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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

'Your right to continuing care' - new information materials published

11 August 2022
Together, young people with experience of care, CELCIS, the Care Inspectorate and Clan Childlaw, have produced a new information…

Education Outcomes for Looked After Children 2020-21

28 July 2022
The Scottish Government has today (28 July 2022) published the national Education Outcomes for Looked After Children for 2020-21…

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…

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Resources

Your Right to Continuing Care

If you are a ‘looked after’ young person living with foster carers, kinship carers or you live in residential care this is important information for you. This information helps explain your rights and what you are entitl…

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…

Virtual School Head Teachers in Scotland: Practice Case Studies

This report provides an insight into the role of Virtual School Head Teachers (VSHTs) and Care Experienced Teams (CETs) in Scotland through a diverse range of case studies. These provide examples of how VSHTs are using…

Blog

Using my creativity and experience to help other young people make informed choices

Ciara Waugh is an art and design student who has been working with other young people to co-produce national information materials on the right to continuing…

August 2022

Grappling with the implications of The Promise for teaching social work in Scotland

Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Professor Ruth Emond and Dr Helen Whincup draw on their experiences in teaching Social Work students to consider how The Promise should…

June 2022

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