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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…

Independent Children’s Rights Impact Assessment on the response to COVID-19 in Scotland warns of children’s human rights emergency

Published: Thursday 16 July 2020
The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland has today (16 July) published an independent Impact Assessment on how emer…

CELCIS joins calls for Care Experienced Bursary extension

Published: Thursday 9 July 2020
Scotland’s leading care-experience organisations have written to the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Scienc…

Independent Care Review: sharing evidence and taking The Promise forward

Published: Thursday 25 June 2020
On 24 June, the Independent Care Review (ICR) published an evidence framework, comprising of research and evidence collated and …

Children and young people’s experiences of the justice system in Scotland during COVID-19

Published: Monday 15 June 2020
New research by CYCJ into children and young people’s experiences within Scotland’s justice system operating under the COVID-19 …

Fiona Duncan to Chair oversight body to implement review of care

Published: Thursday 21 May 2020
Fiona Duncan has been appointed as the Chair of the oversight body to implement the review of care.

Children’s Hearings Scotland publishes new Strategic Outlook

Published: Monday 18 May 2020
On 15 May 2020, Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) published its new three year Strategic Outlook for 2020-23.

Campaigners call for emergency cash boost to prevent child poverty crisis

Published: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Over 100 organisations and academics have written an open letter to the First Minister calling for a direct financial boost for …

New leadership to drive international and local efforts to do our best for children

Published: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Announcement about the leadership of CELCIS and Inspiring Children’s Futures.

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