Issue 191 Children in Scotland Magazine


Children in Scotland Magazine – Issue 190
April 2019 – May 2019

This 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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