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Check out our updates below and read our latest blogs on sibling contact.

Sibling relationships in East Ayrshire

In this blog for Stand Up For Siblings Sharon Laing from the Adoption and Fostering Service in East Ayrshire Council talks about the attention paid to sibling relationships within their service and provides some real examples of how this works in practice…East...

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Digital REACH publication from CELCIS

CELCIS has been focussing on evidence into practice with its digital publication, REACH. Each day new articles, blog posts, podcasts and film interviews have been telling the stories of projects that are happening right now across Scotland to improve outcomes for...

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Response to the Children (Scotland) Act 1995

Stand Up For Siblings has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and creation of a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy. You can review the response here. If you have any questions about the...

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New research report

CELCIS (Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children) and SCRA, both partners in the Stand Up for Siblings movement, have worked together to produce a new research report. The report ‘Contact Decisions in the Children’s Hearings System’ is available to read here....

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Stand Up For Siblings – launch event discussions

  Thank you to all of you who participated in Stand Up For Siblings Event in March and also to those who could not attend, but have shown an interest. We are impressed by the immediate impact that the event is having on social work practice. Professionals have told us...

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One young person reflects on Stand Up For Siblings

Amy Davidson, a young champion with The Fostering Network, reflects on her experience of speaking at the recent Stand Up For Sibling conference… “Being asked to speak about my experiences in the care system has given me a platform to make change. Most importantly the...

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1000 Voices new film

Fiona Duncan, chair of the Independent Care Review has pledged that the Care Review will work with Stand Up For Siblings to understand how to make life better for brothers and sisters in care across Scotland. 1000 Voices (commissioned by the Care Review and delivered...

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Sibling contact workshops

Clan Childlaw and Siblings Reunited (STAR) have come together to launch a series of workshops to help facilitate sibling contact. The workshops are free and are taking place across Scotland from spring 2018 onwards. The first session has already taken place in...

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First Minister backs Stand Up For Siblings

  Stand Up For Siblings has received the support of the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. At the launch event on Friday 9 March, in a pre-recorded message, the First Minister said: “One issue that’s been raised time and time again is the relationship between young...

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Welcome to Stand Up for Siblings

Welcome to our new online resource - Stand Up For Siblings! The site has been created for anyone with an interest in sibling relationships of looked-after and care experienced children and young people. We have brought together our expertise (legal, policy, practice,...

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Unbreakable Bonds

  Helen Sharon Johnston – pictured centre with her sisters - writes for Stand Up For Siblings about her experiences… As a child growing up I didn’t like my brothers and sisters, we fought all the time, and very rarely got along. If you’d asked my parents they’d tell...

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Chloe and Danielle’s Story

Two Scottish sisters, Chloe, age 18, and Danielle, 17, generously and bravely have agreed to share their experiences of sibling separation and contact. Thanks to both of them for sharing their story. Watch the video below.

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Partners to pledge their support

A multi-agency event will take place on Friday 9 March 2018 to formally launch Stand Up for Siblings. Stand Up For Siblings is a collaboration between a number of child welfare, children’s rights and legal organisations and academics within Scotland including Who...

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Keeping Brothers and Sisters Together

David Faith, Policy and Learning Coordinator, Who Cares? Scotland writes about the importance of keeping brothers and sisters together… “The issue of sibling separation and contact is perhaps the key issue for understanding why, and to what extent, the care system in...

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