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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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Children facing uncertain future, experts warn
February 19th
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Child health at risk through 'exploitative marketing' of fast food and sugary drinks
February 18th
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Stop discarding troubled students who don't perform -it's destroying children's lives
February 18th
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Leeds hotel staff to be trained to spot signs of child sexual exploitation
February 18th
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Care Day
February 17th
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Mentoring to be permanent part of Glasgow's secondary schools
February 17th
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The government should actually understand the internet if itâs going to protect kids from online harms
February 15th
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Kids with experience of care use art to express themselves
February 14th
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Universities Minister celebrates step forward in understanding the needs of care leaver and estranged students
February 13th
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Mark O’Donnell: Urgent action required to support children with additional needs
February 13th

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.

Thursday 19 December

Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children - Free Online Course

Caring for Children Moving Alone explores how to offer the best possible alternative care, protection and support to unaccompanied and…
Monday 6 April

Caring for Vulnerable Children - Free online course

Book our free online course to explore the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.

Blog

WAC ensemble member Chloe talks about Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles?

First published by Citizens Theatre, 30 January 2020.

Considered but timely decision making is vital for children

Stephen Small explains how the voluntary adoption and fostering agency has worked with West Lothian Council to deliver a concurrent pl…

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 ho…