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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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'No child should be moved away': why councils are opening new children's homes
November 21st
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Government refuses law change on child-abuse retrials
November 21st
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‘All eyes are on Scotland’: Children’s rights in Scotland today
November 20th
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UNCRC Consultation Analysis Report
November 20th
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At What Age Is It Right To Prosecute Children?
November 20th
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Strengthening children’s rights
November 20th
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We need to reclaim the founding principles of 1989’s Children Act
November 20th
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The Copenhagen house that's probably the best children's home in the world
November 20th
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Families For Children: New Glasgow podcast highlights joy of adoption
November 19th
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Unicef - 30 years of child rights: Historic gains and undeniable achievements, but little progress for the world’s poorest children
November 19th

Resources

Blog Resource

Considered but timely decision making is vital for children

Year: 2019 | Topic: Adoption | Author: Stephen Small
Case study/examples of practice ResourceVideo Resource

Scotland - Jersey Participation Project

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author:
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to consultation on Independent Child Trafficking Guardians

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child trafficking, Corporate parenting, International | Author: Lizzie Morton

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 28 October

Caring for Vulnerable Children

Book our free online course to explore the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.
Monday 4 November

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

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 …