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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.

Eleanor Bradford: There is no substitute for the classroom
July 6th
Service helping child abuse victims in care gets cash boost
July 5th
Draft agreement on unaccompanied migrant children discussed with experts - News from Parliament
July 3rd
Glasgow Deliveroo drivers to be trained on spotting signs of child abuse
July 3rd
Lockdown regime ramped up worries and anxiety for Scots kids
July 3rd
Coronavirus latest news: Doctors report more babies with suspected abuse-related head trauma during lockdown
July 2nd
Spotlight on child abuse and neglect response in the time of COVID-19
July 1st
#Chances4Children: Call to 'put children first' in post-lockdown recovery planning
June 30th
100 days in lockdown: Calls for more support ahead of schools re-opening
June 30th
Coronavirus: Stop childhood being disrupted - charities
June 30th


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.

Inform Briefing - Access to Care Records

We have produced a briefing for corporate parents about the rights of care experienced people to access their records, the importancce of records to understanding their family and identity, and the…

Beyond the Headlines: Homelessness and care experience

This is the second in a series of our Beyond the Headlines briefings aiming to provide further information and analysis on some commonly reported statistics relating to children and young people in…

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.

Tuesday 5 May

Caring for Vulnerable Children - Free online course

Book our free online course to explore the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.


Maintaining Momentum - upping the pace of change for Children’s Hearings in Scotland

Elaine Adams, Learning and Development Lead at Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership, writes about the impact of the CO…

Listening to what families need and want is how we will all thrive

CELCIS's Claire Burns writes for Holyrood Magazine's latest special feature on Kirsty, the Holyrood Baby, who is now four yea…

Realising children’s rights to justice and care

Bairnshoose Policy and Practice Lead Anna O'Reilly reflects on how far we've come towards securing a Scottish Bairnshoose, an…