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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.

Childline sees surge in calls over coronavirus
March 30th
Coronavirus: Schools told to review child protection policies
March 30th
Coronavirus: How to support vulnerable pupils at school
March 29th
Privatising children's homes is 'playing into the hands of abusers'
March 28th
Coronavirus: Online child abuse warning during lockdown
March 27th
Coronavirus in Scotland: Pandemic will not get in the way of child abuse inquiry
March 27th
Video games can help stop kids feeling lonely while stuck at home
March 26th
Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families indicators and evidence base
March 26th
‘Shameful’: Children set to miss out on free school meals amid closures, school leaders warn
March 25th
Paisley school praised for work helping pupils in poverty
March 25th


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.

Monday 6 April

Caring for Vulnerable Children - Free online course

Book our free online course to explore the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.
Thursday 14 May

CELCIS Education Conference 2020

Transitions in education and navigating change for care experienced learners


The Care Experienced Student Bursary – helping to change lives in East Renfrewshire

How the Care Experienced Bursary is making a difference in the lives of care experienced young people.

Beyond Reimagining

Claire Burns, Deputy Executive Director, CELCIS, sets out what it will take to make change happen as she writes on Care Day 2…

WAC ensemble member Chloe talks about Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?

First published by Citizens Theatre, 30 January 2020.