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Jan
31

Many children who are in conflict with the law in Scotland do not experience ‘justice’ in the true meaning of the word. Scotland would benefit from thinking about children in conflict with the law from the perspective of rights. This represents a shift from focusing on children as troubled, challenged, vulnerable and challenging, which whilst often well-meaning and containing a partial truth, can encourage negative unintended consequences which disproportionately affect and stigmatise the most disadvantaged children.   Read More ...


Oct
30

The Children’s Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP) has published its Progress on Better Hearings report. This looks at the work taking place to meet the standards set out in the research report Next Steps to Better Hearings to improve the experience of children and families   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 ...


Apr
26

Report of the Secure Care Strategic Board to Scottish Ministers   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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Sep
26

Laura Conachan explains how the Children's Hearing System can be improved by seeing the bigger picture.   Read More ...

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Sep
10

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


Sep
03

How a Maori model of improving care has been transformative for a family in Glasgow.   Read More ...


Sep
03

Claire Burns introduces the evidence into practice theme of the new issue of our REACH publication.   Read More ...


Aug
16

Kenny Murray comments on the Children's Hearings Scotland 'Be A Force For Good' campaign.   Read More ...



Dec
04

How a new tool can help map a child’s journey to a better future.   Read More ...


Dec
04

At our annual Gathering PACE (Permanence and Care Excellence) event on 16 November, we welcomed over 120 delegates from across Scotland. Gathering PACE is about sharing learning from all our PACE sites and giving opportunities for learning and discussion about what is working to achieve better outcomes for our looked after children. Presenters included: Maree Todd, Minster for Childcare and Early Years; Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Healthcare Quality and Strategy; and University of York’s Professor of Social Work, Nina Biehal. Here you will find the presentations that were given on the day. A number of local PACE areas produced posters that outline what they have achieved, along with the challenges along the way. There is also a short video that was produced during the event that asks of speakers and delegates what PACE means to them.   Read More ...


Apr
27

This Report sets out the findings of the Education & Skills Committee's short inquiry to take stock ofthe reforms brought about by the 2011 Act and how they were being implemented in relation to the Children's Hearing System in Scotland.   Read More ...

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Mar
17

Children’s Hearing Scotland has published its Feedback Loop report. The report comprises a national overview and breakdown of the numbers and nature of Compulsory Service Orders.   Read More ...


Mar
17

Our response to the Education and Skill’s Committee’s call for evidence on changes to the Children Hearing System since the introduction of the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011.   Read More ...


Feb
16

Scottish Government announces Fiona Duncan, CEO of Lloyd TSB Foundation, as Chair of Independent Review of Scotland's Care System (Children and Young People) - CELCIS responds.   Read More ...


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