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We improve children’s lives by supporting people and organisations to drive long-lasting change in the services they need, and the practices used by people responsible for their care.

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New National Practice Guidance to support the rights of care experienced children and their brothers and sisters in Scotland

26 July 2021
The Scottish Government has published new National Practice Guidance, ‘Staying Together and Connected: Getting it Right for Sist…

Founding Director of CELCIS to take up new role

12 July 2021
Professor Jennifer Davidson, founding Director of CELCIS, and Director of its predecessor the Scottish Institute for Residential…

New pilot project launched to help local authorities better understand children and young people’s experience of care in Scotland

29 June 2021
CELCIS has today (29 June) announced a new partnership with Coram Voice to bring two established surveys of young people’s exper…

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Staying Together and Connected: Getting it Right for Sisters and Brothers National Practice Guidance

This National Practice Guidance for Scotland is designed to contribute to the effective implementation of new legislative change…

The digital divide| The impact on the rights of care leavers in Scotland

Findings from research carried out to understand care leavers’ experiences of digital exclusion before and during the COVID-19 r…

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings captured in new consultation

The findings of a new rapid consultation published today (3 August) have identified key areas of focus for further strengthening…


Staying Together and Connected: Getting it right for sisters and brothers National Practice Guidance

Aileen Nicol, Head of Improving Protection and Permanence at Celcis, a member of Stand Up For Siblings, has written a blog about the new National Practice…

July 2021

Putting children’s views at the heart of decision making: learning from the Bright Spots programme

As CELCIS, in partnership with Coram Voice, launches the Bright Spots programme pilot in Scotland, this blog post reflects on the experience of one local…

July 2021

Holding / Holding on: Experiencing care in contemporary Scotland

Ahead of the screening of Holding / Holding On, part of a project investigating the impact that the arts can make within a care context across Scotland, we…

June 2021