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CELCIS publications

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021: Analysis of Local Implementation

This report presents the findings from the self-evaluation exercise completed by all 31 of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees (CPCs) in relation t…

Response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government consultation on policy proposals for a Care Leaver Payment

CELCIS has responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on policy proposals far a Care Leaver payment. Our response is underpinned by research …


What does new research tell us it will take to keep The Promise?

Dr Heather Ottaway, CELCIS’s Head of Evidence and Innovation, and Principal Investigator of the Children’s Services Reform Research study considers wh…

"Nobody spoke those words to me”: Parental experiences of voluntary care arrangements in Scotland

In this first of a series of blog posts to highlight findings from research on voluntary care arrangements in Scotland, Dr Robert Porter, Research Lea…


PACE Quality improvement homepage

Quality Improvement methodology has been proven to enable real and positive change, and was therefore selected by the Scottish Government to be used i…

My journey from care leaver to author

On World Book Day UK, Kirsty Capes, author of the upcoming novel, ‘Careless’, and marketer at HarperCollins, discusses how her childhood experience in…