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CELCIS response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on The Youth Justice Standards

Year: 2020 | Topic: Secure care | Author: Kate Mackinnon
Our response highlights the need for children aged 16-17 to access child friendly justice responses, and for the rights of children as ascert…
Policy ResourceReport Resource

Independent Care Review reports

Year: 2020 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Permanence, Residential care, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Independent Care Review
Scotland’s Independent Care Review published its findings and recommendations,
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Response to consultation on Independent Child Trafficking Guardians

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child trafficking, Corporate parenting, International | Author: Lizzie Morton
Here we highlight the rights of unaccompanied children to special protection, and the important place of Guardians in upholding these rights.…
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Response to Scottish Parliament Justice Committee call for evidence on the Children (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2019 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
The CELCIS response to the Committee call for evidence on the Children (Scotland) Bill.
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Response to Consultation on Children’s Rights

Year: 2019 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton and Louise Hill
CELCIS response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Children’s Rights: incorporating the United Nations Convention on the Rights of …
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CELCIS response to Scottish Funding Council’s Consultation on the Widening Access and Retention Fund

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education | Author: Linda O'Neill
The Scottish Funding Council are reviewing the best use of the Widening Access and Retention Fund in higher education. We consider changes wh…
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Response to Education and Skills Committee call for evidence on the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Morton
Our response provides evidence to support the Committee’s scrutiny of the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill, designed to strengthen and simplify the…
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Response to Scottish Government’s consultation on improving Temporary Accommodation Standards

Year: 2019 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Scottish Care Leavers Covenant
The Scottish Care Leaver’s Covenant support recommendations to extend the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2014. …
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Response to consultation on the Clinical Pathway for Children and Young People who have disclosed sexual abuse

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Sexual abuse | Author: Lizzie Morton
Our submission supports the alignment of responses to child sexual abuse with the Barnahus approach.
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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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 …
Policy Resource

Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy (2017-2027)

Year: 2017 | Topic: Parental mental health | Author: Scottish Government
Ten year national vision to approach mental health.
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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.
Policy Resource

The Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005

Year: 2005 | Topic: Female Genital Mutilation | Author: Legislation
The 2005 Act re-enacted the Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act 1985 and extended protection by making FGM a criminal offence.
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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 …
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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…
Policy Resource

Scottish Government (2016) Equally Safe

Year: 2016 | Topic: Domestic abuse | Author: Scottish Government
Scotland’s strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls.
Policy Resource

Scotland's national action plan to prevent and eradicate FGM

Year: 2016 | Topic: Female Genital Mutilation | Author: Scottish Government
Scotland's national action plan to prevent and eradicate FGM.
Policy Resource

Trafficking and Exploitation strategy

Year: 2017 | Topic: Child trafficking | Author: Scottish Government
The Scottish Government's Trafficking and Exploitation strategy.
Policy Resource

The Serious Crime Act 2015 Chapter 9

Year: 2015 | Topic: Female Genital Mutilation | Author: UK legislation
Chapter 9 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 relating to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
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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…
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…
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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.
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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.
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…
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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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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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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…
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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…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

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…
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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.
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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: 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.
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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.
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Consultation response: Draft revised standards in social work education

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

Holding the Space Evaluation

Year: 2012 | Topic: Residential care, SIRCC, Voices of young people | Author: Laura Steckley
This report addresses the evaluation of the Holding the Space Training as rolled out to Action for Children’s children’s homes across Scotlan…
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.

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