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Could a minimum income guarantee help Scotland to keep The Promise?

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Paul Sullivan and Lizzie Thomson
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead and Lizzie Thomson, Policy Associate at CELCIS look the impact the cos…

A Wellbeing Economy: Lifting our gaze for those leaving care

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Jimmy Paul
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Jimmy Paul, Director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Scotland, which works to promote a Wellbeing …

Using my creativity and experience to help other young people make informed choices

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Ciara Waugh
Ciara Waugh is an art and design student who has been working with other young people to co-produce national information materials on the rig…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

CELCIS Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on a Children’s Care & Justice Bill

Year: 2022 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kate Mackinnon, Paul Sullivan and Lizzie Thomson
CELCIS’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Children’s Care & Justice Bill. Here, we respond to proposals on changes to …

Knowing about continuing care allows for early conversations

Year:  | Topic: Foster care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Hazel Rogers
Hazel Rogers is new to fostering and here she discusses her journey to find out more about continuing care to give her the confidence to supp…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee’s call for views to inform their inquiry into low income and debt problems

Year: 2022 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Thomson
Our submission focuses on the impact of low income, debt and poverty on care leavers in Scotland. To mitigate this impact, we support the exp…
Briefing Resource

Briefing: Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, Kenny McGhee, Robert Porter
This briefing highlights the key findings published in CELCIS’s research on the implementation of Continuing Care in Scotland. The briefing d…
Report Resource

Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, Kenny McGhee, Robert Porter
This research aims to identify and better understand what it is that enables and challenges the necessary improvements needed at national and…
Briefing ResourceReport Resource

Money Matters Access to Child Trust Funds and Financial Support

Year: 2022 | Topic: Adoption, Corporate parenting, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
This briefing explains how to access Child Trust Funds, and any support that children or young people might need to access or manage their fu…
Briefing Resource

Developing practice for care records in Scotland

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, Brothers and sisters | Author: CELCIS
This briefing is for all practitioners involved in writing, managing and/or supporting access to care records.
Consultations Resource

CELCIS’s response to the National Care Service Consultation

Year: 2021 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Disability, Domestic abuse, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, COVID | Author: CELCIS
Proposals for a National Care Service in Scotland were published for consultation by the Scottish Government in August 2021. CELCIS’s respons…

Genna Allan: You’ve Never Slept in Mine

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Genna Allan
In this blog, which appeared on the Stellar Quines website, Genna Allan discusses her experiences of being part of You’ve Never Slept in Mine…

Mentoring in practice: An MCR Pathways mentor and young person share their journey together

Year:  | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Lorna Tilsley and MCR Pathways mentee
On this National Mentoring Day, a young person who is currently a mentee with MCR Pathways and their mentor, Lorna Tilsley, discuss how their…

Walking in Fred’s shoes

Year:  | Topic: Active implementation, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Alison Cowper
Alison Cowper, Service Manager with the Independent Care and Review Team (Children and Families) at Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partn…
Briefing Resource

CELCIS's commitment to keeping The Promise

Year: 2021 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Disability, Domestic abuse, Education, Emotional abuse, Fabricated or Induced Illness in children, Female Genital Mutilation, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Historical abuse, International, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Online safety, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Permanence, Physical abuse, Residential care, Secure care, Sexual abuse, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: CELCIS
Learn more about CELCIS’s response and our offer to work in collaboration with The Promise and those working to support children, young peopl…
Blog Resource

The cost of the implementation gap for young people

Year: 2021 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Megan Sutherland
Megan Sutherland is Vice Chair of Who Cares? Scotland. She recently moved home and found it wasn’t easy to register as exempt from paying Cou…
Blog Resource

Digital inclusion as a right leaves me hopeful

Year: 2021 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Olivia Khan
Olivia Khan is a Rural Business graduate who worked at the Champions Board in South Ayrshire before moving to Berlin. Olivia stays connected …
Briefing ResourceReport ResourceResearch Resource

The digital divide| The impact on the rights of care leavers in Scotland

Year: 2021 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Kenny McGhee and Dr Fern Gillon
Findings from research carried out to understand care leavers’ experiences of digital exclusion before and during the COVID-19 restrictions i…
Blog Resource

Therapeutic Parenting in adoption

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Fiona Aitken
For Adoption Week Scotland this year, Fiona Aitken, Director of Adoption UK Scotland, looks at why therapeutic parenting is so important for …
Guidance ResourcePolicy ResourcePractice paper Resource

Continuing Care and the Welfare Assessment: Practice Note

Year: 2020 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Foster care, Legislation, Local authority, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee (CELCIS), Julia Donnelly (Clan Childlaw), Alison Jamieson (Care Inspectorate)
This Practice Note clarifies the legislative requirements when undertaking a Welfare Assessment to support planning for a looked after young …
Evaluation Resource

An evaluation of the We are Citizens! Ensemble care experienced theatre company project

Year: 2020 | Topic: Education, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Dr Louise Hill, Dr Leanne McIver & Dr Brandi Lee Lough Dennell
In 2018 the Citizens Theatre, in partnership with CELCIS, was awarded funding from the Life Changes Trust’s Creative and Active Lives initiat…
Briefing Resource

Scottish Care Leavers Covenant Alliance ‘Collaborative Voice’ Briefing

Year: 2020 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: SCLC Alliance
A briefing paper on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on care leavers and care experienced young people, including key issues and solutions…
Consultations Resource

Raising the age of referral to the Children’s Reporter – CELCIS Consultation Response

Year: 2020 | Topic: Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Physical abuse, Secure care, Sexual abuse, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Paul Sullivan, Kate MacKinnon, Rosie Moore, Elaine Adams
CELCIS has responded to the Scottish Government Care and Justice consultation on raising the age of referral to the Children’s Reporter to 18…
Blog Resource

Reimagining the way we nurture and stay connected during COVID-19.

Year: 2020 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Megan Pirie
Food and other essential items are something that we have always had available for our young people in the Youth Team, Aberdeen but we were a…
Report Resource

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings: A rapid consultation – Report for Young People

Year: 2020 | 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: Robert Porter, Fiona Mitchell, Fern Gillon, Emma Young, Nina Vaswani
The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in …

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