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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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Why Boris Johnson’s mass prison-building plan is a multi-billion-pound mistake – Professor Harry Burns
December 4th
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Developing #wellbeing strategies for vulnerable children
December 4th
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QC apologises on behalf of nation for the suffering of child migrants
December 4th
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British schoolchildren among least satisfied, says OECD report
December 3rd
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Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry: Migration hearings to start
December 3rd
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Mental disorders more frequent in children known to protection services
December 2nd
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Regulating children’s services
December 2nd
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Historical institutional abuse: Institutions told of compensation 'obligation'
November 29th
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Wrexham Glyndwr University in 'groundbreaking' conference surrounding traumatic experiences
November 28th
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Five ways to help students with ACEs handle Christmas
November 28th

Resources

Blog Resource

Considered but timely decision making is vital for children

Year: 2019 | Topic: Adoption | Author: Stephen Small
Guidance Resource

The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in Child and Youth Friendly Language

Year: 2019 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, International, Legislation | Author: SOS Children's Villages International
Case study/examples of practice ResourceVideo Resource

Scotland - Jersey Participation Project

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

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 …