Creating a campaign: 25 ways to make your mark21 Aug
Building on the successful implementation of a new brand in 2017, over the past year our Communications team developed and launched a campaign for the organisation - 25 Calls: actions to Transform Children's Lives. In this half-day workshop, the team will discuss how the campaign was devised and the methods they used to ensure it made an impact.
Listening to children and young people: exploring participative methodologies19 Sep
Our participative methodologies session is a chance to explore commonly used participative methods and gain insights into how we gather children’s and young people’s views. The training is underpinned by our principles and guidelines for meaningful participation and engagement. This creative session will encourage you to express your views in a safe and welcoming space.
Voices Forum meeting (FREE for members)24 Oct
Voices brings together the diverse knowledge, skills and experience of our members to seek solutions for the most pressing issues affecting children in Scotland today.
The links between child protection and family poverty23 Oct
This is a unique opportunity for Children in Scotland members to meet two of the UK’s most eminent academics working in the field of child protection and wellbeing, and learn about and discuss the findings of their latest research.
Addressing Islamophobia in school settings14 Nov
A recent report on experiences of Islamophobia in Edinburgh schools, based on research by parent and community activist, Samena Dean, raised serious concerns.
Supporting young carers in education settings06 Dec
Young carers in Scotland have been reporting on the support they receive in schools at each of the Young Carers Festivals since 2008. The compilation of these responses has revealed that young carers perceive a lack of awareness, understanding and empathy from their teachers regarding their role as a carer, leading them to feel there is no support system available to them within schools.
Introduction to digital citizenship25 Jan
Today's children and young people are growing up online. In recent years, there has been a focus on developing computer literacy skills and staying safe on the internet, but the broader concept of 'digital citizenship' recognises a desire to support young people's development into ethical, critical, responsible and engaged online citizens. It encompasses elements such as ethics, reputation, fake news, privacy and self-image.
Understanding the disclosure and PVG process07 Feb
This workshop, centred around the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme, has been designed to provide you with an overview of the processes and criteria to help you navigate the disclosure process as easily as possible, whilst ensuring that you meet obligations under the PVG Act and Code of Practice.
Understanding and embedding good governance08 Mar
Good governance is essential for the success of any charity, and guidance on this issue is available from various sources – including OSCR, umbrella charities and agencies. Despite this, it can still be very challenging for individual charities to be sure that its own particular circumstances, board management structures and procedures actually do comply. This seminar – a repeat run of our previous, ‘Good governance demystified’ event – will attempt to improve delegates’ understanding of this important issue, and help aid compliance.
An introduction to safer interviewing24 Aug
This session is designed as a taster to NSPCC’s Safer Interviewing course, and aimed at individuals who have responsibility for interviewing candidates for posts that interact with children and young people You will learn how to ask clear and relevant questions in structured interviews, with a distinct focus on personality, behaviour and attitudes.
Listening to children and young people: exploring participative methodologies27 Sep
Our participative methodologies session is a chance to explore commonly used participative methods and gain insight into how we gather children and young people’s views. The training is underpinned by our principles and guidelines for meaningful participation and engagement. This creative session will encourage you to express your views in a safe and welcoming space.
Voices Forum Meeting: Planning to Act08 Oct
As the Planning (Scotland) Bill enters Stage 2, this meeting of the Voices Forum will give our members the opportunity to learn more about the planning system and to feed into our influencing work and ensure that the system is best placed to support children and young people.
Free event: CHANGE Knowledge Exchange 201808 Oct
We are delighted to invite you to our 2nd knowledge exchange event for the CHANGE: Childcare and Nurture Glasgow East project. This event is for anyone who has an interest in contributing to discussion about supporting childcare and play services for children and families.
Children in Scotland 25th Anniversary Networking Event10 Oct
We’re excited to announce a special networking event to mark our 25th birthday and look to the future.
How to build a brand and help your organisation communicate with impact30 Oct
Last year Children in Scotland’s communications team led on the development and launch of a new brand for the organisation. In this half-day workshop, the team will share their learning from the experience, with a focus on how to strengthen external understanding of your organisation and raise profile through improved strategic communications.
Understanding and embedding good governance15 Nov
Good governance is essential for all charities, with guidance available from a wide range of sources, including the Scottish charity regulator OSCR. Despite this, it can be challenging for charities to ensure that their own management structures and procedures are fully in line with regulations. This seminar will improve your understanding of this important issue and is of particular use to trustees and board members of charities.
Voices Forum Meeting: 25 Calls – make your voice count in 201923 Jan
We’re trying something new for the Voices Forum! We’ll be using the first meeting of 2019 to: • find out what our members’ policy priorities are, and • identify areas where we can work collaboratively to achieve our goals for 2019.
Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and families30 Jan
When a child reaches the age of 16, parents and carers lose the authority to act on their child’s behalf. This can be particularly worrying if the child is living with a condition that will make it difficult for them to look after their own welfare and finances.
Nurturing citizenship in the early years19 Mar
This research-based seminar will explore the meaning of citizenship and consider the ways in which early learning and childcare settings can support children to become responsible citizens.
Leadership & management: attunement in leading, supervising, developing and mediating (half-day)25 Apr
This free training is designed for those who are responsible in some way for leading and managing others, and who would like to build on their effective communication and leadership style and skills.
Children's Future Food Inquiry - Scottish Youth Panel reception23 May
This evening reception will provide the opportunity to hear about the Children's Future Food Inquiry report's recommendations for tackling food insecurity in the UK.
The dynamics of coercive control and its impact on children (FREE for members)28 May
This full-day, free seminar will explore the dynamics of coercive control, children's experiences and centring their voices in our support to them.
Gambling education and prevention with young people and families (FREE)04 Jun
Gambling is a hidden addiction. This training workshop is an opportunity to learn all about how problem gambling affects young people and families. It’s delivered by Fast Forward’s Gambling Education Hub.
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