We are CELCIS
CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation centre in Scotland.
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.
The home for Protecting Children
Find out more about child protection policy and practice in Scotland.Visit Protecting Children
Calls for transformational change in Scotland’s Children’s Hearings System
New information Published on Infants Born into Care in Scotland
Children's social work statistics for Scotland published
Your Right to Continuing Care
Continuing Care: An exploration of implementation
Virtual School Head Teachers in Scotland: Practice Case Studies
How Our Hearings Our Voice members worked around COVID-19 restrictions to help children and young people
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, this could have derailed plans children and young people from Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) had been working on to provide…
Data poses questions as well as answers, so what questions arise from Scotland's Child Protection 2021-2022 Statistics?
Dr Alex McTier, Evidence and Evaluation Specialist at CELCIS, takes a closer look at Scotland’s Child Protection 2021-2022 Statistics to uncover what the…
The future of social work in times of change
Kathryn Lindsay is the Director of Children, Families and Justice Services and Chief Social Work Officer at Angus Council. In this blog post, she discusses how…
World Social Work Day 2023: How social work teams in East Lothian have promoted staff wellbeing and development
On this World Social Work Day, Rogan Higginbottom, a senior workforce learning and development officer at East Lothian Council (ELC), shares how social work…
How developing a love of reading is helping support care experienced children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway
Alison Ferla is the Principal Teacher of the Care Experienced Education Team in Dumfries and Galloway, which focuses on improving the educational outcomes and…
Our Hearings, Our Voice, Our Magazine
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 waiting to go into…