Building a well-equipped workforce

CELCIS delivers an extensive range of bespoke training packages tailored to fit your organisation's exact needs. Our training is designed specifically to support the development of a confident and well-equipped workforce. That workforce includes everyone and every organisation whose work may affect the lives of looked after children and their families: social workers, police, health professionals, carers and care workers, teachers and teaching assistants, educational psychologists, local government officers, civil servants and court officials.

Our training goes beyond the mandatory qualification requirements for those working in social care, and meets the Post-Registration Training and Learning requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council. All of our training packages are developed through a series of conversations with you about your needs, and using the latest evidence-based research and practice. We aim to provide all trainees with the insight and confidence to apply their new-found knowledge directly into practice.

Bespoke training

Each of our training sessions is delivered by our own highly skilled, well qualified and enthusiastic specialist staff. Every one of our trainers has walked the walk in the care sector, gaining experience over many years working on the ground. And it shows - CELCIS trainers get fantastic, positive feedback from participants about their memorable and effective training techniques.

We offer loads of training topics including:

  • Attachment
  • Child development
  • Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
  • Connecting with children with social communication difficulties
  • Corporate parenting
  • Implementing Getting It Right For Every Child
  • Introduction to domestic abuse
  • Introduction to social pedagogy
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Permanence issues for foster carers
  • Preventing gendered abuse and exploitation
  • Recording and report writing
  • Resilience
  • Therapeutic activities with children and young people
  • Throughcare and aftercare
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Understanding suicide and self-harm

Remember: We tailor every course to suit you and those of your staff or organisation. What's more, we can deliver training where and when it suits you best.


Our group rates start at £350 for half a day and £550 for a full day.

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For more information or to discuss your training needs - get in touch with our learning and development team

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