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Jun
25

The Independent Care Review (ICR)'s evidence framework, comprising of research and evidence collated and analysed throughout the review’s three years of work as it undertook a root and branch review of care system in Scotland.   Read More ...


Mar
09

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


Feb
21

Claire Burns, Deputy Executive Director, CELCIS, sets out what it will take to make change happen as she writes on Care Day 2020, reaffirming our commitment to support all families and the findings of the Independent Care Review.   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
15

Here we highlight the rights of unaccompanied children to special protection, and the important place of Guardians in upholding these rights.   Read More ...


Oct
11

A report by Emma Miller and Katherine Baxter for the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and the University of Strathclyde on behalf of the Institute for Inspiring Children's Futures (IICF).   Read More ...


Aug
27

The Scottish Funding Council are reviewing the best use of the Widening Access and Retention Fund in higher education. We consider changes which could positively impact on the educational experiences and outcomes for care experienced students.   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 ...


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
15

A new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course on permanence for social workers in England has been launched by Research in Practice (RiP) While the course is based on English legislation, much of the content is useful for all practitioners engaged in permanence practice.   Read More ...


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 ...



May
09

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


Jan
28

The PACE Community is engaged in driving forward improvement for looked after children, and recently hosted a PACE Data Community Event, Milestones, Measures & Aims. How to incorporate the Data 'ask' into the system which looked at how data can practically be captured and analysed to drive and evidence improvement in achievement of early permanence for our looked after infants, children, and young people. The aim of the session was to look specifically at the key milestones on the journey to permanence and the data issues that these pose. We learned from examples of how local authority partnership areas have sought to address and overcome particular data issues, and shared general learning from CELCIS resulting from implementation of the PACE programme.   Read More ...


Jan
08

Guidance from the Care Inspectorate on best practice in admissions and matching of children and young people to make residential care a positive choice for all children in Scotland who require it.   Read More ...


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