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News from CELCIS and the children's sector

Caring for Vulnerable Children course

Published: Monday 21 March 2016
In this free online course we’ll help you to explore some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.


Proposals to widen university access

Published: Monday 14 March 2016
The ‘Blueprint for Fairness’ aims to make sure a student’s background is not a barrier to going to university.


Timescales for new qualification announced

Published: Thursday 25 February 2016
Timescales for the roll out of the level 9 qualification for residential child care workers.


New programme of action for child protection

Published: Thursday 25 February 2016
Scottish Government announces new programme of work for child protection and additional funding for CELCIS to extend its improve…


Youth & criminal justice in Scotland: the young person’s journey

Published: Thursday 25 February 2016
A new, interactive online resource that aims to simplify how the youth and criminal justice system works for under 18s in Scotla…


Implications of the Immigration Bill 2015-2016

Published: Thursday 21 January 2016
The Immigration Bill 2015-16 has major implications for access to post-school education and the provision of leaving care suppor…


New guidance for professionals working in the Children’s Hearing System

Published: Wednesday 16 December 2015
New guidance for adults working with and caring for children and young people involved in the Children's Hearing System


Final draft guidance for Children and Young People Act published

Published: Tuesday 8 December 2015
New guidance to help local authorities and children’s services support children and families .


Successful permanence programme to expand

Published: Thursday 3 December 2015
The hugely successful Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) programme is to expand to all areas across Scotland.


Getting it right for looked after children

Published: Thursday 26 November 2015
Our statement welcoming the ambitions of Scottish Government's new strategy to improve services for looked after children and yo…


We've changed our website

Published: Monday 23 November 2015
We’ve launched our new site. Check out our old fave stuff and some of our fantastic new features...


Call for Papers for SIRCC Conference

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2015
If you have an idea for a workshop then get in touch with us to showcase your practice.


Sign-up to be a #ChildRightsChamp

Published: Wednesday 18 November 2015
Calling all MSPs to sign the Child Rights Manifesto and become #ChildRightsChamps ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliament election…


Call for workshops - European Social Services Conference

Published: Thursday 12 November 2015
Empowering communities, combatting poverty, improving services World Forum, The Hague | 20-22 June 2016


Survey: Scotland’s new National Care Standards

Published: Tuesday 10 November 2015
The Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland want your views on the principles that will form the new National Care…


Countries worldwide fail to protect children's rights

Published: Monday 2 November 2015
The KidsRights Index - ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children's rights - found that all 165 countrie…


News release: Scottish Care Leavers Covenant

Published: Monday 2 November 2015
At the start of National Care Leavers Week 2015, a major project to support young care leavers in Scotland has been announced. (…


Sign up and improve opportunities for our care leavers

Published: Wednesday 28 October 2015
Are you a corporate parent? Sign up to the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant and support our care leavers.


Overseen but often overlooked report

Published: Tuesday 6 October 2015
Home supervision provides an unparalleled opportunity to support our vulnerable children. We call for greater investment in fami…


Historic abuse inquiry

Published: Thursday 1 October 2015
The Historical Child Abuse Inquiry started its work on 1 October 2015.


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