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Interview on Radio Forth, 3 June 2016

Viv Cree was interviewed of the radio following the convictions of Rachel Trelfa (or Fee), and her partner Nyomi Fee, who were convicted of murdering two-year old Liam Fee at their home near Glenrothes, Fife. John Swinney MP afterwards argued that Liam's death had nothing to do with the controversial Named Person's scheme; Fife Council announced that it was instigating a serious case review.

Sunday Morning with... BBC Radio Scotland, 14 August 2016

Viv Cree took part in a discussion about childhood on BBC Radio Scotland with broadcaster and theologian Richard Holloway and Sue Palmer, author of 'Toxic Childhood'. She argued that relationships between adults and children are no more fractured now than in the past, although we may worry about this more.

Fife's Child Killings: The Untold Story, BBC Scotland TV, 2 August 2017

BBC conducted an investigation into the deaths of three children in Fife in 2014. Viv Cree wrote an article for Community Care Online in response to this programme. It was tweeted and retweeted hundreds of times in the following days. You can read it here as part of our blog posts.

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Social workers need to be upfront about what we can and can’t do

by Viviene Cree I watched BBC Scotland’s Fife’s Child Killings: The Untold Story last night with some trepidation. Was this going to be another public humiliation of social work and social workers – another of the ritual slaggings that so … Continue reading →

Published on 5th August 2017 via Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland

A Young Person speaks about 2016: changing policy and practice

As someone who grew up in care in Scotland, 2016 will be a year that I never forget. Currently I work in the policy team at Who Cares? Scotland. Who Cares? Scotland is an independent advocacy and campaigning organisation that … Continue reading →

Published on 24th May 2017 via Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland

Looking back on the Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland project: A View from the Field

In this blog, Trisha Hall, Scottish Association of Social Workers’ manager, talks about what the Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland project – and the TLC resources within it – have meant for her … The Talking & Listening to Children … Continue reading →

Published on 24th May 2017 via Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland