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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Information sharing proposals dropped and named person provisions repealed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.

New research published on home Compulsory Supervision Orders

Published: Monday 2 September 2019
New research has been published focusing on home Compulsory Supervision Orders (CSOs) in the Children's Hearings System.

Payments made to survivors of historical abuse in care

Published: Thursday 29 August 2019
More than 200 payments have been made to survivors of childhood abuse in care.

Children’s Commissioner for England publishes report highlighting homelessness

Published: Thursday 22 August 2019
Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield has published new research which highlights the thousands of children growing…

Children at risk of sexual exploitation

Published: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Research from Cardiff University looking into the outcomes for children and young people assessed as being ‘at risk’ of sexual e…

Official statistics published by SCRA

Published: Friday 26 July 2019
SCRA publishes statistics on children and young people involved in the Children’s Hearings System.

Fostering and adoption statistics for 2018-19 published

Published: Thursday 25 July 2019
Care Inspectorate publishes data collected from service providers and service evaluation information.

More support for care experienced people wanting to go to university in Scotland

Published: Thursday 25 July 2019
A new initiative sees care experienced students who meet the mimimum entry grades awarded a place at university.

All Party Parliamentary Group reports on Financial Education for Care Experienced Children

Published: Tuesday 9 July 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Financial Education for Young People has published ‘Care to talk about Money? The Im…

Justice for Children initiative launched at United Nations

Published: Friday 5 July 2019
Led by project director Professor Jennifer Davidson, CELCIS’s Executive Director and Executive Director of the Institute for Ins…

Research published from survey of care experienced students

Published: Wednesday 26 June 2019
The first Scotland-wide survey of care experienced students in Scotland’s colleges and universities.

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