Children’s Services Reform Research

Scottish Government has asked CELCIS to carry out this research study to better understand what is needed for children, young people and families to get the support they need when they need it.

CELCIS is conducting the Children’s Services Reform Research, which aims to inform the Scottish Government’s decision-making regarding the future structure and delivery of Children’s Services in Scotland in light of the proposed development of the National Care Service.

A key part of the study is to understand practitioners’ views and experiences of how well services have been working locally to support children and families.

CELCIS is undertaking focus groups with frontline children’s services workforce professionals who work in a range of settings to explore their views and experiences of partnership and multi-agency working, the support the workforce needs, what the future structure and delivery of children’s services should look like, and their views on the extend to which integration influences outcomes for children, young people and families.

They are really keen to capture the views of those working in a range of health settings. The focus group will last about 90 minutes, be held virtually and no preparation is necessary. If you are interested in taking part then please contact the CELCIS research team at

Download the information sheet for more details about the focus groups and further information about the study as a whole can be found on the CELCIS website.

If you have any questions about the survey or study, please contact the CELCIS research team at