January 2019

Reflections from a Residential Childcare Worker

Jacqueline, a Residential Childcare Worker reflects on her first few months with Care Visions.

After 17 years in childcare, I decided that I wanted to venture into residential care. After completing my BA degree in Childhood Practice, I thought it was time to explore this line of work.

The application process was thorough, as it should […]

April 2018

Hayley McCallum, Residential Child Care Worker

Residential Child Care Worker, Hayley writes:

I believe, and I’m sure most people who work within residential child care will agree with me, that I could make a positive difference to the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged young people I would be looking after in care.

I had decided to become a residential child care […]

March 2018

Woodville and World Social Work Day #WSWD18

The 20th March 2018 is World Social Work Day #WSWD18, promoting ‘Community and Environmental Sustainability’.


Our residential service at Woodville has chosen to highlight World Social Work Day by reflecting on the importance of self-esteem to encourage a strong sense of community within the service for both staff and young people.  They have used a […]

The Life of a Care Visions Apprentice

As we celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship week, Abbie tells us what it was like to work as a Care Visions Apprentice, where young people are at the heart of everything we do.


“My role at Care Visions, as one of two apprentice business administrators, has allowed me to work in every department of the office. Not […]

February 2018

The L-Bomb – in the Residential Care System

With the Care Review well under way, and the subject of “love” in the residential care system very topical, here are some reflections on workers and managers tackling the “L-Bomb” head on, in a Care Visions residential care service, helping shape the care given to our vulnerable young people ever since.


A carer enters the […]

Residential child care: Small steps, big outcomes.

When a young person joins one of our residential child care services the immediate goal is to create safety. Many will have experienced challenges around engagement in learning, developing gaps that impact their self-esteem and confidence as a learner. Supporting the fantastic work of Care Visions carers, by helping them uncover creative ways to […]