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We are CELCIS

We are committed to making positive and lasting improvements in the wellbeing of Scotland's children living in and on the edges of care. 

Ours is a truly collaborative agenda; we work alongside partners, professionals and systems with responsibility for nurturing our vulnerable children and families.

Together we work to understand the issues, build on existing strengths, introduce best possible practice and develop solutions.

The new home for Protecting Children

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Find out more about child protection policy and practice in Scotland.

Newsfeed
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Pioneering Perth service will stop young people ‘slipping through the cracks’
September 23rd
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Award-winning dance and drama organisations launch three-year youth programme to tackle anti-social behaviour
September 22nd
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Leading Lawyer and Children’s Advocate Appointed as Chair of UK Adopters’ Charity
September 22nd
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‘Our foster child asked us to adopt him – by drawing himself on to a family photo’
September 20th
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Care Leaver Covenant launches further education partnership
September 18th
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Trends in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the United States
September 17th
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The influence of adverse and advantageous childhood experiences during adolescence on young adult health
September 17th
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Pediatrics adverse childhood experiences and related life events screener (PEARLS) and health in a safety-net practice
September 17th
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Lockdown child sexual abuse 'hidden by under-reporting'
September 16th
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Rise in Scottish children going to school hungry
September 16th

Training and events

We support ongoing learning and the exchange of knowledge and good practice through a wide range of training packages, and an excellent programme of seminars, conferences and events.

Monday 21 September

Getting Care Right for All Children: Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children

Book our free online course to learn how to ensure that alternative care is a necessary, suitable and positive experience for children

Blog

Reimagining the way we nurture and stay connected during COVID-19.

Food and other essential items are something that we have always had available for our young people in the Youth Team, Aberdeen but we…

Digital access is a lifeline

Care experienced student of social care Chris Marshall explains why digital is an essential connection in life. People don’t realise h…

Finding the ‘invisible’ adopters

Pride month 2020 was a bit different from previous years. The restrictions in place in various ways around the world to address the on…