Barnardo's

The Golden Bridge

Child migration from Scotland to Canada, 1869-1939

Telling the story of the thousands of children who migrated from the Orphan Homes of Scotland to to new lives in Canada, The Golden Bridge was inspired by an original exhibition created and displayed by Heatherbank Museum of Social Work in Glasgow Caledonian University. The Golden Bridge project was a collaboration between Iriss, Glasgow Caledonian University and Quarriers.

Revealing Lives: Children and young people's experiences of parental alcohol problems - Louise Hill

Iriss.fm, episode 14

Dr Louise Hill describes her qualitative research study on children young people affected by parental alcohol problems.

Around 65,000 children and young people in Scotland are living with a parent or carer with an alcohol problem. The study involved researching the views and experiences of 30 young people and children between 9 and 20 years old throughout Scotland. The research has implications and presents challenges for professionals working in this field.

Autism – telling a story through video

How we made Liam's story

Liam Robertson is 20 years old and has autism. He has a passion for film, attends Scottish Youth Theatre, works part-time in a Barnardo's shop in Glasgow and would like to pursue a career in the theatre.

Digital storytelling - Liam's video CV - Liam Robertson

Liam's video CV demonstrates how someone with autism can use video to help others see beyond the disability

Liam Robertson is 20 years old and has autism. He has a passion for film and would like to pursue a career in the theatre.

In this video Liam talks about his interests and aspirations, attending Scottish Youth Theatre and working in a Barnardo's shop, and he delivers a monologue from Citizen Kane.

Update 2015

In 2015 we caught up to find out how Liam's career in TV and film is progressing.

Revealing Lives: children and young people's experiences of parental alcohol problems

Dr Louise Hill, Policy Implementation Officer, CELCIS (February 2012)

Dr Louise Hill speaks about a qualitative research study she was involved in with children and young people affected by parental alcohol problems.

The research was a PhD study completed at the University of Edinburgh with Barnardos. It focuses on children's views and experiences of living with parents with an alcohol problem.

HandsOnScotland

The HandsOnScotland website describes itself as a toolkit of helpful responses to encourage children and young people's emotional well-being. It's designed to offer practical information and techniques to help people who work with children respond helpfully to troubling behaviour, build up their self-esteem and promote their positive mental well-being.