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The Children's Care and Protection Data Community for Scotland

CELCIS has launched a new Community of Practice online group centred on data, The Children's Care and Protection Data Community for Scotland.

Data is an important resource that can be used to support and drive improvement in children's services. The Children's Care and Protection Data Community for Scotland brings people together to share best practice and learning on how to better collect, analyse and use data to improve the lives of Scotland's infants, children and young people in need of care and protection, and provides a space for members to connect, reflect and learn together.

CELCIS is facilitating the group to promote information sharing and discussion, and is inviting everyone with a role, remit and interest in data relating to children's care and protection to become a member of the Community of Practice.

More information and instructions on how to join are available below, or you can email carolann.anderson@strath.ac.uk with any questions.

Where is the Community of Practice hosted?

The Community of Practice is hosted through 'KHub', an online collaboration platform designed for people working across public services to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas on how to improve services, and create connections with peers in a secure environment.

What are the benefits of joining the Community of Practice?

Members of the Community of Practice are able to:

  • Connect and collaborate with colleagues
  • Access and share information and materials, including blog posts, events and reports
  • Ask questions, share ideas and experiences, have conversations, and discuss solutions to problems
  • Share and learn from good practice happening in Scotland and further afield

Who can join the Community of Practice?

Membership of the Community of Practice is for everyone with a role, remit and interest in data relating to children's care and protection. To become a member of the Community of Practice, you must either request to join or be invited to join. This will ensure that document sharing and knowledge exchange remains secure and specific to the Community of Practice members.

How do I join the Community of Practice?

If you are not already a member of KHub, sign up here: https://khub.net/welcome

Once you’ve signed Click on ‘Groups’ and search for ‘Children’s Care and Protection Data Community Scotland’, then click ‘Join’ and a member of CELCIS will review your request.

If you are already a member of KHub, log-in as usual here: https://khub.net/

Once you’ve signed Click on ‘Groups’ and search for ‘Children’s Care and Protection Data Community Scotland’, then click ‘Join’ and a member of CELCIS will review your request.

Everyone who becomes a member of the Community of Practice is asked to register or log-in to KHub with their work email address and represent their organisation. Everyone who joins the group will be asked to ensure their KHub profile is up-to-date and clearly identifies their job role and remit.

If you have any questions about the Community of Practice or wish to speak with a member of the CELCIS team, please email carolann.anderson@strath.ac.uk