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Data poses questions as well as answers, so what questions arise from Scotland's Child Protection 2021-2022 Statistics?

Dr Alex McTier, Evidence and Evaluation Specialist at CELCIS, takes a closer look at Scotland’s Child Protection 2021-2022 Statistics to uncover what the statistics tell us about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and longer-term trends.
Topic : Child protection, Local authority, COVID
Author : Dr Alex McTier

More than a promise: the imperative to make change happen

Claire Burns, Director (Acting), CELCIS – Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, marks the first anniversary of The Promise.

Listening to what families need and want is how we will all thrive

CELCIS's Claire Burns writes for Holyrood Magazine's latest special feature on Kirsty, the Holyrood Baby, who is now four years old.
Topic : Child protection
Author : Claire Burns

Realising children’s rights to justice and care

Bairnshoose Policy and Practice Lead Anna O'Reilly reflects on how far we've come towards securing a Scottish Bairnshoose, and what must still be done to give children the rights they deserve.
Topic : Child protection
Author : Anna O'Reilly

On a journey with the Welsh Child Practice Review Framework

Barbara shares the learning that she gained throughout designing, applying and adapting the model in Wales, England and Jersey, and how this has helped her to support the first case review in Scotland, based on the Welsh approach.
Topic : Child protection
Author : Barbara Firth

Why it is the right time to equally protect children

Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.
Topic : Child protection, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation
Author : Louise Hill

‘Children have a right to education – regardless of immigration status’

This article was first published by TES on the support teachers can offer unaccompanied and separated children.
Topic : Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Education, International
Author : Jennifer Davidson, Chrissie Gale

Implications of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

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.
Topic : Child protection, Legislation, Physical abuse, Stigma
Author : Dr Louise Hill

The mistrusting brain and blocked care

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

Reflecting on practice through PRISM

Jillian Ingram, Child Protection Consultant at CELCIS, explains how a new model for shared learning has helped child protection in North Ayrshire.
Topic : Child protection
Author : Jillian Ingram
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