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Education Forum May 2024

Year: 2024 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
At this Education Forum, attendees heard from Emma Mcginlay and Tony Mitchell, from the National Engagement and Partnership Team of Social S…

Fostering love through relationships

Year:  | Topic: Foster care | Author: Seany
In this blog post for Foster Carer Fortnight 2024, Seany, a lived experienced Consultant wanted to share some thoughts, from her experience o…

When data tells us the what but not the why

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Neglect, Permanence, Residential care | Author: Micky Anderson
CELCIS’s Data Lead, Micky Anderson, takes a look at the latest social work statistics in Scotland for clues about what is happening in the su…
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New analysis shows disparity in statistics collected about disabled children in Scotland

Year: 2024 | Topic: Disability | Author: Dr Alex McTier
This analysis assesses the quality of the disabled children’s statistical data this is reported across Scotland’s children’s services, bringi…

“It’s about…believing our own words”: Bringing together the voices of care experienced people

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Local authority, Looked after at home, Residential care, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, Brothers and sisters | Author: Rebekah Pierre
Rebekah Pierre is a care experienced writer, author, social worker, and editor of a new anthology, ‘Free Loaves on Fridays: The Care System A…

Learning more about Scotland’s Virtual Schools

Year:  | Topic: Education | Author: Michael Bettencourt and Dr Leanne McIver
For over five years, the role of Virtual School Head Teachers (VSHTs) in Scotland has been evolving and in 2024 is established as a key part …
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Drawing Together Project Policy briefing: Wellbeing in the lives of young refugees in Scotland

Year: 2024 | Topic: International | Author: Ravi Kohli, Sharon McGregor, Kate MacKinnon
The Drawing Together project explored how 53 young refugees experience integration through rebuilding their everyday lives in Scotland, Finla…

Survey results on the formal exclusion of care experienced children and young people in Scotland

Year: 2024 | Topic: Education | Author: Virtual School Head Teachers' Network
The Virtual School Head Teachers' Network, which CELCIS has facilitated since 2019, has published the findings of a survey of local authoriti…

What story does Scotland's latest statistics on child protection tell?

Year:  | Topic: Child protection | Author: Alex McTier
In this blog post, Dr Alex McTier, Evidence and Evaluation Specialist at CELCIS, takes a closer look at Scotland’s Child Protection 2022-2023…
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Education Forum February 2024

Year: 2024 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
At this meeting of the Education Forum we learned about a partnership project called the Keeping The Promise Award Programme, which was origi…
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Education Forum September 2023

Year: 2023 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
For our September Forum meeting, we were delighted to welcome Kyle Fleming, Head of Education, and Eileen McColl, Education Manager, of Erski…
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Updated practitioner guidance on kinship care assistance in Scotland

Year: 2024 | Topic: Kinship care, Legislation | Author: Scottish Government
The Scottish Government along with partners in the Kinship Care Collaborative have produced updated guidance for Part 13 of the Children and …

Navigating social workers’ use of voluntary care arrangements for families in Scotland

Year:  | Topic: Child protection, Corporate parenting | Author: Dr Robert Porter, Dr Brandi Lee Lough Dennell
In this second in a series of blog posts to highlight findings from research on voluntary care arrangements in Scotland, Dr Robert Porter, Re…

Understanding the experiences of children growing up in kinship care in Scotland

Year:  | Topic: Kinship care | Author: Joanna Soraghan
In this blog post to mark Kinship Care Week 2024, Dr Joanna Soraghan, Data Analyst at CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care a…
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National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2021: Analysis of Local Implementation

Year: 2024 | Topic: Child protection | Author: Alex McTier
This report presents the findings from the self-evaluation exercise completed by all 31 of Scotland’s Child Protection Committees (CPCs) in r…

Virtual schools for care-experienced learners in Scotland: Reflections on an emerging concept in a new context

Year: 2024 | Topic: Education | Author: Leanna McIver and Michael Bettencourt
This paper offers comparison and reflection on the role and function virtual schools in England and Scotland.

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

Year:  | Topic: Active implementation | Author: Dr Heather Ottaway
Dr Heather Ottaway, CELCIS’s Head of Evidence and Innovation, and Principal Investigator of the Children’s Services Reform Research study con…

Exploring Relational Wellbeing of Young Refugees Living in Scotland, Finland, and Norway

Year: 2024 | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: Marja Tiilikainen, Marte Knag Fylkesnes, Masego Katisi, Milfrid Tonheim, Sharon A. McGregor and Fath E Mubeen
Two new papers have been published as part of research from the Drawing Together project, a three-year project working with groups of young r…
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Response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government consultation on policy proposals for a Care Leaver Payment

Year: 2024 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kate MacKinnon, Kirsty Doull and Katherine Anderson
CELCIS has responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on policy proposals far a Care Leaver payment. Our response is underpinned by …
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Guidance on taking a children’s human rights approach

Year: 2024 | Topic: Legislation | Author: The Scottish Government
The purpose of this guidance, issued by the Scottish Government, is to provide information and resources to support public authorities and ot…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Scottish Social Services Council – proposed register changes'

Year: 2023 | Topic: Local authority, Residential care | Author: Kate MacKinnon
CELCIS has responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on 'Scottish Social Services Council – proposed register changes'. We welcome …
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee’s inquiry into Additional Support for Learning (ASL)

Year: 2023 | Topic: Education, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Linda O'Neill
CELCIS's response, based on research evidence, practice experience, and feedback from longstanding cross organisational networks, maintains a…

Children's Services Reform Research Concluding report

Year: 2023 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
This concluding report, published in December 2023, brings together key themes and learning from across the study’s findings and determines t…

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

Year:  | Topic: Child protection, Corporate parenting | Author: Dr Robert Porter, Dr Brandi Lee Lough Dennell
In this first of a series of blog posts to highlight findings from research on voluntary care arrangements in Scotland, Dr Robert Porter, Res…
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Children's Services Reform Research study: Scotland’s Children’s Services Landscape: The Views and Experiences of the Children’s Services Workforce

Year: 2023 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
This final part of the Children’s Services Reform Research study explores the experiences of people working to support children, young people…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 22 No 2

Year: 2023 | Topic: Residential care | Author:
Welcome to the autumn 2023 issue of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care. This issue is packed with three long-form, and peer-revie…

How lived experience of care is helping drive Scotland’s progress towards keeping The Promise

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: David Anderson
David Anderson is the Co-Chair of the Oversight Board, an independent group set up to report on the progress and pace in Scotland as it journ…

A Face on a Wall: How embracing ‘Artivism’ can help young people find their voice

Year:  | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: Michael Archibald
In this blog post for Care Experienced Week, Michael Archibald, a student, artist and activist, discusses being involved in – and being the f…

Exploring leadership opportunities for the care experienced community

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Barry Black, Gary Brown and Sarah Rogers
For this Care Experienced Week we took some time with Barry Black, member of the National Leadership Network (NLN) steering group, and Gary B…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s consultation on A Human Rights Bill for Scotland

Year: 2023 | Topic: Active implementation, Legislation | Author: Katherine Anderson
This short response draws on the evidence developed for our comprehensive response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the United Na…
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National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2023

Year: 2023 | Topic: Active implementation | Author: The Scottish Government
The Scottish Government has updated National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland which was published in 2021.
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Children's Services Reform Research study: Mapping Integration and Outcomes Across Scotland: A Statistical Analysis

Year: 2023 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
For the third strand of the Children's Services Reform Research study, we have looked at whether there is an association between the approach…
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Children's Services Reform Research study: Case Studies of Transformational Reform Programmes

Year: 2023 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
For the second strand of the Children's Service Reform Research study, we have developed six cases studies of a range of approaches to transf…
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Children Services Reform Research study: Rapid Evidence Review

Year: 2023 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
This Rapid Evidence Review is the first strand of work within the Children’s Services Reform Research study. We gathered, analysed and synthe…

“Despite the cold weather, the Scottish people have given me one of the warmest welcomes in my life”: how supportive relationships help young refugees rebuild their lives in new places

Year:  | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: Mohamad
During this Refugee Week and Refugee Festival Scotland 2023, Mohamad, a young person who arrived in Scotland from Syria in 2016 as a child re…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s ‘Prescribing the minimum annual number of learning hours: consultation’

Year: 2023 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Legislation | Author: Michael Bettencourt
A perspective on the potential impact on care experienced learners and the education workforce of a proposal to prescribe the number of learn…

Language matters

Year:  | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: Amy Miskimmin-Logan
Amy Miskimmin-Logan, Participation Development Worker at Our Hearings Our Voice (OHOV) shares the thinking behind the ‘Language Leaders’ proj…
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The Promise Scotland reports on Scotland's Children's Hearings System

Year: 2023 | Topic: Children's hearings system | Author: The Promise Scotland
‘Hearings for Children: The Redesign Report’ has been published by The Promise Scotland following the work of The Hearings System Working Gro…

How Our Hearings Our Voice members worked around COVID-19 restrictions to help children and young people

Year:  | Topic: Voices of young people, COVID | Author: Jennifer Orren
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, this could have derailed plans children and young people from Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) had been working…
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Education Forum April 2023

Year: 2023 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
In the first Education Forum meeting of 2023, Stacey Heather-Brash, Funding Awareness and Engagement Manager from Students Awards Agency Scot…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 22 No 1

Year: 2023 | Topic: Residential care | Author:
The latest issue of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care features topical issues, research and practice. Also read the latest Kilbr…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 23 No 1

Year: 2024 | Topic: Residential care | Author:
Welcome to the spring 2024 issue of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care (SJRCC). It is a very full issue, with the usual mix of lo…

Data poses questions as well as answers, so what questions arise from Scotland's Child Protection 2021-2022 Statistics?

Year:  | Topic: Child protection, Local authority, COVID | Author: Dr Alex McTier
Dr Alex McTier, Evidence and Evaluation Specialist at CELCIS, takes a closer look at Scotland’s Child Protection 2021-2022 Statistics to unco…
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Care Journeys in Scotland: An Analysis of the Administrative Data on 'Looked After' Children

Year: 2023 | Topic: Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care, COVID | Author: Joanna Soraghan, Gillian Raab, Patricio Troncoso, Morag Treanor & Robert Porter

The future of social work in times of change

Year:  | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority, Voices of young people | Author: Kathryn Lindsay
Kathryn Lindsay is the Director of Children, Families and Justice Services and Chief Social Work Officer at Angus Council. In this blog post,…

World Social Work Day 2023: How social work teams in East Lothian have promoted staff wellbeing and development

Year:  | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Local authority | Author: Rogan Higginbottom
On this World Social Work Day, Rogan Higginbottom, a senior workforce learning and development officer at East Lothian Council (ELC), shares …
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A response from CELCIS to the Education, Children and Young People Committee’s call for views on the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill, Sections 24 and 25.

Year: 2023 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Kate MacKinnon
CELCIS has responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee’s call for views on the Children (Care and J…

How developing a love of reading is helping support care experienced children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway

Year:  | Topic: Education | Author: Alison Ferla
Alison Ferla is the Principal Teacher of the Care Experienced Education Team in Dumfries and Galloway, which focuses on improving the educati…
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Supporting Roots: the needs of birth parents who have lost a child or children to ‘care’.

Year: 2023 | Topic: Child protection, Corporate parenting | Author: The Scottish Government
This report provides a broad picture of the needs of birth parents who have lost a child or children to ‘care’, and of the support and servic…

Our Hearings, Our Voice, Our Magazine

Year:  | Topic: Children's hearings system, Voices of young people | Author: Amy Miskimmin-Logan
How young people came up with the idea to produce a magazine for all young people to read and help them understand what’s involved while wait…

Authentic co-production – it’s the right thing to do!

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Rosie Moore
Rosie Moore, Participation and Policy Advisor at CELCIS describes leading on a project that has participation at its core from the very begin…

Developing a village to care for the child (and the family)

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Moira Greentree
As a new report is published by The Why Not? Trust, their Director of Innovation Moira Greentree, discusses the value of finding out how many…
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Births to care experienced teenagers and women aged 14-24 in Scotland

Year: 2023 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
This new report commissioned by the Why Not? Trust, funded by Care Visions, with the work carried out by CELCIS aims to establish an estimate…
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Supporting change in residential child care through the use of practice profiles and Active Implementation

Year: 2023 | Topic: Active implementation, Residential care | Author: Aberlour Sycamore, CELCIS
In 2017 Aberlour Sycamore alongside CELCIS considered how consistent, high-quality residential child-care practice could be supported and imp…
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Framework for Risk Assessment Management and Evaluation (FRAME) with children aged 12-17

Year: 2021 | Topic: Harmful sexual behaviour | Author: The Scottish Government
When working with children where parts of their behaviour may cause or have caused serious harm, the approach taken should be informed by thi…
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A Guide to Youth Justice in Scotland: policy, practice and legislation

Year: 2021 | Topic: Harmful sexual behaviour | Author: Children and Young People's Centre for Justice
This guidance from the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ), is aimed at practitioners and managers working with children an…
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Harmful sexual behaviours by children

Year: 2021 | Topic: Harmful sexual behaviour | Author: Kristina Moodie
This report, by the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ), aimed to examine any links between childhood experiences and harmf…

A legacy: how personal stories are shaped

Year:  | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: Olivia Khan
How legacy work helps children to document their lives: supporting a young person or child who has had to start again in creating their own l…

Childhood Trauma and the Poignance of Spirit

Year:  | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: Annmarie Campbell
In National Storytelling Week 2023, Annmarie Campbell, member of CELCIS's Strategic Advisory Board, explains what inspired her to turn to wri…
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Children’s Commissioner for England report on the separation of brothers and sisters in care

Year: 2023 | Topic: Brothers and sisters | Author: The Children's Commissioner, England
Children’s Commissioner for England has published ‘Siblings in Care’, investigating the number and circumstances of children in care who have…

The cost of surviving

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Financial Insecurity | Author: Christine Uwase
At this moment, it feels wrong to address what we’re living through as a cost-of-living crisis, since most people are barely living on what t…

‘Everybody has a different story’: How compassionate connections are helping to support birth parents

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Stigma | Author: Melanie Thomson
This Adoption Week Scotland, Melanie Thomson, a Social Worker for the Bluebird Project at Scottish Adoption, which offers counselling and sup…

Staying connected: How connections – past and present – can help to write our own futures

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Health and Wellbeing, Voices of young people, Brothers and sisters | Author: Tegan, Youth Ambassador at Scottish Adoption and Teen Talk Adoption
This Adoption Week Scotland, Tegan, a Youth Ambassador at Scottish Adoption and Teen Talk Adoption, discusses her experience of reconnecting …

Why the new John Lewis advert matters

Year:  | Topic: Adoption, Foster care, Permanence, Stigma, Voices of young people | Author: Samantha Fiander
It's long been understood now that there is a pressing need to ‘reframe’ care, something being taken forward with the support of the Each and…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 21 No 2

Year: 2022 | Topic: Residential care | Author:
This issue’s leading article was specially commissioned to celebrate the SJRCC’s 20th year from James Anglin, Emeritus Professor of Child and…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Social Services Council ‘Conversation on the Codes of Practice’

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority | Author: Rosie Moore
We welcome this opportunity to contribute to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) ‘Conversation on the Codes of Practice’, a matter wh…
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A response from CELCIS to Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate’s consultation on the Draft Standards for Bairns’ Hoose

Year: 2022 | Topic: Child protection, Health and Wellbeing | Author: Ruth Sills, Kate Mackinnon
CELCIS’s response to Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate’s consultation on the Draft Standards for Bairns’ Hoose (Scott…

Education Forum October 2022

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
Emerging adulthood: Exploring the implications for Scotland's care experienced young people and those who care for, and support them

How students are helping to shape University-led and peer support for students with care experience

Year:  | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Voices of young people | Author: Sam Upton
Sam Upton, President of the Strathclyde Care Experienced & Estranged Students Society, shares her thoughts on the support on offer to student…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s Physical intervention in Schools guidance consultation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Disability | Author: Sarah Deeley, Michael Bettencourt, Linda O’Neill, Lizzie Thomson
CELCIS welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Scottish Government’s Physical intervention in Schools draft guidance consultati…

Don’t Pity Me! Thinking Differently about Vulnerability

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education, Health and Wellbeing | Author: David Woodier
Retired teacher, adoptive parent and blogger David Woodier explores the disuse of the word vulnerability and wonders if we need to look a lit…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Equality Evidence Strategy 2023-25

Year: 2022 | Topic: Disability | Author: Alex McTier, Lizzie Thomson
Our response highlights the importance of data as a resource to understanding children’s needs and experiences, and in doing so, ensure their…

Could a minimum income guarantee help Scotland to keep The Promise?

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Financial Insecurity | Author: Paul Sullivan and Lizzie Thomson
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead and Lizzie Thomson, Policy Associate at CELCIS look the impact the cos…

A Wellbeing Economy: Lifting our gaze for those leaving care

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, Financial Insecurity | Author: Jimmy Paul
For Challenge Poverty Week 2022, Jimmy Paul, Director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) Scotland, which works to promote a Wellbeing …
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s Statutory School Uniform Guidance consultation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: Linda O'Neill
CELCIS's response considers the impact and implications of local and national school uniform policies for children and young people with care…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘A Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland’

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Health and Wellbeing, Parental mental health, Voices of young people | Author: Kate Mackinnon
To help inform and influence the proposed strategy, our response outlines pertinent issues relevant for promoting the mental health and wellb…

A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘A new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland’

Year: 2022 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Kate Mackinnon
We have responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘A new Suicide Prevention Strategy for Scotland’. We welcome the attention to …
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s call for views on the National Care Service (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2022 | Topic: Legislation | Author: CELCIS
This short response to the Committee draws on the evidence and expertise developed for CELCIS’ comprehensive response to the Scottish Governm…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration Committee’s call for views on Scotland's public finances

Year: 2022 | Topic: Legislation, Local authority | Author: Kate Mackinnon
CELCIS’s response to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Public Administration Committee’s call for views on Scotland's public finances in …

Using my creativity and experience to help other young people make informed choices

Year:  | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Ciara Waugh
Ciara Waugh is an art and design student who has been working with other young people to co-produce national information materials on the rig…
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Committee on the Rights of the Child 2021 Day of General Discussion Children’s Rights and Alternative Care Outcome Report

Year: 2022 | Topic: International, Voices of young people | Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Home Education guidance

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: Ruth Sills
CELCIS supports the review of existing Home Education guidance. In our consultation response we suggest ways in which the proposed draft coul…

Education Forum June 2022

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
For this CELCIS Education Forum, we were delighted to welcome Pauline Stratford from Skills Development Scotland (SDS), to speak about its r…

Grappling with the implications of The Promise for teaching social work in Scotland

Year:  | Topic: Active implementation, Corporate parenting, Local authority | Author: Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Ruth Emond, Helen Whincup
Dr Autumn Roesch-Marsh, Professor Ruth Emond and Dr Helen Whincup draw on their experiences in teaching Social Work students to consider how …
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on a Children’s Care & Justice Bill

Year: 2022 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kate Mackinnon, Paul Sullivan and Lizzie Thomson
CELCIS’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a Children’s Care & Justice Bill. Here, we respond to proposals on changes to …

The power of participation: understanding the lives of young refugees through creativity

Year:  | Topic: International | Author: Paul Sullivan and Professor Ravi Kohli
As part of Refugee Week 2022, Paul Sullivan, Sector Engagement Lead at CELCIS, and Professor Ravi Kohli, a researcher at the University of Be…

Connections are key: the importance of relationship-based practice in supporting refugees and asylum seekers

Year:  | Topic: International | Author: Lorraine Ward
During Refugee Week, Lorraine Ward writes about why connections are key in helping young asylum seekers and refugees to build happy, fulfilli…

Everyone’s story is their own: learning from the personal narratives of young refugees

Year:  | Topic: Voices of young people | Author: Christine and Hamid
During Refugee Week, Christine and Hamid reflect together on their involvement in the Drawing Together project and NYPS, the experiences of r…

Knowing about continuing care allows for early conversations

Year:  | Topic: Foster care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Hazel Rogers
Hazel Rogers is new to fostering and here she discusses her journey to find out more about continuing care to give her the confidence to supp…

The life of a foster carer

Year:  | Topic: Foster care | Author: Anne-Marie Coyle
Anne-Marie Coyle has been a foster carer for over 15 years with the Kibble Intensive Fostering Service, which provides fostering for children…

‘I am a foster carer’ - why do foster carers find it hard to say?

Year:  | Topic: Foster care | Author: Sara Smith
Why do I hesitate when people ask what I do to say I am a foster carer? What makes me wait and judge the person before saying I am a foster c…
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Love InC project final report

Year: 2022 | Topic: Active implementation | Author: CELCIS, Aberlour, The Care Inspectorate and Includem
love inc project – learnings and resources From the early stages of this Independent Care Review, there were strong, clear and passionate mes…
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Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 21 No1

Year: 2022 | Topic: Residential care | Author:
Welcome to the spring 2022 issue of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care (SJRCC). This year marks the Journal’s 20th anniversary. T…

Education Forum March 2022

Year: 2022 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
The latest CELCIS Education Forum was held online on Wednesday 30 March on the theme of using Scotland's Secure Care Pathway and Standards to…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee’s call for views to inform their inquiry into low income and debt problems

Year: 2022 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Lizzie Thomson
Our submission focuses on the impact of low income, debt and poverty on care leavers in Scotland. To mitigate this impact, we support the exp…
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The Scottish Government’s Promise implementation plan 2022

Year: 2022 | Topic: Legislation | Author: The Scottish Government
The Scottish Government has produced an implementation plan setting out what it will do to Keep The Promise by 2030. This plan complements Th…
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A response from CELCIS to the Scottish Social Services Council on ‘A register for the future’ consultation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Local authority | Author: Rosie Moore
CELCIS has responded to the Scottish Social Services Council's consultation on ‘A register for the future’.
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Briefing: Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, Kenny McGhee, Robert Porter
This briefing highlights the key findings published in CELCIS’s research on the implementation of Continuing Care in Scotland. The briefing d…
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Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation

Year: 2022 | Topic: Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, Kenny McGhee, Robert Porter
This research aims to identify and better understand what it is that enables and challenges the necessary improvements needed at national and…

Caring for brothers and sisters: the invisible kinship families

Year:  | Topic: Kinship care, Siblings, Brothers and sisters | Author: Lorna Stabler
As part of Kinship Care Week 2022 Lorna Stabler, a Researcher and PhD student at Cardiff University, writes about being a sibling carer and t…

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