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The June -July issue of Children in Scotland Magazine is available now!

In this edition of Children in Scotland Magazine, we are excited to bring together a range of expert voices on the early years in Scotland, leading on from our 25 Calls campaign in which Sally Cavers and Anthony O'Malley argued that we must ‘Prioritise integration, support for families and participation to give children the best start’.

  • In our features section, we share a thought-provoking conversation between Aberlour CEO SallyAnn Kelly and developmental psychologist Suzanne Zeedyk on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) approach, and an interview with Dr Ingela Naumann, who says that we all must ask ourselves what kind of society we want Scotland to be – and shape our early years policy from there.
  • In Agenda, Upstart Scotland’s Sue Palmer calls for a more unified approach to push for large-scale reform, while Alan Sinclair (author ofRight from the Start) stresses the importance of supporting family relationships from the earliest stage, and a selection of experts share their view on what the number one policy priority in early years should be.
  • And in a special section on innovation and best practice, we highlight examples of new approaches to improving the lives of young children around Scotland.
  • Plus much more!

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.

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Suzanne Zeedyk and Sue Palmer discuss ACEs, Alan Sinclair on the importance of relationships, and more...

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Sample articles from the latest issue

Relationships are the foundations for change

Alan Sinclair says that a new direction must be based in supporting children and parents together

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Project spotlight: The Onery

As part of a special section on innovation in early years, we spoke to a P1 setting in Edinburgh with a difference

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Sample articles from our previous editions

Rights at a price

Clare Simpson says harsh immigration policies are tearing lower income families apart

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Addressing childhood obesity

Amy Woodhouse says we must tackle the socio-economic drivers

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Sea change or same old?

Reflecting on the Year of Young People, Amy Woodhouse asks what the lasting impact will be

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Our refugee children need more support

Scotland can go further in helping unaccompanied children find a new family life, writes Carolyn Housman

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Support not sanctions

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

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Member Spotlight: SCLD

Ahead of Learning Disability Week, we caught up with the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability

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Member Spotlight: Seamab

“My home is Seamab”

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Member Spotlight: ENABLE Scotland ACE Youth

“We made politicians sit up and listen”

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Member Spotlight: Kibble Group

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

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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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Is the future 50:50?

Ian Maxwell starts the debate about the case for shared parenting

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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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