As Brexit negotiations begin in Brussels today, Children in Scotland has joined more than 1,800 organisations across the UK and Europe to call for assurances that the rights of children and young people will be prioritised in the process.
In a statement for key EU and UK negotiators, we call for action to be taken to bring children in to the heart of negotiations on Brexit by:
The National Parent Forum of Scotland has published it's Review of the Impact of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006, recognising the benefits that the Act has achieved, but calling for further partnership working between parents and practitioners.
Joanna Murphy, Chair of the National Parent Forum of Scotland, said:
Following the results of the local council elections, Children in Scotland has called on all new and returning councillors to put children, young people and families at the heart of all local decision-making.
Children in Scotland Head of Policy Amy Woodhouse said:
Calls from Children in Scotland to promote and strengthen the rights and experiences of children and young people are supported across the local election manifestos of Scotland’s main political parties.
Included in at least one party manifesto are pledges to:
The shortage of specialist support staff in schools is having a negative impact on the outcomes of children and young people with learning disabilities and on teachers’ mental health, Children in Scotland believes.