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News from CELCIS and the children's sector

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Information sharing proposals dropped and named person provisions repealed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.

Organisations call for action now: Kids can’t wait for new income supplement

Published: Monday 24 June 2019
CELCIS has joined more than 70 organisations and leaders from across Scottish society to call on the First Minister to speed up …

Phase one reports of Permanently Progressing? Building secure futures for children in Scotland published

Published: Friday 21 June 2019
Reports from a study investigated decision making, permanence, progress, outcomes and belonging for children in Scotland who bec…

Public urged to keep eyes open for children at risk over school holidays

Published: Thursday 20 June 2019
A new child protection campaign is encouraging everyone to keep their Eyes Open for children at risk during the school holidays,…

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