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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.

The home for Protecting Children

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Find out more about child protection policy and practice in Scotland.

Charity calls for Scotland to get autism and learning disability commissioner
November 29th
Alex Salmond 'was opposed to child abuse inquiry'
November 27th
Covid-19 could prompt an end to our continued betrayal of childhood
November 26th
New data highlights equality gaps for estranged students
November 26th
Child vulnerability evaluated
November 25th
Sector responds to 'disappointing' Spending Review
November 25th
Anne Longfield presents her vision for a better care system
November 25th
Statement on yesterday’s ruling by the Court of Appeal on removing safeguards for children in care
November 25th
New kit and training to tackle digital exclusion
November 25th
Trevor Elliott: We can't stop caring for children because of Covid
November 24th


Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings captured in new consultation

The findings of a new rapid consultation published today (3 August) have identified key areas of focus for further strengthening the experience of…

Call to close the digital divide for care leavers

New rapid research published today (22 July) by CELCIS, has revealed that COVID-19 has further deepened the impact of digital exclusion for Scotland’s…

Covid-19 Coronavirus Information Point for Children's Care and Protection

Key COVID-19 coronavirus-related information, official guidance and advice for supporting the care and protection of children and young people in…

Training and events

We support ongoing learning and the exchange of knowledge and good practice through a wide range of training packages, and an excellent programme of seminars, conferences and events.

Monday 26 October

Caring for Vulnerable Children - Free online course

Book our free online course to explore the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.
Monday 2 November

Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children - Free Online Course

Caring for Children Moving Alone explores how to offer the best possible alternative care, protection and support to unaccompanied and…


Children 'get animated' in lockdown

Nikki Hepburn, Art teacher at Harmeny Education Trust, is a residential school providing care and education to children aged …

The national Children’s Hearings advocacy service

The introduction of the advocacy service is an important additional support. It’s already the case that hearings must conside…

Therapeutic Parenting in adoption

For Adoption Week Scotland this year, Fiona Aitken, Director of Adoption UK Scotland, looks at why therapeutic parenting is s…