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Continuing to Care – Your experiences

Published: Wednesday 5 May 2021
Are you aged 16- 21? Do you live in residential, foster, or kinship care or did you used to? We’re interested in your views, exp…

New resources for schools, colleges and practitioners supporting traumatically bereaved children and young people

Published: Wednesday 5 May 2021
The UK Trauma Council (UKTC) and three child bereavement charities have launched new resources for those supporting children and…

Views sought to inform new guidance to support the rights of brothers and sisters with care experience in Scotland

Published: Friday 9 April 2021
CELCIS has begun to gather views to inform the writing of a National Practice Guidance to accompany new legislative changes intr…

The way forward for children’s care in Scotland set out as The Promise Scotland publishes Plan 21-24

Published: Wednesday 31 March 2021
The Promise has published the first of three plans for the decade ahead outlining how Scotland will Keep The Promise of the revi…

Children’s Children’s Social Work Statistics for Scotland published

Published: Tuesday 30 March 2021
The Scottish Government has published the latest official annual Children’s Social Work Statistics for Scotland.

An Appreciation of Professor Joyce Lishman

Published: Monday 22 March 2021
With the death of Joyce Lishman we have lost someone who had a huge impact on social work and social care practice in Scotland o…

Children's rights given new protection in Scots Law

Published: Tuesday 16 March 2021
The Scottish Parliament has today (16 March) passed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (Incorporat…

Scotland’s legislation for financial redress scheme approved

Published: Thursday 11 March 2021
The Scottish Parliament has passed legislation to establish a Redress Scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care in …

CELCIS's commitment to keeping The Promise

Published: Wednesday 10 March 2021
Today (10 March 2021) CELCIS has published details of the commitment and offer we continue to make to advance the changes and im…

New online campaign to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Scotland

Published: Monday 8 March 2021
The Scottish Government, Police Scotland and Child Protection Committees (CPC) Scotland have launched the CSEthe Signs initiativ…

Digital connection and inclusion should be a basic right for care leavers

Published: Thursday 28 January 2021
CELCIS has published new research showing the impact of digital inclusion and exclusion on care leavers in Scotland during the C…

New report reveals impact of COVID-19 on babies

Published: Tuesday 19 January 2021
A new report launched today (19 January) has revealed how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting a generation of babies and has call…

Review of children’s social care launched in England

Published: Monday 18 January 2021
The UK Government has launched a wholesale independent review of children’s social care in England

UK public attitudes to the early years explored through new landmark study

Published: Friday 27 November 2020
Commissioned by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Ipsos MORI carried out a national survey in January 2…

National advocacy service launched in Scotland

Published: Monday 23 November 2020
A national advocacy service has been launched to reinforce the rights of children involved in the Children’s Hearings system.

CELCIS awarded additional funding for Virtual School Head Teachers’ Network

Published: Friday 13 November 2020
The Scottish Government has awarded additional funding to formalise and strengthen the support CELCIS provides as the host of Sc…

Scottish Care Leavers Covenant Alliance publishes ‘Collaborative Voice’ Briefing

Published: Tuesday 27 October 2020
A breifing paper published as part of Care Experienced Week 2020 by the SCLC on supporting care leavers during COVID-19.

New report highlights the sexual exploitation of children in Scotland

Published: Monday 26 October 2020
The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and Barnardo’s Scotland have published (26 October) the first national st…

New Scottish Government consultation on revised National Guidance for Child Protection

Published: Wednesday 21 October 2020
The Scottish Government would like to hear the views of those working with children, young people and their families on an updat…

Scotland’s New Secure Care Pathway and Standards launched

Published: Monday 5 October 2020
The Scottish Government has today (5 October) published new Secure Care Pathway and Standards Scotland to guide all practitioner…

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