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CELCIS response to the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Poverty’s inquiry into poverty and stigma: call for written evidence

Year: 2022 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Stigma | Author: Lizzie Thomson
Our response highlights the impact of poverty-related stigma on children, young people and families in need of care and protection. Poverty-r…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to the Scottish Government’s stakeholder consultation on ‘Assessment of Wellbeing (GIRFEC)’ statutory guidance

Year: 2022 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Thomson
As Scotland’s national approach to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing all children and young people, GIRFEC is rights-based and …
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

CELCIS Response to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s Inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Year: 2021 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Kate Mackinnon
This response to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s Inquiry provides information about some of the key issues around the health an…

Money matters, so why do we make it so hard to get financial support?

Year:  | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Claire Burns
As families continue to struggle financially this winter, CELCIS's Director (Acting) Claire Burns looks at how financial support can get to p…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

CELCIS response to the Scottish Government’s stakeholder consultation on ‘Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Refresh - Practice Guidance’

Year: 2021 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Lizzie Thomson
This consultation response provides feedback on ‘refreshed’ GIRFEC practice guidance materials about the Named Person, Lead Professional, usi…

Resources for parents, schools, colleges and practitioners supporting traumatically bereaved children and young people

Year: 2021 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: UK Trauma Council
The UK Trauma Council (UKTC) and three child bereavement charities - Child Bereavement UK, Winston’s Wish and the Childhood Bereavement Netwo…
Consultations Resource

CELCIS Response to Scottish Government Education Reform Consultation

Year: 2021 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Michael Bettencourt
This consultation document provides information and insights on the proposed changes to Education Scotland and the reform of the Scottish Qua…

Language and understanding at ‘the chalkface’

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Leanne McIver
This Adoption Week Scotland, Dr Leanne McIver, Research Associate at CELCIS, discusses how greater inclusiveness for adopted children in poli…
Consultations Resource

CELCIS’s response to the National Care Service Consultation

Year: 2021 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Disability, Domestic abuse, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, COVID | Author: CELCIS
Proposals for a National Care Service in Scotland were published for consultation by the Scottish Government in August 2021. CELCIS’s respons…

Mentoring in practice: An MCR Pathways mentor and young person share their journey together

Year:  | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Lorna Tilsley and MCR Pathways mentee
On this National Mentoring Day, a young person who is currently a mentee with MCR Pathways and their mentor, Lorna Tilsley, discuss how their…
Briefing ResourceEvent Resource

Education Forum - September 2021

Year: 2021 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: CELCIS
At our latest Education Forum meeting. We were delighted to welcome Claire O'Hara, Programme Director, and Michael Wield, Programme Co-ordina…

Change is happening - but more needs to be done for children and families

Year:  | Topic: Active implementation, Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Claire Burns
For all of us involved in supporting children and families, the pandemic has shown that building back better from COVID-19 doesn’t mean retur…

Lifelong Links Briefing II

Year: 2021 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care | Author: Nadine Fowler and Rober Porter
Lifelong Links is an innovative approach to supporting children and young people who are looked after away from their parents and their famil…
Briefing Resource

CELCIS's commitment to keeping The Promise

Year: 2021 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Disability, Domestic abuse, Education, Emotional abuse, Fabricated or Induced Illness in children, Female Genital Mutilation, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Historical abuse, International, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Online safety, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Permanence, Physical abuse, Residential care, Secure care, Sexual abuse, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: CELCIS
Learn more about CELCIS’s response and our offer to work in collaboration with The Promise and those working to support children, young peopl…
Blog Resource

More than a promise: the imperative to make change happen

Year: 2021 | Topic: Active implementation, Child protection, Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Local authority, Permanence | Author: Claire Burns
Claire Burns, Director (Acting), CELCIS – Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, marks the first anniversary of The Promis…
Blog Resource

If you think poverty doesn’t affect you, you are part of the problem

Year: 2020 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Claire Burns
Claire Burns, Director (Acting), CELCIS – Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection discusses how COVID-19 has exacerbated ine…
Blog Resource

The national Children’s Hearings advocacy service

Year: 2020 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Voices of young people | Author: Maree Todd, Scottish Government Minister for Children and Young People
The introduction of the advocacy service is an important additional support. It’s already the case that hearings must consider views of child…
Blog Resource

Therapeutic Parenting in adoption

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Fiona Aitken
For Adoption Week Scotland this year, Fiona Aitken, Director of Adoption UK Scotland, looks at why therapeutic parenting is so important for …
Blog Resource

We need to talk about FASD

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Parental alcohol and/or drug use | Author: Barbara Ogston
This Adoption Week Scotland, Barbara Ogston, FASD Advisor in the FASD Hub Scotland, managed by Adoption UK, who is an adoptive parent, discus…
Blog Resource

We can and must do more to provide food security for all

Year: 2020 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Paul Sullivan
On World Food Day 2020, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, reflects on some of the existing food insecurities affecting familie…
Report Resource

Kinship carers' experiences during the coronavirus crisis

Year: 2020 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Permanence | Author: Kirsty Deacon
CELCIS has published supplementary analysis on a survey of kinship carers' experiences during the coronavirus crisis which the charity Family…
Blog Resource

Ensuring there is choice in financial help

Year: 2020 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Mhairi Reid
For Challenge Poverty Week 2020, this blog post from Mhairi Reid on behalf of the Life Changes Trust and their Advisory Group, takes a look a…
Guidance Resource

SIRCC 2020 Online | Health and wellbeing for residential care workers

Year: 2020 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, SIRCC | Author: CELCIS
Links to hints and tips for keeping physically and mentally well during COVID-19.
Consultations Resource

Raising the age of referral to the Children’s Reporter – CELCIS Consultation Response

Year: 2020 | Topic: Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Physical abuse, Secure care, Sexual abuse, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Paul Sullivan, Kate MacKinnon, Rosie Moore, Elaine Adams
CELCIS has responded to the Scottish Government Care and Justice consultation on raising the age of referral to the Children’s Reporter to 18…
Blog Resource

Securing better futures

Year: 2020 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Secure care | Author: Paul Sullivan
October 8, 2020 marks a very important moment for children and young people who experience secure care. That’s because it’s the day that the …

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