Centre For Excellence For Looked After Children (Celcis)

  • United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research strengths and interests within the Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children in Scotland focus on six priority areas:

  • Corporate Parenting – e.g. Roles and responsibilities of corporate parents, inter-professional communications, understandings of the corporate family,  corporate provision and residential care, access to services (including education, leisure, transport, housing, health);
  • Family and Community Support – e.g. Family contact, family support, kinship care, children in need, children looked after at home, parental experiences of the hearings systems, parenting support and training, public perceptions of looked after children, access to and engagement with community facilities, early years support;
  • Permanence, Stability and Transitions – e.g. Permanence orders, recruitment and assessment of adopters, changing demography of adopters, alternate forms of permanence, assessment and intervention, foster carer experiences, care leaver experience of further/higher education, barriers to FE/HE entry;
  • Diversity and Disability – e.g. Improving data and the use of intelligence, the dimensions of diversity, ethnicity and culture, diversity and outcomes, disability and looked after children, the role of short breaks and respite, LGBT looked after children, the impact of child poverty, additional educational needs;
  • Advocacy and Human Rights - Children and young people as researchers, peer mentoring, reflections on historic abuse, adult care leavers’ identities, looked after children’s use of technology, children’s experiences of the hearing system, the interests of looked after  children and young people;
  • Leadership and Management – e.g. Service evaluation, identification of good practice, policy impact, implementation studies, workforce development, supervision and support of staff,  training and the role of feedback, working experiences of practitioners, stress and work, international comparative studies, qualifications and credentials.

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

child care Social Sciences
evaluation Social Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
Child Care Medicine & Life Sciences
learning Social Sciences
Disabled Children Medicine & Life Sciences
social work Social Sciences
education Social Sciences

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Projects 2005 2018

Caring For Vulnerable Children

McPheat, G.

23/02/15 → …

Project: Knowledge Exchange

Getting it right for looked after disabled children and young people (Scottish Universities Insight Institute)

Stalker, K. & Connelly, G.

1/10/12 → …

Project: Internally funded project

Creative Scotland

McMeeking, J.

Creative Scotland

Project: Knowledge Exchange

Research Output 1992 2018

Aberlour Lifeworks Service: A Qualitative Evaluation

Plunkett, C. & Welch, V., 1 Mar 2018, Glasgow. 36 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
Open Access
gray literature

In and Beyond the Care Setting: Relationships Between Young People and Care Workers: A Literature Review

Welch, V., Fowler, N., Ross, E., Withington, R. & McGhee, K., 30 Sep 2018, Glasgow. 33 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access


Strathclyde Medal

Graham Connelly (Recipient), 2 Sep 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 1999 2017

Edinburgh Napier University (External organisation)

Graham Connelly (Advisor)
29 May 201731 Mar 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Centre For Excellence For Looked After Children (Celcis) (Organisational unit)

Edward Sosu (Advisor)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of board

Scottish Funding Council (External organisation)

Graham Connelly (Member)
12 Jan 2016 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee


Improving outcomes in the care system

Graham Connelly (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation, Professional practice, training and standards, Quality of life and safety