PINS event: Is there a place for love in our professional relationships with children and young people?

Gathering in Glasgow early December PINS network members explored this key question with the help of a group of inspiring speakers. Links to material below.

  • Rosie Moore and Joanna McCreadie are co-chairs of the Independent Care Review’s Love Journey Group. They encouraged discussion and pledges from the audience. Presentation HERE
  • Dr Adam Burley is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with NHS Lothian: Adam explored both the importance and limits of love: some slides from Adam’s presentation HERE
  • Dr Lynn McNair is Head of Centre of Cowgate under 5s Centre, Edinburgh and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Presentation HERE We also watched a beautiful short film produced by colleague Teresa Bolger and the children attending the nature kindergarten.
  • Dr Anja-Maaike Green is part of the Scottish Government’s Performance Team. Scotland may be the first country in the world to have love as a national outcome! More HERE. Anja- Maaike also shared a film commissioned as part of the work where children talk about School, Home and the importance of love.
  • National Performance Framework (Video 1. SCHOOL LEARNING HOME) 2018 from Children's Parliament on Vimeo.

  • Cathy McCulloch is Director of Children’s Parliament. Cathy focused on love as a human right, some slides from Cathy’s presentation HERE
  • Corrie McLean (TASC and Three Sisters Consultancy) is part of the team developing Scotland’s new national resource for Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood education. Presentation HERE

Love in Early Learning and Childcare

Jane Malcolm is a final-year PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. In our new PINS blog she talks about ‘love-led practice’. More HERE

We want to put love at the heart of Scotland’s care system

The chair of the Care Review believes the system must be rebalanced to focus on supporting the child.

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care: Love in professional practice

This packed 2016 special issue on the importance of love and what this means in a professional context.

14 teachers on how they spread love in the classroom

“I think any teacher will tell you that a cooperative and loving culture is the most important part of a successful classroom”.

Thoughts on teaching as the practice of love

We must increase the number of people who commit themselves to an ethos of love and loving practice.

Let's start teaching love

In this TEDxTalk Teacher Volkan Tasdan asks: Where’s the love between teacher and student?

Let’s Talk about Professional love

For children who have experienced adversity / trauma that one key relationship for them is often with a caring professional in their life.