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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 new home for Protecting Children

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

Healthy relationships and consent
May 17th
Glasgow Lives: Michelle, 37, Bishopton, Intensive Fostering Services child and youth care worker at Kibble
May 16th
‘You need to work towards going back to foster care’: how the narrative around children’s homes harms young people
May 16th
Scottish Government gives payments to those who were abused in care
May 15th
First payments to be made to child abuse survivors in Scotland
May 14th
Bad for business: Defence lawyer Iain Smith on cutting crime with compassion
May 13th
‘Children have a right to education – regardless of immigration status’
May 12th
Children’s Minister Nadhim Zahawi on care leavers: ‘I am focused on delivering stability’
May 8th
Rethinking children’s rights for a digital age
May 8th
Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland raised to 12
May 7th


Briefing ResourcePolicy Resource

Beyond the Headlines: Homelessness and care experience

Year: 2019 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Supporting Families

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Foster care, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Dr Louise Hill, Nadine Fowler, Dr Robert Porter
Evaluation ResourceReport ResourceResearch Resource

An Independent Evaluation of Quarriers Coaching for Life

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Nadine Fowler, Louise Hill, Charlene Plunkett, Vicki Welch (on the Annotated Bibliography only)

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 3 June

Introduction to Active Implementation - A Beginners’ Taster Session

This short session will provide a set of helpful insights into why making lasting changes can be very difficult and what we now know i…
Tuesday 4 June | Wednesday 5 June

SIRCC 2019 Conference

20th annual conference for residential child care


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…