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News from CELCIS and the children's sector

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…

New independent body to advocate for UK response to childhood trauma launched

Published: Thursday 17 September 2020
The UK Trauma Council (UKCT) was launched today (17 September) to drive positive change in the care and support provided to chil…

UK Information Commissioner introduces a statutory code designed to protect children online

Published: Friday 11 September 2020
A statutory code requiring digital organisations to provide better online privacy protections for children came into force for t…

Scotland paves the way to incorporate the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law

Published: Wednesday 2 September 2020
The Scottish Government has introduced a new Bill to the Scottish Parliament to incorporate the United Nations Convention of the…

Education outcomes for Looked After children 2018-19

Published: Tuesday 1 September 2020
The Scottish Government has today (1 September 2020) published the national Education Outcomes for Looked After children for 201…

New Scottish Government guidance to help local authorities allocate school attainment funding for care experienced children 2020-2021

Published: Tuesday 1 September 2020
The Scottish Government has published (1 September) national operational guidance for local authorities to help them decide how …

Updated Children's Social Work Statistics Scotland, 2018-2019

Published: Tuesday 1 September 2020
The Scottish Government has today published an update to the official Children's Social Work Statistics for 2018-2019 published …

Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill published

Published: Wednesday 19 August 2020
The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament (13 August)…

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings captured in new consultation

Published: Monday 3 August 2020
The findings of a new rapid consultation published today (3 August) have identified key areas of focus for further strengthening…

Call to close the digital divide for care leavers

Published: Wednesday 22 July 2020
New rapid research published today (22 July) by CELCIS, has revealed that COVID-19 has further deepened the impact of digital ex…

New investment in family support announced by the Scottish Government

Published: Tuesday 21 July 2020
£4m to fund early intervention and family support has been announced (16 July) in a Ministerial Statement by the Deputy First Mi…

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