CELCIS facilitates collaboration across partnerships to improve outcomes for looked after children through the provision of services to stakeholders at practice, operational and strategic levels.

It is the interface of national and international knowledge and expertise to provide qualifying education, professional development through specialist training, events and consultancy, research, and support for policy implementation. Robert Gordon University is a partner of the centre which is based at the University of Strathclyde.

CELCIS builds on the work already undertaken by the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC) to improve outcomes for children and young people in residential care.

For more information visit the CELCIS web site

CELCIS Consultancy at RGU

Consultancy services are available for those who work with looked after children. This can be short term work in the form of staff development days or one day workshops on particular issues. Longer term consultancy is also on offer.

The consultancy available ranges from helping staff to work with a particular young person, providing support and mentoring to a manager of a service, providing support for agency changes and development, service reviews and systems development and ongoing team consultancy. An external view can be helpful in continuing development or to restore a quality service.

For discussion of consultancy requests contact Janine Bolger. Tel: 01224 263230 or e-mail: j.l.bolger@rgu.ac.uk

For further details of the national consultancy provision: http://www.celcis.org/our-work/services/

CELCIS Short Courses at RGU

The main purpose of CELCIS short courses is to offer training for workers with looked after children which applies knowledge and skills to improve performance.

This focus means that the training is interactive, engages the learner in practice exercises, and aims to develop their skills and knowledge to improve their job performance. RGU is responsible for a range of short courses.

  • Child and Adolescent Development (3 day)
  • Introduction to Family Therapy (3 day)
  • Attachment (3 day or 2 day)
  • Group work

For further information email j.l.bolger@rgu.ac.uk or phone 01224 263352

  • Assertiveness for Ourselves and Young People (1 day)
  • Bully-proofing Strategies in Residential Child Care (2 day)
  • Introduction to Management (3 day)
  • Sexuality and Working with Young People (3 day)
  • Sexuality and Working with Children and Young People with Disabilities (3 day)
  • Throughcare and Aftercare (2 day)

For further information contact m.sutherland@rgu.ac.uk

In addition to the listed short courses child care units and agencies can request bespoke courses tailored to their requirements.