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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 ...


Nov
15

The UK Government’s Department for Education has published the Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018 statistics for the year ending 31 March 2018. The statistics show that 75,420 children were looked after in the period covered, a 4% increase on 2016 to 2017. The statistics include information on demographics as well as age, gender and ethnicity, proportions of children in each placement type, and reasons for being looked after.   Read More ...


Oct
31

Evaluation of the pilot National Partnership Agreement for Looked After Children who go missing from Residential and Foster Care in Scotland   Read More ...


Oct
25

The Department for Education has published its annual children in need census in England for 2017 to 2018. The numbers are based on data from 152 local authorities in England and Wales. The report provides total numbers and demographics - such as gender, age and reason for assessment - of children referred to local authority social care services, children assessed to be ‘in need’, and children with child protection plans. Cases reported on include referrals, referrals leading to no further action, assessments, initial child protection conferences, child protection plans and child protection plan reviews.   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
10

Infants subject to care proceedings as newborns are the focus of this report from the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory for England and Wales.   Read More ...


Sep
25

Evidence suggests that DDP (attachment-focused family therapy) is effective in helping recovery from developmental trauma. Here's how.   Read More ...


Sep
24

Jo Derrick at Foster Care Associates explans how additional support for foster carers at the early stages of placement helps to improve outcomes.   Read More ...

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Sep
19

Michael Stewart, from Fosterplus, gives an insight into a model used to improve foster care practice.   Read More ...

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Sep
17

How an analysis of data has enabled Stirling’s services for children develop to better fit their needs.   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 ...


Aug
02

Gordon Main continues the conversation on commitment, discussing the emotional investment of foster carers.   Read More ...



Jun
20

Kenny McGhee continues the conversation from Gordon Main’s recent blog Commitment, like love, is not enough.   Read More ...


Jun
18

Are you a foster carer? Take this short questionnaire and share your experiences of fostering.   Read More ...


Jun
04

Gordon Main talks about how commitment in the care system is not enough.   Read More ...


Mar
26

Change is coming in the inspection of how well corporate parents are meeting their responsibilities in improving the lives of care experienced children and young people.   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 ...


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