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Harmful sexual behaviours by children

Year: 2021 | Topic: Harmful sexual behaviour | Author: Kristina Moodie
This report, by the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ), aimed to examine any links between childhood experiences and harmf…

A legacy: how personal stories are shaped

Year:  | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: Olivia Khan
How legacy work helps children to document their lives: supporting a young person or child who has had to start again in creating their own l…

Childhood Trauma and the Poignance of Spirit

Year:  | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: Annmarie Campbell
In National Storytelling Week 2023, Annmarie Campbell, member of CELCIS's Strategic Advisory Board, explains what inspired her to turn to wri…
Report Resource

Children’s Commissioner for England report on the separation of brothers and sisters in care

Year: 2023 | Topic: Brothers and sisters | Author: The Children's Commissioner, England
Children’s Commissioner for England has published ‘Siblings in Care’, investigating the number and circumstances of children in care who have…

The cost of surviving

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Financial Insecurity | Author: Christine Uwase
At this moment, it feels wrong to address what we’re living through as a cost-of-living crisis, since most people are barely living on what t…

‘Everybody has a different story’: How compassionate connections are helping to support birth parents

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Stigma | Author: Melanie Thomson
This Adoption Week Scotland, Melanie Thomson, a Social Worker for the Bluebird Project at Scottish Adoption, which offers counselling and sup…

Staying connected: How connections – past and present – can help to write our own futures

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Voices of young people, Brothers and sisters | Author: Tegan, Youth Ambassador at Scottish Adoption and Teen Talk Adoption
This Adoption Week Scotland, Tegan, a Youth Ambassador at Scottish Adoption and Teen Talk Adoption, discusses her experience of reconnecting …

Why the new John Lewis advert matters

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Foster care, Permanence, Stigma, Voices of young people | Author: Samantha Fiander
It's long been understood now that there is a pressing need to ‘reframe’ care, something being taken forward with the support of the Each and…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 21 No 2

Year: 2022 | Topic: Residential care | Author:
This issue’s leading article was specially commissioned to celebrate the SJRCC’s 20th year from James Anglin, Emeritus Professor of Child and…
Consultations Resource

A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Social Services Council ‘Conversation on the Codes of Practice’

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority | Author: Rosie Moore
We welcome this opportunity to contribute to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) ‘Conversation on the Codes of Practice’, a matter wh…
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A response from CELCIS to Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate’s consultation on the Draft Standards for Bairns’ Hoose

Year: 2022 | Topic: Child protection, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Ruth Sills, Kate Mackinnon
CELCIS’s response to Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate’s consultation on the Draft Standards for Bairns’ Hoose (Scott…

How students are helping to shape University-led and peer support for students with care experience

Year:  | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Voices of young people | Author: Sam Upton
Sam Upton, President of the Strathclyde Care Experienced & Estranged Students Society, shares her thoughts on the support on offer to student…
Consultations Resource

A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s Physical intervention in Schools guidance consultation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Disability | Author: Sarah Deeley, Michael Bettencourt, Linda O’Neill, Lizzie Thomson
CELCIS welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Scottish Government’s Physical intervention in Schools draft guidance consultati…

Don’t Pity Me! Thinking Differently about Vulnerability

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: David Woodier
Retired teacher, adoptive parent and blogger David Woodier explores the disuse of the word vulnerability and wonders if we need to look a lit…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-25

Year: 2022 | Topic: Disability | Author: Alex McTier, Lizzie Thomson
Our response highlights the importance of data as a resource to understanding children’s needs and experiences, and in doing so, ensure their…

Could a minimum income guarantee help Scotland to keep The Promise?

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Financial Insecurity | Author: Paul Sullivan and Lizzie Thomson
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead and Lizzie Thomson, Policy Associate at CELCIS look the impact the cos…

A Wellbeing Economy: Lifting our gaze for those leaving care

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, Financial Insecurity | Author: Jimmy Paul
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Jimmy Paul, Director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Scotland, which works to promote a Wellbeing …
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s Statutory School Uniform Guidance consultation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: Linda O'Neill
CELCIS's response considers the impact and implications of local and national school uniform policies for children and young people with care…
Consultations Resource

A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘A Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland’

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Parental mental health, Voices of young people | Author: Kate Mackinnon
To help inform and influence the proposed strategy, our response outlines pertinent issues relevant for promoting the mental health and wellb…

A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘A new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland’

Year: 2022 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Kate Mackinnon
We have responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘A new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland’. We welcome the attention to …
Policy Resource

A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s call for views on the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2022 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
This short response to the Committee draws on the evidence and expertise developed for CELCIS’ comprehensive response to the Scottish Governm…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration Committee’s call for views on Scotland's public finances

Year: 2022 | Topic: Legislation, Local authority | Author: Kate Mackinnon
CELCIS’s response to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration Committee’s call for views on Scotland's public finances in …

Using my creativity and experience to help other young people make informed choices

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Ciara Waugh
Ciara Waugh is an art and design student who has been working with other young people to co-produce national information materials on the rig…
Report Resource

Committee on the Rights of the Child 2021 Day of General Discussion Children’s Rights and Alternative Care Outcome Report

Year: 2022 | Topic: International, Voices of young people | Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Home Education guidance

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: Ruth Sills
CELCIS supports the review of existing Home Education guidance. In our consultation response we suggest ways in which the proposed draft coul…

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