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The end of year issue of Children in Scotland Magazine is available now!

Anne Frank. Malala Yousafzai. Greta Thunberg.

These three inspiring young women all have something in common: each is personally responsible for changing attitudes, influencing activity at a global level and shining a light on an issue that needs action. They have, respectively, evidenced the harrowing realities and monstrosities of war; promoted gender equality; and encouraged global action on the climate emergency.

The life stories of these women are inspiring. And their message, that young people can make a difference and be a force for change,  is definitely being heard by the next generation as more and more young people want to be active participants in society. Through political engagement, climate activism and messages of creating a more equal and just society, young people across Scotland are proving they are confident, engaged and responsible citizens who are determined to make big changes.

In this issue we share a number of examples of how young people are contributing to building a more inclusive, accepting, equal society – from the latest campaign of the Scouts movement to the 30 under 30 to watch from YWCA Scotland.

  • In our features section we hear about the Million Hands campaign, speak to Bill Scott, Chair of the Poverty and Inequality Commission, and find out more about the proposed Transitions (Scotland) Bill.
  • Our centre pages showcase the 30 most inspiring women under 30, identified by the YWCA Scotland
  • In Agenda, experts highlight why inclusive education needs to be more than simply an aspiration and reflect on the last year in the Scottish Parliament, the Empower project campaigns for more values-led digital citizenship and we outline our manifesto for the incoming UK government
  • Finally, Voices showcases some great projects where young people are showing innovation and determination, including intergenerational work and a first-person experience from a young woman with autism

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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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In this issue: Bill Scott

We speak to the Chair of Scotland's Poverty and Inequality Commission

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In this issue: Inclusive education

"We cannot deliver the inclusive provision we aspire to", writes Sally Cavers

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In this issue: St Mary's Kenmure

Our December members' spotlight highlights positive change at one of Scotland's secure care units

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