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Building Brighter Futures - CELCIS Strategy 2019-2024

Year: 2019 | Topic:  | Author: CELCIS
We've published our new strategy, Building Brighter Futures, setting out our direction and purpose over the next five years. Our vision is on…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 18 No 2

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author: Graham Connelly
This issue comprises articles submitted in response to a call for submissions to celebrate the 20th anniversary conference of the Scottish In…
Briefing ResourcePolicy Resource

Beyond the Headlines: Homelessness and care experience

Year: 2019 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
This is the second in a series of our Beyond the Headlines briefings aiming to provide further information and analysis on some commonly repo…
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Supporting Families

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Foster care, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care | Author: Dr Louise Hill, Nadine Fowler, Dr Robert Porter
A review of the implementation of Part 12: Children at risk of becoming looked after as set out in the Children and Young People (Scotland) A…
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An Independent Evaluation of Quarriers Coaching for Life

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Nadine Fowler, Louise Hill, Charlene Plunkett, Vicki Welch (on the Annotated Bibliography only)
Report from the CELCIS evaluation of Quarriers Coaching for Life, a mentoring programme for care experienced young people.
Briefing Resource

The Welsh Child Practice Review

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection | Author: Mihaela Manole, Sharon Glasgow
CELCIS Briefing that presents the main features of the Child Practice Review Framework developed in Wales.
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 18 No 1

Year: 2019 | Topic: Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Graham Connelly
This issue includes a mix of peer-reviewed articles, commentaries and book reviews.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Job Grant

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
The Job Grant is designed to provide assistance to young people to meet the initial costs of starting work. We support its introduction, and …
Briefing Resource

Inform Briefing - Access to Care Records

Year: 2019 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
We have produced a briefing for corporate parents about the rights of care experienced people to access their records, the importancce of rec…
Practice paper Resource

Practice Note: Children and young people in residential care - engagement in music

Year: 2019 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
This Practice Note aims to celebrate good practice already taking place throughout Scotland, and give residential child care managers and pra…
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Response to the Financial Education for Young People’s inquiry into children in care and financial education

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
We contribute to the Westminster APPG’s inquiry into care experienced children and young people’s access to financial education.
Event Resource

PACE Data Community Workshop - Milestones, measures and aims: How to incorporate the Data ‘ask’ into the system

Year: 2019 | Topic: Adoption, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
The PACE Community is engaged in driving forward improvement for looked after children, and recently hosted a PACE Data Community Event, Mil…
Consultations ResourcePractice paper Resource

Response to Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill consultation

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Physical abuse | Author: Lizzie Morton
A response to the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill proposed by John Finnie MSP, which aims to remove the legal defenc…
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Response to call for evidence on the age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill at Stage 2

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
Here we provide evidence to inform the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s scrutiny of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill …
Consultations Resource

Response to Public Petitions Committee Inquiry into mental health support for young people in Scotland

Year: 2018 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
Our evidence highlights the need for greater focus on meeting the mental health needs of care experienced children and young people, through …
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 4

Year: 2018 | Topic: Disability, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Charlotte Wilson and Chris Walter
This special issue on perspectives and understandings of disability represents the great diversity of people with disabilities and their expe…
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Consultation response on the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to the Scottish Governments consultation on the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2019, which will ensure the continued eli…
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Inspired Youth - The One Percent

Year: 2018 | Topic: REACH, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Inspired Youth
The powerful voices of care experienced young people in this film explore the journey from care to independence through a character they crea…
Case study/examples of practice Resource

Stigma in Childhood

Year: 2018 | Topic: REACH, Stigma | Author: SUII
The Scottish Universities Insight Institute programme addressed the unique issues for children who experience stigma, as well as common issue…
Podcast Resource

Surveying public attitudes to care experienced young people: Heather Coady explains

Year: 2018 | Topic: REACH, Stigma | Author: Heather Coady
A new public attitudes survey has revealed that while attitudes in Scotland to care experienced young people are generally very positive, som…
Video Resource

Stigma and youth justice: In conversation with Fiona Dyer, the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice

Year: 2018 | Topic: REACH, Stigma | Author: Fiona Dyer
In this interview for REACH, Fiona Dyer, Deputy Director at the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice, explores common misconceptions about you…
Magazine ResourceVideo Resource

No wrong path

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, REACH | Author: University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow student, Jamie, grew up in care. In this short film he talks about the challenges on his path through education.
Guidance ResourcePractice paper ResourceToolkit Resource

Prepare for Leaving Care Practice Guidance

Year: 2018 | Topic: Active implementation, International, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Chrissie Gale, Nigel Cantwell, Kenny McGhee, Kate Skinner
The Practice Guidance has been developed with the aim of building knowledge and skills of professionals, carers and other stakeholders respon…
Magazine Resource

Superman was a Foundling

Year: 2018 | Topic: REACH | Author: Lemn Sissay
Working with the Foundling Museum in London, award-winning poet, playwright and broadcaster, Lemn Sissay MBE has created a written installati…
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How Seamab sees it

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, REACH, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Joanna McCreadie
The team at Seamab reflect on their experiences of working in social care and misconceptions about the care and support of children and young…
Infographic Resource

What stigma looks like for me

Year: 2018 | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: David Grimm
David Grimm's portrays what stigma means to him through drawings.
Podcast Resource

My story: In conversation with BBC journalist, Ashley John-Baptiste

Year: 2018 | Topic: REACH | Author: Ashley John-Baptiste
BBC Journalist Ashley John-Baptiste talks about his early life, his care experience, going on to study at one of the world’s best universitie…
Event Resource

Gathering PACE 2018

Year: 2018 | Topic: Adoption, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence | Author: CELCIS
The CELCIS annual Gathering PACE event took place at the Perth Convert Hall on Wednesday 7 November 2018, where we welcomed 96 delegates to t…
Event Resource

Practice Exchange Workshop: Pre-birth planning, Assessment and 'Getting it right from the start'

Year: 2018 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Local authority, Neglect, Permanence, Physical abuse | Author: CELCIS
The PACE (Permanence and Care Excellence) team at CELCIS hosted a Practice Echange Workshop on 15 November 2018 in Glasgow, with almost 70 de…
Event ResourceVideo Resource

Education Forum - October 2018

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
Resources and presentations from the CELCIS Education Forum meeting in October 2018
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Protecting children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 42 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009

Year: 2018 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
CELCIS response to the Scottish Government’s consultation “Protecting children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotl…
Evaluation ResourceReport Resource

Just out having a good time?

Year: 2018 | Topic: Foster care, Local authority, Residential care | Author: Leanne McIver, Vicki Welch
Evaluation of the pilot National Partnership Agreement for Looked After Children who go missing from Residential and Foster Care in Scotland
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Study of independent supported accommodation providers in Scotland

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: James Frame
We've published a qualitative study to examine independent supported accommodation commissioned by local authorities in Scotland.
Practice paper Resource

Supporting the implementation of Council Tax exemption for Scotland’s care leavers: Good practice note

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
This practice note outlines key considerations and a range of measures for local authorities to take as Corporate Parents to ensure consisten…
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Initial evaluation of the ‘Why Not?’ initiative developed by Care Visions

Year: 2018 | Topic: Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Dr Vicki Welch, Kenny McGhee
This short document provides a summary of initial learning from data gathered for an evaluation of the Why Not? initiative. The study was com…
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Creative Consortium: Children and young people in residential care engagement in music

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Residential care | Author: Charlie Gracie, Moyra Hawthorn and Michelle McCue
A research project which addressed how looked after children and young people accessed music opportunities, if at all, what barriers there we…
Video Resource

Understanding children's journeys

Year: 2018 | Topic: Permanence | Author: Alison Penman
In this film interview with Alison Penman from Dumfries and Galloway, she explains how her team has been able to use data to help visualise a…
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In and beyond the care setting: relationships between young people and care workers: A literature review

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Local authority, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Vicki Welch, Nadine Fowler, Ewan Ross, Richard Withington, Kenny McGhee
The report summarises important learning from academic and other literature about relationships between young people and those caring for the…
Podcast Resource

Visualising the difference

Year: 2018 | Topic: Local authority, Permanence | Author: David McQueen
David McQueen from Shetland explains how data is being used to help support decision making for children and young people in Shetland in orde…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 3

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Graham Connelly
In this issue, we present three peer reviewed articles, five commentaries, and a book review. These cover a wide range of topics and experien…
Video Resource

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

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Local authority | Author: CELCIS
Jim Lyon from East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership talks about the importance of listening to the voices of care experienced youn…
Briefing ResourcePolicy Resource

Beyond the Headlines: Going to university from care

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Legislation | Author: CELCIS
This is the first in a series of our Beyond the Headlines briefings to provide further information and analysis on some commonly reported sta…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and Creation of a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy

Year: 2018 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
CELCIS response to Scottish Government’s consultation on the review of legislation relating to children and their families in Scotland.
Evaluation Resource

Supporting Kinship Families

Year: 2018 | Topic: Kinship care | Author: Dr Vicki Welch
Report from the evaluation of the Notre Dame Centre’s support programme for kinship families
Video Resource

Parents in Partnership at Auchenharvie Academy

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Local authority | Author: CELCIS
Liz and Reena, parents of pupils at Auchenharvie Academy have been involved in a project where the attend their children’s school to learn mo…
Video Resource

Kieran Morrell on Parents in Partnership at Auchenharvie Academy

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Local authority | Author: CELCIS
Kieran Morrell, Family Learning Worker, talks about how Parents in Partnership (a model for parental involvement in the school curriculum) is…
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Aberlour Life Works Service – a qualitative evaluation

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Looked after at home, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Dr Charlene Plunkett, Dr Vicki Welch
This mixed-methods evaluation describes the person-centred model that has evolved within the life works service.
Briefing Resource

Care leavers and council tax exemption

Year: 2018 | Topic: Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee
A briefing detailing the legislation exempting youg care leavers from paying council tax in Scotland.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Disclosure of Criminal Information

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Protection of Vulnerable Groups and Disclosure of Criminal Information.
Consultations Resource

Contact Decisions in the Children’s Hearings System

Year: 2018 | Topic: Permanence | Author: CELCIS, SCRA
CELCIS in partnership with SCRA (the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration) research project looking at contact decisions in the Childr…
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CELCIS Response to Equalities and Human Rights Committee Call for Evidence on the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
Here we provide evidence to inform the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s scrutiny of the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill …
Event Resource

Practice Exchange Workshop: Children's journeys into permanence, using data to make a difference

Year: 2018 | Topic: Permanence | Author: CELCIS
The PACE (Permanence and Care Excellence) team at CELCIS hosted a Practice Exchange Workshop event on 19 June 2018 in Glasgow, where we welco…
Research Resource

Relationships in Foster Care Professional Role survey

Year: 2018 | Topic: Foster care | Author: Lucia Hargašová, CELCIS
Are you a foster carer? Take this short questionnaire and share your experiences of fostering.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceEvaluation ResourceReport ResourceResearch Resource

Integrated Children’s Services in Scotland

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Local authority | Author: Social Work Scotland
An assessment of progress and improvement in integrated children's services, published by Social Work Scotland, and a literature review.
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 2

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly
In this issue - a special edition coinciding with the 19th annual Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care (SIRCC) conference - you will …
Event Resource

Child Protection Chief Officers’ Leadership Events

Year: 2018 | Topic: Child protection | Author: CELCIS
As part of the current Child Protection Improvement Programme, the National Child Protection Leadership Group hosted an event for all Child P…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to Scottish Government ‘Review of Care Allowances’ survey

Year: 2018 | Topic: Kinship care | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Government’s survey on the review of Care Allowances where we recognise the complexity of the issues, and support the im…
Report Resource

Tackling Child Neglect in Scotland Background Paper 1: Follow-up survey 2016

Year: 2016 | Topic: Child protection, Neglect | Author: Jane Scott and Brigid Daniel, Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection, University of Stirling.
This 2016 survey was commissioned by Scottish Government to inform the Child Protection Improvement Programme and the Neglect Improvement Pi…
Guidance ResourceReport Resource

Action on Neglect resource pack

Year: 2013 | Topic: Child protection, Neglect | Author: Action for Children, University of Stirling
Action on Neglect is a resource pack for practitioners who work with neglected children.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to draft Suicide Prevention Action Plan consultation

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: CELCIS
This contribution provides evidence on how suicide and self-harm affects not only the health and well-being of care experience children and y…
Video Resource

15th Annual Kilbrandon Lecture, 23 November 2017

Year: 2018 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
The 15th Kilbrandon Annual Lecture took place on 23 November 2017 and was presented by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Read the f…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 17 No 1

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly
In this issue you will find the usual mix of peer-reviewed papers, commentaries and book reviews. Included in the collection are: the text of…
Report Resource

Making a Difference 2017

Year: 2018 | 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

When is a child no longer a child?

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Steve Harte, City of Edinburgh Council
Steve Harte from City of Edinburgh Council discusses the staggered approach to services and the need for standardisation.
Video Resource

From care to adulthood: messages from research

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Professor Mike Stein
Professor Mike Stein gives a summary of his keynote speech on research in relation to corporate parenting, at the Scottish Care Leavers Coven…
Podcast Resource

National Ambition for care leavers

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Fiona Burns and Nick Stansfield, Scottish Funding Council
The Scottish Funding Council speak about National Ambition, their three-year improvement programme to support care experienced young people i…
Video Resource

Happiness, love and understanding, the rights of all children

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Voices of young people | Author: Bruce Adamson, The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
Bruce Adamson, The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland talks about the content of his keynote speech at the Scottish Care Leave…
Video Resource

Continuing care - supporting the rights of young people

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Rachel Farrier, Clan Childlaw
Rachel Farrier of Clan Childlaw talks about the issues some young people face in accessing continuing care.
Podcast Resource

The importance of consistent relationships

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Residential care | Author: Andrew Skinner, Hillside Residential School
Andrew Skinner is a unit manager at Hillside Residential School for boys with emotional, social and behavioural problems. Corporate parenting…
Podcast Resource

Legislative challenges for care leavers

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Harvey Gallagher
Harvey Gallagher of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers, reflects on positive legislation, problems with provision, and challen…
Video Resource

Empowering and supportive relationships

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Andy Carter, Thempra Social Pedagogy
This video explains the meaning behind the idea: enabling holistic learning and well-being through empowering and supportive relationships.
Podcast Resource

Embedded support for university

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Peter Tormey, Edinburgh Napier University
Peter Tormey, part of the Widening Particpation team at Edinburgh Napier University has responsibility for care-experienced youngsters studyi…
Podcast Resource

Poverty of ambition

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Chris, Team Manager, throughcare and aftercare
A throughcare and aftercare team manager is concerned is concerned about the gap betwen the ideals of Corporate Parents and the reality for w…
Report Resource

National Child Sexual Exploitation Workshops Evaluation Report

Year: 2017 | Topic: Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE) | Author: Scottish Government
The aim of the workshops were to provide an opportunity for child protection committees to share key learning in relation to local area appro…
Podcast Resource

We're talking about people, not systems

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: David Graham
David Graham , UK National Director of the Care Leavers’ Association explains the association’s work, the differences he finds north and sout…
Podcast Resource

Young people leaving care still need support

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Victoria Bogle, the Good Shepherd Centre
Victoria Bogle talks about how the Good Shepherd Centre fulfils its role as a corporate parent to youngsters moving on from the centre.
Video Resource

Access and opportunity for young people

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Emma Aeppli
As a corporate parent East Renfrewshire Council is as concerned as any other parent that its young people can get into work and be productive…
Video Resource

Health Matters for Children & Young People in Kinship Care

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care | Author: Children's Health Scotland
This video features kinship carers discussing issues affecting the health outcomes of children in care.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to Scottish Government consultation on Excellence and Equity for All

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Legislation | Author: Dr Graham Connelly
CELCIS response considers how the draft ‘Guidance on the Presumption of Mainstreaming’ reflects the needs of looked after children and those …
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to consultation on the Scottish Government’s A Healthier Future

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Chris Sweeney
CELCIS response to the Scottish Government's A Healthier Future: Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight consultation.
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Response to consultation on the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Legislation | Author: Linda O’Neill
CELCIS responds proposed amendments to the Education (Scotland) Bill and the impact on the educational experiences and outcomes of looked aft…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to consultation on housing costs for short-term supported accommodation

Year: 2018 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton; Katherine Gilmour (Barnardo’s Scotland)
The Scottish Care Leavers Covenant responds to UK wide consultation on short-term supported accommodation.
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International Children’s Rights Symposium

Year: 2018 | Topic: International, Legislation | Author: Dr Susan Elsley, Dr Ian Milligan
The International Children’s Rights Symposium took place in June 2017, and brought together those who are committed to shaping and promoting …
Toolkit Resource

National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) Active Implementation Hub

Year: 2018 | Topic: Active implementation | Author: CELCIS
The Active Implementation Hub provides learning resources and lessons to support and promote knowledge and practice of Active Implementation …
Toolkit Resource

Getting it Right in Dundee

Year: 2018 | Topic: Active implementation | Author: CELCIS
CELCIS has partnered with Dundee Partnership on the new initiative Getting it Right in Dundee, a programme utilising Active Implementation to…
Case study/examples of practice Resource

Education Forum - November 2017

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
Notes and presentation from the November 2017 Education Forum meeting.
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Designated Manager Survey: Summary Findings

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Legislation, Local authority | Author: Linda O’Neill, Richard Withington, Graham Connelly
The report sets out the main findings of a national survey of Designated Managers in educational establishments within Scotland.
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Gathering PACE 2017

Year: 2017 | Topic: Adoption, Children's hearings system, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence | Author: CELCIS
At our annual Gathering PACE (Permanence and Care Excellence) event on 16 November, we welcomed over 120 delegates from across Scotland. G…
Infographic Resource

Child Protection and Permanence System Map

Year: 2017 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care | Author: CELCIS
How a new tool can help map a child’s journey to a better future.
Case study/examples of practice ResourceGuidance ResourcePractice paper ResourceToolkit Resource

Tried and tested: Local changes in the Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) programme

Year: 2017 | Topic: Local authority, Permanence | Author: CELCIS
This document provides a snapshot of examples of ‘tests of change’ that have been successfully introduced in some of our local Permanence a…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to consultation on Section 70 of Education (Scotland) Act 1980

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Legislation | Author: Linda O’Neill
Response to the Scottish Government consultation on Section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980
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Response to consultation on Extending Children's Rights

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Legislation | Author: Graham Connelly
A response to the Scottish Government consultation on assessing children with additional support needs’ capacity to use their rights, and con…
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Response to consultation on measuring the attainment gap and milestones towards closing it

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Linda O’Neill
CELCIS response to Scottish Government consultation on measuring the attainment gap and milestones towards closing it
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Response to consultation on Free Bus Travel for Modern Apprentices

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Governments consultation considering proposals for free bus travel for Modern Apprentices.
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Response to consultation on the Continuing Care Amendment Order 2018

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Governments consultation the Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018, which will ensure the continued eligibilit…
Policy ResourceToolkit Resource

Tracking Progress: measuring the implementation of the UN Guidelines

Year: 2017 | Topic: International, Legislation | Author: CELCIS
A key challenge for countries is measuring and keeping track of their progress in implementing the standards they set out. An inter-agency i…
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Nightwatch CSE materials

Year: 2017 | Topic: Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE) | Author: Barnardo's
These postcards and posters have been developed to support night-time economy staff with their role in preventing Child sexual exploitation.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to Fair Funding Consultation

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Linda O’Neill
Response to Scottish Governments consultation on proposed funding arrangements to achieve excellence and equity in education. We highlight th…
Report Resource

Child protection: listening to and learning from parents

Year: 2017 | Topic: Child protection | Author: Maggie Mellon
This Iriss Insight uses the evidence base to help explore how we can learn from parents whose children have been referred, in order to avoid …
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Analysis of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees Structures and Functions

Year: 2017 | Topic: Child protection, Local authority | Author: Alexander McTier and Mihaela Manole
The report sets out the extent to which Child Protection Committees and Chief Officers’ Groups across Scotland’s 32 local authority areas are…
Practice paper ResourceReport Resource

A programme of improvement to address neglect and enhance wellbeing

Year: 2017 | Topic: Active implementation, Child protection, Local authority | Author: Mellisa Van Dyke, Sharon Glasgow, Fiona Mitchell, Eleanor McClorey, Claire Burns (June - August report)
This is our report to update the Scottish Government about the exploration stage (September 2016 – May 2017) of our programme of improvement …
Evaluation Resource

Notre Dame Kinship Family Support Service evaluation

Year: 2017 | Topic: Kinship care | Author: Vicki Welch
Evaluation of the Notre Dame Centre designed a designated Kinship Family Project.
Journal ResourceResearch Resource

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 16 No 2

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, International, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Editor)
This issue contains a collection of four peer-reviewed research articles, three shorter commentaries, a paper previously published in the Ind…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 16 No 3

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Historical abuse, Residential care | Author: Alan Macquarrie (guest editor)
In this special history issue, we begin with Professor Roy Parker’s last article, published posthumously. We include an obituary of him. This…
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Response to Scotland's call for views on Children and Young People (Information Sharing) Bill

Year: 2017 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
A response to the Education and Skills Committee’s call for views on the proposed legislative amendments to the Children and Young People (Sc…
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Response to Scotland's consultation on ‘Independent Review of Financial Support for Students in Scotland’

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education | Author: Graham Connelly
Response to Scottish Governments consultation on the review of financial support for students. We support the general findings of the review,…
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Response to Scotland’s Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People with Complex Additional Support Needs

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Richard Withington
A response to Scottish Government’s consultation on Scotland’s Ten Year Strategy for the Learning Provision for Children and Young People wit…
Evaluation ResourceResearch Resource

Parents In Partnership Programme evaluation 2017

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Looked after at home | Author: Linda O'Neill, Leanne Mattu, Richard Withington and Vicki Welch
An evaluation report of the CELCIS Parents In Partnership programme, a parental and carer involvement model implemented in three high schools…
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Consultation response: Draft Regulations to Transfer the Functions and Members of the ASNTS to the Scottish Tribunals and Repeal Existing Regulations

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Legislation | Author: Graham Connelly
A response to the Scottish Government consultation to transfer the functions and members of Additional Support Needs Tribunals to the Scottis…
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Consultation response: Equally Safe – a draft delivery plan

Year: 2017 | Topic: Child protection, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
We comment on the Scottish Government’s draft Delivery Plan on Equally Safe, a strategy for eradicating violence against women and girls.
Video Resource

Being a Corporate Parent - what does it really mean?

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education | Author: Lizzie Morton
Lizzie Morton describes how corporate parenting should work in the classroom.
Video Resource

Castlehead High School Paired Reading Scheme

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Castlehead High School pupils
Pupils from Castlehead High School in Renfrewshire share their experiences of the paired reading scheme.
Podcast Resource

Shifting the balance towards prevention

Year: 2017 | Topic: Child protection, Education, Legislation, Voices of young people | Author: Ben Farrugia
Ben Farrugia talks about the Named Person and how it affects looked after children
Video Resource

Fostering a love of books at an early age

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Kirsteen Watson
The Dollywood Foundation send free books to all registered looked after children in Scotland and beyond.
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 16 No 1

Year: 2017 | Topic: International, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly
In this issue we provide the usual mix of peer-reviewed research, commentaries on practice, and book reviews aimed at researchers, students a…
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Consultation response: Education and Skills Committee Teacher workforce planning in Scotland’s schools – call for views

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education | Author: Linda O'Neill, Lizzie Morton
A response to the Education and Skills Committee’s call for views on teacher workforce planning. We give our views on the issues impacting on…
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Consultation response: Supporting children and young people with healthcare needs in schools

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Lizzie Morton
We highlight issues pertinent to supporting vulnerable and looked after children with healthcare needs in schools. We recommend ensuring the …
Podcast Resource

Children's voice can be non verbal, but we should still be listening

Year: 2017 | Topic: Education, Looked after at home, Voices of young people | Author: Professor Kate Wall
Professor Kate Wall of Strathclyde University reflects on student voice for young children, and those who are looked after.
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.
Consultations Resource

Consulation response: National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan

Year: 2017 | Topic: Corporate parenting | Author: Lizzie Morton
Response to Scottish Governments discussion paper on workforce planning for the health and social care sector.
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
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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 of t…
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…
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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…
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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.
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.
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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…
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…
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
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
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.
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.
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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
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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.
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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…
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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 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.
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.
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.
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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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 pupils’…
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 attainment…
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.
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 on …
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 o…
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…
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.
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…
Blog Resource

Polarisation and paradoxes

Year: 2015 | Topic:  | Author: Jennifer Davidson
Jennifer Davidson blogs about her mission to change the world for the better.
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 families.…
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…
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: Foster care, Looked after at home, Residential care | 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 Deaths…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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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 childhood a…
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…
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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.
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 …
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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…
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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 Scotlan…
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.

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.
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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.
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 c…
Briefing ResourceResearch Resource

The education of looked after children in Scotland: Some comparisons with Scandinavian countries

Year: 2012 | Topic: Education, International | Author: Iain Matheson, Graham Connelly
This research briefing paper supports the inquiry by the Education and Culture Committee of the Scottish Parliament into the educational atta…
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
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.
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#Partycipation - Learn about the Participation Network

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Local authority, Voices of young people | Author: CELCIS
CELCIS, alongside a wide range of partners, young people, and communities involved in participation, are developing an exciting new project c…

CELCIS Corporate Plan

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

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…
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.
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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.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to Scottish Government consultation on "A Connected Scotland"

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Lizzie Morton
This joint response was developed in collaboration with partners including Barnardo’s Scotland, Befriending Networks, Children In Scotland, L…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to consultation on Education and Skills Committee inquiry into the attainment of school aged children experiencing poverty 

Year: 2018 | Topic: Active implementation, Education | Author: Lizzie Morton
A response to the Education and Skills Committee inquiry into the attainment and achievement of school aged children experiencing poverty.
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

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