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News from CELCIS and the children's sector

European Social Network award win

Published: Wednesday 11 December 2019
SOS Children’s Villages International win a major European award.

Statistics for Children looked after in England

Published: Tuesday 10 December 2019
Department of Education in UK Government publishes 'Children looked after in England including adoption 2018 - 2019 statistics.

Age threshold of payments for survivors of childhood abuse lowered

Published: Friday 6 December 2019
The Scottish Government announces changes to the Advance Payment scheme following review.

Upstream Project launched to prevent child sexual abuse

Published: Thursday 5 December 2019
The Upstream Project was set up to enable adults and communities in Scotland prevent child sexual abuse. Preventing child sexual…

Regulations under the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act come into force

Published: Friday 29 November 2019
First milestone in the implementation of the Age of Criminal Responsibility Act as new regulations come into force

Access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2019
Publication of the first in a series of reports highlighting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people with c…

Call for improved mental health provision in secure care and young offenders’ facilities

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2019
MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee are calling for better mental health support for young people ordered into e…

CELCIS's online courses reach 100,000 joiners

Published: Thursday 21 November 2019
A series of online courses on child care, offered by CELCIS and the University of Strathclyde, have amassed a total of 100,000 p…

Children's rights to be strengthened in Scotland

Published: Wednesday 20 November 2019
Scotland will incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into law to the maximum extent possib…

The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in Child and Youth Friendly Language

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2019
SOS Children's Villages have published a child and youth friendly version of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children…

Improving the housing journey for care leavers

Published: Tuesday 12 November 2019
New guidance published today (12 November 2019) provides recommendations to improve support for care leavers at risk of becoming…

Children’s Commissioners publish UNCRC mid-term review

Published: Thursday 7 November 2019
The Children’s Commissioners of the UK’s four nations have published their UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) mid-…

Further support announced for looked after children

Published: Monday 28 October 2019
The Scottish Government has announced more than £12 million of further funding to improve the attainment of looked after childre…

New research into kinship care in Scotland and Ireland

Published: Friday 25 October 2019
Researchers at CELCIS and the University of Dublin have published a new comparative study on the emergence of formal kinship car…

The Right to Relationships for all care experienced young people

Published: Tuesday 22 October 2019
The Why Not? community is campaigning for the Right to Relationships for all care experienced young people.

Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill backed by the Scottish Parliament

Published: Thursday 3 October 2019
The Scottish Government has today (3 October) voted in favour of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill, w…

Information sharing proposals dropped and named person provisions repealed

Published: Thursday 19 September 2019
In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, Deputy First Minister John Swinney also announced that the mandatory named person sch…

CELCIS welcomes action in Scotland’s Government programme to meet the rights and needs of children and families

Published: Tuesday 3 September 2019
The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2019/20 demonstrates a clear commitment and a number of important measures th…

Children Bill published

Published: Tuesday 3 September 2019
The Scottish Government has published (3 September) and introduced new legislation in the Parliament that aims to modernise fami…

Scottish Government launches pre-Legislative Consultation on Financial Redress for Historical Child Abuse in Care

Published: Monday 2 September 2019
Consultation open for survivors of historical abuse in care to shape statutory financial redress scheme for Scotland.

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