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Policy resources

Children in Scotland produces a range of policy briefings for members on policy and legislative issues affecting children, young people and their families. Below is a list of our most recent briefings and reports.

Police powers to stop and search children and young people for alcohol

In March 2016, the Scottish Government launched a consultation asking whether new powers enabling Police to stop and search children and young people for alcohol should be introduced. This briefing provides a summary of the reasons for the consultation and a summary of Children in Scotland’s response.

Education (Scotland) Act 2016

An overview of the Education (Scotland) Act 2016.

1. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Early Learning and Childcare (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Early Learning and Childcare, with our response and analysis.

2. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Education (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Education, with Children in Scotland's response and analysis.

3. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Housing (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Housing, with Children in Scotland's response and analysis.

4. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Health and Social Care (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Health and Social Care, with Children in Scotland's response and analysis.

5. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Named Person (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' policies on the Named Person, with Children in Scotland's response and analysis.

6. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Tax and Welfare (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Tax and Welfare, with Children in Scotland's response and analysis.

7. Holyrood Election Members' Briefing: Children's Rights and the UNCRC (May 2016)

An overview of the parties' pledges on Children's Rights and the UNCRC, with our response and analysis.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

An overview of Children in Scotland’s information and resources; training and events; and influencing and representative work relating to the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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