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May
20

The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee is seeking information around the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on vulnerable children. CELCIS responded to this inquiry, sharing information on how services are responding to and supporting the needs of children and families in need of care and protection.   Read More ...


Mar
09

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


Feb
12

The British Academy has undertaken a programme of work that seeks to re-frame debates around childhood in both the public and policy spaces and break down academic, policy and professional silos in order to explore new conceptualisations of children in policy making.   Read More ...



Nov
18

Information from a recent Scottish delegation of care experienced adults who travelled to Jersey to work alongside their counterparts.   Read More ...


Nov
12

This report and recommendations have been developed to improve the housing journey of care leavers in Scotland, and prevent homelessness for people with experience of care.   Read More ...


Sep
05

This short paper contributes evidence regarding the situation of children without parental care and provision of suitable alternative care in an international context.   Read More ...


Aug
20

Our response provides evidence to support the Committee’s scrutiny of the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill, designed to strengthen and simplify the disclosure system to ensure children and vulnerable adults are safeguarded. We support proposals which advance children’s rights and transform the approach to childhood convictions. We also consider changes to the PVG scheme in relation to kinship carers.   Read More ...


Aug
19


Aug
15

The Scottish Care Leaver’s Covenant support recommendations to extend the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2014. We highlight the rights and needs of care leavers to greater protection from experiencing unsuitable accommodation, and argue for prioritisation of care leaver’s needs when improving temporary accommodation standards in Scotland.   Read More ...


Aug
09

The Care Leaver Experience - A Report on Children and Young People’s Experiences in and after Leaving Residential Care in Uganda. A report by the Uganda Care Leavers project featuring the opinions of over 250 care leavers, collected using peer-led participatory workshops   Read More ...


Jul
29

A version of this blog post was first published in The Times on 26 July 2019.   Read More ...


May
09

Report from the CELCIS evaluation of Quarriers Coaching for Life, a mentoring programme for care experienced young people.   Read More ...


May
01

Providing clear guidance to improve the quality of care and support for young people with additional support needs who are making the transition to young adult life.   Read More ...


Apr
04

The Job Grant is designed to provide assistance to young people to meet the initial costs of starting work. We support its introduction, and welcome proposals to ensure increased eligibility for care leavers in recognition of the additional barriers they may face in accessing employment. We suggests changes to eligibility criteria to ensure all care leavers can access the grant, and the provision of guidance to ensure the grant enhances (rather than replaces) financial support already available.   Read More ...


Mar
15

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 duties and best practices for corporate parents when dealing with requests to access them. This briefing highlights experiences, views and needs of care experienced people, alongside research evidence, and discusses key issues for best practice.   Read More ...


Feb
12

We contribute to the Westminster APPG’s inquiry into care experienced children and young people’s access to financial education.   Read More ...


Dec
19

In this blog post, Alastair Redpath, Co-Chair of the Independent Care Review’s Stigma Work Group, considers why Christmas might not be all joy and cheer for everyone but sees hope for change.   Read More ...


Dec
18

Our evidence highlights the need for greater focus on meeting the mental health needs of care experienced children and young people, through services which ensure an attuned response to their developmental needs.   Read More ...


Dec
17

Response to the Scottish Governments consultation on the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019, which will ensure the continued eligibility of the current cohort of young people to continuing care as they increase in age. We fully support the Order, as the final annual increase extending the duty to provide continuing care to all eligible sixteen to twenty one year olds. Challenges to the full and consistent implementation of continuing care are also explored in this response.   Read More ...


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