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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.

Schools' poverty gap a 'major challenge' - Estyn
February 26th
Child migrant: Finding family existed was 'like lottery win'
February 25th
Police and politicians 'turned blind eye' to Westminster child abuse claims
February 25th
New push to improve outcomes for vulnerable children
February 25th
How fate of these children proves Scotland is not a meritocracy – Richard Leonard
February 25th
Margaret Taylor: If music tuition is so vital to education the Scottish Government has got to fund it
February 25th
Masterchef Gary Maclean gives a masterclass to care experienced kids at Kibble
February 25th
Number of people contacting helpline about viewing child abuse images doubles
February 25th
'Focus on poor pupils in rich areas to cut inequality'
February 25th
Families living with no recourse to public funds
February 24th


Beyond the Headlines: Homelessness and care experience

This is the second in a series of our Beyond the Headlines briefings aiming to provide further information and analysis on some commonly reported statistics relating to children and young people in…

Inform Briefing - Access to Care Records

We have produced a briefing for corporate parents about the rights of care experienced people to access their records, the importancce of records to understanding their family and identity, and the…

Beyond the Headlines: Going to university from care

This is the first in a series of our Beyond the Headlines briefings to provide further information and analysis on some commonly reported statistics relating to children and young people in care, care…

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.

Thursday 19 December

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…
Monday 6 April

Caring for Vulnerable Children - Free online course

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


Beyond Reimagining

Claire Burns, Deputy Executive Director, CELCIS, sets out what it will take to make change happen as she writes on Care Day 2…

WAC ensemble member Chloe talks about Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?

First published by Citizens Theatre, 30 January 2020.

Considered but timely decision making is vital for children

Stephen Small explains how the voluntary adoption and fostering agency has worked with West Lothian Council to deliver a conc…