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The October-November edition of Children in Scotland magazine is a special edition to mark our 25th anniversary and presents our 25 Calls campaign. With contributions from experts across civil society, Children in Scotland members, partners and staff, and young people, the campaign sets out 25 Calls for change to transform the lives of children in Scotland for the better.

From nutritional health consultant Donna Borokinni's manifesto for health education (p.15), to young activist Jade Mulholland's call to reform the Gender Recognition Act (p.30), to Poverty Alliance and Child Poverty Action Group's joint call to top up child benefit by £5 per week (p.19), through to our number one call from young people from the GK Experience and Possibilities for Each and Every Kid (PEEK) (p. 41), the campaign encompasses specific policy demands and broader calls for cultural change.

In Children in Scotland magazine, you can read all 25 Calls and accompanying articles by expert contributors.

About Children in Scotland Magazine

Children in Scotland Magazine is our flagship publication, providing essential reading for the sector.

Produced bimonthly, it offers diverse content updating you on the latest policies, projects and good practice impacting on children and families.

Each issue we interview a key decision-maker from the sector. We ask them questions of interest to our members and subscribers, with issues ranging from child rights to the arts, and mental health to equal protection.

Our Comment pages offer sharp analysis and viewpoints on current practice and policymaking, featuring guest opinions alongside a regular column from Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock and contributions from members of our staff team.

The magazine’s Voices section showcases the perspectives and priorities of children and young people. In these pages we promote our participation and engagement activities, celebrate the work of our members, and hear from sector projects that are making their mark.

The magazine is published six times a year, in February, April, June, August, October and December.

Remember, if you are a member of Children in Scotland you can access the online version for free. Sign in and visit the resources area of the site to download, or visit 'My Page' in the members section.

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Learn more about the 25 Calls campaign

Articles supporting the 25 Calls will be published here throughout October.

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Sample articles from the August issue

Family ties

We need to do more to support the refugee children coming to the UK, writes Carolyn Housman

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Member Spotlight: Kibble Group

"In an ideal world, these young people will no longer need our help"

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Sample articles from our previous editions

Support not sanctions

Universal Credit is failing single parents, says Marion Davies of One Parent Families Scotland

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Is the future 50:50?

Ian Maxwell starts the debate about the case for shared parenting

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People need a chance to thrive, not just survive

Jamie Cooke argues the benefits of a universal basic income

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Image anxious children? It's not a pretty picture

Young people need emotional resilience to view their bodies positively - and celebrate differences, write Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland

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Member Spotlight: Anne Frank Trust UK

"Our Ambassadors and guides are deeply inspired to do good in their lives"

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Member Spotlight: Child Accident Prevention Trust

"Childhood accidents are one of the leading causes of death for children in Scotland" - Katrina Phillips, CAPT

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Member Spotlight: Save the Children

"How can we all work better, together, to come up with solutions" - Mark Ballard

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Member Spotlight: Parent Network Scotland

"Our aim is to leave a lasting legacy so that communities can grow" - Jackie Tolland

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