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Jun
11

The Care Inspectorate has today (14 June) published its latest review report - Triennial Review of Initial Case Reviews and Significant Case Reviews (2018-2021): Impact on Practice. Significant Case Reviews (SCRs) and Initial Case Reviews (ICRs) are carried out by child protection committees (CPCs) in Scotland. An SCR is a multi-agency process for establishing the facts of and learning from a situation where a child has died or been significantly harmed. An ICR precedes an SCR and is the process through which CPCs consider relevant information and recommend whether an SCR or another response is required.   Read More ...



Feb
05

Claire Burns, Director (Acting), CELCIS – Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, marks the first anniversary of The Promise.   Read More ...


Feb
04

CELCIS have responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the revised national guidance for child protection in Scotland. We welcome this draft guidance, and in this response we have made suggestions to further strengthen the ability of the guidance to support the practice of those who care for children, so that it can make a difference to the life of every child in Scotland.   Read More ...


Dec
09

This report provides an insight into the Permanence and Care Excellence (‘PACE’) programme – a Quality Improvement programme underway from 2014-2020 which engaged with local authority partnerships in 27 of the 32 Scottish local authority areas.   Read More ...


Oct
26

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and Barnardo’s Scotland have published the first national study of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Scotland.   Read More ...


Sep
17

‘Beyond the pandemic: Strategic priorities for responding to childhood trauma’, is a new briefing by the UK Trauma Council (UKTC) which identifies three ways in which the COVID-19 public health emergency is impacting on the experience of childhood trauma:   Read More ...


Aug
18

This is the third in a series of briefings – Beyond the Headlines – that has been providing further information and analysis on commonly reported statistics relating to children and young people in need of care and protection in Scotland.   Read More ...


Aug
03

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in Scotland. This consultation exercise considered the experiences of those involved in Children’s Hearings undertaken using video-conferencing in order to inform consideration of whether virtual hearings can facilitate participation by those who cannot, or prefer not to, attend Hearings in person. This short report highlights for young people what young people said about their experiences of Children’s Hearings when surveyed for this consultation.   Read More ...


Aug
03

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in Scotland. This consultation exercise considered the experiences of those involved in Children’s Hearings undertaken using video-conferencing in order to inform consideration of whether virtual hearings can facilitate participation by those who cannot, or prefer not to, attend Hearings in person. This short report highlights for parents and carers what parents and carers said about their experiences when surveyed for this consultation.   Read More ...


Aug
03

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in Scotland. This consultation exercise considered the experiences of those involved in Children’s Hearings undertaken using video-conferencing in order to inform consideration of whether virtual hearings can facilitate participation by those who cannot, or prefer not to, attend Hearings in person.   Read More ...


Jul
07

This report presents the main findings of a self-evaluation survey that looked at the arrangements in place in local areas to support child participation in formal child protection processes in Scotland. The report includes examples of promising practice and learning identified by local areas.   Read More ...



May
19

CELCIS's Claire Burns writes for Holyrood Magazine's latest special feature on Kirsty, the Holyrood Baby, who is now four years old.   Read More ...

Topic : Child protection
Author : Claire Burns

Apr
28

Bairnshoose Policy and Practice Lead Anna O'Reilly reflects on how far we've come towards securing a Scottish Bairnshoose, and what must still be done to give children the rights they deserve.   Read More ...


Feb
26

Core Component Checklist to support Child Protection Committees with their response to Child Sexual Exploitation by considering whether the “core components” of an effective response to Child Sexual Exploitation are in place across their local areas.   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 ...



Jan
24

This survey follows the first, baseline survey of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees completed in summer 2016. Developed by the CSE Data Indicators Sub-Group1 of the National Child Sexual Exploitation Group, the purpose of this survey is to understand the improvements that have been achieved over the duration of the National Action Plan.   Read More ...


Nov
07

This issue includes a mix of peer-reviewed articles, commentaries and the Kilbrandon Lecture.   Read More ...


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