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Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock to step down from role, charity announces

... Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock to step down from role 3 March 2021 Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive Jackie Brock will be stepping down from her post in the spring. Announcing her decision, Jackie said: “After more...

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Children in Scotland's new member publication launches today

... New member publication Insight launches 22 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has today published the first edition of Insight, our new biannual publication exclusively for members. Celebrating innovative projects and changemakers in the Children...


Children in Scotland magazine celebrates 20 years

... Children in Scotland Magazine marks 20 years and 200 editions 15 February 2021 The latest edition of Children in Scotland’s Magazine is now available – marking 20 years and 200 issues of the flagship publication. Our February edition...


Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls

... Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls 27 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland’s CEO Jackie Brock has taken up the offer of supporting Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Independent Care Review, to...


Children in Scotland workshop presentations - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event

... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland - Children in Scotland's workshop presentations Children in Scotland held two workshops at the Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May 2021: Changing our World Advisory...


Children's voices on climate change

...of COP26 - the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (31 Oct - 12 November 2021) - Children in Scotland is listening to and supporting the views of Children and young people on climate change. What young people are telling us This...


Children's Parliament keynote and workshop presentations - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event

... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland - Children's Parliament keynote and workshop presentations Children's Parliament's Rona Blackwood gave a keynote speech and Children's Parliament held a workshop at the Making Children's Rights...


Children’s intimate healthcare needs in schools must be met. So who’s responsible?

... Children’s intimate healthcare needs in schools must be met. So who’s responsible? Children in Scotland is calling for clearer guidance on the role of school staff in meeting pupils’ healthcare needs. Enquire, the Scottish Advice...

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Children’s and Young People’s Participation and Engagement

... Children’s and young people’s participation and engagement A key aspect of achieving our vision that all Children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish is the inclusion and participation of Children and young people in our work. We...

Children Participation

Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)

... Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021) From 2020-21 we worked in partnership with Dr Katherine Trebeck (Wellbeing Economy Alliance), the Carnegie Trust UK and early years funder Cattanach to raise awareness of what a...

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The Children in Scotland magazine December edition is out now

... Special 2021-26 Manifesto edition of Children in Scotland Magazine launched 15 Dec 2020 The latest edition of Children in Scotland’s magazine is now available to our members and across our network. This special edition of the magazine...


Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine

... Fond farewells: Celebrating the last edition of Children in Scotland magazine 7 June 2021 The latest edition of Children in Scotland magazine is now available. Celebrating the theme of new beginnings, it also marks the last issue of the...

Magazine

All local services providing childcare or play for Children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds

... All local services providing childcare or play for Children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds Media Release 4 February 2021 The final report of a major Scottish...

CHANGE childcare childminders community family Hub local services out of school care play practitioners services

New resource for Children and young people summarises ASL review findings

... New resource for Children and young people summarises ASL review findings 8 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland was recently tasked with creating  a version of the review into Additional Support for Learning (ASL) for Children and young people...

Additional support ASL

“We know them best” – Report captures what Children want from their teachers

... “We know them best” – Report captures what Children want from their teachers 16 Mar 2020 Children and young people across Scotland have contributed their views on what makes a good teacher and how they can best be supported through...


Why young Children need Play Not Tests

... Why young Children need Play Not Tests Children in Scotland is supporting the new Upstart Scotland campaign, Play Not Tests, which launched yesterday. As part of the campaign, Upstart has published a dossier calling for the Scottish...

Children Education Scottish Schools

Stop excluding Children from Brexit dialogue, Children's sector groups and Commissioner tell UK parliamentarians

... Stop excluding Children from Brexit dialogue, Children's sector groups and Commissioner tell UK parliamentarians 13 September 2017 Children must be heard and their views sought on Brexit, representatives from Scotland’s Children’s sector...

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Mobilise third sector services to give Children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

... Third sector services 'must mobilise' to give Children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19 20 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, on...

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To support Children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

... To support Children in the fight against Covid-19, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise 27 March 2020 In response to Covid-19, Children in Scotland is emphasising its role as a representative body for the Children’s sector that can...

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Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

... Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period 5 June 2020 Children in Scotland has announced today that it will be furloughing some of its staff for a three-week period during June. The charity’s Chief...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for Children and families

... Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing focus on reducing inequalities for Children and families 1 April 2020 In response to the Scottish Government’s decision to remove the legal obligation for councils to deliver additional hours...

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Diversity in Teaching - Children and Young People's Views on Diversity in Scottish Education (September 2020-May 2022)

... Diversity in Teaching - Children and Young People's Views on Diversity in Scottish Education (September 2020-May 2022) Children in Scotland has been working with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and Intercultural Youth...


 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give Children power

...  Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give Children power 16 Feb 2021 Co-director of Children’s Parliament, Cathy McCulloch, explains why, on the cusp of UNCRC incorporation, it’s time to celebrate and step up our...


News: World-renowned trauma specialist to lead Children in Scotland webinar

... Magazine / News: Renowned trauma specialist to lead Children in Scotland webinar Posted 21 October, 2021 by Catherine Bromley Adverse experiences CPD trauma In a rare UK appearance, leading American...

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Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

... Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland MEDIA RELEASE 22 June 2021 Dr Judith Turbyne is to be the new Chief Executive of national charity Children in Scotland. Currently a senior manager at the Scottish...

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New era for Children in Scotland magazine begins

...A new era for Children in Scotland magazine begins 24 Aug 2021 Children in Scotland’s new magazine web pages have launched today, providing free topical content covering all the key issues relevant to the Children's sector. The development...


News: New postgraduate certificate on Children and young people in conflict with the law

... Magazine / News: Postgraduate certificate on Children in Conflict with the Law launched Posted 14 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. CPD youth justice The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is...

CPD youth justice

Inclusion Ambassadors report recommends action to help Children and young people with additional support needs feel supported and included in school

...friends, allowing for social and emotional development and relationship-building.  Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland’s Head of Inclusion said: “The Inclusion Ambassadors are a fantastic group of young people who are committed to influencing...

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Our Children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

...we knew that this was a consultation we had to respond to. We wanted to ensure that the voices of Children and young people were heard directly. The proposals contain wide-ranging, unsubstantiated and alarming changes to human rights protection in...

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In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in Children at local level

... In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in Children at local level 6 April 2022 We’ve adapted our 2021-26 Manifesto for next month’s council elections and will be campaigning on 13 key calls...

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Comment: For Children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

... Magazine / Comment: For Children and young people, Hunger is Still Here Posted 25 October, 2021 by Lynn Gilmour food insecurity food poverty Poverty As covid restrictions have eased so, too, has public concern about food insecurity. But,...

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Comment: More agency must be given to Children with experience of parental separation

... Magazine / Comment: More agency must be given to Children with experience of parental separation Posted 5 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Children and young people family family...

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Crown Estate Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Forum (2022-2025)

... Crown Estate Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Forum (2022-2025) 12 Apr 2022 Following on from our previous work with Crown Estate Scotland (click here to explore), they have asked us to work with them to set up and support their new...


Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our Children

.../ Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our Children Posted 16 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility Children and young people Children's...

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Licketyspit's workshop presentation - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland

... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland - Licketyspit's workshop presentation Licketyspit held a "Have Your Say Through Play" game with delegates amd a workshop at the Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May...


Scotland’s Children’s Strategic Recovery Framework (2021)

... Scotland’s Children’s Strategic Recovery Framework and Summer Work  (April 2021 – July 2021) The Scottish Government commissioned us to engage with Children and young people to understand the impact of COVID-19 and to shape their plans...


Supporting Children, young people and families affected by drugs

... Supporting Children, young people and families affected by drugs When 27/01/2021 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Conference Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has...


News: State of Children’s Rights report published

... Magazine / News: State of Children’s Rights report published Posted 2 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice The annual State of Children's Rights...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for Children’s services and unrealistic timeframe

... National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for Children’s services and unrealistic timeframe 10 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the National Care Service,...

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News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year

... Magazine / News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'Anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by Oxford University Press...

Mental Health Wellbeing

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but Children’s voices must be at heart of implementation

...Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but Children’s voices must be at heart of implementation Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, Children in Scotland’s...

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

Damage to environment Children's key concern in new Crown Estate report

... Damage to environment Children's top concern in report for Crown Estate Scotland 14 May 2020 Children and young people's views on the environment have been captured in a new report for Crown Estate Scotland published today. Click here to...

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Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary

... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland Event Summary Thursday 27 May 2021 2pm-4:30pm #MakeRightsReal Organised by the Supporting the Third Sector Project (click the link to find out more) in partnership with the TSI Children’s...


Action for Children

... Action for Children Based in Moray, Action for Children is looking to test childcare provision in a rural setting with an established Employability Programme to encourage families into employment. The childcare will take place after school...


Our Hearing's, Our Voice workshop presentation - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland

... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland - Our Hearings, Our Voice's workshop presentation Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) held a workshop at the Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May 2021: During the workshop,...


Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

... “Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play” 1 April 2021 Margaret McLelland, manager of St Mirin’s Out of School Club –  a recipient of funding from Children in Scotland’s Access to Childcare...

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To do better for autistic Children, we must close the accountability gap

... To do better for autistic Children, we must close the accountability gap 12 May 2021 Director of the National Autistic Society Scotland, Nick Ward, on the gap between what is supposed to happen at policy level and what actually happens on...


2021 Elections to the Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

... Elections: Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum 28 June 2021 - We are now recruiting new members to our Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum. The Forum takes a pro-active and evidence-based approach to improving Children...


Reflecting on Children’s rights in Scotland and Europe

... Reflecting on Children’s rights in Scotland and Europe 11 May 2022 Liam, a member of Changing our World, our Children and young people’s advisory group, reflects on a recent Eurochild meeting in Brussels, where he was able to meet young...


News: Children's happiness at an all time low, report suggests

... Magazine / News: Children's happiness is at an all-time low, report suggests Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Phil Wilkinson Wellbeing The annual wellbeing report from the Children’s Society reveals...

Wellbeing

Celebrate young voters' impact - and listen to them on Brexit

...Celebrate young voters' impact - and listen to them on Brexit Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock made the following statement reflecting on the result of the 2017 UK General Election: "As an organisation that has always championed...

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Members’ Forums

...Forums Our member forums have been developed to meet the different needs of the Children’s workforce while also providing the opportunity to bring members together with the ambition of influencing policy and...

Children Participate Participation

Food, Families, Futures project sees summer take-up rise to almost 4,000

...sees summer take-up rise to almost 4,000 14 August 2017 Almost 4,000 places were taken up by Children, parents and guardians attending school and community clubs as part of Children in Scotland’s Food, Families, Futures (FFF) project during...

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock

Championing participation, challenging inequalities and leading the workforce: our key priorities

...Championing participation, challenging inequalities and leading the workforce: our key priorities Children in Scotland has published its strategic priorities for the next four years, making commitments to champion the needs and voices of Children,...

Children News Participate Participation

Project challenging food poverty expands to 26 schools across Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire

...July 2017 From today, 26 schools in the west of Scotland will be taking part in Children in Scotland’s expanded Food, Families, Futures partnership. In partnership with local groups and food distribution company Brakes’ Meals...

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock Scottish Schools

Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school

...sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school Children experiencing bullying and harassment in Scottish schools are targeted on the basis of physical appearance, sexuality and identity, and the...

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Why our third sector deserves first class support

...Project, Vicky Wan explains why we want to support organisations to become equal partners in Children and Family Services – and be ready to respond to any future crisis In her recent blog, our Head of External Affairs Jacqueline Cassidy...

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Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

...young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of Children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future relationship with Europe as part of a landmark...

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News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand

...charity struggling to meet demand Posted 1 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity Children Families third sector young people A Fife charity is calling for help to meet the needs of families this Christmas. The Gift of...

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Effective child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’

...said the government would introduce new legislation to criminalise emotional abuse and neglect of Children. Responding to today’s announcement Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock, who was a member of the review group,...

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‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...– publication of reports mark end of innovative five-year food project 9 June 2020 Children in Scotland has marked the completion of its long-running Food, Families, Futures (FFF) project with the publication of two reports...

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Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age

...Childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald on the expansion of free early learning and childcare, Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock said: “We welcome the focus on quality and support for the workforce in Mark McDonald’s...

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Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on attainment gap

...for reform of education governance will fail to make any progress in narrowing the attainment gap, Children in Scotland believes. Responding to the Scottish Government’s Education Governance Review, the charity strongly questions whether...

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First Minister challenged by young people on mental health support and Brexit aftermath

...Question Time (FMQT) Next Generation was recorded in Glasgow on Wednesday 12 September, with 100 Children and young people in attendance. It was broadcast on STV’s flagship current affairs programme, Scotland Tonight, on Thursday 13 September....

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Alternative Future (2015-2017)

...the work and conclusions of the project For more information contact Amy Woodhouse, awoodhouse@Childreninscotland.org.uk   Alternative Future newsletter 1 Download the first newsletter from the Alternative Future (AlF)...

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Supporting Children, young people and families affected by drugs

Start date: 27/01/2021 09:30

... Supporting Children, young people and families affected by drugs When 27/01/2021 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Conference Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has...



Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock to step down from role, charity announces

... Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock to step down from role 3 March 2021 Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive Jackie Brock will be stepping down from her post in the spring. Announcing her decision, Jackie said: “After more...

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Children in Scotland's new member publication launches today

... New member publication Insight launches 22 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has today published the first edition of Insight, our new biannual publication exclusively for members. Celebrating innovative projects and changemakers in the Children...


Children in Scotland magazine celebrates 20 years

... Children in Scotland Magazine marks 20 years and 200 editions 15 February 2021 The latest edition of Children in Scotland’s Magazine is now available – marking 20 years and 200 issues of the flagship publication. Our February edition...


Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls

... Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls 27 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland’s CEO Jackie Brock has taken up the offer of supporting Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Independent Care Review, to...


Children’s intimate healthcare needs in schools must be met. So who’s responsible?

... Children’s intimate healthcare needs in schools must be met. So who’s responsible? Children in Scotland is calling for clearer guidance on the role of school staff in meeting pupils’ healthcare needs. Enquire, the Scottish Advice...

Children Consultation response Healthcare News Policy School Scottish Government Staff

The Children in Scotland magazine December edition is out now

... Special 2021-26 Manifesto edition of Children in Scotland Magazine launched 15 Dec 2020 The latest edition of Children in Scotland’s magazine is now available to our members and across our network. This special edition of the magazine...


Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine

... Fond farewells: Celebrating the last edition of Children in Scotland magazine 7 June 2021 The latest edition of Children in Scotland magazine is now available. Celebrating the theme of new beginnings, it also marks the last issue of the...

Magazine

All local services providing childcare or play for Children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds

... All local services providing childcare or play for Children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds Media Release 4 February 2021 The final report of a major Scottish...

CHANGE childcare childminders community family Hub local services out of school care play practitioners services

New resource for Children and young people summarises ASL review findings

... New resource for Children and young people summarises ASL review findings 8 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland was recently tasked with creating  a version of the review into Additional Support for Learning (ASL) for Children and young people...

Additional support ASL

“We know them best” – Report captures what Children want from their teachers

... “We know them best” – Report captures what Children want from their teachers 16 Mar 2020 Children and young people across Scotland have contributed their views on what makes a good teacher and how they can best be supported through...


Why young Children need Play Not Tests

... Why young Children need Play Not Tests Children in Scotland is supporting the new Upstart Scotland campaign, Play Not Tests, which launched yesterday. As part of the campaign, Upstart has published a dossier calling for the Scottish...

Children Education Scottish Schools

Mobilise third sector services to give Children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

... Third sector services 'must mobilise' to give Children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19 20 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education, John Swinney, on...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

To support Children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

... To support Children in the fight against Covid-19, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise 27 March 2020 In response to Covid-19, Children in Scotland is emphasising its role as a representative body for the Children’s sector that can...

engagement events Learning membership network

Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

... Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period 5 June 2020 Children in Scotland has announced today that it will be furloughing some of its staff for a three-week period during June. The charity’s Chief...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for Children and families

... Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing focus on reducing inequalities for Children and families 1 April 2020 In response to the Scottish Government’s decision to remove the legal obligation for councils to deliver additional hours...

childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give Children power

...  Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give Children power 16 Feb 2021 Co-director of Children’s Parliament, Cathy McCulloch, explains why, on the cusp of UNCRC incorporation, it’s time to celebrate and step up our...


Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

... Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland MEDIA RELEASE 22 June 2021 Dr Judith Turbyne is to be the new Chief Executive of national charity Children in Scotland. Currently a senior manager at the Scottish...

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New era for Children in Scotland magazine begins

...A new era for Children in Scotland magazine begins 24 Aug 2021 Children in Scotland’s new magazine web pages have launched today, providing free topical content covering all the key issues relevant to the Children's sector. The development...


Inclusion Ambassadors report recommends action to help Children and young people with additional support needs feel supported and included in school

...friends, allowing for social and emotional development and relationship-building.  Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland’s Head of Inclusion said: “The Inclusion Ambassadors are a fantastic group of young people who are committed to influencing...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Our Children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

...we knew that this was a consultation we had to respond to. We wanted to ensure that the voices of Children and young people were heard directly. The proposals contain wide-ranging, unsubstantiated and alarming changes to human rights protection in...

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In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in Children at local level

... In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in Children at local level 6 April 2022 We’ve adapted our 2021-26 Manifesto for next month’s council elections and will be campaigning on 13 key calls...

community elections local council elections local government Manifesto poll

National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for Children’s services and unrealistic timeframe

... National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for Children’s services and unrealistic timeframe 10 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the National Care Service,...

care Healthcare Policy

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but Children’s voices must be at heart of implementation

...Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but Children’s voices must be at heart of implementation Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, Children in Scotland’s...

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

Damage to environment Children's key concern in new Crown Estate report

... Damage to environment Children's top concern in report for Crown Estate Scotland 14 May 2020 Children and young people's views on the environment have been captured in a new report for Crown Estate Scotland published today. Click here to...

climate change crown estate environment Participation sea seabed young people

Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

... “Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play” 1 April 2021 Margaret McLelland, manager of St Mirin’s Out of School Club –  a recipient of funding from Children in Scotland’s Access to Childcare...

academic access to childcare fund childcare community Learning out of school care outcomes play School skills

To do better for autistic Children, we must close the accountability gap

... To do better for autistic Children, we must close the accountability gap 12 May 2021 Director of the National Autistic Society Scotland, Nick Ward, on the gap between what is supposed to happen at policy level and what actually happens on...


2021 Elections to the Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

... Elections: Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum 28 June 2021 - We are now recruiting new members to our Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum. The Forum takes a pro-active and evidence-based approach to improving Children...


Reflecting on Children’s rights in Scotland and Europe

... Reflecting on Children’s rights in Scotland and Europe 11 May 2022 Liam, a member of Changing our World, our Children and young people’s advisory group, reflects on a recent Eurochild meeting in Brussels, where he was able to meet young...


Celebrate young voters' impact - and listen to them on Brexit

...Celebrate young voters' impact - and listen to them on Brexit Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock made the following statement reflecting on the result of the 2017 UK General Election: "As an organisation that has always championed...

Benefits Brexit Children Children's rights Election Europe Families Jackie Brock Poverty

Food, Families, Futures project sees summer take-up rise to almost 4,000

...sees summer take-up rise to almost 4,000 14 August 2017 Almost 4,000 places were taken up by Children, parents and guardians attending school and community clubs as part of Children in Scotland’s Food, Families, Futures (FFF) project during...

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock

Championing participation, challenging inequalities and leading the workforce: our key priorities

...Championing participation, challenging inequalities and leading the workforce: our key priorities Children in Scotland has published its strategic priorities for the next four years, making commitments to champion the needs and voices of Children,...

Children News Participate Participation

Project challenging food poverty expands to 26 schools across Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire

...July 2017 From today, 26 schools in the west of Scotland will be taking part in Children in Scotland’s expanded Food, Families, Futures partnership. In partnership with local groups and food distribution company Brakes’ Meals...

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock Scottish Schools

Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school

...sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school Children experiencing bullying and harassment in Scottish schools are targeted on the basis of physical appearance, sexuality and identity, and the...

Children Children's rights Families Scottish Schools Staff Support Wellbeing

Why our third sector deserves first class support

...Project, Vicky Wan explains why we want to support organisations to become equal partners in Children and Family Services – and be ready to respond to any future crisis In her recent blog, our Head of External Affairs Jacqueline Cassidy...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

...young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of Children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future relationship with Europe as part of a landmark...

Brexit Children economy EU Europe funding Participation referendum rights trade travel votes work young people

Effective child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’

...said the government would introduce new legislation to criminalise emotional abuse and neglect of Children. Responding to today’s announcement Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock, who was a member of the review group,...

Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...– publication of reports mark end of innovative five-year food project 9 June 2020 Children in Scotland has marked the completion of its long-running Food, Families, Futures (FFF) project with the publication of two reports...

Children communities community familis FFF Food income Inequality partnership Poverty

Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age

...Childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald on the expansion of free early learning and childcare, Children in Scotland Chief Executive Jackie Brock said: “We welcome the focus on quality and support for the workforce in Mark McDonald’s...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on attainment gap

...for reform of education governance will fail to make any progress in narrowing the attainment gap, Children in Scotland believes. Responding to the Scottish Government’s Education Governance Review, the charity strongly questions whether...

Children Children's rights Decision making Education Jackie Brock Scottish Government Scottish Schools Support

First Minister challenged by young people on mental health support and Brexit aftermath

...Question Time (FMQT) Next Generation was recorded in Glasgow on Wednesday 12 September, with 100 Children and young people in attendance. It was broadcast on STV’s flagship current affairs programme, Scotland Tonight, on Thursday 13 September....

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Children in Scotland workshop presentations - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event

... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland - Children in Scotland's workshop presentations Children in Scotland held two workshops at the Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May 2021: Changing our World Advisory...


Children's voices on climate change

...of COP26 - the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (31 Oct - 12 November 2021) - Children in Scotland is listening to and supporting the views of Children and young people on climate change. What young people are telling us This...


Children's Parliament keynote and workshop presentations - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event

... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland - Children's Parliament keynote and workshop presentations Children's Parliament's Rona Blackwood gave a keynote speech and Children's Parliament held a workshop at the Making Children's Rights...


Licketyspit's workshop presentation - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland

... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland - Licketyspit's workshop presentation Licketyspit held a "Have Your Say Through Play" game with delegates amd a workshop at the Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May...


Action for Children

... Action for Children Based in Moray, Action for Children is looking to test childcare provision in a rural setting with an established Employability Programme to encourage families into employment. The childcare will take place after school...


Our Hearing's, Our Voice workshop presentation - Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland

... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland - Our Hearings, Our Voice's workshop presentation Our Hearings, Our Voice (OHOV) held a workshop at the Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event on 27 May 2021: During the workshop,...



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Children’s and Young People’s Participation and Engagement
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... Children’s and young people’s participation and engagement A key aspect of achieving our vision that all Children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish is the inclusion and participation of Children and young people in our work. We...

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Stop excluding Children from Brexit dialogue, Children's sector groups and Commissioner tell UK parliamentarians
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... Stop excluding Children from Brexit dialogue, Children's sector groups and Commissioner tell UK parliamentarians 13 September 2017 Children must be heard and their views sought on Brexit, representatives from Scotland’s Children’s sector...

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News: World-renowned trauma specialist to lead Children in Scotland webinar
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... Magazine / News: Renowned trauma specialist to lead Children in Scotland webinar Posted 21 October, 2021 by Catherine Bromley Adverse experiences CPD trauma In a rare UK appearance, leading American...

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News: New postgraduate certificate on Children and young people in conflict with the law
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... Magazine / News: Postgraduate certificate on Children in Conflict with the Law launched Posted 14 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. CPD youth justice The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is...

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Comment: For Children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
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... Magazine / Comment: For Children and young people, Hunger is Still Here Posted 25 October, 2021 by Lynn Gilmour food insecurity food poverty Poverty As covid restrictions have eased so, too, has public concern about food insecurity. But,...

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Comment: More agency must be given to Children with experience of parental separation
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... Magazine / Comment: More agency must be given to Children with experience of parental separation Posted 5 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Children and young people family family...

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Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our Children
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.../ Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our Children Posted 16 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility Children and young people Children's...

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News: State of Children’s Rights report published
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... Magazine / News: State of Children’s Rights report published Posted 2 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice The annual State of Children's Rights...

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News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year
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... Magazine / News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'Anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by Oxford University Press...

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Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary
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... Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland Event Summary Thursday 27 May 2021 2pm-4:30pm #MakeRightsReal Organised by the Supporting the Third Sector Project (click the link to find out more) in partnership with the TSI Children’s...


News: Children's happiness at an all time low, report suggests
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... Magazine / News: Children's happiness is at an all-time low, report suggests Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Phil Wilkinson Wellbeing The annual wellbeing report from the Children’s Society reveals...

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Members’ Forums
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...Forums Our member forums have been developed to meet the different needs of the Children’s workforce while also providing the opportunity to bring members together with the ambition of influencing policy and...

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News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand
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...charity struggling to meet demand Posted 1 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity Children Families third sector young people A Fife charity is calling for help to meet the needs of families this Christmas. The Gift of...

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