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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…
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…
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…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

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 ResourcePolicy Resource

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…
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…
Report Resource

Children’s Commissioner for England report on data collected about children

Year: 2018 | Topic: Child protection, Legislation | Author: The Children's Commissioner for England
The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report today titled ‘Who knows what about me?’ on the data collected about children a…
Blog Resource

Implications of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2018 | Topic: Child protection, Legislation | Author: Louise Hill
Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.
Blog Resource

University can be a tricky place if you have been in care

Year: 2018 | Topic: Education, Legislation | Author:
This blog post explores the findings of a recent briefing from CELCIS about going to university from care.
Report ResourceResearch Resource

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…
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.
Blog ResourceMagazine Resource

Living in the room for improvement

Year: 2018 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Foster care, Legislation, Voices of young people | Author: Claire Burns
Claire Burns introduces the evidence into practice theme of the new issue of our REACH publication.
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 ResourcePolicy Resource

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 …
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.
Report Resource

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): ministerial event report

Year: 2018 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Scottish Govenment
This Scottish Government report, and related materials, reflect the content of an event that was held by the Deputy First Minister for Scotla…
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…
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…
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…
Consultations ResourceReport Resource

Analysis of consultation on The Continuing Care (Scotland) Amendment Order 2018

Year: 2018 | Topic: Legislation, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Government
Findings from a public consultation on the extension of the higher age limit for eligibility for continuing 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.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

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.
Event ResourceReport ResourceVideo Resource

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 …
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.
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
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

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…
Blog Resource

Information Sharing and the Named Person: finding a way through the current debate

Year: 2017 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Ben Farrugia
Information sharing and the named person are being debated in Parliament just now; Ben Farrugia gets to grips with the latest developments.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

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…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

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…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

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.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

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…
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
Blog Resource

The devil is in the detail

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

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

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

Consultation response: Provision of additional support needs in schools

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

Consultation response: The New National Health and Social Care Standards

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

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

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

Consultation response: Department for Work and Pensions

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

Consultation response: Education Governance Review

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

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

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

Consultation response: A new future for social security in Scotland

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

Consultation response: Draft strategic police prioirities for Scotland

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

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

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

Staying Put and Continuing Care won’t implement themselves

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

The minimum age of criminal responsibility

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

Education Forum: additional support for learning (ASL)

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

Improving the Transition to Secondary School for looked after children

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

Education Forum: Education (Scotland) Bill

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

Corporate parenting: Planning and reporting

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

Corporate parenting: Collaboration

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

Corporate parenting: Improving

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

Corporate parenting: Promote, opportunities, access

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

Corporate parenting: to be alert and assess

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

We want the best for our children

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

Homeless not hopeless

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

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

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

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

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

International literature review of LGBT foster carers research

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

Finding Their Feet: Equipping care leavers to reach their potential

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

Social Justice Begins With Babies

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

Inform: Children and Young People Act (Part 9)

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

Inform: Children and Young People Act (Part 12)

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

From Act to Practice seminar materials

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

CELCIS response: Review of National Care Standards

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

IRISS FM: Putting the baby IN the bathwater

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

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

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

Children's Reporter Decision Making

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

Drumming Together for Change

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

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 13 No 1

Year: 2014 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Graham Connelly (Editorial)
In this issue you’ll find peer-reviewed articles on the role of positivism and performance indicators in ‘official imaginings’ of childhood a…
Guidance ResourcePolicy Resource

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

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

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

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

Foster Care Review

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

Staying Put Scotland

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

Housing Options Protocol

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

Still Caring? Supporting Care Leavers in Scotland

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

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

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

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

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

Permanence flow chart

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

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

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

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