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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 home for Protecting Children

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

Newsfeed
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Action to help prevent vulnerable young people from becoming homeless
October 26th
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Pandemic or no pandemic, young people should not 'age out' of care
October 26th
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Child sex exploitation 'in every part of Scotland'
October 26th
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We can’t afford not to keep The Promise: Chairwoman vows to overhaul Scotland’s broken care service
October 26th
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Councils back Rashford and pledge to provide school meals over holidays
October 23rd
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Child refugees ‘betrayed’ by UK as Home Office sends them to adult detention centres
October 23rd
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Help for residential outdoor education centres
October 22nd
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Child abuse in Scotland: Backlash against investigations means victims are still going undetected – Dr Sarah Nelson
October 22nd
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MPs vote against move to support Marcus Rashford’s free school meals campaign
October 21st
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Scottish Child Abuse: Children’s charity can find no written records on migration policy, inquiry told
October 21st

Resources

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings captured in new consultation

The findings of a new rapid consultation published today (3 August) have identified key areas of focus for further strengthening the experience of virtual Children’s Hearings in Scotland. Those…

Call to close the digital divide for care leavers

New rapid research published today (22 July) by CELCIS, has revealed that COVID-19 has further deepened the impact of digital exclusion for Scotland’s care leavers.

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.

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.

Monday 21 September

Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

Book our free online course to learn how to ensure that alternative care is a necessary, suitable and positive experience for children
Monday 12 October

COVID-19: Adapting Child Protection Case Management - Free online course

Get practical guidance on how to adapt child protection case management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blog

We can and must do more to provide food security for all

On World Food Day 2020, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, reflects on some of the existing food insecurities a…

Listening to the voices of care experienced LGBT people in Scotland

As the LGBT Youth Scotland Care Commission concludes its work with a new awareness film, Commission member Charlie Mackenzie,…

Ensuring there is choice in financial help

For Challenge Poverty Week 2020, this blog post from Mhairi Reid on behalf of the Life Changes Trust and their Advisory Group…