Ms Judith Furnivall

Lecturer/Consultancy Lead

Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children (CELCIS)

Personal statement

I first joined the university as Co-ordinator of the Centre for Residential Child Care in 1998. Since then I have been employed as consultancy manager in the Scottish Institute of Residential Child CareĀ  and more recently as the consultancy lead in the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland. In my role I have offered consultancy to a range of organisations, teams and individuals involved in providing care for looked after children both in Scotland and the rest of the UK. I also provide training to managers and practitioners on attachment, trauma, resilience, mental heath and self-harm. Throughout my career I have had a passion for developing excellent residential child care and have striven to support this whether as practitioner, manager, trainer or consultant. I am currently involved in research on the longterm outcomes of residential care and I am also undertaking a PhD on the suicides of care leavers.


Addressing low attainment of children in public care : the Scottish experience
Connelly Graham, Furnivall Judith
The education of children and young people in state care (2015) (2015)
Trauma sensitive practice with children in care
Furnivall Judith, Grant Edwina
Insight Insight, Vol 27 (2014)
Understanding suicide and self-harm amongst children in care and care leavers
Furnivall Judith
Addressing low attainment of children in public care : the Scottish experience
Connelly Graham, Furnivall Judith
European Journal of Social Work Vol 16, pp. 88-104 (2013)
Attachment Matters for All - An Attachment Mapping Exercise for Children's Services in Scotland
Furnivall Judith, McKenna Mary, McFarlane Shelagh, Grant Edwina
Guide to developing and maintaining resilience in residential child care
Furnivall Judith

more publications

Professional activities

Insights Impacts and Innovation
Keynote/plenary speaker
Quality care conference Prague
Moving On - a multi agency conference for senior managers
Keynote/plenary speaker
FICE International Conference South Africa
Policy and Politics (Journal)
Peer reviewer
SIRCC National Conference Committee

more professional activities


Furnivall, Judith (Principal Investigator) Duncalf, Zachari (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2012 - 31-Jan-2016
SFC Care Leavers Programme Evaluation
Connelly, Graham (Principal Investigator) Furnivall, Judith (Co-investigator) Seagraves, Liz (Co-investigator) Soden, Rebecca (Co-investigator)
03-Jan-2009 - 31-Jan-2011
Improving the education attainment of looked after children - research to identify good practice
Connelly, Graham (Principal Investigator) Siebelt, Lindsay (Academic) Forrest, Joan (Co-investigator) Furnivall, Judith (Co-investigator) Kenesson, Summer (Co-investigator) Seagraves, Liz (Co-investigator) Smith, Iain (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2006 - 30-Jan-2008

more projects


Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children (CELCIS)
Lord Hope Building

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