Our Research

Data is an important resource that can give us insight into the wellbeing and experiences of children and young people in need of care and protection. CELCIS organises research projects and surveys to gather information about how children and young people and their fanilies are helped by those who care for them. This can help practitioners to make informed decisions about children’s lives, and helps to support managers and leaders in their drive to improve practice and services.


Voluntary care arrangements in Scotland

In Scotland, voluntary care arrangements place a duty on local authorities to care for a child or young person where it is necessary to respond to their care…

Childrens Services Reform Research

CELCIS has been asked by the Scottish Government to carry out a research study to improve the understanding of current Children’s Services structures and…

The Drawing Together project

The Drawing Together project works with groups of young refugees in Scotland, Finland, Norway to examine how they draw and describe their networks and…

Bright Spots programme Scottish Pilot

CELCIS, in partnership with Coram Voice, is bringing the ‘Bright Spots’ programme, with its two online wellbeing surveys, to Scotland. The surveys, ‘Your Life,…