & care leavers, and their pre-care, in-care and post-care experiences in Scotland? Thinking about the transitions to adulthood and independence for young people leaving care, how do you think these differ from the genral population; what impact can this have on their outcomes? What is your understanding of the concept of 'corporate parenting' in relation to looked after children, young people and care leavers; and what can you do within your own role or setting to make this meaningful in your daily practice?
Discussion on ‘Love in the professional context’ at a Social Pedagogy Development Network event in Edinburgh (21-04-2015).