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We are committed to making positive and lasting improvements in the wellbeing of Scotland's children living in and on the edges of care. 

Ours is a truly collaborative agenda; we work alongside partners, professionals and systems with responsibility for nurturing our vulnerable children and families.

Together we work to understand the issues, build on existing strengths, introduce best possible practice and develop solutions.

The new home for Protecting Children

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

Government backs down over 'myth-busting' guide on child protection
March 24th
Three-month-old baby Charlie died after being found 'blue in the face' in bed
March 22nd
Paul McNamee: Government promises to care leavers must be backed by cash
March 18th
Thousands of children 'could become undocumented' after Brexit
March 18th
Public attitudes towards sex exploitation failing at-risk children, charity warns
March 18th
'Relatively low' awareness of child sexual abuse in Scotland
March 18th
Warning of overload in childhood trauma data
March 16th
School's out? North-east pupils could go to classes on part-time basis - Evening Express
March 16th
Dunfermline councillor gave emotional speech to raise awareness
March 15th
We must make sure care leavers are supported to succeed at UK universities
March 14th


Guidance Resource

Inter-Agency Guidance for Child Trafficking

Year: 2013 | Topic: Child trafficking | Author: Scottish Government

What Works? A review of interventions to combat modern slavery

Year: 2018 | Topic: Child trafficking | Author: Walk Free Foundation
Blog Resource

PACE is changing

Year: 2019 | Topic: Permanence | Author:

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.

26 February 2019

CELCIS Education Forum Meeting

The March Forum Meeting will have a focus on Pupil Inclusion
13 September 2018

Active Implementation – A Beginners’ Introduction

This longer introductory session has been designed for individuals who are interested in or responsible for influencing and guiding co…


PACE is changing

Carol Wassell, Permanence and Care Excellence programme lead at CELCIS, provides an update on a programme of work which is ma…

Human connections that change lives

To mark World Social Work Day, Janine Fraser, a Social Work Team Leader for Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership i…

One voice

Dr Chrissie Gale, CELCIS international lead, argues that we need agencies to unite with one voice if we want to uphold childr…