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The April - May issue of Children in Scotland Magazine aims to shed light on some complex areas of children’s rights; those areas where “getting it right” can be a challenge but where it is most vital to do so.

In our feature interview, Luke Hart, whose abusive father killed his mother and 19-year-old sister before taking his own life, says we must understand the calculated, controlling nature of domestic abuse if we are to prevent future cases like his own.

In Agenda, Parenting Across Scotland manager Clare Simpson says harsh immigration policies are tearing families apart, and our Head of Policy, Projects and Participation Amy Woodhouse argues that Scotland cannot be regarded as a human rights leader while it continues to criminalise children.

And in Voices, YouthLink Scotland shares details of a new stock image campaign which seeks to change the media narrative on knife crime. Plus, we put the spotlight on one of our members, Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, who are working to ensure this generation of young people with learning disabilities is truly included in the mainstream as equal citizens.

Also in this issue, you will learn about findings of academic research into the impact of Islamophobia on political participation for young Muslims, a new resource to support teachers to tackle racism in schools, a training programme on young people and gambling – and more.

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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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Interview with domestic abuse survivor Luke Hart, a new anti-racism resource, and more...

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Sample articles from the latest issue

Rights at a price

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

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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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Sample articles from our previous editions

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: 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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