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Call for Evidence Response: Attainment and Achievement of School-Aged Children Experiencing Poverty – March 2018

We responded to the Education & Skills Committee call for evidence on the Attainment and Achievement of School-Aged Children Experiencing Poverty

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Consultation Response: Gender Recognition Act

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government consultation on possible amendments to the Gender Recognition Act

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Consultation response: Information Commissioner's consultation on children and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We responded to the Information Commissioner's office consultation on children and the GDPR guidance

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Diet&Obesity_Response_29.1.18

Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's consultation A Healthier Future: Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight

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Presumption of mainstreaming response – 9 February 2018

Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the presumption of mainstreaming - (February 2018)

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Empowering Schools response_FINAL

Children in Scotland response to Empowering Schools consultation. (February 2018)

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Leaflet

OPFS project leaflet

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Consultation Response: A Healthier Future: Actions and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight

Children in Scotland response to consultation on proposed diet and obesity strategy.

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Dec CPG Delegate Briefing

Briefing on the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in Scotland, shared with delegates to the December CPG on Children and Young People

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Children and Young People CPG December agenda

Agenda for the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People, held on Wednesday 13 December

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Give Me 5 Budget Briefing - Dec 2017

Give Me 5 Campaign Scottish Government Budget Briefing Statement - 14 December 2017

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Consultation response: Proposed Sanitary Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill (December 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to Monica Lennon MSP’s consultation on the Proposed Sanitary Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill.

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The participation and engagement of children and young people: Our principles and guidelines

These principles and guidelines have been developed to inform the way we involve children and young people in our work.

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Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

A Systematic Overview of Population Level Interventions. Children in Scotland was involved in the research for this report.

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National Improvement Framework measurement framework - consultation response

Our response to the consultation on measuring the attainment gap and milestones towards closing it

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182 Oct-Nov EXTRACTED

Copy of Children in Scotland Magazine, issue 182 available to download. Select articles only.

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Improving outcomes for children by improving collaboration

An illustration of Scottish Government Directors General interests contributing to the aim of ending child poverty.

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Consultation response: Education Governance - Fair Funding to achieve Equity and Excellence in Education (October 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government consultation 'Education Governance: Fair Funding to achieve Equity and Excellence in Education.

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An introduction to wellbeing

This leaflet provides an introduction to Wellbeing for community groups, clubs and other local organisations working with children and young people across Scotland. You can work through the steps in this leaflet individually or gather together your team and explore your work in more depth using The Wellbeing Card Game (download the game here).

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An introduction to wellbeing: The wellbeing card game

The Wellbeing Card Game has been designed to help community groups, clubs and other local organisations working with children and young people across Scotland, understand how their work contributes to the wellbeing of children and young people. This card game accompanies the leaflet An Introduction to Wellbeing (download the leaflet here).

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Children in Scotland Annual Report 2016/17

Children in Scotland's annual report for the financial period 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017.

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Consultation Response: On police powers to search children and young people for alcohol

Children in Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government consultation on policy powers to search children and young people for alcohol.

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Children in Scotland's Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016/17

Children in Scotland's annual report and financial statements for the financial period 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017.

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full-pricelist

The full list of membership pricing for 2017/2018.

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Vision and Values

Children in Scotland's vision and values

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Policy and Participation Officer - Sept 2017

Policy and Participation Officer CHANGE job spec

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Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Children in Scotland has an Equal Opportunities Policy which has been included in the information sent to you.

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Application for Employment Guidance Notes

Guidance Notes for completing an employment Application Form

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Equal Opportunities Policy

Children in Scotland's Commitment to equality

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Consultation response: Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill (August 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Education and Skills Committee's call for evidence into the Children and Young People (Information Sharing)(Scotland) Bill.

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Exploring STEM with children and young people - March 2017

Children in Scotland talks to children and young people about how STEM is taught in their school.

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STEM Consultation - March 2017

Exploring science, technology, engineering and maths with children and young people

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Feeling Happy, Healthy and Safe - Spring 2017

Findings from Children in Scotland's consultation with children and young people on wellbeing.

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Mental Health in Scotland - a consultation with children aged 12 and under

Report on our consultation with children aged 12 and under to ensure the 10-year vision for mental health in Scotland incorporates their views.

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School Nursing Service Review July 2016

Consultation with Children and Young People

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Inquiry into bullying and harassment in schools June 2017

Children’s and young people’s voices and experiences of bullying and harassment in schools

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Alternative Future newsletter - number 1

Welcome to the first newsletter from the Alternative Future (AlF) partners!

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Alternative Future newsletter - number 3

Welcome to the third newsletter from the Alternative Future (AlF) partners!

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Alternative Future newsletter - number 2

Welcome to the second newsletter from the Alternative Future (AlF) partners!

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Our Work in 2016-17

An overview of Children in Scotland's work in 2016-17.

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Consultancy Flyer

Examples of our consultancy work – and what people say about us

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Venue Hire

Located in the heart of Scotland’s capital just minutes away from Haymarket railway station, our office space is fully accessible making it an ideal venue.

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Comment and Analysis - Local Election Manifestos

Local Election Manifestos: Children in Scotland Comment and Analysis

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Consultation response

Consultation on Guidance on Healthcare Needs in Schools (April 2017)

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Westminster Benefit Cap Inquiry

Westminster Benefit Cap Inquiry

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Examples of our consultancy work

Examples of our consultancy work – and what people say about us

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Consultation response: Statutory guidance for the Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000 (November 2016)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on the statutory guidance for the Standards in Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000.

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Consultation response - Equally Safe draft delivery plan

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government consultation on its draft Delivery Plan for Equally Safe.

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Consultation response: Education and Skills Committee call for evidence on Teacher Workforce Planning (April 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Education and Skills Committee call for evidence as part of its inquiry into Teacher Workforce Planning.

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Consultation response: A STEM education and training strategy for Scotland (January 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to The Scottish Government is consultation on a new STEM Education and Training Strategy for Scotland.

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Consultation response: A new future for social security (November 2016)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on social security in Scotland.

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Consultation response: Education And Skills Committee PSE call for evidence (February 2017)

The Education And Skills Committee called for a brief response on ‘What should personal and social education sessions be about?’

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Consultation response: Improving educational outcomes for children and young people from traveller communities (May 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on the draft guidance for Improving Educational Outcomes for Children and Young People from Traveller Communities.

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Consultation response: Health and social care in prison - March 2017

Children in Scotland responded to the Health and Sport Committee's call for evidence as part of its inquiry into Healthcare in Prisons.

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Consultation response: Guidance on healthcare needs in schools (April 2017)

Children in Scotland and Enquire: the Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning have submitted a joint response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Guidance on Healthcare Needs in Schools.

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Consultation response: Education Governance Review (January 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government review on how education in Scotland is run - Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity in education: A Governance Review.

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Consultation response: The future of Scottish planning (April 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on The Future of Scottish Planning.

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Consultation response: A Blueprint for 2020 (January 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government consultation on its high level vision for the expansion of early learning and childcare in Scotland.

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Consultation response: Arrangements for Scotland to continue participating in the EU School Milk scheme (May 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on arrangements for Scotland to continue participating in the EU School Milk scheme.

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Consultation response: Equal protection for children from assault (August 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to John Finnie MSP's proposed members' bill in the Scottish Parliament to give children equal protection from assault.

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Consultation response: Draft Referendum Bill

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the Draft Referendum Bill.

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Consultation response: a human trafficking and exploitation strategy for Scotland (December 2016)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the draft Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy.

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Scottish Government Call for Written Consultation response: Evidence on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill (March 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's call for written evidence on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

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Consultation response - British Sign Language National Plan (May 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on its national plan for British Sign Language (BSL).

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Consultation response: Benefit cap inquiry (April 2017)

Children in Scotland responded to the Westminster Work and Pensions Committee's call for evidence as part of its benefit cap inquiry.

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Working in an inclusive way with children and families, across agencies and age groups

The role of the early years workforce in addressing poverty and promoting social inclusion

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Inclusive workforce models for rural and remote areas

A report for the cross-European programme Working for Inclusion: the role of the early years workforce in addressing poverty and promoting social inclusion

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Working for inclusion

A report for the cross-European programme Working for inclusion: An overview of European Union early years services and their workforce report

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The child as protagonist

A report for the cross-European programme Working for inclusion: the role of the early years workforce in addressing poverty and promoting social inclusion

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Working with diversity

A report for the cross-European programme Working for inclusion: the role of the early years workforce in addressing poverty and promoting social inclusion

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I Want the Same As You

Developing effective independent information and support services for children and young people accessing Self-directed Support

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Self-directed Support newsletter

Self-directed Support newsletter Spring 2014

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Self-directed Support newsletter

Self-directed Support newsletter Summer 2013

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Self-Directed Support

Developing independent information and support for children, young people and families on Self-Directed Support

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Parent information support needs

Parent information support needs: what you told us

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Participants Not Pawns

Guidance on consulting with children and young people on school closures

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Interim report of the Commission for Childcare Reform

An overview of proposals for change and draft recommendations

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Helping Children Learn

Involving non-resident parents in their children’s education – a practical guide for all those working within a learning environment

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Working for inclusion

Working for inclusion: how early childhood education and care (ECEC) and its workforce can help Europe’s youngest citizens

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Final Childcare Commission Report - June 2015

Final report of the Commission for Childcare Reform

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Equal Partners Collaboration

Working towards a collaborative culture. Key messages 29 April 2015

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Creating Safety 2014

Child protection guidelines for Scotland's arts, screen and creative industries

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Commission for Childcare Reform: letter to Nicola Sturgeon

Letter to Nicola Sturgeon from the Commission for Childcare Reform.

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Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland

Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland: Potential impact on children’s services. Report Two: Study Findings

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Children’s support services and Self-directed Support

Points on Practice. Children’s support services and Self-directed Support

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Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland

Potential impact on children’s services. Report One: A Review of Literature

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The Commission for Childcare Reform: presentation on final report - June 2015

A presentation on the final report of The Commission for Childcare Reform.

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Better eating. Better learning

A guide for children and young people to access school food

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Children in Scotland's Annual Report 2014/15

Children in Scotland's Annual Report 2014/15

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Ask the children what they want

Involving children and young people in the development and implementation of improvements to enhance school food provision.

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Exploration of the information support needs of parents

Exploration of the information support needs of parents

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Mediation in education - a user's guide

Mediation in education - a user’s guide from Resolve

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Strategic Plan A4

Strategic plan: April 2017 – March 2021

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Self Disclosure Statement

Self Disclosure Statement for applicants

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Self Disclosure Form

Self Disclosure Statement for posts requiring Basic Disclosure certificates

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Secure handling Update

Policy on the Secure Handling, Use, Storage and Retention of Disclosure Information

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Recruitment Ex-offenders Update

Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders

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Children in Scotland's Strategic Plan A3

Strategic plan: April 2017 – March 2021

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Homeless Not Hopeless - June2012

A guide jointly produced by Children in Scotland and Shelter for adults who come into regular contact with homeless children and young people.

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185 CiSMagazine APR18

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Children in Scotland Magazine, Issue 185 - April-May 2018

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Members' briefing: Alternative Future project

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Final briefing from the Alternative Future project

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Download your copy of Children in Scotland magazine, Issue 184

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Issue 184 February-March 2018 Marking the launch of LGBT History Month, we interview Fergus McMillan, Chief Executive of LGBT Youth Scotland who reflects on the journey for LGBT equality. We also learn about new research on service for young people who have experienced sexual abuse, hear more about the campaign to protect human rights post-Brexit, discuss the merits of introducing a Universal Basic Income, and find out more about the services offered by UK charity Place2Be - and more!

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MemberBriefing_Participation_2017_Review

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A review of Children in Scotland's participation work wit young people in 2017.

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Childrens Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Meeting Agenda 10 Jan

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Childrens Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Meeting Agenda for 10 Jan

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CIS MAGAZINE Issue 183, Dec 2017 - Jan 2018

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n the latest issue of Children in Scotland magazine, we interview Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Dr Cath Calderwood, ask if next year could be the year we end period poverty, highlight why image-anxious children need support and find out more about the Gender Imbalance Scotland project.

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Children in Scotland Magazine, Issue 183, December 2017 - January 2018. Published 6 December 2017

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Members' Briefing: Recommendations of the Smith Commission (November 2014)

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A summary of the recommendations from the Commission chaired by Lord Smith of Kelvin on further devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament.

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Members' Briefing: Out of School Care in Scotland (January 2015)

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An overview of Children in Scotland’s call for statutory protection for childcare for school-aged children in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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Members' Briefing: National Improvement Framework (November 2015)

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A ten-point plan for improving the proposed National Improvement Framework.

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Members' briefing: Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill – provision of Named Person (February 2014)

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An overview of recommendations relating to the provision of Named Persons under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

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Members’ briefing: the Scottish Government's Consultation on the Lobbying and Transparency Bill (August 2015)

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An overview of the Scottish Government Consultation on the Lobbying and Transparency Bill and the key points that Children in Scotland raised in response to this consultation.

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Members’ Briefing: Holyrood 2016 — tax and welfare (April 2016)

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Sixth in a series of briefings summarising key pledges from each party during the run up to the Holyrood elections 2016. This briefing focuses on the tax and welfare.

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Members’ Briefing: Holyrood 2016 — Named Person (April 2016)

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Fifth in a series of briefings summarising key pledges from each party during the run up to the Holyrood elections 2016. This briefing focuses on the Named Person, introduced by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

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Members’ Briefing: Holyrood 2016 – housing (April 2016)

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Third in a series of briefings summarising key pledges from each party during the run up to the Holyrood elections 2016. This briefing focuses on housing.

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Members’ Briefing: Holyrood 2016 – health and social care (April 2016)

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Fourth in a series of briefings summarising key pledges from each party during the run up to the Holyrood elections 2016. This briefing focuses on health and social care.

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Members' briefing: Holyrood 2016 – Education (April 2016)

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Second in a series of briefings summarising key pledges from each party during the run up to the Holyrood elections 2016. This briefing focuses on education.

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Members’ briefing: Holyrood 2016 – early learning and childcare (April 2016)

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First in a series of briefings summarising key pledges from each party during the run up to the Holyrood elections 2016. This briefing focuses early learning and childcare.

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Members’ briefing: Holyrood 2016 – children’s rights and the UNCRC (April 2016)

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Seventh in a series of briefings summarising key pledges from each party during the run up to the Holyrood elections 2016. This briefing focuses on children’s rights and the UNCRC.

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Members’ briefing: Response to call for written submissions on the Education (Scotland) Bill 2015 (June 2015)

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Briefing on Children in Scotland’s response to Education Committee’s call for evidence on the Education (Scotland) Bill 2015.

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Members' Briefing: Reducing health inequalities in the early years - April 2015

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Case studies and research highlighting what impacts on child health and development.

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Members’ Briefing: Draft Budget 2016/17 Stage One Debate - February 2016

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Overview of issues relevant to children, young people and families in the Stage one debate of the Draft Budget 2016/17.

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Members' Briefing: Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill - March2014

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An update on the progress of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

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182 Oct-Nov Children in Scotland magazine

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Attention please! Bruce Adamson lays down the challenge on children’s rights

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‘The pedagogue’: an evening of discussion

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Explores whether pedagogy could have a stronger role in developing the kind of personalised, person-centred services for both adults and children that Scotland aspires to.

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ERATO: Methodology guide. Accepting diversity in early education and care (2012)

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This report documents a three-year research project involving five early childhood education and care research teams from across Europe. The methods described are designed to support reflective practice where staff think carefully about the way they work, why they choose certain ways of working and consider new ways of working - a continuous process of evaluation to improve the quality of children's day-to-day experiences.

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Briefing Smith Commission Nov 2014

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Members’ Briefing: Recommendations of the Smith Commission

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Welcome to our world: early childhood education and care services for children under three (2012)

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This special issue of Children in Europe asks what quality means in services for children under the age of three. (Children in Europe, a magazine for everyone working with children up to 10, was published in the English language by Children in Scotland between 2001 and 2013)

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Briefing Out of School Care Jan 2015

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Children in Scotland briefing – Out of School Care in Scotland January 2015

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Briefing National Improvement Framework Nov 2015

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Members’ Briefing: National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education

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Briefing Named Person Feb 2014

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Members’ Briefing: Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill – Part 4 (Provision of Named Persons)

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Factsheet: Education (Scotland) Act 2016

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A high-level summary of the Education (Scotland) Act 2016

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Children In Europe Issue 24 May 2013

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Europe's youngest citizens: services and leave provision for under threes

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Children In Europe Issue 23 Oct 2012

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Europe's youngest citizens: services and leave provision for under threes

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Children In Europe Issue 22 March 2012

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Europe's youngest citizens: services and leave provision for under threes

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Children In Europe Issue 20 March 2011

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Europe's youngest citizens: services and leave provision for under threes

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Children In Europe Issue 19 Sept 2010

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Playing outside: why does it matter?

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Consultation on guidance and regulations to accompany the Social Care Act

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Members’ briefing: Scottish Government Consultation on guidance and regulations to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) Act

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Involvement of non-resident parents in their children’s education

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Parliamentary briefing: Involvement of non-resident parents in their children’s education

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Making Space 2016

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Reflections on Making Space 2016. People - Process - Product