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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…
Report Resource

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…
Journal Resource

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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Response 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…
Policy Resource

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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CELCIS’s response 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’.
Briefing Resource

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…
Report Resource

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…

World Social Work Day 2022: the experiences of social workers during COVID-19

Year:  | Topic: Local authority | Author: Irene Ward and David M Clarke
On this World Social Work Day, two social workers from East Ayrshire Council, in Scotland, share their thoughts and experiences of the impact…
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CELCIS response to the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Poverty’s inquiry into poverty and stigma: call for written evidence

Year: 2022 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Stigma | Author: Lizzie Thomson
Our response highlights the impact of poverty-related stigma on children, young people and families in need of care and protection. Poverty-r…
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CELCIS’ response to the UK Government consultation on data sharing to support early learning and childcare in Scotland

Year: 2022 | Topic: Disability, Education, Local authority | Author: Kate Mackinnon and Alexander McTier
This consultation is a response to the UK Government’s Digital Cabinet Office on the draft Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Reg…
Briefing ResourceReport Resource

Money Matters Access to Child Trust Funds and Financial Support

Year: 2022 | Topic: Adoption, Corporate parenting, Kinship care, Looked after at home, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: CELCIS
This briefing explains how to access Child Trust Funds, and any support that children or young people might need to access or manage their fu…
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Evidence to inform the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee thematic session on kinship care

Year: 2022 | Topic: Kinship care | Author: Lizzie Thomson
Evidence for the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee Committee’s thematic session on kinship care.

How do we hold the hand of the workforce?

Year:  | Topic: Active implementation | Author: Claire Burns
Having marked the 2nd anniversary of the conclusion of Scotland’s Independent Review of Care, The Promise, there has rightly been a spotlight…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to Scottish Parliament Education, Children and Young People Committee’s Call for views on the impact of the Scottish Attainment Challenge.

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Education | Author: Linda O’Neill and Michael Bettencourt
CELCIS response to the Education, Children and Young People Committee’s call for views on The Scottish Attainment Challenge. This response fo…
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Response to the Scottish Government’s stakeholder consultation on ‘Assessment of Wellbeing (GIRFEC)’ statutory guidance

Year: 2022 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Lizzie Thomson
As Scotland’s national approach to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing all children and young people, GIRFEC is rights-based and …

CELCIS response to the Scottish Government’s policy position paper: Cross-border placements of children and young people into residential care in Scotland

Year: 2022 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Legislation, Residential care | Author: Lizzie Thomson
In our response to the Scottish Government's recent policy position paper, we provide feedback on proposals concerning the recognition of Dep…
Briefing Resource

Developing practice for care records in Scotland

Year: 2022 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Local authority, Permanence, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, Brothers and sisters | Author: CELCIS
This briefing is for all practitioners involved in writing, managing and/or supporting access to care records.

The link between poverty, stigma, and the care ‘system’

Year:  | Topic: Foster care, Voices of young people | Author: Tiegan Boyens
Tiegan Boyens uses her experiences, views and knowledge to help improve the lives of children and young people, tackle social justice issues,…
Briefing Resource

Scotland’s Virtual School Head Teachers’ and Care Experienced Teams’ Network

Year: 2021 | Topic: Education | Author: CELCIS
This booklet describes how the roles of the Virtual School Head Teacher's and Care Experienced Teams are developing in Scotland. It also set…
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CELCIS Response to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s Inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Year: 2021 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing | Author: Kate Mackinnon
This response to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee’s Inquiry provides information about some of the key issues around the health an…

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