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Blog Resource

PACE is changing

Year: 2019 | Topic: Permanence | Author:
Carol Wassell, Permanence and Care Excellence programme lead at CELCIS, provides an update on a programme of work which is making lasting 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…
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…
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…
Report Resource

National Statistics Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018

Year: 2018 | Topic: Adoption, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Permanence, Physical abuse | Author: Department for Education
The UK Government’s Department for Education has published the Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018 statistics f…
Report ResourceVideo Resource

Born into care: Newborns in care proceedings in England

Year: 2018 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Foster care, Permanence | Author: Nuffield Family Justice Observatory for England and Wales
Infants subject to care proceedings as newborns are the focus of this report from the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory for England and Wal…
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…
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…
Blog Resource

"Mummy’s Little Punchbag"

Year: 2018 | Topic: Adoption, Children's hearings system, Foster care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Voices of young people | Author: Kenny Murray
Kenny Murray comments on the Children's Hearings Scotland 'Be A Force For Good' campaign.
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Animal Magic - The benefits of being around and caring for animals across care settings.

Year: 2018 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author: Care Inspectorate
The benefits of being around and caring for animals across care settings.
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…
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…
Infographic ResourceReport Resource

Seeing and Shifting the Roots of Opinions - Mapping the Gaps between Expert and Public Understandings of Care Experience and the Care System in Scotland

Year: 2018 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, SIRCC, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: The Robertson Trust, Life Changes Trust, CELCIS
This report presents findings from a project sponsored by and conducted in close partnership with The Robertson Trust, Life Changes Trust and…
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 ResourceEvent ResourceToolkit ResourceVideo Resource

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…
Blog Resource

We need to talk about adoption

Year: 2017 | Topic: Adoption, Permanence | Author: Fiona Aitken
Fiona Aitken, Director Scotland for Adoption UK, talks about the significance of Adoption Week in Scotland and the need to listen to the voic…
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…
Blog Resource

Infants may not be able to speak but their voice is important

Year: 2017 | Topic: Permanence, Voices of young people | Author:
Linda Davidson discusses every child's need for sensitive and responsive care.
Blog Resource

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

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

Adoption Task Force

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

Consultation response: The New National Health and Social Care Standards

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

Concurrency: Planning for all outcomes

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

Getting the parents' point of view across

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

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

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

Planning starts at a very early stage in East Renfrewshire

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

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

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

Contact with their past can give children a sense of belonging

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

What drift and delay really means for children

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

Adoption: dispelling the myths and realising the reality

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

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

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

People are an organisation's most important asset

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

Peer support is empowering social workers in East Renfrewshire

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

PACE is a real eye opener for Orkney Panel Member

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

Small changes reduce delay in permanence decisions by over 12 weeks

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

Case Study: Sometimes the permanent placement is back home

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

Midlothian is ready for PACE

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

Peter talks about life as a kinship carer

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

Are you ready to pick up the PACE?

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

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

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

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

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

A Children's Reporter reflects on the impact of PACE

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

A Passion for Permanence

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

Consultation response: A new future for social security in Scotland

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

Throughcare and aftercare whole systems process flowchart

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

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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Briefing Resource

Adoption of disabled children - review of research

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

REACH Snapshots of Permanence - What is happening in Scotland?

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

What is Permanence?

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

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.
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 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.
Briefing ResourceReport Resource

Insights 11: Permanence and stability for disabled looked after children

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

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.

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