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Learning and events

We support ongoing learning and the exchange of knowledge and good practice in a wide range of ways and offer an excellent programme of seminars, conferences and events throughout the year.

CELCIS and sector events

Friday 21 June 2024

CELCIS Emerging Insights Webinar: Protecting children and the risk of online sexual abuse

Online, Microsoft Teams. In conversation with Claire Burns, Director of CELCIS, A/Detective Superintendent Carron McKellar, Police Scotland, Chris Hughes, the Internet Watch Foundation and Stuart Allardyce, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation Scotland will discuss new risks, including from Artificial Intelligence (AI), and what is being done to take action on offending.

Tuesday 25 June 2024

How does the residential child care community work together to Share, Learn and Innovate?

Online, Microsoft Teams
Online engagement session, Microsoft Teams


Caring for Children Moving Alone: Protecting Unaccompanied and Separated Children

Learn about how to support and respond to the needs of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children. Our free online training course is open to anyone working in or with an interest in the care and protection needs of unaccompanied and separated children and young people.

Previous events


Recorded webinars from the CELCIS Emerging Insights Series

The CELCIS Emerging Insights Series is a series of recorded webinars in which leaders from the sector share insight, evidence and perspectives about the current critical issues, risks, challenges and learning in child protection.

Watch the Emerging Insights webinars here


CELCIS Webinars – Recordings

CELCIS regularly produces online webinars which discuss many topics concerning the care and protection of children and young people and reflect practice and policy in Scotland and beyond. We have free, captioned recordings of these events that can be downloaded and watched online.

Watch the CELCIS webinar recordings here

SIRCC 2022 Online

The two day event focused on the importance of creating the scaffolding for the workforce in realising The Promise. Together, we explored how this can be achieved in the everyday when caring for children and young people.

Visit the SIRCC 2022 resources here

SIRCC 2021 Online

The two day SIRCC 2021 online event focused on 'the workforce', and you will find here views from a wide range of young people, practitioners, managers, and others who have views about how the workforce can deliver The Promise in residential child care, what makes a great residential care manager and interviews with authors who have written articles for the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care.

visit the SIRCC 2021 conference page here 

SIRCC 2020 Online

Take a look at all the content from the first online SIRCC, bringing together everyone with an interest in residential child care in Scotland.

Watch the SIRCC 2020 Online content here  

Education Conference 2019 highlights

All the highlights and presentations from the conference which focused on positive educational journeys for children and young people with care experience.

Watch the Education Conference highlights here  

SCLC Conference 2019 highlights

A focused look at home, connection and felt security from the Scottish Care Leavers’ Covenant Conference.

Watch the SCLC Conference highlights here   

CELCIS Annual Lecture 2019

Watch the recording and presentation from Professor Robbie Gilligan‘s guest lecture on ‘Powering up the potential of care experienced young people: the role of education, work and adult expectations’.

Watch Professor Gilligan's lecture here