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We have a vast vault of digital publications. Our featured publications showcase what's new, interesting or popular for everyone supporting looked after children and young people.    

And feel free to browse or search the bank to read our Inform policy briefings, REACH magazine and our research, evaluation and improvement reports. 

Feature publications

Making a Difference Report 2017

Making a Difference 2017

Our goal is really quite simple. We want to make positive and lasting improvements in the lives of our most vulnerable children and young people.

To achieve our goal, we set ourselves an ambitious programme of work in 2017 - covering 169 projects, working in partnership with more than 408 organisations.

Our report showcases examples of our work from a wide range of multi-agency partnership projects, and celebrates the positive progress already being made in the lives of looked after children.

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Looked after and learning

A practical resource to help teachers and educators improve the learning journey for looked after children.

PACE doc 125 x 165.jpgPermanence and Care Excellence: Background, approach and evidence

An overview of research and case studies, exploring themes that need addressed to improve outcomes for looked after children, and reduce drift and delay in permenance decisions.

Recent publications

Visualising the difference

Published: Thursday 20 September 2018
David McQueen from Shetland explains how data is being used to help support decision making for children and young people in Shetland in order to achieve better outcomes.


Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 3

Published: Tuesday 18 September 2018
In this issue, we present three peer reviewed articles, five commentaries, and a book review. These cover a wide range of topics and experiences, encouraging readers to reflect on ways of supporting young people and prac…


Connecting Voices on listening to the voices of care experienced young people

Published: Friday 14 September 2018
Jim Lyon from East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership talks about the importance of listening to the voices of care experienced young people as part of Connecting Voices, a participation group of young care expe…


Beyond the Headlines: Going to university from care

Published: Thursday 13 September 2018
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 e…


Consultation response: Review of part 1 of the children (Scotland) act 1995 and creation of a family justice modernisation strategy

Published: Monday 10 September 2018
CELCIS response to Scottish Government’s consultation on the review of legislation relating to children and their families in Scotland.


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