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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.

Aberdeen City Council supports care experienced young people with rent scheme - Evening Express
September 24th
Pioneering Perth service will stop young people ‘slipping through the cracks’
September 23rd
Edinburgh schools seek hundreds of mentors for disadvantaged pupils
September 22nd
Award-winning dance and drama organisations launch three-year youth programme to tackle anti-social behaviour
September 22nd
Leading Lawyer and Children’s Advocate Appointed as Chair of UK Adopters’ Charity
September 22nd
‘Our foster child asked us to adopt him – by drawing himself on to a family photo’
September 20th
Care Leaver Covenant launches further education partnership
September 18th
Trends in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the United States
September 17th
The influence of adverse and advantageous childhood experiences during adolescence on young adult health
September 17th
Pediatrics adverse childhood experiences and related life events screener (PEARLS) and health in a safety-net practice
September 17th


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 virtual Children’s Hearings in Scotland. Those…

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 care leavers.

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 Scotland.

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 21 September

Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

Book our free online course to learn how to ensure that alternative care is a necessary, suitable and positive experience for children


Reimagining the way we nurture and stay connected during COVID-19.

Food and other essential items are something that we have always had available for our young people in the Youth Team, Aberde…

Digital access is a lifeline

Care experienced student of social care Chris Marshall explains why digital is an essential connection in life. People don’t …

Finding the ‘invisible’ adopters

Pride month 2020 was a bit different from previous years. The restrictions in place in various ways around the world to addre…