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Consultancy - our specialist expertise

Our consultancy services support a wide variety of agencies, organisations and local authorities in the design, improvement and implementation of services for looked after children and their families. Our support helps to build confidence and facilitate change and improvement, based on evidence-informed policy and good practice.

Our consultants have worked in hundreds of settings across the length and breadth of Scotland, and beyond, to deliver consultancy for frontline staff, strategic leaders, teams and organisations. And their specialist, on-the-ground experience covers a range of expertise:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Education
  • Attachment informed practice
  • Permanence
  • Throughcare and aftercare
  • Understanding self-harm and suicide
  • Historical abuse
  • International care systems

How we work

By bringing our consultant's specialist knowledge and skills on site, and by working in partnership with those delivering services locally, we can provide tailored support, designed specifically to help you review, evaluate and improve your systems, services and new ways of working. Our consultants:

  • Can guide an entire service review and redesign, or work on small one-off projects.
  • Will work with small groups or whole systems, for just a few days, for several weeks or even months.
  • Can come to where you are, for as long as it takes, or we can just lend an ear on the phone.
  • Will tailor a package to provide the perfect fit for your needs and your budget.

A child-centred approach

We encourage a child-centred approach which keeps the needs of the children and their families at the very heart of service delivery and practice. Our consultants develop professional excellence, accountability and hard work by focusing on inclusion, respect, collaboration and a collective, interagency approach to making a big difference in the lives of looked after children. 

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CELCIS publications

Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Job Grant

The Job Grant is designed to provide assistance to young people to meet the initial costs of starting work. We support its introduction, and welcome proposals to ensure increased eligibility for care leavers in recognition of the additional barriers they may face in accessing employment. We suggests changes to eligibility criteria to ensure all care leavers can access the grant, and the provision of guidance to ensure the grant enhances (rather than replaces) financial support already available.

Practice Note: Children and young people in residential care - engagement in music

This Practice Note aims to celebrate good practice already taking place throughout Scotland, and give residential child care managers and practitioners ideas as to how they might help music become a greater part of the lives of looked after children and young people.

Case studies

Inspired Youth - The One Percent

The powerful voices of care experienced young people in this film explore the journey from care to independence through a character they created withi…

Stigma in Childhood

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute programme addressed the unique issues for children who experience stigma, as well as common issues which a…
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