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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
09

How the Care Experienced Bursary is making a difference in the lives of care experienced young people.   Read More ...


Feb
21

Claire Burns, Deputy Executive Director, CELCIS, sets out what it will take to make change happen as she writes on Care Day 2020, reaffirming our commitment to support all families and the findings of the Independent Care Review.   Read More ...



Nov
01

This report by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO) explores the nature, availability and use of child level administrative data at the local and regional level, by children’s social care departments in England and Wales.   Read More ...


Oct
11

A report by Emma Miller and Katherine Baxter for the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and the University of Strathclyde on behalf of the Institute for Inspiring Children's Futures (IICF).   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
02

Resources, including delegate packs, for the PACE Collaborative.   Read More ...

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Mar
19

To mark World Social Work Day, Janine Fraser, a Social Work Team Leader for Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership in North East Glasgow, reflects on her profession and the challenges it faces.   Read More ...

Topic : Local authority
Author : Janine Fraser

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
28

The PACE Community is engaged in driving forward improvement for looked after children, and recently hosted a PACE Data Community Event, Milestones, Measures & Aims. How to incorporate the Data 'ask' into the system which looked at how data can practically be captured and analysed to drive and evidence improvement in achievement of early permanence for our looked after infants, children, and young people. The aim of the session was to look specifically at the key milestones on the journey to permanence and the data issues that these pose. We learned from examples of how local authority partnership areas have sought to address and overcome particular data issues, and shared general learning from CELCIS resulting from implementation of the PACE programme.   Read More ...


Dec
01

Introducing issue 12 of REACH, which explores stigma, language, perception and the representation of care and care experience.   Read More ...


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

This report from the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) explains the concept of early intervention and how it works to support child development and improve outcomes for children and families. It details the current situation and barriers within the system in England, and the long-term nature of the impact of early intervention. While offering a number of arguments in favour of early intervention, EIF acknowledges that the necessary infrastructure is not yet established and there is still a significant knowledge gap. The report concludes with suggested national and local actions that could be taken in England to help pave the way for implementing early intervention.   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
29

This report details the journey of Stop to Listen from planning to implementation and evaluation. It will focus on the changes the pathfinders applied in their localities and the learning captured from evaluating this.   Read More ...


Oct
25

We've published a qualitative study to examine independent supported accommodation commissioned by local authorities 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 ...


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