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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 ...


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 ...



May
28

The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) has published its new Corporate Plan for 2020-23, driven by the organisation's strategic aims: care, connect and protect.   Read More ...


May
20

The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee is seeking information around the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on vulnerable children. CELCIS responded to this inquiry, sharing information on how services are responding to and supporting the needs of children and families in need of care and protection.   Read More ...


Mar
24

This briefing shines a spotlight on kinship care in Scotland.   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

The CELCIS response to the Committee call for evidence on the Children (Scotland) Bill.   Read More ...

Topic : Legislation
Author : Lizzie Morton

Oct
02

Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.   Read More ...


Aug
28

Incorporation of the UNCRC is an important piece of a jigsaw puzzle, but on its own it is not enough. Lizzie Morton explains the thinking behind the CELCIS response to the Scottish Government's consultation on children's rights.   Read More ...


Aug
28

CELCIS response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Children’s Rights: incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into our domestic law in Scotland   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 ...



May
21

This is the second in a series of our Beyond the Headlines briefings aiming to provide further information and analysis on some commonly reported statistics relating to children and young people in care, care leavers, and care experienced people in Scotland.   Read More ...

Topic : Legislation
Author : CELCIS

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
24

A response to the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill proposed by John Finnie MSP, which aims to remove the legal defence of ‘justifiable assault’ against children from Scots law.   Read More ...


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