Advanced Residential Child Care Training – What Do You Think?

The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), which now incorporates the work of SIRCC (Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care) is currently seeking your views in an online survey designed to assess awareness and knowledge of the MSc in Advanced Residential Child Care, and gather your views on possible developments. The MSc in Advanced Residential Child Care is delivered at the Glasgow School of Social Work based within Strathclyde University and has been running since 2001.

Building on ten years’ experience, CELCIS is hoping to widen access to the course and link with colleagues internationally. Possible developments under consideration include the expansion of the curriculum beyond a sole focus on residential child care, an e-learning delivery model which will allow long-distance or international study, and the possible introduction of tuition fees for all students. Currently the MSc is offered free of charge to all Scottish based residential practitioners, and for the cost of tuition fees to students from out with Scotland. The course currently requires students to attend classes at Strathclyde University in Glasgow for a minimum of 39 days over a 2 year period.

We are keen to hear views from across the child care sector. The survey can be accessed at and should take no more than 5 – 10 minutes to complete.


Graham McPheat

Course Development Lead, CELCIS | Course Leader MA/BA Social Work, Glasgow School of Social Work University of Strathclyde, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow G13 1PP CELCIS t: 0141 950 3683 (ext. 3036) | GSSW t: 0141 950 3380 (ext. 3036)

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, number SC015263

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