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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

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…

Implementation Plan outlines commitments and actions to realising The Promise by 2030

30 March 2022
The Scottish Government has published its Keeping the Promise Implementation Plan, setting out their actions and commitments to …

Children's Social Work Statistics for Scotland published

29 March 2022
The Scottish Government has published the latest official annual Children's Social Work Statistics for Scotland, covering the pe…

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Resources

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…

Money Matters Access to Child Trust Funds and Financial Support

This briefing explains how to access Child Trust Funds, and any support that children or young people might need to access or manage their fund.

Joining the dots: Virtual School Head Teachers’ and Care Experience Teams’ Network - 2020-2021 Evaluation Report

This evaluation report brings together the findings of semi-structured interviews carried out in July/August 2021 with members of Scotland’s Virtual School Head Teachers’ Network.

Blog

Caring for brothers and sisters: the invisible kinship families

As part of Kinship Care Week 2022 Lorna Stabler, a Researcher and PhD student at Cardiff University, writes about being a sibling carer and the research she is…

March 2022

World Social Work Day 2022: the experiences of social workers during COVID-19

On this World Social Work Day, two social workers from East Ayrshire Council, in Scotland, share their thoughts and experiences of the impact of the pandemic on…

March 2022

How do we hold the hand of the workforce?

Having marked the 2nd anniversary of the conclusion of Scotland’s Independent Review of Care, The Promise, there has rightly been a spotlight on what progress…

February 2022

The link between poverty, stigma, and the care ‘system’

Tiegan Boyens uses her experiences, views and knowledge to help improve the lives of children and young people, tackle social justice issues, and raise…

January 2022

Money matters, so why do we make it so hard to get financial support?

As families continue to struggle financially this winter, CELCIS's Director (Acting) Claire Burns looks at how financial support can get to people who need it…

December 2021

Leaving narratives unchallenged can only lead to injustice

Reflecting on the impact of the media, and how it is used, in shaping public attitudes to care experience.

November 2021