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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 ...


Jan
23

Here we provide evidence to inform the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s scrutiny of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill. We fully support the Bill, and discuss the opportunity to modernise existing law to clarify that the physical punishment of children is unacceptable in Scotland.   Read More ...


Jan
07

Here we provide evidence to inform the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s scrutiny of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill (the Bill) at Stage 2.   Read More ...


Dec
17

Response to the Scottish Governments consultation on the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019, which will ensure the continued eligibility of the current cohort of young people to continuing care as they increase in age. We fully support the Order, as the final annual increase extending the duty to provide continuing care to all eligible sixteen to twenty one year olds. Challenges to the full and consistent implementation of continuing care are also explored in this response.   Read More ...


Nov
15

CELCIS response to the Scottish Government’s consultation “Protecting children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 42 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009”   Read More ...

Topic : Legislation
Author : Lizzie Morton

Nov
08

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report today titled ‘Who knows what about me?’ on the data collected about children and the potential implications of sharing this data. It expresses concern that there is a lack of awareness about the types of data collected and how it might be used in ways that could jeopardise a child’s future.   Read More ...


Oct
31

Dr Louise Hill considers the implications of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill and how similar measures have impacted on support services in other countries.   Read More ...


Oct
17

This blog post explores the findings of a recent briefing from CELCIS about going to university from care.   Read More ...

Topic : Education, Legislation
Author :


Sep
13

This is the first in a series of our Beyond the Headlines briefings 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 : Education, Legislation
Author : CELCIS

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

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


Jul
24

A briefing detailing the legislation exempting youg care leavers from paying council tax in Scotland.   Read More ...


Jul
18

Response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Disclosure of Criminal Information.   Read More ...


Jul
09

Here we provide evidence to inform the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s scrutiny of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill (the Bill) at Stage 1. We highlight the need to ensure children, particularly those with care experience, are cared for and protected, not criminalised.   Read More ...


Jun
15

An assessment of progress and improvement in integrated children's services, published by Social Work Scotland, and a literature review.   Read More ...


May
30

This Scottish Government report, and related materials, reflect the content of an event that was held by the Deputy First Minister for Scotland in March 2018 on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).   Read More ...


Apr
17

The 15th Kilbrandon Annual Lecture took place on 23 November 2017 and was presented by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Read the full transcript and watch a film clip of the First Minister.   Read More ...

Topic : Legislation
Author : CELCIS

Mar
20

Harvey Gallagher of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers, reflects on positive legislation, problems with provision, and challenges thrown up by legislative efforts to help.   Read More ...


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