We've published our new strategy, Building Brighter Futures, setting out our direction and purpose over the next five years, from 2019 - 2024.
The strategy builds on our vision 'Children and young people in need of care and protection are always well supported to be all they hope to be'. It outlines our strategic outcomes and goals, and how we plan to achieve them, explaining where will put our focus over the next five years to drive us further forward.
In developing our new strategy we consulted widely and considered the needs and opportunities of our remit across all our programmes and responsibilities, and how we work in partnership with our stakeholders, including care experienced children and young people.
Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director at CELCIS said:
"In our strategy we outline what drives us and what we are striving for. Our purpose is simple: to ensure children's needs and rights, and their development, are at the heart of the support services designed to protect them, care for them and enable them to learn, grow and thrive. We work on behalf of children, to support them and their families, and those caring for them."
Professor Alexis Jay OBE, Chair of CELCIS Strategic Advisory Board and Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde continued:
"We recognise that the work CELCIS achieves with its partners to improve the lives of children and their families is one part of a bigger local, national and international picture. We have seen new guidance, legislation and ways of working over the last two decades, not least in how public services can and should understand what is in the best interests of each child and their needs."The Centre brings a professional, objective and evidence-based approval to this principle and I believe these core strengths will continue to helpus to address opportunities and challenges in the future.
"The Centre brings a professional, objective and evidence-based approval to this principle and I believe these core strengths will continue to help us to address opportunities and challenges in the future."