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Vulnerable young people experience digital exclusion

Published: Wednesday 4 October 2017
Report on the #NotWithoutMe pilot programme challenges the assumption that young people are ‘digital natives’ who have basic dig…

Move to exempt care leavers from Council Tax

Published: Friday 29 September 2017
North Ayrshire Council wants to be the first local authority in Scotland to exempt care experienced young people from Council Ta…

Mentoring programme expands to all Glasgow secondary schools

Published: Friday 29 September 2017
Disadvantaged and care experienced young people in every Glasgow secondary school will now benefit from the mentoring programme …

National Implementation Advisor for care leavers appointed in England

Published: Tuesday 12 September 2017
A new adviser to support young people as they leave the care system has been appointed in England to help improve the lives of v…

Action for Children calls for more foster carers

Published: Monday 11 September 2017
A survey carried out by Action for Children has revealed that 88 per cent of adults in Scotland show little to no interest in fo…

Consultation on financial redress for abuse survivors

Published: Monday 4 September 2017
Adult survivors of abuse whilst in care are being encouraged to share their views on a possible financial redress scheme, by tak…

Get Write In winners announced

Published: Tuesday 15 August 2017
Winners of the Get Write In creative writing competition were announced at a star studded event to celebrate their talent.

Standard for Residential Child Care

Published: Tuesday 8 August 2017
The Scottish Government has delayed the introduction of the requirement for residential child care staff to get a new qualificat…

SCRA Official Statistics 2016/17

Published: Tuesday 8 August 2017
The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administrator (SCRA) has published their official statistics for 2016/17.

Consultation process launched for healthcare forensic medical services

Published: Thursday 3 August 2017
Consultation process launched for healthcare forensic medical services for people that have experiences, alongside other things,…

Clarity over registration requirements for continuing care

Published: Thursday 27 July 2017
The introduction of Continuing Care has raised questions about how staff and services should be registered with the SSSC and th…

New institute to inspire better future for children

Published: Wednesday 28 June 2017
Deputy First Minister John Swinney welcomes University of Strathclyde’s ambitious plans to support children facing adversity glo…

Educational Outcomes for Scotland’s Looked After Children statistics published

Published: Wednesday 21 June 2017
Looked after school leavers continue to have lower levels of attainment and lower proportions are in positive post-school desti…

Information day for care experienced young people

Published: Friday 16 June 2017
An information day for care experienced young people interested in going to college or university.

New Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy published by Scottish Government

Published: Thursday 1 June 2017
A new Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy has been published by the Scottish Government.

Launch of Independent Care Review – CELCIS responds

Published: Tuesday 30 May 2017
Independent Review of Scotland’s Care System (Children and Young People) was officially launched at an event in Edinburgh.

CELCIS advice: talking to young people following events in Manchester

Published: Wednesday 24 May 2017
Advice and resources for talking to young people upset by events in Manchester.

KidsRights Index 2017

Published: Tuesday 16 May 2017
The KidsRights Index is the annual global index published by the KidsRights Foundation, which ranks how countries adhere to and …

Head of Education vacancy at Harmeny Education Trust

Published: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Head of Education wanted to lead, manage and develop Harmeny’s educational provision.

CYCJ study ‘shines a light’ on Chief Social Work Officers and secure care

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017
New groundbreaking study by the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has been praised for highlighting the current issues,…

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