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Oct
15

CELCIS strongly supports this progressive approach to promote systemic change through legislation for the promotion of children’s rights through incorporation of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). With a comprehensive approach to implementation, this historic Bill can embed children’s rights across our public services, change how we view and realise rights in Scotland, and raise the status of all children in Scotland, including those in need of care and protection.   Read More ...


Nov
19

SOS Children's Villages have published 'You Have the Right to Care and Protection! The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in Child and Youth Friendly Language'. This guide uses accessible and clear language and illustrations to explain the rights children have if they cannot live with their parents or might be seperated from them. It is based on a document called the 'Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children' that describes what support you should receive in these situations.   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 ...


Sep
05

This short paper contributes evidence regarding the situation of children without parental care and provision of suitable alternative care in an international context.   Read More ...


Aug
20

An interim evaluation of the Putting Families First project in Tajikistan based on interviews with government officials, parents, social workers and baby home staff.   Read More ...


Aug
09

The Care Leaver Experience - A Report on Children and Young People’s Experiences in and after Leaving Residential Care in Uganda. A report by the Uganda Care Leavers project featuring the opinions of over 250 care leavers, collected using peer-led participatory workshops   Read More ...



May
22

This article was first published by TES on the support teachers can offer unaccompanied and separated children.   Read More ...


Jan
28

Dr Chrissie Gale, CELCIS international lead, argues that we need agencies to unite with one voice if we want to uphold children’s rights internationally.   Read More ...

Topic : International
Author : Chrissie Gale

Dec
07

The Practice Guidance has been developed with the aim of building knowledge and skills of professionals, carers and other stakeholders responsible for supporting children and young people leaving care.   Read More ...


Sep
18


May
23

The third annual report from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance highlights the many ways that the social service workforce positively impacts the lives of children and families affected by violence.   Read More ...


Jan
23

The International Children’s Rights Symposium took place in June 2017, and brought together those who are committed to shaping and promoting children’s rights.   Read More ...


Nov
03

A key challenge for countries is measuring and keeping track of their progress in implementing the standards they set out. An inter-agency initiative set out to address this challenge. The initiative was funded by Oak Foundation, co-facilitated by the Better Care Network and Save the Children, and conducted in close collaboration with the Children without Appropriate Parental Care Working Groups in New York and Geneva. CELCIS and Save the Children have been working on developing an interactive, strengths-based diagnostic and learning tool. This tool will be vital in helping governments, children’s service providers, NGOs, civil society, academics and others to determine the extent to which a state or region has effectively implemented the Guidelines, and the priorities for change still ahead.   Read More ...

Topic : International, Legislation
Author : CELCIS

Sep
18

This issue contains a collection of four peer-reviewed research articles, three shorter commentaries, a paper previously published in the India-based journal, Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond, and two book reviews.   Read More ...


Jul
06

Dr Chrissie Gale, international lead for CELCIS, reflects on research which could help shape the drive for better alternative care for children in countries around the world.   Read More ...


Jun
01

This document outlines the ambitions for Institute of Inspiring Children’s Future which launched in June 2017.   Read More ...


Apr
26

In this issue we provide the usual mix of peer-reviewed research, commentaries on practice, and book reviews aimed at researchers, students and child and youth care practitioners. We also publish the transcripts of the 14th annual Kilbrandon Lecture by Professor Guy Standing and the Care Leavers’ Annual Lecture 2016 by Jimmy Paul. Happy reading.   Read More ...


Apr
10

For the first time, the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children will be shared with learners around the world, including policy makers, practitioners and carers, in a free online course.   Read More ...

Topic : International
Author :

Feb
06

Guest blogger Thomas Abbott talks about setting up foster care projects in Thailand.   Read More ...


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