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Video Resource

How the Education Forum helps a teacher see the bigger picture

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Local authority | Author: David Woodier, North Lanarkshire Council
David Woodier talks about the CELCIS Education Forum, and his role in the Inclusion Base at North Lanarkshire Council.
Blog Resource

How we can improve the experience of being at school

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Linda O'Neill
The work CELCIS and other professionals are doing to improve educational experiences and outcomes for looked after children and young people.
Consultations ResourceReport Resource

Analysis of the consultation on continuing care

Year: 2017 | Topic: Foster care, Kinship care, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Government
Summary of the responses to the public consultation on the Draft of the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2017.
Report Resource

The cost of being care free

Year: 2016 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: David Ayre, Lucy Capron, Helena Egan, Anastasia French and Lucy Gregg
The impact of poor financial education and removal of support on care leavers (England)
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Moneywise Project report

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Norma Brown
The care leaving team at Falkirk Council received funding to mitigate against the effects of the Welfare Reform Act on care leavers.
Report Resource

Children’s services data report

Year: 2017 | Topic: Adoption, Foster care, Residential care | Author: SSSC
A detailed breakdown of the workforce in children’s services in Scotland
Blog Resource

Care leavers don't get sanctioned in Falkirk thanks to Moneywise

Year: 2017 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Norma Brown
Norma Brown of Falkirk Council describes their Moneywise project and the difference it's making to the lives of care leavers in the area.
Blog Resource

The devil is in the detail

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority | Author:
What the latest round of Scottish Government’s stats on looked after children do and don’t tell us
Podcast Resource

CELCIS Education Conference: Dr Nikki Luke

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Dr Nikki Luke
Finding the links between educational attainment, individual characteristics, and experiences in care and education
Video Resource

CELCIS Education Conference: Prof Sue Ellis

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Professor Sue Ellis
Recognising the part we can all play in helping children to build their cultural and social capital
Guidance ResourceReport Resource

Getting Ready to Read

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Care Inspectorate
Key aspects of early learning and childcare services that make a difference to children having good early language skills
Blog Resource

No mean city

Year: 2017 | Topic: Local authority | Author: Janine Fraser
How a social work team in the East End of Glasgow is working tirelessly to support its local community
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Children’s Hearing System – Taking Stock of Reforms

Year: 2017 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton (CELCIS), Pamela Morrison (CYCJ)
Our response to the Education and Skill’s Committee’s call for evidence on changes to the Children Hearing System since the introduction …
Policy ResourceReport Resource

Child Protection Systems Review

Year: 2017 | Topic: Child protection, Legislation | Author: Louise Hill
The Child Protection Systems Review, commissioned by the Scottish Government and supported by CELCIS, makes recommendations of what changes o…
Blog Resource

Choosing to love

Year: 2017 | Topic: Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Judy Furnivall
We are now moving towards a professionalism that is defined by passion and commitment expressed through the transparent and responsible use o…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Provision of additional support needs in schools

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Linda O'Neill
Our response to the Education and Skill’s Committee’s call for views on the provision of Additional Support Needs in schools.
Blog Resource

Young people's research at Barnardo's

Year: 2017 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Fiona Bennett, Barnardo's Scotland
Guest blogger Fiona Bennett of Barnardo's Scotland describes the Family Firm Action Research project.
Blog Resource

Children can easily become lost in the system, but a timeline can help you see them

Year: 2017 | Topic: Adoption, Foster care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Voices of young people | Author: Linda Davidson
Linda Davidson, Permanence Consultant at CELCIS, explains how a timeline can be a powerful tool in making child-centred decisions.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Strategy for Education and Training

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Governments consultation on the strategy for education and training in STEM.
Briefing Resource

Education Forum - December 2016 meeting

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Linda O'Neill
Notes and presentation from the December 2016 Forum meeting.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 15 No 3

Year: 2016 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Mark Smith
Our special issue on love in professional practice is packed with articles and reflections from academics and practitioners across the globe.
Blog Resource

'But, it’s not cultural!' – challenging the myth in Asia

Year: 2017 | Topic: Foster care, International | Author: Thomas Abbott
Guest blogger Thomas Abbott talks about setting up foster care projects in Thailand.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceEvent Resource

Adoption Task Force

Year: 2017 | Topic: Adoption, Permanence | Author: CELCIS
A wide variety of adoption resources based on learning and experience of adoption practitioners.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: The New National Health and Social Care Standards

Year: 2017 | Topic: Active implementation, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Government's consultation on the new proposed Standards for Health and Social Care.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Draft revised standards in social work education

Year: 2017 | Topic:  | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) consultation on the draft revised standards in social work education.
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Towards the Right Care for Children

Year: 2017 | Topic: International, Voices of young people | Author: Chrissie Gale
The first study of it's kind, Towards the Right Care for Children is the result of the European Commission project in partnership with the SO…
Report Resource

Making Connections: Supporting the identification of care leavers in the justice system

Year: 2016 | Topic: Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Debbie Nolan, Kenny McGhee
A summary of the Making Connections workshop to support the implementation of the agenda for change under the Youth and Criminal Justice sect…
Consultations ResourcePolicy ResourceResearch Resource

Consultation response: Department for Work and Pensions

Year: 2016 | Topic: Kinship care, Legislation | Author: Louise Hill
Response to the Department of Work and Pensions public consultation, highlighting the important distinctions in the provision of kinship care…
Consultations Resource

Consultation response: Education Governance Review

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Linda O'Neill
Our response to the consultation on the current review of governance arrangements within education.
Blog Resource

How will bairns fair in 2017?

Year: 2017 | Topic:  | Author: Jennifer Davidson
Jennifer Davidson blogs about what 2016 has meant for the children’s sector and what the year ahead will bring.
Evaluation Resource

Changing mind-sets and pioneering social work in Tajikstan: Evaluation of setting up pilot fostering project

Year: 2016 | Topic: Foster care, International | Author: Ian Milligan
In this evaluation, we report on the initial set up of a pilot fostering project in Tajikistan.
Briefing Resource

Inform Briefing - Modern Apprenticeships: Opportunities for employees with care experience

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Information for employers on how to offer appropriate and supportive Modern Apprenticeships to young people with care experience.
Magazine Resource

Scottish Care Leavers Covenant newsletter - Winter 2016

Year: 2016 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lesley Sneddon, Kenny McGhee
Catch up on the work of the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant.
Consultations ResourceGuidance Resource

Consultation response: Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Dr Graham Connelly
Our response to the draft statutory guidance considers the impact on looked after children of amendments made to the 2000 Act, by Part 1 of t…
Case study/examples of practice ResourceEvaluation Resource

Relationships Matter - Facilitating conversations at an event: An organiser’s perspective

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting | Author: Gayle Rice, Lizzie Morton
A case study of the use of the Relationships Matter toolkit to facilitate conversations with corporate parents from Scotland’s colleges.
Consultations Resource

Consultation response: Scotland's oral health plan

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Feedback on the proposed oral health plan for Scotland. We highlight the oral health needs of looked after children and care leavers.

Corporate Parents: contact directory

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting | Author: CELCIS
Contact directory for all corporate parents to support collaboration and share practice.
Video Resource

Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership - Child's Plan

Year: 2016 | Topic: Children's hearings system | Author: Boyd McAdam
Virtual presentation from Boyd McAdam, National Convenor of Children's Hearings Scotland. Boyd focuses on the Child's Plan, it's place in the…
Blog Resource

Concurrency: Planning for all outcomes

Year: 2016 | Topic: Adoption, Foster care, Permanence | Author: Carol Wassell
What’s known as concurrency planning is beginning to be adopted in Scotland, and it's a potent means of achieving permanent, stable homes …
Blog Resource

Getting the parents' point of view across

Year: 2016 | Topic: Child protection, Children's hearings system, Permanence | Author: Paul McKee
Paul McKee is an advocacy worker who helps parents to help them to express their views when decisions are being made about their children.
Briefing Resource

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Year: 2016 | Topic: Adoption | Author: Flora Kelly
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Blog Resource

Legal opinion: We can do our bit to cut down drift in permanence planning

Year: 2016 | Topic: Local authority, Permanence | Author: jennifer McKearney
Jennifer McKearney, of Aberdeenshire’s legal and governance department explains how PACE has cut drift and delay in their decision making
Video Resource

Planning starts at a very early stage in East Renfrewshire

Year: 2016 | Topic: Kinship care, Local authority, Permanence | Author: Ruth Nairn, East Renfrewshire Council
In East Renfrewshire Council, social workers have been working hard to tackle drift and delay in looked-after children in the pre-birth to th…
Podcast Resource

Kinship care: a sense of belonging, a sense of security

Year: 2016 | Topic: Kinship care, Local authority, Permanence | Author: Kim Irwin, Kinship Care Assessor
Kinship care can have major benefits for children and young people in terms of stability and permanence –but, it’s not always that simple…
Podcast Resource

Contact with their past can give children a sense of belonging

Year: 2016 | Topic: Local authority, Permanence | Author: Carol Wassell
Our permanence consultant Carol Wassell works with local authorities and other agencies to help ensure children get good permanent placements…
Video Resource

What drift and delay really means for children

Year: 2016 | Topic: Local authority, Permanence | Author: Lisa McKenzie, East Renfrewshire Council
Lisa McKenzie from East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership talking about the improvements they made with the help of PACE
Blog Resource

Adoption: dispelling the myths and realising the reality

Year: 2016 | Topic: Adoption, Permanence | Author: Fiona Aitken, Adoption UK
The rewards of adopting can far outweigh any barriers
Blog Resource

Knowing what we need to know, when we need to know it

Year: 2016 | Topic: Active implementation, Permanence | Author: Diana Beveridge, Scottish Government
Diana Beveridge of Scottish Government explains why improving permanence by reading the data works.
Video Resource

People are an organisation's most important asset

Year: 2016 | Topic: Local authority, Permanence | Author: Jamie Willox, Aberdeenshire Council
Jamie Willox of Aberdeenshire Council explains the attention given to the workforce as part of PACE
Blog Resource

Peer support is empowering social workers in East Renfrewshire

Year: 2016 | Topic: Local authority, Permanence | Author: Lesley-Ann Stewart, East Renfrewshire Council
How social workers sharing ideas has been inspirational for their learning and practice.
Video Resource

PACE is a real eye opener for Orkney Panel Member

Year: 2016 | Topic: Local authority, Permanence | Author: Calum Swanson, Orkney Panel Member
Panel Member and PACE champion Calum Swanson explains the difference PACE is making in Orkney
Video Resource

Small changes reduce delay in permanence decisions by over 12 weeks

Year: 2016 | Topic: Local authority, Permanence | Author: Graeme Simpson, Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen City Council, through the PACE programme, cuts 12 weeks off the time it takes to make permanence decisions for children in their car…
Report Resource

Making a Difference 2016

Year: 2016 | Topic:  | Author: CELCIS
Our report showcases and shouts about examples of our partnership work where we're making a difference to the lives of children and young peo…
Video Resource

Case Study: Sometimes the permanent placement is back home

Year: 2016 | Topic: Looked after at home, Permanence | Author: Renfrewshire Council
Cathie O'Donnell of Renfrewshire Council describes the case of a child who was able to return home permanently.
Video Resource

Midlothian is ready for PACE

Year: 2016 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Midlothian Council
Scott McCallum of Midlothian Council discusses what they have put in place to get ready for the PACE programme.
Podcast Resource

Peter talks about life as a kinship carer

Year: 2016 | Topic: Kinship care, Permanence | Author: Peter
In this podcast Peter, a kinship carer tells us about his struggles as he looks after his grandaughter.
Blog Resource

Are you ready to pick up the PACE?

Year: 2016 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Dominique Harvey
Getting ready to start on the PACE journey.
Case study/examples of practice Resource

Case study: Dumfries and Galloway Council's work with PACE

Year: 2016 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Dumfries and Galloway Council
Dumfries and Galloway Council aims to make real changes in the prospects of looked after children with better data gathering.
Video Resource

Aberdeenshire half the size of reports they write for looked after children

Year: 2016 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Lynne Shuttleton
Lynne Shuttleton on how Aberdeenshire Council reduced paperwork to cut delays in permanence.
Research Resource

Residential Child Care Workforce Qualifications Summary

Year: 2016 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Joanne McMeeking, Fiona Mossman, Francesca Soliman and Vicki Welch
An analysis of workforce data help future workforce planning in implementing the new Level 9 qualification for residential child care workers…
Podcast Resource

A Children's Reporter reflects on the impact of PACE

Year: 2016 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Anne MacKenzie
Podcast of Anne MacKenzie, a Children's Reporter, reflecting on the PACE programme in Aberdeenshire.
Blog Resource

A Passion for Permanence

Year: 2016 | Topic: Kinship care, Permanence, Voices of young people | Author: Aileen Nicol
Why permanence matters for looked after children, and why we must share our passion to improve.
Consultations ResourceGuidance ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: A new future for social security in Scotland

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Disability, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to proposals for a new future for social security in Scotland. We consider how proposals could impact on looked after children and c…
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Role of Solicitors in the Children's Hearings System

Year: 2016 | Topic: Children's hearings system | Author: Rober Porter, Vicki Welch and Fiona Mitchell
Our research findings exploring the role and impact of solicitors in the Children's Hearing System
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: The Learning Standard of Foster Care

Year: 2016 | Topic: Foster care | Author: Ben Farrugia
Feedback on the proposed Learning Standard for Foster Care, framing the core knowledge and skills required by today’s foster carers.
Consultations Resource

Consultation response: The Scottish Social Services Council registration fees

Year: 2016 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Lizzie Morton
Our response to the proposal by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to increase registration fees.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Draft strategic police prioirities for Scotland

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Feedback on the Draft Police Priorities for Scotland 2016, focussed on considering how the lives of looked after children and care leavers co…
Blog Resource

The power of caring relationships

Year: 2016 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
Kenny McGhee responds to the recent STV 'Who Cares' programme by exploring the need for genuine and caring relationships and removing barrier…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Mental health in Scotland - a ten-year vision

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
Feedback on the proposed ten-year mental health strategy for Scotland. We highlight the mental health and emotional wellbeing needs of looked…
Briefing ResourceGuidance Resource

Care leavers and benefits: giving good advice

Year: 2016 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CPAG, Staf
An updated briefing on welfare benefits for over 16s looked after away from home or in continuing care.
Briefing Resource

CELCIS Education Forum - June 2016 meeting

Year: 2016 | Topic: Education | Author: Ben Farrugia
Find out what was discussed at the June meeting of the forum
Research Resource

Permanence and Care Excellence: Background,approach and evidence

Year: 2016 | Topic: Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care | Author: Fiona Mitchell, Robert Porter
Introducing the PACE project which aims to reduce waiting times in finding permanent homes for children and young people.
Report ResourceResearch ResourceToolkit Resource

The impact of unproven allegations on foster carers (England)

Year: 2016 | Topic: Foster care | Author: Gillian Plumridge, Judy Sebba
Research to assess the impact of unproven allegations of maltreatment on foster carers in England.
Blog Resource

The attainment gap - a look behind the stats

Year: 2016 | Topic: Education, Looked after at home | Author: Linda O'Neill
Linda O'Neill tells the story behind the recent education statistics.
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Independent review of residential child care in England

Year: 2016 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Sir Martin Narey
Report of Sir Martin Narey’s independent review of children’s residential care.
Policy Resource

Response to consultation on Fire and Rescue Framework for Scotland 2016

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
How can the lives of looked after children be further improved through the strategic priorities of SFRS?
Magazine Resource

Reach Spring 2016

Year: 2016 | Topic: Kinship care, Looked after at home | Author: CELCIS
Read this issue on children and young people looked after at home or in kinship care.
Blog Resource

Staying Put and Continuing Care won’t implement themselves

Year: 2016 | Topic: Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
Kenny McGhee talks about his research into implementing Staying Put for care leavers.
Consultations Resource

The minimum age of criminal responsibility

Year: 2016 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Ben Farrugia
Our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the minimum age of criminal responsibility
Guidance Resource

Throughcare and aftercare whole systems process flowchart

Year: 2016 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Ewan Ross
An easy to follow practitioner’s guide to the key processes involved as a young person considers leaving care.
Blog Resource

Latest stats on children in care prompts some interesting questions

Year: 2016 | Topic:  | Author: Ben Farrugia
Ben Farrugia raises some interesting questions. Some of these stats don't ring true. Why?
Evaluation Resource

Strengthening family based care, strengthening social work in Kosovo

Year: 2016 | Topic: Foster care, International | Author: Ian Milligan
For anyone interested in the operation and challenges of a care system in South-east Europe. This is a review of the care system in Kosovo.
Briefing ResourceResearch Resource

Improving Transitions to Secondary School for Looked After Children

Year: 2016 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Looked after at home, Voices of young people | Author: Alison Hennessey
The report on an action research project using improvement methodology to provide enhanced transition support to looked after young people mo…
Evaluation ResourceResearch Resource

Parents In Partnership Evaluation

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Linda O'Neill
Evaluation of a developing parent and carer engagement model aimed at engaging parents and carers involvement in high school.
Blog Resource

Scottish Care Leavers Covenant - the story so far

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author:
Kenny McGhee reflects on the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant, six months after the launch.
Briefing Resource

Looked after children statistics 2014-15

Year: 2016 | Topic:  | Author: Ben Farrugia
Our analysis and briefing on the Scottish Government's statistics on looked after children and care leavers
Research Resource

Education Forum: additional support for learning (ASL)

Year: 2016 | Topic: Disability, Education, Legislation | Author: Govan Law Centre
Data compiled on ASL assessments and the number of coordinated support plans prepared for looked after children.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceResearch Resource

Improving the Transition to Secondary School for looked after children

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Legislation | Author: Alison Hennessy
An insightful presentation of a local authority project, on how to make the leap to secondary school easier.
Guidance Resource

Education Forum: Education (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2016 | Topic: Education, Legislation | Author: Ben Farrugia
This presentation explains the potential impact the Bill will have on looked after children.
Blog Resource

Going for Gold

Year: 2016 | Topic: Education | Author: Alison Hennessey
Alison Hennessey talks about how CELCIS uses of improvement methodology with local authorities to make school life better for looked after ch…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 15 No 2

Year: 2016 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Laura Steckley
In this issue we cover a wide range of subjects: redesigning leaving care interactions, participation of young people with disabilities and e…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 15 No 1

Year: 2016 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly
In this issue Nazirah Hassan writes about the challenges of carrying out research about bullying and victimisation and Laura Beveridge shares…
Blog Resource

Full bursaries for care experienced students is welcome but will not give them more money while studying

Year: 2016 | Topic: Education | Author: Graham Connelly
Graham Connelly discusses the report of the Commission on Widening Access and questions what it actually means for students.
Briefing ResourceGuidance ResourcePolicy Resource

Corporate parenting: Planning and reporting

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lisa Ann Kennedy
A paper to help corporate parents understand and implement the duty to plan and report within Sections 59 and 61 of the Children and Young Pe…
Briefing ResourceGuidance ResourcePolicy Resource

Corporate parenting: Collaboration

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lisa Ann Kennedy
A paper to help corporate parents understand and implement the duty to collaborate within Section 60 of the Children and Young People (Scotla…
Briefing ResourceGuidance ResourcePolicy Resource

Corporate parenting: Improving

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lisa Ann Kennedy
A paper to help corporate parents understand and implement the duty to improve performance within Sections 58 of the Children and Young Peopl…
Briefing ResourceGuidance ResourcePolicy Resource

Corporate parenting: Promote, opportunities, access

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lisa Ann Kennedy
A paper to help corporate parents understand and implement the duty to promote interests, provide opportunities and improve access to service…
Briefing ResourceGuidance ResourcePolicy Resource

Corporate parenting: to be alert and assess

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lisa Ann Kennedy
A paper to help corporate parents understand and implement the duty to be alert and to assess within Section 58 of the Children and Young Peo…
Blog Resource

We want the best for our children

Year: 2016 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
Lizzie Morton blogs on how Corporate Parents are taking ownership of their new duties.
Guidance Resource

Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership (CHIP)

Year: 2016 | Topic: Children's hearings system | Author: Children's Hearings Improvement Partnership
Check out the great new CHIP website, which includes some fantastic resources.
Blog Resource

So what’s all the fuss about implementation?

Year: 2016 | Topic:  | Author: Melissa Van Dyke
Melissa Van Dyke speaks about implementing change and the science behind it.
Blog Resource

Celebrating our MOOC Success

Year: 2016 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Ainsley Hainey
Ainsley Hainey blogs about the success of the Massive Open Online Course on Caring for Vulnerable Children.
Consultations Resource

CELCIS response to in-care survivor service petition

Year: 2016 | Topic: Historical abuse | Author: Jennifer Davidson
Response outlining CELCIS view on Petition PE1596, which calls on the Scottish Parliament to protect the In Care Survivor Service Scotland
Evaluation Resource

Supporting birth mothers after adoption

Year: 2015 | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Vicki Welch, Andressa Gadda, Chris Jones, Emma Young, Jennifer Lerpiniere
Latest findings highlight the support required by birth mothers after adoption.
Consultations Resource

Inquiry into the educational attainment gap (part 3)

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education | Author: Ben Farrugia and Graham Connelly
Our evidence which informed part 3 of the Scottish Parliament’s Inquiry - how parents and schools can work best together to raise all pupil…
Consultations Resource

Inquiry into the educational attainment gap (part 2)

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education | Author: Ben Farrugia and Graham Connelly
Our evidence which informed part 2 of the Scottish Parliament’s Inquiry - role of the third sector and private sector in improving attainme…
Consultations Resource

Working together for people who go missing in Scotland

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Louise Hill
A response to a consultation around people who go missing in Scotland, where looked after children and care leavers are over represented.
Blog Resource

The voice of children

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education, Voices of young people | Author: Linda O'Neill
A blog by Linda O'Neill discussing what children had to say in the recent Rees Centre report
Consultations Resource

Draft guidance on decision making for foster carers

Year: 2015 | Topic: Foster care | Author: Louise Hill
Our consultation response to the draft guidance on decision making for foster carers.
Consultations Resource

National Care Standards consultation

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Gordon Main & Ben Farrugia
Our consultation response to the review of the National Care Standards for health and social care services - looking at the core principles o…
Case study/examples of practice ResourceEvaluation ResourcePractice paper ResourceReport Resource

Residential Child Care Workers: Practice Learning Exchange

Year: 2015 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Kenny McGhee
An account of residential child care staff from three local authorities that shared learning by working in each other's workplace.
Briefing Resource

Inform: Supporting the education of looked after children with uncertain immigration status

Year: 2015 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Looked after at home, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Lisa Ann Kennedy and Graham Connelly
A briefing for educators on what it means to have an uncertain immigration status and be looked after.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 14 No 3

Year: 2015 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Laura Steckley (Editor)
In this issue we feature the 2015 Kilbrandon Lecture, given by Alexis Jay. The issue also contains a ‘Named Person’ debate and an article…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 1 No 1

Year: 2002 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Andrew Kendrick
First online edition of SJRCC, full of fascinating articles and reviews.
Consultations Resource

Scrutiny of the Education (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education, Legislation | Author: Ben Farrugia & Graham Connelly
Evidence submitted by CELCIS, to inform the Scottish Parliament’s scrutiny of the Education (Scotland) Bill at Stage Two. The paper focuses…
Guidance Resource

Go Outdoors

Year: 2010 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Local authority, Residential care | Author:
Guidance for managers of residential services, and individual residential practitioners, and it is also intended to inform local authority ou…
Guidance Resource

Homeless not hopeless

Year: 2012 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Shelter | Children in Scotland
Guidance for adults who come into regular contact with homeless children and young people.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Social Pedagogy briefing paper

Year: 2012 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, International | Author: Mark Smith
There is growing interest across the UK in European models of social pedagogy.
Blog Resource

Moving quickly and confidently for permanence

Year: 2015 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Liz Brabender
In this blog Liz Brabender discusses how CELCIS tackles drift and delay in permanency.
Event Resource

CELCIS Annual Lecture: Helping families flourish

Year: 2016 | Topic: Child protection, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: CELCIS
Watch Professor Brigid Daniel and Professor Karen Broadhurst at our inaugural lecture.
Guidance ResourcePolicy ResourceReport Resource

Corporate parenting: Enabling implementation of Part 9

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
A practical and useful step-by-step process for corporate parents in fulfilling their duties of the Part 9 of the Children and Young People (…
Blog Resource

A long journey to justice

Year: 2015 | Topic: Historical abuse | Author: Moyra Hawthorn
A blog by Moyra Hawthorn detailing a decade striving for justice.
Consultations Resource

CELCIS informs Scottish Government scrutiny of the Education (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education, Legislation | Author: Ben Farrugia & Graham Connelly
Additional evidence supplied by CELCIS to assist the Education and Culture Committee
Blog Resource

Love makes us lovable

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Judy Furnivall
Looked after children that reject love are the ones who need it most.
Consultations Resource

Pregnancy and parenthood in young people strategy

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
Our consultation response draws on academic research, our own activities, and the experience of professionals.
Guidance Resource

Standard for Residential Child Care

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Scottish Social Services Scotland
The Standard for Residential Child Care is the new benchmark underpinning the development and delivery of Scottish Credit and Qualifications …
Blog Resource

Going to school, and staying the course

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education | Author: Graham Connelly
Attend, encourage and enjoy to learn - a blog by Graham Connelly
Blog Resource

Staying put to move forward

Year: 2015 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
Leaving care too early. Kenny McGhee blogs on the problems facing care leavers in Scotland.

Making a Difference 2015

Year: 2015 | Topic:  | Author: CELCIS
Our report showcases and shouts about examples of our partnership work where we're making a difference to the lives of children and young peo…
Guidance ResourcePolicy ResourceToolkit Resource

Scottish Care Leavers Covenant

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS, Barnardo’s Scotland, Who Cares? Scotland, Quarriers, Life Changes Trust, CYCJ, IRISS, STAF
The Scottish Care Leavers Covenant will make change happen for care leavers, to give them the bright and better future they deserve.
Blog Resource

Polarisation and paradoxes

Year: 2015 | Topic:  | Author: Jennifer Davidson
Jennifer Davidson blogs about her mission to change the world for the better.
Research Resource

Assessing the needs of looked after children in primary school

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education | Author: Stacey Mckillop
In this research summary Stacey Mckillop provides a summary of her 'How Can Primary School Teachers Effectively Address the Needs of Looked A…
Blog Resource

A global approach

Year: 2015 | Topic: International | Author: Chrissie Gale
Chrissie Gale blogs about working in partnership around the world.
Event Resource

CELCIS 2015 conference: Travelling together

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, International, Legislation, Looked after at home, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: CELCIS
Video highlights and resources from our annual conference on how we can work together to ensure the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act …
Magazine Resource

REACH - Autumn 2015

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: CELCIS
Read this issue about emotional wellbeing, packed full of good stories and case studies about work going on across Scotland.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceGuidance ResourceToolkit Resource

Looked after and learning

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
A practical resource to help teachers and educators deliver a positive learning experience for every looked after child
Case study/examples of practice ResourceReport ResourceResearch Resource

Overseen but often overlooked

Year: 2015 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Looked after at home, Permanence, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Vicki Welch, Jennifer Lerpiniere, Emma Young, Sue Sadler, John Paul Fitzpatrick
Study exploring the needs, outcomes and service provision for children currently or previously looked after at home.
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Every person is worthwhile: Evaluation of Camphill St Andrew’s Project

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Disability, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Jennifer Lerpiniere, Emma Young, Moyra Hawthorn, Ian Milligan, Vicki Welch
The evaluation shows that St Andrew’s outreach services has been very effective in meeting the needs of children, young people, and familie…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 14 No 2

Year: 2015 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Leslie Hicks (Editor)
A special issue on the theme of leadership and management, guest-edited by Dr Leslie Hicks of the University of Lincoln. It features a mixtur…
Consultations Resource

Regulations and Guidance under the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015

Year: 2015 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
Our response to Scottish Government consultation: Regulations and Guidance under the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015
Consultations Resource

Scotland’s Adoption Register Regulations

Year: 2015 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Lisa Ann Kennedy
Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on regulations governing the operation of Scotland’s Adoption Register
Research Resource

Recognition of Prior Learning and Looked After Young People

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS and Education Scotland
A profiling process, which can benchmark skills developed in informal settings against academic qualifications.
Briefing Resource

Inform: Housing Options and Care Leavers

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
Secure, safe and stable accommodation is an essential building block for success and achievement.
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Measuring children and young people’s outcomes in residential education

Year: 2015 | Topic: Disability, Education, Residential care | Author: Jennifer Lerpiniere, Rachel Harris, Vicki Welch
Evaluation report of Educating through Care Scotland Pilot - an outcomes framework for children with significant additional support needs in …
Consultations Resource

Draft Statutory Guidance on Children and Young People Act 2014

Year: 2015 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Ben Farrugia
Our consultation response to inform the development of Statutory Guidance for Parts of the Children and Young People Act 2014: the Named Pers…
Event ResourceVideo Resource

Caring for Vulnerable Children

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: FutureLearn, University of Strathclyde, CELCIS
Our super successful MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) helps you explore and develop an understanding of the approaches involved in caring fo…
Video Resource

Taking it to the next level - Health services for looked after children

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: National Children's Bureau, A National Voice
Film showing what helps make health services accessible to young people in care. Produced by the National Children's Bureau and A National V…
Consultations Resource

Scotland’s educational attainment gap inquiry

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education | Author: CELCIS
Our consultation response to the Scottish Parliament Education and Culture Committee Inquiry on the educational attainment gap
Consultations Resource

Scrutiny of Education (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education, Legislation | Author: Ben Farrugia, Graham Connelly
Our evidence response to the Scottish Parliament’s scrutiny of the Education (Scotland) Bill
Briefing ResourceEvaluation ResourceReport ResourceResearch Resource

Evaluation Report: Early Years Assessment Team (Scottish Borders)

Year: 2015 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence | Author: Andressa Gadda, Vicki Welch, Malcolm Hill, Emma Young
Evaluation of a model of early intervention to improve the care and support to vulnerable families during pregnancy and once the baby is born…
Event Resource

SIRCC National Conference 2015

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
Browse the resources from our 2015 National Conference exploring Steps to Success: Supporting quality transitions through and beyond residen…
Research Resource

Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland: Potential impact on children’s services

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Vicki Welch, Maire McCormack, Jim Stephen, Jennifer Lerpiniere
How the integration of adult health and social care services may impact on children and families.
Blog Resource

Complexity and integration?

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Vicki Welch
Vicki Welch blogs on the good and bad of integrating services.
Consultations Resource

Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search

Year: 2015 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Andrea Priestley
CELCIS written evidence to Independent Advisory Group on Stop and Search
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 13 No 2

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Laura Steckley (Editorial)
This issue features a debate on the implications of YES or NO votes in the Referendum on Scottish Independence in September 2014 for children…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 13 No 3

Year: 2014 | Topic: Legislation, Residential care | Author: Raymond Taylor (Editor)
This special issue commemorates 50 years since Lord Kilbrandon's report Children and Young Persons: Scotland, was published. The 1964 report …
Case study/examples of practice Resource

Kids like Kate need a home

Year: 2015 | Topic: Permanence | Author: East Renfrewshire Council
East Renfrewshire Council listen and learn from local residents to revamp their foster carer campaign.
Research Resource

Safeguarders Research

Year: 2015 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Legislation, Permanence | Author: CELCIS
This executive summary draws out relevant points from across the whole study.
Consultations Resource

Scottish Parliament inquiry into Social Isolation

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Lisa Ann Kennedy
Our evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s inquiry into social isolation.
Blog Resource

Act to transform transitions

Year: 2015 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Michelle McCue
Michelle McCue blogs about the 2015 SIRCC conference and its focus on how residential child care is changing.
Blog Resource

Blog

Year: 2015 | Topic:  | Author: staff and guest bloggers
CELCIS bloggers write about topical issues relating to our most vulnerable children and young people
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 14 No 1

Year: 2015 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Education, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Editor)
Read articles on inclusion of looked after children in education Childen’s Hearings, residential child care and professional education.
Consultations Resource

Inquiries into Fatal Accidents (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Andrea Priestley, Lisa Ann Kennedy
Our evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee on the general principles of the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deat…
Podcast Resource

IRISS FM: Trauma and looked after children

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: IRISS FM
Christine Gordon and Karen Wallace talk to Fiona Lettice about their first hand experience of fostering, adoption and trauma.
Consultations Resource

Public Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse in Scotland

Year: 2015 | Topic: Historical abuse, Legislation | Author: Jennifer Davidson
Our response to the Public Inquiry into Historical Child Abuse in Scotland Consultation
Consultations Resource

Scottish Fire and Rescue Youth Engagement

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Andrea Priestley
Response to Scottish Fire and Rescue’s consultation on its draft Youth Engagement Strategy.
Evaluation Resource

Tadpoles Evaluation

Year: 2014 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Andressa Gadda
Evaluation findings of a new programme providing therapeutic play for adoptive families.
Policy Resource

Promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children (England)

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: UK Departments of Education and Health
Guidance from the UK Departments of Education and Health on promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children in England.
Research Resource

Interpreting the Children and Young People Act 2014 - care experienced young people's views

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Who Cares? Scotland
Who Cares? Scotland directly consulted with 87 young people to establish their experiences of living in care, their hopes for life after care…
Podcast Resource

IRISS FM: Homelessness: transitions

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: IRISS
In this episode, partners in the 'Homelessness: pathways and prevention' project discuss effective interventions for keeping people out of ho…
Report Resource

International literature review of LGBT foster carers research

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, International, Legislation | Author: Helen Cosis Brown,Judy Sebba, Nikki Luke
The recruitment, assessment, support and supervision of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foster carers.
Report Resource

Insights 28: Supporting positive relationships for children and young people with care experience

Year: 2015 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: IRISS
This review explores the growing emphasis being placed on the relationships of children and young people in care.
Evaluation Resource

Transforming Lives: The first 18 months of the MCR Mentoring Programme

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Dr Giovanna Fassetta, Dr Lindsay Siebelt, Iain Mitchell
A mentoring project based in Glasgow schools for looked after young people. Mentoring helps young people achieve more in education.
Guidance Resource

College Handbook for Looked after Young People and Care Leavers 2015

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education | Author: Who Cares Trust
Guide to how colleges support care-experienced students - every college in Scotland is listed.
Report Resource

Finding Their Feet: Equipping care leavers to reach their potential

Year: 2015 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Centre for Social Justice
Realistic recommendations to guide government support for care leavers.

Engaging with families website

Year: 2015 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Education Scotland, Scottish Government
Supporting Schools to raise attainment and close the inequity gap.
Report Resource

Youth Homelessness in Scotland 2014 Report

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Homeless Action Scotland
Report suggesting more young people are sleeping rough than official figures suggest.
Evaluation Resource

Impact of the CELCIS Permanence and Care Team

Year: 2014 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Vicki Welch, Rachel Harris, Andressa Gadda, Dominique Harvey
Evaluation on the impact of the PaCT team who work with stakeholders across Scotland on permanence improvements.
Report Resource

Social Justice Begins With Babies

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Putting the baby IN the bathwater
First annual report from Putting the baby IN the bathwater - a coalition of 80 organisations and individuals committed to making Scotland the…
Evaluation Resource

Interim review of the Permanence and Care Excellence programme

Year: 2014 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Vicki Welch, Rachel Harris, Andressa Gadda, Dominique Harvey
An interim evaluation of the Permanence and Care Excellence programme.
Report Resource

Protecting and Safeguarding Children in Care

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Professor Andrew Kendrick
Despite all the safeguards, children and young people in care continue to suffer abuse and neglect.
Event Resource

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference: Implications from Rotherham for Scotland

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Historical abuse, Legislation | Author: Police Scotland, Social Work Scotland, CELCIS
Strategic and operational discussion with an opportunity to shape the future of child protection in Scotland.
Video Resource

Frank Cottrell-Boyce: Open the box of delights

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education | Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Professor Frank Cottrell-Boyce: Open the box of delights - presentation from CELCIS conference 2014.
Event Resource

Achieving permanence for disabled children

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Disability, Permanence | Author: The Fostering Network, Quarriers, BAAF, CELCIS
Presentation of literature review findings on issues to providing permanence for disabled children and young people.
Report Resource

Living on a railway line

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Historical abuse, International | Author: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Professor Andrew Rowland
How the UK can better tackle child abuse, neglect and exploitation with 10 UK recommendations.
Briefing ResourcePolicy Resource

Inform: Children and Young People Act (Part 9)

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Ben Farrugia, CELCIS
Part 9 (Corporate Parenting) This is the third in a series of briefings from CELCIS that explain specific parts of the Children and Young Peo…
Briefing Resource

Inform: Children and Young People Act (Part 12)

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Looked after at home | Author: CELCIS
Part 12 (Services in relation to children at risk of becoming looked after)
Event Resource

From Act to Practice seminar materials

Year: 2014 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Education, Legislation | Author: Cl@n Childlaw, CELCIS
Materials from seminars created to increase knowledge of key changes in the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011.
Consultations Resource

CELCIS response: Review of National Care Standards

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: CELCIS
CELCIS response to Scottish Government consultation: Review of National Care Standards.
Podcast Resource

IRISS FM: Putting the baby IN the bathwater

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: IRISS
IRISS FM episode features Dr Jonathan Sher: How do we close the gap between what we know and what we do?
Case study/examples of practice Resource

Ending Violence Against Children: Six Strategies for Action

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Historical abuse | Author: UNICEF
Case studies illustrating how prevention and response strategies can reduce the prevalence and impact of violence against children.
Report Resource

Youth Justice in Scotland: Fixed in the past or fit for the future?

Year: 2014 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice
Provides a robust picture of youth justice in Scotland’s past, present and future.
Magazine Resource

Reach - Autumn 2014

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
This issue of focuses on improving education outcomes for looked after children and highlights work going on across Scotland.
Research Resource

What children, young people and their carers think about children's hearings

Year: 2014 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Voices of young people | Author: Children's Hearings Scotland
This report presents the main themes from the research in a format specifically for young people.
Research Resource

Children's Reporter Decision Making

Year: 2014 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Legislation | Author: SCRA
The research examined Reporter decisions on the referrals of 200 children made in April 2013.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceReport Resource

Improving Educational Outcomes for Children Looked After at Home: Use of 'Improvement Methodology'

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Alison Hennessy, Graham Connelly
Edinburgh City Council's experience of using an ‘Improvement Methodology’ to improve educational outcomes for looked after children.
Toolkit Resource

CELCIS Impact Report

Year: 2014 | Topic:  | Author: CELCIS
Our most recent Impact Report - reporting from 2013-14 and Annual Reports from previous years.
Briefing Resource

Improving Educational Outcomes for Children Looked After at Home

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education, Looked after at home | Author: Alison Hennessy, Graham Connelly, Vicki Welch
Briefing describing an action research programme, exploring how the barriers to looked after children’s learning can be overcome.
Report Resource

A shared vision for systemic child protection: lessons learned from Albania

Year: 2014 | Topic: International | Author: Ian Milligan & Rachel Harris
This report examines the role (NGO) Terre des hommes has played in the development of a State Child Protection System (CPS) in Albania. It id…
Case study/examples of practice ResourceReport Resource

Insights 27:Trauma sensitive practice with children in care

Year: 2014 | Topic: Disability, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Judy Furnivall ,Edwina Grant
Summarises the evidence in this challenging area of work to support practitioners to reflect on their practice in this context. Written by Ju…
Podcast Resource

IRISS FM: Knowledge into practice

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education | Author: IRISS
Dr Ann Wales explains the relationship between SSKS (Social Services Knowledge Scotland) and the Knowledge Network.
Video Resource

MSc in Child and Youth Care Studies (Distance Learning)

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education, International | Author: Graham McPheat
Watch a short video about our MSc course.
Research Resource

Scottish First-line Managers’ Views of Newly Qualified Social Workers’ Preparedness for Practice

Year: 2014 | Topic:  | Author: Vicki Welch, Jennifer Lerpiniere, Emma Young
Research describing the findings of a recent study. Covers managers’ views of preparedness, preparation for practice and ongoing support.
Toolkit Resource

Keeping Myself Safe - practitioner toolkit

Year: 2014 | Topic: Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Action for Children
This toolkit sets out skills and qualities that practitioners need if they are to help young people to manage risk in their lives.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceEvaluation Resource

Sharing Practice to Improve Outcomes for Care Leavers

Year: 2014 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee, Jennifer Lerpiniere
Evaluation findings from a throughcare and aftercare learning exchange between three local authorities.
Journal Resource

Goodenoughcaring Journal

Year: 2014 | Topic: Disability, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author:
An online Journal for all those interested in the way children gow up and how they are nurtured.
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Drumming Together for Change

Year: 2014 | Topic: International, Legislation | Author: SOS Children's Villages International, CELCIS, University of Malawi
Report is based on a synthesis of eight assessments of the implementation of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in Benin, Ga…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 13 No 1

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Editorial)
In this issue you’ll find peer-reviewed articles on the role of positivism and performance indicators in ‘official imaginings’ of child…
Case study/examples of practice ResourceResearch ResourceToolkit Resource

Principles of Good Transitions 2 - improving post-school transitions

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Scottish Transitions Forum, ARC Scotland
Providing clear guidance to improve the quality of care and support for young people with additional support needs who are making the transit…
Guidance ResourcePolicy Resource

Rights - Information for Young People who are Looked After Away From Home

Year: 2014 | Topic: Legislation, Residential care | Author: Scottish Government, Scottish Children’s Rights Officers Network
Booklet for young people giving information about their rights while they are being looked after away from home.
Briefing ResourcePolicy Resource

Inform: Children and Young People Act (Part 10 and Part 11)

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
First in a series of briefings explaining specific parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.(Part 10 'Aftercare' and Part 1…
Report Resource

Closing the attainment gap in Scottish education

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Edward Sosu, Sue Ellis
How can we close the attainment gap between pupils from high and low-income families in Scotland?
Event ResourceVideo Resource

David’s Story - Home Supervision: My Life, My Education and Me

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: John Paul Fitzpatrick
Workshop exploring young people’s views of home supervision and their educational experience.
Magazine Resource

Reach - Spring 2014

Year: 2014 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
This issue focuses on throughcare and aftercare and the great work going on across Scotland.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceToolkit Resource

SSKS (Social Services Knowledge Scotland) online gateway

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: SSKS
Gateway to wealth of information and learning materials to support practitioners in day-to-day work and in learning.
Guidance Resource

Enquire: Scottish advice service for additional support for learning

Year: 2014 | Topic: Disability, Education, Looked after at home | Author: Enquire
If you feel a child or young person needs extra help to get the most from their learning and are unsure what to do, Enquire can help you.
Research Resource

Throughcare and Aftercare Services in Scotland’s Local Authorities

Year: 2014 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
With the recent passage of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill through the Scottish Parliament, throughcare and aftercare services …
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Moving forward on alternative care: Assessment of the Foster Care Pilot Project in Albania

Year: 2014 | Topic: International | Author: Irene Stevens, Graham Connelly & Ian Milligan
Our evaluation of a foster care project in Albania.
Consultations Resource

CELCIS response: Inquiry into Health Inequalities

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: CELCIS
Our response to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee call for evidence into an Inquiry into Health Inequalities.
Briefing Resource

Briefing: Summary of Stage 2, Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2014 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
Summarising the debates and developments over Stage 2 of the Bill.
Briefing Resource

Briefing: Stage 3 Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2014 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
Covers the areas of the Bill most relevant to looked after children and young people, and care leavers.
Guidance Resource

Higher Education Handbook for Care Leavers 2014

Year: 2014 | Topic: Education | Author: The Who Cares Trust
Guide to the support available from universities and colleges in Scotland to care-experienced students.
Briefing Resource

Briefing: Summary of Stage 1, Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2013 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
Summarising the debates and developments over Stage 1 of the Bill.
Policy ResourceReport Resource

Foster Care Review

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation | Author: LACSIG
Includes the survey analysis, the final report and the Scottish Government's response to the findings.
Event Resource

Learning Exchange Summit Nov 2013

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: CELCIS, Mulberry Bush, Hackney Child
Residential child care in Scotland and England: how we can make improvements in what we do, wherever we work.
Report Resource

Sexual Exploitation of Looked After Children in Scotland

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Historical abuse | Author: CELCIS
This report gives us urgent insight and raises critical questions about the sexual exploitation of a vulnerable group.
Magazine Resource

Reach - Autumn 2013

Year: 2013 | Topic: Permanence | Author: CELCIS
Focuses on all things permanence and shows the great work going on to secure permanence for children.
Report Resource

Developing a National Mentoring Scheme for Looked After Children

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Dr Susan Elsley | LACSIG
Proposal for a mentoring programme aimed at looked after children and young people in Scotland.
Guidance ResourceToolkit Resource

Supporting peer support: an animated booklet

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education | Author: IRISS
Designed to help people wanting to set up, run or participate in a peer support group.
Briefing Resource

Adoption of disabled children - review of research

Year: 2013 | Topic: Disability, Permanence | Author: BAAF
Briefing from BAAF looking at the adoption of disabled children.
Case study/examples of practice Resource

REACH Snapshots of Permanence - What is happening in Scotland?

Year: 2013 | Topic: Permanence | Author: CELCIS
The permanence-based activities taking place across Scotland. Find ideas for your practice.
Guidance ResourcePolicy Resource

Staying Put Scotland

Year: 2013 | Topic: Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Government
'Staying put' gives young people leaving care an actuality that resembles more closely what their non-looked after peers experience.
Guidance Resource

Housing Options Protocol

Year: 2013 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Government
Giving care leavers good housing and support options is essential for their transition to independent living.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 12 No 3

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Laura Steckley (Editor)
This issue has a mixture of articles including a paper on Life-Space Intervention by Kiaras Gharabaghi and Carol Stuart, and a case for young…
Event ResourceVideo Resource

CELCIS 2013: Partnership for Progress

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: CELCIS,
We had a great range of speakers and topics at our 2013 conference. Explore the sessions you missed.
Practice paper Resource

Case for Concurrency Planning

Year: 2013 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Carol Wassell
Concurrency planning places the needs, rights and interests of the child at the centre.
Consultations Resource

CELCIS: Consultation Responses 2013

Year: 2013 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
Our responses to national consultations on issues that matter to looked after children (2013).
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 12 No 2

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Janine Bolger (Editorial)
A special issue on social pedagogy, guest-edited by Janine Bolger of Robert Gordon University.
Event Resource

Child & Youth Care World Conference

Year: 2013 | Topic: International, Legislation | Author: Laura Steckley, Graham McPheat, JohnPaul Fitzpatrick
Presentations from CELCIS at the CYC-Net Connecting at the Crossroads Conference held in Canada in June 2013.
Policy Resource

Permanence and Care Team Programme Plan

Year: 2013 | Topic: Permanence | Author: CELCIS
Details the vision of the Permanence Team Programme, clearly stating the services and supports we offer.
Briefing Resource

Briefing: From Care to Uni Research

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
Summarises the data we have on numbers of looked after children who attain higher education.
Guidance Resource

What is Permanence?

Year: 2013 | Topic: Permanence | Author: CELCIS
The Permanence and Care team (PaCT) provide a short definition of permanence.
Research Resource

Young People Creating Belonging: Spaces, Sounds and Sights

Year: 2013 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Dr EJ Milne, Dr Sarah Wilson
Explored belonging with looked after young people across Scotland using creative methodologies.
Video Resource

Edinburgh Care Leavers: The Future

Year: 2013 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Edinburgh Throughcare and Aftercare Service
Captures care leavers views and experiences on what they hope the future holds for them.
Video Resource

Edinburgh Care Leavers: Achievements

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Edinburgh Throughcare and Aftercare Service
Captures care leavers views and experiences on what they are proud of achieving.
Video Resource

Edinburgh Care Leavers: Life Stories

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Edinburgh Throughcare and Aftercare Service
Young care leavers share their journey through the care system and the issues that have arisen along the way.
Video Resource

Edinburgh Care Leavers: Making Things Better

Year: 2013 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Edinburgh Throughcare and Aftercare Service
Young people talk about their experience of the Throughcare and Aftercare Service and express what would improve the services.
Video Resource

National Throughcare and Aftercare Conference

Year: 2013 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Edinburgh Throughcare and Aftercare Service
Watch the highlights of an event for young people have experienced being in care and see the variety of services available/
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 11 No 1

Year: 2011 | Topic: Disability, Education, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
This issue features an article on speech, language and communication needs of children in residential care, as well as other topics as divers…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 12 No 1

Year: 2013 | Topic: Disability, Education, Historical abuse, International, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Editorial)
This issue includes a commemoration of John Triseliotis, and get an international perspective on residential child care from authors based in…
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Care Planning to Permanence Events

Year: 2013 | Topic: Permanence | Author: LACSIG
These findings relate to the key barriers to achieving successful outcomes in permanence for looked after children.
Journal Resource

International journal articles

Year: 2013 | Topic: International, Residential care | Author: Various
We have gathered internationally related journal articles on residential child care to share with you.
Briefing ResourcePolicy ResourceResearch Resource

Still Caring? Supporting Care Leavers in Scotland

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Zachari Duncalf, Louise Hill, Kenny McGhee
Young people in care should be encouraged, enabled and supported to remain in quality care settings until they are ready to leave.
Guidance Resource

Our Family Firm: A Working Framework for Community Planning Partners and Employers

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Government
Framework for planning and delivering opportunities for care leavers to ensure a positive post-16 transition.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceGuidance Resource

Moving Forward: Implementing the ‘Guidelines for the alternative care of children’

Year: 2013 | Topic: International, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Nigel Cantwell, Jennifer Davidson, Susan Elsley, Ian Milligan & Neil Quinn
Moving Forward provides practical guidance on alternative care provision for children.
Consultations Resource

Consultation with Children and Young People

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Who Cares? Scotland
What are young people’s experiences of the services they receive.
Policy Resource

Confidentiality agreement (Permanence Team)

Year: 2013 | Topic: Legislation, Permanence | Author: CELCIS
Details the responsibilities to respect confidentiality and how to raise issues of concern.
Magazine Resource

Reach - Winter 2012/13

Year: 2013 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: CELCIS
Focusing on the health of our looked after children and young people.
Video Resource

Picking up the pieces - leaving care experiences

Year: 2013 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: The Debate Project
Young people describe the situations they were dropped into and how they felt about how they were treated.
Guidance Resource

Permanence flow chart

Year: 2013 | Topic: Legislation, Permanence | Author: CELCIS
A child's progress through the care system to permanence.
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Home Supervision Requirements: Messages from research

Year: 2012 | Topic: Looked after at home, Voices of young people | Author: Andressa Gadda, John Paul Fitzpatrick
Summary of key findings from research into Home Supervision Requirements (HSRs) in Scotland.
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Attachment Matters for All

Year: 2012 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Permanence, Residential care | Author: Judy Furnivall, Mary McKenna, Shelagh McFarlane, Edwina Grant
How far attachment theory underpins training and practice within Scotland’s children’s sector.
Evaluation ResourcePolicy ResourceReport Resource

Holding the Space Evaluation

Year: 2012 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author: Laura Steckley
This report addresses the evaluation of the Holding the Space Training as rolled out to Action for Children’s children’s homes across Sco…
Briefing ResourceCase study/examples of practice Resource

Capacity Building in Macedonia

Year: 2012 | Topic: International | Author: Ian Milligan
Our report on designing and implementing an in-service development programme for social welfare professionals.
Report Resource

International Youth in Care Summit 2012 Report

Year: 2012 | Topic: International, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Grant Gilroy
Report from Who Cares? Scotland on the International Summit of Youth in Care 2012.

CELCIS Annual Report 2011 to 2012

Year: 2012 | Topic:  | Author: CELCIS
Based on the first six months since CELCIS was formed and the six months of transition before.
Magazine Resource

Reach - Summer 2012

Year: 2012 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
Our first issue we look at how to improve the educational achievements of young people who are looked after.
Event ResourceReport ResourceVideo Resource

International Summit of Youth in Care

Year: 2012 | Topic: International, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Louise Anusas
A report from two young people to feed their views to the International Summit of Youth in Care in Baltimore on 26 to 29 June 2012.
Guidance ResourceReport ResourceResearch Resource

Peer research: how to make a difference

Year: 2012 | Topic:  | Author:
The benefits of a peer research approach.
Report Resource

National Confidential Forum for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse

Year: 2012 | Topic: Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Moyra Hawthorn, Andy Kendrick
Information on the number of children who had been in care in Scotland between 1930 and 2005.
Report Resource

Stakeholder Survey Report

Year: 2012 | Topic:  | Author: Louise Anusus
The survey aimed to identify stakeholders’ involvement in CELCIS areas of work, gaps in delivery and how well these areas meet the needs of…
Briefing ResourceReport ResourceToolkit Resource

Residential workers understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on children

Year: 2012 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Kevin Pilkington, Anni Donaldson
A study of residential managers’ views on the preparedness of residential workers to support children and young people who have experienced…
Report ResourceVideo Resource

Redesigning support for care leavers

Year: 2012 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author:
The results of bringing together care leavers, Corporate Parents, social work, health and education to explore what a co-productive approach …
Toolkit Resource

Report 58: Therapeutic approaches to social work in residential child care settings

Year: 2012 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Social Care Institute for Excellence
Approaches to help staff use a therapeutic perspective in their day-to-day social work with children and young people.
Evaluation Resource

Social Pedagogy and Inter-professional Practice

Year: 2012 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Evelyn Vrouwenfelder, Ian Milligan, Mark Merrell
Evaluation of an Orkney Islands Training Programme
Briefing Resource

Kinship Care Briefing Paper

Year: 2012 | Topic: Kinship care | Author: Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Parliament produced a briefing paper on Kinship Care
Video Resource

Dr Helen Minnis

Year: 2011 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: CELCIS
Helen chats about how a child's view of the world is formed and what can be done to improve it.
Video Resource

Craig’s story - the effects of trauma on children

Year: 2011 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Looked after at home | Author: CELCIS
A short dramatisation of domestic violence in the home and its effects on a family.

CELCIS Corporate Plan

Year: 2011 | Topic:  | Author: CELCIS
Our priority areas and the activities and services of our organisation for 2012.
Evaluation ResourceResearch Resource

Scottish Research on Looked After Children since 2000

Year: 2011 | Topic: Foster care, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Malcolm Hill, University of Strathclyde
This paper is based on a review of Scottish research since 2001 on services for looked after children. It focuses on studies and results rele…
Video Resource

CELCIS Introduction from Jennifer

Year: 2011 | Topic:  | Author: CELCIS
Our film introducing CELCIS and what our aims and ambitions are.
Magazine Resource

SIRCCULAR Magazine

Year: 2010 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author:
As SIRCC we published 'SIRCCULAR' with news and stories from Scotland's residential child care sector.
Event Resource

Supervision, Teamwork and Leadership Presentation (ADSW)

Year: 2011 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Bridget Rothwell
Challenges and rewards of supervision, teamwork and leadership in improving outcomes for looked after children.
Briefing ResourceReport Resource

Insights 11: Permanence and stability for disabled looked after children

Year: 2011 | Topic: Disability, Permanence | Author: Dr Claire Baker
This Insight examines attachment-informed practice with looked after children and young people.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceReport Resource

Insights 10: Attachment informed practice with looked after children and young people

Year: 2011 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: IRISS, SAIA, Judy Furnivall
Answers the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

A Summary of Policy and Research Reports relating to the Childrens Workforce

Year: 2011 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Cambium Advocacy
A summary of research and policy reports written between 2005 and 2011 about the values, knowledge, and skills required for an effective chil…
Practice paper Resource

In Residence - A series of 12 papers (2011)

Year: 2011 | Topic: Residential care | Author: SIRCC (incorporated into CELCIS)
Written over a six-year period to provide ideas about residential practice based on current research.
Blog ResourceReport ResourceToolkit Resource

Joining up the dots: a scoping study

Year: 2011 | Topic: SIRCC | Author: Susan Elsley
A scoping study on a centre for excellence for looked after children and young people, by Susan Elsley.
Blog ResourceReport Resource

The Educational Attainment of Looked After Children: Key messages from research

Year: 2010 | Topic: Education, SIRCC | Author: Graham Connelly
A summary of research related to the education and attainment of looked after children and young people.
Briefing ResourceEvaluation ResourceReport Resource

Social pedagogy and its links to Holding the Space

Year: 2010 | Topic: SIRCC | Author: Dr Irene Stevens
Exploring the similarities between Holding The Space (a therapeutic approach to care) and Social pedagogy (a holistic approach to child care)…
Practice paper Resource

Social pedagogy and its links to Holding the Space

Year: 2010 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: SIRCC and Action for Children Scotland
Explores the similarities between a therapeutic approach and a holistic approach to child care.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 9 No 2

Year: 2010 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Alan Macquarrie
A collection of articles dealing with historical or ethical dimensions of residential child care.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceReport Resource

Reflections and visions: the world through different eyes

Year: 2010 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author:
A photographic journey through care, as seen through the eyes of young people.
Guidance ResourceResearch Resource

A-Z of Residential Child Care

Year: 2010 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Claire Burns, Fiona Feilberg, Ian Milligan
An introduction to the key issues and concepts within residential child care practice. Published to mark SIRCC’s 10th year anniversary.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 9 No 1

Year: 2010 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
This issue looks at the impact of providing a continuum of care in the throughcare and aftercare process, as well as some thoughts on the nec…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 8 No 2

Year: 2009 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Steven McCluskey (Editor)
A collection of health and wellbeing articles covering mental health, the contributions of arts, information technology and music therapy.
Evaluation Resource

Introducing social pedagogy into Scottish residential child care

Year: 2009 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Ian Milligan
An evaluation of the Sycamore Services social pedagogy training programme by Ian Milligan.
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Residential Child Care Qualifications Audit

Year:  | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: SIRCC (incorporated into CELCIS)
An audit to determine whether levels of qualified staff have risen and to identify qualification trends throughout the residential child care…
Report Resource

Higher Aspirations, Brighter Futures

Year: 2009 | Topic: Legislation, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: SIRCC (incorporated into CELCIS)
National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI) - strategic review of residential child care services with recommendations for the Scottis…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 8 No 1

Year: 2009 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Larua Steckley (Editor)
A diverse collection of articles from police involvement in residential child care in Scotland to LGBT questioning in New York City, USA.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 5 No 2

Year: 2006 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Deirdre Watson (Guest editor)
A diverse collection of articles covering trauma and dissociation, power and the languages of young people in care.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 7 No 2

Year: 2008 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Guest editor)
A great range of diverse education related articles, including articles on improving literacy through storytelling and the Edinburgh Reading …
Evaluation Resource

Evaluation of Brucefield case management arrangements

Year: 2008 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Ian Milligan
A consultant's final report on a pilot project focusing on Brucefield, a long-established local authority home for children and young people…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 7 No 1

Year: 2008 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Irene Stevens
An issue with diverse articles, including Howard Metzler’s research examining outcomes for children in secure care.
Report Resource

Physical restraint: a culture shift for organisations

Year: 2007 | Topic: Legislation, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
This report includes recommendations on managing the physical restraint of children and young people in care.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 6 No 2

Year: 2007 | Topic: International, Residential care | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
A great collection of articles, including an account of research which led to the seminal Playing it Safe? report by the Scottish Children's …
Report Resource

Residential child care qualifications audit 2007

Year: 2007 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Jennifer Lerpiniere, Jennifer Davidson, Lynne Hunter, Andrew Kendrick, Maureen Anderson
Has the number of qualified staff risen and what are the qualification trends in the sector?
Research Resource

Playing it safe: a study of the regulation of outdoor play for children in residential care

Year: 2007 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Lorraine McGuinness, Irene Stevens, Ian Milligan
We all want children and young people to be safe, active and have fun outdoors so we must balance minimising risks with spoiling their enjoym…
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Evaluation of SIRCC HNC in Social Care

Year: 2007 | Topic: Permanence, SIRCC | Author: Donna Liyanage
The findings from a survey of residential childcare workers who have completed the HNC in Social Care.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 6 No 1

Year: 2007 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Steven Paterson (Guest editor)
A diverse collection of six articles covering topics such as workers’ experience of the mental health needs of young people, an equality pe…
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Designing with Care

Year: 2006 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author: Catherine Docherty, Andrew Kendrick, Paul Sloan, Jennifer Lerpiniere
A study examining the attitudes to a range of design interventions in four residential care homes for children in South Lanarkshire.
Report Resource

Celebrating success: what helps looked after children succeed

Year: 2006 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Helen Happer, Joanna McCreadie, Jane Aldgate
This publication details what helped care experiences young people become and feel successful.
Report Resource

No time to lose: a manifesto for children and young people looked after away from home

Year: 2006 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Susan Elsley
This manifesto, written by Susan Elsley, calls on the Scottish Executive and politicians to help us by providing the national and local leade…
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Current trends in the use of residential child care in Scotland

Year: 2006 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: Ian Milligan, Lynne Hunter, Andrew Kendrick
A survey commissioned by SIRCC to look at local authority residential care units.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 5 No 1

Year: 2006 | Topic: Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
A collection of diverse articles on the voices of young people in care, media perceptions of residential child care and using psychodrama.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 4 No 2

Year: 2005 | Topic: Education, International, Residential care | Author: Sandy Cameron (Guest Editor)
You'll find a diverse range of articles such as from care to university and encouraging social integration in Latvia
Practice paper Resource

Secure in the Knowledge: Perspectives on Practice in Secure Accommodation

Year: 2005 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: SIRCC (incorporated into CELCIS). Ed Mark Smith
There are practical, emotional and intellectual dimensions to working in secure accommodation.
Guidance Resource

Holding Safely 2005

Year: 2005 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Jennifer Davidson, Dennis McCullough, Laura Steckley, Tim Warren.
A guide for practitioners about physically restraining children and young people.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 4 No 1

Year: 2005 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Irene Stevens (Editor)
An assortment of articles ranging from job satisfaction in residential child care to looking after sexually abused young people.
Report Resource

Residential child care qualifications audit 2004

Year: 2004 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Jennifer Davidson, Lynne Hunter, Andrew Kendrick, Andrew Hosie
Has the number of qualified staff risen and what are the qualification trends in the sector?
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 3 No 2

Year: 2004 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, International, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
This collection of seven articles explores the theme of wellbeing and making provision for complex needs.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 3 No 1

Year: 2004 | Topic: Residential care | Author: Jennifer Davidson (Guest Editor)
A diverse collection of articles including a guest editorial by Jennifer Davidson, newly appointed Director of the Scottish Institute of Resi…
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 2 No 2

Year: 2003 | Topic: Education, Residential care | Author: Kirstie Maclean (Guest Editor)
This collection of seven articles includes three articles based on the development of the ‘Learning with Care’ training materials.
Journal Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 2 No 1

Year: 2003 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Andrew Kendrick (Guest Editor)
This diverse collection of eight articles on residential child care includes an account of the first 25 years of Who Cares? Scotland.
Report Resource

Insights 21: Understanding suicide and self-harm among children in care and care leavers

Year: 2013 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: IRISS, Judy Furnivall
Written by Judy Furnivall from CELCIS it examines the research and literature about self harm and suicide.
Briefing Resource

Briefing: Confidentiality, information sharing and the Children and Young People Bill

Year: 2013 | Topic: Legislation | Author: SCCYP, Clan Childlaw, NSPCC Scotland, CELCIS
Explores the information sharing duties set out in the legislation and considers implications on the rights of children and young people.
Event ResourceVideo Resource

SIRCC National Conference 2013 - Jenny Malloy

Year: 2013 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Looked after at home, Residential care, SIRCC | Author: CELCIS
Jenny Malloy from Hackney Child Consultancy - 'You said you cared' at SIRCC 2013.
Event Resource

SIRCC National Conference 2013 highlights

Year: 2013 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC | Author: CELCIS
Making Connections - Film highlights of what interested and engaged the delegates at our SIRCC Conference.
Video Resource

SIRCC National Conference 2013 - Dr Larry Brendtro

Year: 2013 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: CELCIS
Dr Larry Brendtro from Reclaiming Youth talks about deep brain research
Toolkit Resource

Fetal Alcohol Harm e-learning resource

Year: 2013 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: NHS Education, Children in Scotland
E-learning resource for professionals working with people who may become pregnant, expectant parents and new parents.

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