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The December - January issue of Children in Scotland Magazine is a special edition, themed around the topic “How children can change the world”, marking the end of the Year of Young People and – we hope – the start of a greater focus across society on the values it set out to represent.

Our powerful cover features words from a poem by 15-year-old Changing our World member Ellie, which you can read in full alongside artwork created by other advisory group members (page 18).

Our feature interview sees the Minister for Mental Health respond to insightful questions posed by Changing our World members (page 6), while members of our participation team tell us what they learned from consulting children and young people on “what makes a good teacher” for the General Teaching Council Scotland (page 10).

In Agenda, members of the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe explain the importance of including young people in the Brexit negotiations (page 22), and our Head of Policy Amy Woodhouse reflects on the Year of Young People (page 24).

And in Voices, 16-year-old Clara Gray gives a thoughtful account of how attending the European Network of Young Advisors conference convinced her that anyone can be a Human Rights Defender (page 28).

The final Children in Scotland Magazine of 2018 is packed with content – with contributions from ENABLE Scotland, Reach, Together, the TIE campaign and 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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Sample articles from the latest issue

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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Member Spotlight: ENABLE Scotland ACE Youth

“We made politicians sit up and listen”

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Sample articles from our previous editions

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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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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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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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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