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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.

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News

Supporting child refugees and their families

31 March 2022
This resource is designed to help people in Scotland working with and supporting children and families in professional, voluntar…

Implementation Plan outlines commitments and actions to realising The Promise by 2030

30 March 2022
The Scottish Government has published its Keeping the Promise Implementation Plan, setting out their actions and commitments to …

Children's Social Work Statistics for Scotland published

29 March 2022
The Scottish Government has published the latest official annual Children's Social Work Statistics for Scotland, covering the pe…

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Resources

Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation

This research aims to identify and better understand what it is that enables and challenges the necessary improvements needed at national and local level to support children and young people to successfully transition to…

Money Matters Access to Child Trust Funds and Financial Support

This briefing explains how to access Child Trust Funds, and any support that children or young people might need to access or manage their fund.

Joining the dots: Virtual School Head Teachers’ and Care Experience Teams’ Network - 2020-2021 Evaluation Report

This evaluation report brings together the findings of semi-structured interviews carried out in July/August 2021 with members of Scotland’s Virtual School Head Teachers’ Network.

Blog

The power of participation: understanding the lives of young refugees through creativity

As part of Refugee Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, and Professor Ravi Kohli, a researcher at the University of Bedfordshire, reflect…

June 2022

Connections are key: the importance of relationship-based practice in supporting refugees and asylum seekers

During Refugee Week, Lorraine Ward writes about why connections are key in helping young asylum seekers and refugees to build happy, fulfilling lives in their…

June 2022

Everyone’s story is their own: learning from the personal narratives of young refugees

During Refugee Week, Christine and Hamid reflect together on their involvement in the Drawing Together project and NYPS, the experiences of refugees in…

June 2022

Knowing about continuing care allows for early conversations

Hazel Rogers is new to fostering and here she discusses her journey to find out more about continuing care to give her the confidence to support the young…

May 2022

The life of a foster carer

Anne-Marie Coyle has been a foster carer for over 15 years with the Kibble Intensive Fostering Service, which provides fostering for children and young people…

May 2022

‘I am a foster carer’ - why do foster carers find it hard to say?

Why do I hesitate when people ask what I do to say I am a foster carer? What makes me wait and judge the person before saying I am a foster carer, yet it is a…

May 2022