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2021-22: a year of progress in collaboration, influencing and calls to action

We’re delighted to share our achievement report for 2021-22, which looks back on a year of supporting children, young people and families.

The report takes the form of a short film presented by our Chief Executive, Judith Turbyne, and a three-page infographic which reflects our successes in numbers. Watch the film:

Our core Policy work continues to influence local and national government and through our participation activities we’ve shared the views of young people with decision-makers throughout Scotland.

We’re guided in all this work by our 2021-26 Manifesto, a summary of the key calls for change which we believe must be implemented for all children in Scotland to thrive.

As a membership network we represent more than 450 organisations, including 250+ charities and statutory bodies and 111 nurseries, schools and universities, after-school clubs, sports clubs, libraries, care services and residential care homes.

Our strength and influence come from our ability to harness the knowledge, expertise and passion of individuals who work for and with children, young people and families.

Through the training, networking and influencing opportunities we provide, we are able to bring voices together to improve outcomes and create better futures.

Among our achievements for the year, we are pleased to report that:

  • We’ve supported and collaborated with 308 children and young people, ranging in age from three to 26
  • We’ve delivered 90 online learning sessions to more than 2,000 delegates. We’ve also supported 14 organisations (including local authorities and Creative Scotland) with bespoke training.
  • Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning managed by Children in Scotland, has responded to 1,755 queries to its helpline (a 28% increase on 2020-21)
  • The Access to Childcare Fund, which we manage, supported childcare solutions that enabled more accessible and affordable childcare. In 2021-22, £1,108,231 was awarded to 15 childcare providers to make services more accessible for low-income families.

    Click here to find out more about how and where we’ve made a difference, in our ‘Year 2021-22 in numbers’.

Our Year in Numbers 2021-22

Take a look at the infographic which reflects our success across the last financial year.

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Our 2021-26 Manifesto

Our ambitious calls for change have support from across the children's sector

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Policy, Projects and Participation

Find out more about our influencing work and our engagement with children and young people

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Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning

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Our values

We're guided by values which explain the organisation's beliefs and qualities

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