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News from CELCIS and the children's sector

Public urged to look out for signs of child abuse or neglect during the coronavirus crisis

Published: Tuesday 24 March 2020
Child Protection Committees Scotland, a national grouping of child protection professionals, including CELCIS, supports all effo…

Barnardo's second Care in Mind report

Published: Wednesday 11 March 2020
Barnardo’s have released (11 March 2020) the second in their Care in Mind series, which looks at Health assessments for Looked-a…

First observatory of children’s human rights launched in Scotland

Published: Friday 28 February 2020
Scotland’s first national observatory of children’s rights launched in Edinburgh (28 February). The Observatory of Children’s Hu…

Call for better emotional and mental health support for education professionals - Barnardo's Scotland

Published: Monday 17 February 2020
Barnardo's Scotland has published a new report, ‘Supervision in Education – Healthier Schools For All’, which calls for better e…

CELCIS – Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection - statement on the conclusions and recommendations of the Independent Care Review

Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020
CELCIS response to the publication of the conclusions and recommendations of the Independent Care Review.

Groundbreaking Independent Review of the Care of Children in Scotland calls for a radical overhaul of Scotland’s care system

Published: Wednesday 5 February 2020
Scotland’s Independent Care Review has published its findings and recommendations.

Dramatic impact of mentoring programme

Published: Tuesday 28 January 2020
The impact of the MCR Pathways’ mentoring programme on Scotland’s care-experienced young people.

Changes to how child witnesses give evidence comes into force

Published: Friday 24 January 2020
New legislation has come into force in Scotland (20 January) which ensures that vulnerable child witnesses in serious criminal c…

Expert Group report on preventing harmful sexual behaviour

Published: Thursday 23 January 2020
The Expert Group on Preventing Sexual Offending Involving Children and Young People has today (23 January) published a report on…

Calls for more support for the mental health needs of care experienced children and young people

Published: Friday 17 January 2020
Call for more to be done on mental and emotional health services as deaths of care experienced children and young people are rep…

Scottish Funding Council sets out national ambition

Published: Wednesday 15 January 2020
The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has published (14 January 2020) a new National Ambition for Care-Experienced Students aimed a…

Updated Guidance published to support Children’s Service Planning

Published: Wednesday 15 January 2020
The Scottish Government has published (13 January 2020) new statutory guidance on children’s services planning, in line with Par…

MSPs back stronger background checks to protect children

Published: Tuesday 17 December 2019
The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee has published its Stage 1 report on the Disclosure (Scotland) Bill.

Secure Care focus of new investigation by Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner

Published: Monday 16 December 2019
The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland has announced an investigation into secure accommodation in Scotland.

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…

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