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Sep 9, 2020

Kibble is a specialist child and youth care charity and social enterprise that empowers young people through care, education and support.

In March of this year we spoke to Dan Johnson, Clinical Director and Forensic Psychologist; and William Howden, a children and young people’s care worker, about the charity's...


Oct 29, 2019

Ensemble is a Loretto Care project that supports young people out of homelessness through song writing and music.

On 19 September, Michelle from Iriss travelled to Stirling to speak with Michael Timmons, Community Engagement Lead for the project, and Andrew Sinclair a participant and volunteer. Ensemble received ‘A...


Nov 1, 2018

Michael McEwan interviews Kevin Ditcham, Project Manager for Year of Young People2018 and Cameron Smith, one of the Young Ambassadors involved in the year's activities.

Year of Young People 2018 is an opportunity for generations to come together and celebrate Scotland's young people. It is a platform for young people (8...


Aug 27, 2018

A roundtable discussion on Talking Hope, a project exploring to what extent creating safe conversational spaces among diverse stakeholders helps cultivate hope in the context of young people considered to be at high risk.

The conversation involved Katherine Baxter, Research Associate on the project; Natalie Connell,...


Sep 16, 2015

Adoptive or foster parents often believe they have failed and blame themselves for their child's violent or aggressive behaviour. It's important that professionals are 'trauma aware' and do not reinforce these feelings. Edwina Grant talks to Christine Gordon and Karen Wallace of Adapt Scotland about caring for those who...