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

Beyond Together or Apart

Booking is now open for a seminar 'Beyond Together or Apart - making plans for siblings in care’. The seminar, organised by the Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland, will take place on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at the Jurys Inn, Glasgow.The seminar will give...

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STAR celebrates

STAR is the only specialist service in Scotland offering support with contact for brothers and sisters in care. Today it celebrates its sixth birthday. Stand Up For Siblings are proud to have STAR as a partner organisation and would like to wish everyone at STAR much...

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Ministerial announcement – update

Further to the announcement made by the Minister for Children and Young People on the first anniversary for Stand Up For Siblings, more information has become available. The Minister responded to a Parliamentary Question from MSP Kezia Dugdale. You can see the...

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Response to Ministerial announcement

Stand Up For Siblings has welcomed the announcement made by the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, today.Earlier today the Minister announced that there are plans to make improvements to the law for brothers and sisters who are in the care system....

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Resources for Professionals

A number of new resources have been added to the Professionals section of our website, under 'Further reading and resources'. Click here to read the latest publications. If you have any items you would like added to this section, then please get in touch. You can...

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Research seminar – Siblings, contact and the law

On Friday 25 January, Stand Up For Siblings was pleased to welcome to Scotland Professor Daniel Monk and Dr Jan Macvarish to present their recently completed research ‘Siblings, contact and the law’. A summary of the research is available here. The slides from the...

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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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