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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

Children’s Commissioner for England publishes report on the separation of children in care and their brothers and sisters

26 January 2023
Children’s Commissioner for England Rachel de Souza has today (26 January) published ‘Siblings in Care’, a new report investigat…

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…

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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

A legacy: how personal stories are shaped

How legacy work helps children to document their lives: supporting a young person or child who has had to start again in creating their own legacy. Having…

January 2023

Childhood Trauma and the Poignance of Spirit

In National Storytelling Week 2023, Annmarie Campbell, member of CELCIS's Strategic Advisory Board, explains what inspired her to turn to writing as she shares…

January 2023

The cost of surviving

At this moment, it feels wrong to address what we’re living through as a cost-of-living crisis, since most people are barely living on what they have. They are…

December 2022

‘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