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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 new home for Protecting Children

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

Newsfeed
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How Scotland is taking a revolutionary apporach to looking after children in care – Ewan Aitken
January 24th
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The Guardian view on looked-after children: time to join the dots
January 23rd
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Changemakers: Rolling with the punches
January 23rd
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Why We Need More Educators in Foster Care
January 23rd
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Support service for Rotherham survivors of child sexual exploitation to be in place by Autumn
January 23rd
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Turkish activists oppose amnesties for child rapists
January 23rd
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Racism in the foster care system is depriving kids of support – and I’ve seen it up close
January 23rd
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Four out of five children in care have special educational needs
January 23rd
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Ofsted’s Annual Report: highlighting some of the big issues for social care
January 23rd
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Children's panel volunteers say complaints against them handled 'unfairly'
January 23rd

Resources

Report ResourceResearch Resource

Survey of Child Protection Committees (2019)

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Sexual abuse | Author: Developed by the CSE Data Indicators Sub-Group1 of the National Child Sexual Exploitation Group
Evaluation Resource

Evaluation of National Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Trafficking Workshops

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking | Author: Moira McKinnon
Blog Resource

Considered but timely decision making is vital for children

Year: 2019 | Topic: Adoption | Author: Stephen Small

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.

Thursday 19 December

Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children - Free Online Course

Caring for Children Moving Alone explores how to offer the best possible alternative care, protection and support to unaccompanied and…
Wednesday 10 June | Tuesday 9 June

SIRCC 2020 Conference: 'The extraordinary ordinary: the power of everyday care'

Annual conference for residential child care in Scotland

Blog

Considered but timely decision making is vital for children

Stephen Small explains how the voluntary adoption and fostering agency has worked with West Lothian Council to deliver a conc…

On a journey with the Welsh Child Practice Review Framework

Barbara shares the learning that she gained throughout designing, applying and adapting the model in Wales, England and Jerse…

Scotland and Jersey: working together to make change happen

As part of Care Experienced Week, David Grimm has written a blog post and Simone Smith shares a vlog describing the learning …