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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…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

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…

Introductory guidance to implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Year: 2021 | Topic: Legislation | Author: The Scottish Government
The Scottish Government has issued guidance around children’s rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in …
Event Resource

Stand Up For Siblings Research into Practice Online Event

Year: 2021 | Topic: Legislation, Voices of young people, Siblings | Author: Stand Up for Siblings
Gillian Henderson, Information and Research manager in the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA), discusses some of the research…
Consultations Resource

CELCIS’s response to the National Care Service Consultation

Year: 2021 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Disability, Domestic abuse, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people, COVID | Author: CELCIS
Proposals for a National Care Service in Scotland were published for consultation by the Scottish Government in August 2021. CELCIS’s respons…
Briefing Resource

CELCIS's commitment to keeping The Promise

Year: 2021 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Disability, Domestic abuse, Education, Emotional abuse, Fabricated or Induced Illness in children, Female Genital Mutilation, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Historical abuse, International, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Online safety, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Permanence, Physical abuse, Residential care, Secure care, Sexual abuse, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: CELCIS
Learn more about CELCIS’s response and our offer to work in collaboration with The Promise and those working to support children, young peopl…
Blog Resource

If you think poverty doesn’t affect you, you are part of the problem

Year: 2020 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Claire Burns
Claire Burns, Director (Acting), CELCIS – Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection discusses how COVID-19 has exacerbated ine…
Guidance ResourcePolicy ResourcePractice paper Resource

Continuing Care and the Welfare Assessment: Practice Note

Year: 2020 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Foster care, Legislation, Local authority, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Kenny McGhee (CELCIS), Julia Donnelly (Clan Childlaw), Alison Jamieson (Care Inspectorate)
This Practice Note clarifies the legislative requirements when undertaking a Welfare Assessment to support planning for a looked after young …
Report ResourceResearch Resource

Voluntary Accommodation of Infants, Children, and Young People in Scotland (Section 25): An initial exploration

Year: 2020 | Topic: Corporate parenting, Foster care, Legislation, Local authority, Permanence, Voices of young people | Author: Micky Anderson, Brandi Lee Lough Dennell, and Robert Porter
Findings in relation to the purpose, frequency, and variation in us of section 25 orders.
Consultations Resource

CELCIS response to call for views on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2020 | Topic: Active implementation, Education, International, Legislation, Local authority, Voices of young people | Author: Kate MacKinnon, Paul Sullivan, Rosie Moore, Elaine Adams, Miriana Giraldi, Kirsty Deacon
CELCIS strongly supports this progressive approach to promote systemic change through legislation for the promotion of children’s rights thro…
Consultations Resource

Raising the age of referral to the Children’s Reporter – CELCIS Consultation Response

Year: 2020 | Topic: Child sexual exploitation (CSE), Child trafficking, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Parental alcohol and/or drug use, Parental mental health, Physical abuse, Secure care, Sexual abuse, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Paul Sullivan, Kate MacKinnon, Rosie Moore, Elaine Adams
CELCIS has responded to the Scottish Government Care and Justice consultation on raising the age of referral to the Children’s Reporter to 18…
Briefing Resource

Beyond the Headlines: Understanding Data

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence | Author: CELCIS
This is the third in a series of briefings – Beyond the Headlines – that has been providing further information and analysis on commonly repo…
Blog Resource

Finding the ‘invisible’ adopters

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Permanence | Author: Leanne McIver
Pride month 2020 was a bit different from previous years. The restrictions in place in various ways around the world to address the ongoing c…
Report Resource

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings: A rapid consultation – Report for Young People

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Robert Porter, Fiona Mitchell, Fern Gillon, Emma Young, Nina Vaswani
The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in …
Report Resource

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings: A rapid consultation – Report for Parents and carers

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Robert Porter, Fiona Mitchell, Fern Gillon, Emma Young, Nina Vaswani
The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in …
Report Resource

Experiences of virtual Children’s Hearings: A rapid consultation report

Year: 2020 | Topic: Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Emotional abuse, Foster care, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Permanence, Residential care, Secure care, Throughcare and aftercare | Author: Robert Porter, Fiona Mitchell, Fern Gillon, Emma Young, Nina Vaswani
The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which came into force in April 2020, altered several procedural requirements for Children’s Hearings in …

Independent Care Review Evidence Framework

Year: 2020 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Residential care, Secure care, Voices of young people | Author: The Independent Care Review
The Independent Care Review (ICR)'s evidence framework, comprising of research and evidence collated and analysed throughout the review’s thr…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

CELCIS response to the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee Inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on Equalities and Human Rights

Year: 2020 | Topic: Child protection, Children's hearings system, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority | Author: Paul Sullivan, Kate MacKinnon, Rosie Moore, Elaine Adams
CELCIS' response to the Scottish Parliament's Equalities and Human Rights Committee Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Equal…

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) Corporate Plan 2020-23

Year: 2020 | Topic: Children's hearings system, Legislation, Permanence | Author: Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA)
The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) has published its new Corporate Plan for 2020-23, driven by the organisation's strateg…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee’s Inquiry into support for vulnerable children during the Coronavirus outbreak’

Year: 2020 | Topic: Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Residential care, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Linda O'Neill
The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee is seeking information around the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on vulnerable c…
Policy ResourceReport Resource

Independent Care Review reports

Year: 2020 | Topic: Active implementation, Adoption, Child protection, Children's hearings system, Corporate parenting, Education, Foster care, Health and Wellbeing, Kinship care, Legislation, Local authority, Looked after at home, Neglect, Permanence, Residential care, Stigma, Throughcare and aftercare, Voices of young people | Author: Independent Care Review
Scotland’s Independent Care Review published its findings and recommendations,
Guidance Resource

The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in Child and Youth Friendly Language

Year: 2019 | Topic: Health and Wellbeing, International, Legislation | Author: SOS Children's Villages International
SOS Children's Villages have published 'You Have the Right to Care and Protection! The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children in Chi…
Consultations ResourcePolicy Resource

Response to Scottish Parliament Justice Committee call for evidence on the Children (Scotland) Bill

Year: 2019 | Topic: Legislation | Author: Lizzie Morton
The CELCIS response to the Committee call for evidence on the Children (Scotland) Bill.
Blog Resource

Why it is the right time to equally protect children

Year: 2019 | Topic: Child protection, Health and Wellbeing, Legislation | Author: Louise Hill
Louise Hill talks about the impact of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Bill in Scotland.

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