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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.

Children set to give evidence on new rights Bill
October 20th
Free school meals: Boris Johnson rejects Marcus Rashford’s petition to provide food over Christmas holidays
October 16th
Maths 'will suffer the widest Covid attainment gap'
October 15th
Exclusive: Poorer schools hit twice as hard by lockdown
October 15th
NEU writes to Prime Minister and Chancellor with proposals to tackle child poverty
October 14th
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: Tayside mums reveal the reality of ‘invisible condition’
October 14th
E-modules increase knowledge, attitude and confidence related to childhood adversity and trauma-informed care
October 13th
'I'd be dead without it': how mentoring is changing the lives of care leavers in Scotland
October 13th
Families facing destitution after years of austerity, charities warn
October 13th
Marcus Rashford backs MPs’ push for free school breakfasts
October 12th


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.


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…