Our news helps everyone working with and for children in need of care and protection, their families and carers, and with care leavers, to keep up to speed with what's going on in the sector, here in Scotland, and further afield.

Workforce views and experiences give new insight into children’s services in Scotland

15 November 2023
New research for the study to inform children’s services reform in Scotland has been published by CELCIS, the Centre for Excelle…

Second phase of Bright Spots programme Scottish pilot now open

19 October 2023
Local authorities are being invited to take part in the second phase of the Bright Spots programme in Scotland to help better un…

New pilot report on holding in residential child care

12 September 2023
The University of Strathclyde has published ‘An Appreciative Inquiry into Holding in Residential Child Care: Pilot Report’ by Se…

Updated National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland

31 August 2023
The Scottish Government has published (31 August) an updated the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland.

New statistical analysis adds to research findings on children’s services reform for Scotland

31 August 2023
New research which explores whether there is an association between the type of integration of health and social care services a…