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We are CELCIS

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 new home for Protecting Children

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

Newsfeed
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Scottish Government to scrap Named Person policy
September 19th
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Moving children far away from home in a privatised care system
September 18th
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Study: Spend more on housing, teens in foster care are less likely to be homeless, jailed
September 18th
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Positive Can Balance the Negative in Childhood Experiences
September 18th
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‘Ongoing contact between former children’s home residents and staff is fraught with potential pitfalls’
September 18th
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Children's leaders criticise inquiry claims over council placement practices
September 17th
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Vulnerable pupils: Creating safe spaces in the school environment
September 17th
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Multi-million pound funding to protect child abuse victims and track down offenders
September 17th
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'Care crisis': Sent-away children are 'easy victims'
September 16th
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Government Policy Is Putting Children In Care At Risk Of Exploitation. Why?
September 16th

Resources

Briefing ResourceResearch Resource

Children Without Parental Care and Alternative Care: Findings from Research

Year: 2019 | Topic: Foster care, International, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Dr Chrissie Gale
Blog Resource

The right way forward: how best to incorporate the UNCRC for Scotland’s children

Year: 2019 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to Consultation on Children’s Rights

Year: 2019 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton and Louise Hill

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 28 October

Caring for Vulnerable Children

Book our free online course to explore the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.
Wednesday 6 November

CELCIS Education Forum Meeting

Free half-day meeting for education professionals working with looked after children

Blog

The right way forward: how best to incorporate the UNCRC for Scotland’s children

Incorporation of the UNCRC is an important piece of a jigsaw puzzle, but on its own it is not enough. Lizzie Morton explains …

An Ayrshire school where care experienced young people’s views are taken seriously

South Ayrshire CHAMPS Board is working in partnership with Belmont Academy in Ayr to bring care experienced young people toge…