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CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland.

We improve children’s lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices used by people responsible for their care.

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News

CELCIS asked by the Scottish Government to undertake independent research on children’s services in Scotland

10 October 2022
CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, has been asked to undertake research to improve the unders…

'Your right to continuing care' - new information materials published

11 August 2022
Together, young people with experience of care, CELCIS, the Care Inspectorate and Clan Childlaw, have produced a new information…

Education Outcomes for Looked After Children 2020-21

28 July 2022
The Scottish Government has today (28 July 2022) published the national Education Outcomes for Looked After Children for 2020-21…

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Resources

Your Right to Continuing Care

If you are a ‘looked after’ young person living with foster carers, kinship carers or you live in residential care this is important information for you. This information helps explain your rights and what you are entitl…

Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation

This research aims to identify and better understand what it is that enables and challenges the necessary improvements needed at national and local level to support children and young people to successfully transition to…

Virtual School Head Teachers in Scotland: Practice Case Studies

This report provides an insight into the role of Virtual School Head Teachers (VSHTs) and Care Experienced Teams (CETs) in Scotland through a diverse range of case studies. These provide examples of how VSHTs are using…

Blog

‘Everybody has a different story’: How compassionate connections are helping to support birth parents

This Adoption Week Scotland, Melanie Thomson, a Social Worker for the Bluebird Project at Scottish Adoption, which offers counselling and support to birth…

November 2022

Staying connected: How connections – past and present – can help to write our own futures

This Adoption Week Scotland, Tegan, a Youth Ambassador at Scottish Adoption and Teen Talk Adoption, discusses her experience of reconnecting with her…

November 2022

Why the new John Lewis advert matters

It's long been understood now that there is a pressing need to ‘reframe’ care, something being taken forward with the support of the Each and Every Child…

November 2022

How students are helping to shape University-led and peer support for students with care experience

Sam Upton, President of the Strathclyde Care Experienced & Estranged Students Society, shares her thoughts on the support on offer to students with care…

October 2022

Don’t Pity Me! Thinking Differently about Vulnerability

Retired teacher, adoptive parent and blogger David Woodier explores the disuse of the word vulnerability and wonders if we need to look a little deeper at what…

October 2022

Could a minimum income guarantee help Scotland to keep The Promise?

For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead and Lizzie Thomson, Policy Associate at CELCIS look the impact the cost of living crisis…

October 2022