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Aug
28

Incorporation of the UNCRC is an important piece of a jigsaw puzzle, but on its own it is not enough. Lizzie Morton explains the thinking behind the CELCIS response to the Scottish Government's consultation on children's rights.   Read More ...


Aug
27

South Ayrshire CHAMPS Board is working in partnership with Belmont Academy in Ayr to bring care experienced young people together and support and encourage them.   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 ...


Feb
20

This Practice Note aims to celebrate good practice already taking place throughout Scotland, and give residential child care managers and practitioners ideas as to how they might help music become a greater part of the lives of looked after children and young people.   Read More ...


Jan
24

A response to the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill proposed by John Finnie MSP, which aims to remove the legal defence of ‘justifiable assault’ against children from Scots law.   Read More ...


Jan
23

Here we provide evidence to inform the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s scrutiny of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill. We fully support the Bill, and discuss the opportunity to modernise existing law to clarify that the physical punishment of children is unacceptable in Scotland.   Read More ...


Dec
17

Professor Julie Selwyn, from the University of Bristol, and Dr Claire Baker from Corum Voice talk about the Bright Spots programme looking at young people's wellbeing.   Read More ...


Dec
01

Introducing issue 12 of REACH, which explores stigma, language, perception and the representation of care and care experience.   Read More ...


Nov
21

The CELCIS annual Gathering PACE event took place at the Perth Convert Hall on Wednesday 7 November 2018, where we welcomed 96 delegates to the event from across Scotland.   Read More ...


Nov
16

The PACE (Permanence and Care Excellence) team at CELCIS hosted a Practice Echange Workshop on 15 November 2018 in Glasgow, with almost 70 delegates attending from local authorities and organisations throughout Scotland. The workshop theme was “Pre-birth planning, Assessment and “Getting it right from the start”, and included a keynote presentation by Alan Sinclair, author of 'Right from the Start', as well as talks by Linda Davidson, examples from practice from Shona Irvine, Helen Runciman and Julia Donaldson and group discussion sessions. The basis of this event was the Early Years Framework, which was published in 2008 as a ten year plan. Ten years on, we consider what the current landscape looks like in Scotland and reflect on the ambitions of the Early Years Framework, what has been achieved, what best practice might look like and how we can work towards this.   Read More ...


Oct
31

This report from the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) explains the concept of early intervention and how it works to support child development and improve outcomes for children and families. It details the current situation and barriers within the system in England, and the long-term nature of the impact of early intervention. While offering a number of arguments in favour of early intervention, EIF acknowledges that the necessary infrastructure is not yet established and there is still a significant knowledge gap. The report concludes with suggested national and local actions that could be taken in England to help pave the way for implementing early intervention.   Read More ...


Oct
18

This report explains how existing data was used to identify groups of vulnerable babies in England and obtain aggregate totals for each type of vulnerability. The focus is on babies under the age of one, although figures for children up to the age of four were recorded for context. Three vulnerability types were classified: •Type 1: In the system – groups of babies who are supported by the state •Type 2: Health needs – groups of babies who have physical or mental health needs •Type 3: Invisible babies –groups of babies with personal or contextual needs that are not well addressed by universal services The report discusses these vulnerability types, explains the methodology used and analyses the sources and quality of the available data.   Read More ...


Oct
18

A report published by the Children’s Commissioner for England suggests there are 15,800 babies under the age of 1 considered by local authorities to be vulnerable or highly vulnerable and at risk of harm, but still living at home. The report comes as many local authorities are struggling with unprecedented financial pressures that are putting increasing strain on children’s social services.   Read More ...


Oct
08

A research project which addressed how looked after children and young people accessed music opportunities, if at all, what barriers there were, and how they might be overcome.   Read More ...



Sep
14

Jim Lyon from East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership talks about the importance of listening to the voices of care experienced young people as part of Connecting Voices, a participation group of young care experienced young people, run with the support of East Ayrshire Council.   Read More ...


Sep
13

Many paths to higher education are not straightforward. A care experienced student talks about overcoming such challenges.   Read More ...


Sep
10

CELCIS response to Scottish Government’s consultation on the review of legislation relating to children and their families in Scotland.   Read More ...


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