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Caring for Vulnerable Children CELCIS

Event Details

Cost: FREE
Location: Online
Starts: Monday 28 October 2019
Time required: Four hours a week
Duration: Six weeks

Our successful MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) helps you explore and develop an understanding of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.

In this free online course, we’ll help you explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task. We’ll consider:

  • What we mean by risk and vulnerability
  • How we define parenting
  • How children grow and develop
  • How we can provide children with security through meaningful relationships and attachments
You’ll go on to learn about the characteristics that define different methods of practice and how some approaches can help you to resist risk-averse thinking. You’ll consider different possible interventions and how, in Scotland, this is managed within the Children’s Hearing System.
Who should take this course?

It’s suitable for anyone who may come into contact with children who are vulnerable, such as:

  • Children’s Panel members
  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Foster carers
  • Childminders
  • Social care workers
  • Those considering, going through, or have already adopted a child
  • Anyone with an interest in this area

No special software is required and the course is accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop.

The Caring for Vulnerable Children MOOC is delivered through FutureLearn in partnership with the University of Strathclyde and CELCIS.

The course is run over six weeks, and you can choose where and when you learn.

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Caring for vulnerable children CELCIS

Free CPD Training workshop for Teachers

As part of Adoption Week Scotland 2019, Scottish Adoption would like to invite you to attend a free CPD training event. Following on from the success and responses from the delegates of the Adoption Voices Conference 2018, Another Brick in the Wall has been designed specifically for teachers and draws on the experiences of adopted children within education. The training has been designed by and will be facilitated on the day by the Scottish Adoption Teen Ambassadors.


For more information on the workshop and to book your free place, click on this link  Please book a place by Friday the 8th of November and do pass on this email to any colleagues you think may be interested in attending.


We look forward to seeing you on the day!


Social Enterprise in Education Programme

Our Programme for schools and our teachers’ CPD is fully funded by the Scottish Government so comes at no cost to the schools or local authorities.


The programme has been running for 12 years and in that time we have worked with over 1000 schools from across Scotland. It was created to support the development of enterprise, employability and entrepreneurial skills in young people and to promote awareness of social enterprise as a way of doing better business in Scotland. Our aims are to:

  • Develop an understanding of the social enterprise business model
  • Provide hands-on experience of setting up and running a social enterprise
  • Support Curriculum for Excellence by providing practical opportunities that encourage participants to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors
  • Contribute to The Developing the Young Workforce Strategy


Our CPD sessions are titled: Understanding Social Enterprise and they are SCEL accredited. They are open to all school staff from nursery, primary, secondary and ASN schools who are keen to develop an understanding of social enterprise.  As part of the CPD, participants are welcome to register on the day for further pupils workshops and ongoing support (again fully funded by Scottish Government).  We find that our course works best as a full or half-day session, however, we can tailor this to a twilight session should this work better for schools and Local Authorities. The sessions, led by social entrepreneurs provide participants with a great introduction to social enterprise in an educational setting.  Whilst exploring real-life examples participants gain the skills and knowledge to deepen their understanding of the realities of setting up and running a school-based social enterprise and discover how these experiences can support young people to develop their entrepreneurial and employability skills.

A guide to SEE – June 2019

USE in Education Programme Leaflet – Scottish Borders (2)



Session 1: Friday 20th September 2019

Session 2: Friday 27th September 2019

Session 3: Friday 4th October 2019

Session 4: Friday 25th October 2019

Session 5: Friday 1st November 2019

Participants must attend all sessions

Time:        1330 – 1530

 Venue:      Musselburgh Primary Care Centre

For:          Education staff looking to develop Signalong skills

Outline Programme

  • Introduction to Singalong.
  • Theory of Signalong.
  • Methodology of Signalong.
  • Signalong as part of an inclusive communication approach.
  • Introducing Signalong in your work place.


On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the theory and methodology of Signalong.
  • Understand how Signalong fits within an inclusive communication approach.
  • Use a range of Signalong signs.
  • Support others in their work environment to use Signalong.

To book a place click

Phase 1 Foundation Signalong Course