We are CELCIS
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
Find out more about child protection policy and practice in Scotland.Visit Protecting Children
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon issues official apology to people affected by historic adoption practices
Research published into the number of births to care experienced teenagers and women in Scotland
Children’s Commissioner for England publishes report on the separation of children in care and their brothers and sisters
Your Right to Continuing Care
Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation
Virtual School Head Teachers in Scotland: Practice Case Studies
World Social Work Day 2023: How social work teams in East Lothian have promoted staff wellbeing and development
On this World Social Work Day, Rogan Higginbottom, a senior workforce learning and development officer at East Lothian Council (ELC), shares how social work…
How developing a love of reading is helping support care experienced children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway
Alison Ferla is the Principal Teacher of the Care Experienced Education Team in Dumfries and Galloway, which focuses on improving the educational outcomes and…
Our Hearings, Our Voice, Our Magazine
How young people came up with the idea to produce a magazine for all young people to read and help them understand what’s involved while waiting to go into…
Authentic co-production – it’s the right thing to do!
Rosie Moore, Participation and Policy Advisor at CELCIS describes leading on a project that has participation at its core from the very beginning. Genuine…
Developing a village to care for the child (and the family)
As a new report is published by The Why Not? Trust, their Director of Innovation Moira Greentree, discusses the value of finding out how many care experienced…
A legacy: how personal stories are shaped
How legacy work helps children to document their lives: supporting a young person or child who has had to start again in creating their own legacy. Having…