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Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards Children in Scotland has been shortlisted for two awards at the upcoming Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2024, which are this year centred around the theme of “grow, scale,...


Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

... Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes 2 Feb 2024 Following the welcome news of plans to ban single use vapes, Children in Scotland is today calling on the Scottish Government to consider the recommendations of Children and...


Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working

... Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working 13 Feb 2024 Award-winning estate agency, Yopa, has extended its partnership with Children in Scotland, providing crucial support for Children and...


Increasing access to hobbies for Children and young people

... Increasing access to hobbies for Children and young people 7 Feb 2024 Before embarking on her new role as CEO of Parenting across Scotland, Children in Scotland’s former Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, visited...


Advocating for the rights of Children – and using their voices to make change

... Advocating for the rights of Children – and using their voices to make change 13 Dec 2023 Developing new ways of working, the team at Enquire has been actively engaging with Children and young people to share their thoughts and opinions...


Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

... Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024 12 Dec 2023 With Children in Scotland's flagship event returning in 2024, the organisation's Head of Engagement and Learning, Simon Massey, discusses the event's...


Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring Children’s rights and AI

... Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring Children’s rights and AI Safer Internet Day is the UK's biggest event highlighting the importance of online safety, and for 2024, the theme is ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence...


Making cyber security fun for Children

... Making cyber security fun for Children 5 Dec 2023 As the issue of staying safe online impacts people in their personal and professional lives, Frances O’Neill, founder of Story Learning, discusses a project that is advocating for cyber...


Crown Estate Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Forum

...Scotland (click here to explore), they asked us to work with them to set up and support their new Children and young people’s advisory group. This group allows Children and young people to inform and influence Crown Estate Scotland’s work,...


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 from...


Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation

... Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation 3 Oct 2023 Children in Scotland has today announced David Mackay as its new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation.  David brings to the role more than a...


Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

... Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch 8 Aug 2022 The launch of a new eLearning module and participation guidelines offers invaluable practical support for those working with Children and young people. Actively...


Children in Scotland's new member publication launches today

... New member publication Insight launches 22 November 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's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Elections 2023: a member's reflections

... Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Elections 2023: a member's reflections 8 Nov 2023 We are now accepting applications for election to the Children’s Sector Strategic and Policy Forum. The Forum, which brings together sector...


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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Alternative Future (2015-2017)

...our blog summarising the work and conclusions of the project For more information contact: pppteam@Childreninscotland.org.uk   Alternative Future newsletter 1 Download the first newsletter from the Alternative Future (AlF)...

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Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year

...Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year 24 Nov 2023 Award-winning estate agents, Yopa, will be extending its partnership with Children in Scotland for another six months including sponsorship of the...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set Children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

... Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set Children free from the anxiety of chronic illness 3 Oct 2023 When the Teapot Trust was awarded a charity garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year, the team didn’t expect to...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for Children and young people

...Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for Children and young people 26 Sep 2023 One of Children in Scotland’s significant achievements during its 30-year history has been providing support for thousands of Children...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

... Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise  16 Aug 2023 As Children in Scotland turns 30, the organisation's Head of Engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced Children and young...


Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 Children have their say

... Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 Children have their say 23 Feb 2023 With the Online Harms Bill making its way through Parliament, Andrew Tate in the news and Safer Internet Day happening, VotesforSchools chose the question...


ASL progress report reveals too many Children are still missing out

... ASL progress report reveals too many Children still missing out 30 November 2022 Children in Scotland has responded to the latest ASL Implementation Plan progress report, published by the Scottish Government.  The second ASL Implementation...

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Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for Children and parents’, new report finds

... Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for Children and parents’, new report finds 29 Sep 2022 Media Release Projects across Scotland supported by the Access to Childcare Fund (ACF) have made a...

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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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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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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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New era for Children in Scotland magazine begins

... A new era for Children in Scotland magazine begins 24 August 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...


Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

... Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland 22 June 2021 MEDIA RELEASE 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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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...

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New partnership set to improve access to education for professionals in the Children’s sector

... New partnership set to improve access to education for Children’s sector professionals 22 Nov 2023 An exciting new partnership between The Open University in Scotland and Children in Scotland is set to improve access to education for...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the Children's sector

... Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the Children's sector 14 Nov 2023 The autumn issue of 'Insight', the biannual member magazine from Children in Scotland, is available now, bringing together expert...


An exciting time to be working on Children's rights

... An exciting time to be working on Children's rights 7 Sep 2023 As Children in Scotland celebrates its 30th anniversary, Gina Wilson, Head of Strategy at the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland discusses three decades of work...


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...


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 November 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the National Care...

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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’s...


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...

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Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...the Early Years sector in Scotland and shared learning on how we can ensure the diverse needs of Children and families are supported. The theme of the day, ‘building blocks for change’, reflected our aim for this conference to be an active...


Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

... Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers This page offers a short guide to inclusive language. We acknowledge that language and its usage is constantly evolving but want to ensure that our learning experiences are...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

... Learning Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022: What's next? Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 November |  Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  & Online What’s next for the sector and our work to improve Children’s lives? We are...


Children in Scotland response to the consultation on GTC Scotland's draft Professional Standards

...Children in Scotland is pleased to respond to the GTCS' consultation on the draft Professional Standards and to be able to contribute to the ongoing development of key documents in supporting teachers across Scotland....


Children in Scotland response to the consultation on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (October 2020)

...Children in Scotland's response to the consultation on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation)(Scotland) Bill (October...


Children and Young People's wellbeing resource 2019

...Improving Children and young people’s understanding of their wellbeing. A resource for teachers and practitioners working with Children and young...


Children and Young People CPG December agenda

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


Children in Scotland Annual Report 2016/17

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


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...


Children in Scotland's Annual Report 2014/15

...Children in Scotland's Annual Report...


Children in Scotland's Annual Report 2015/16

Children in Scotland's Strategic Plan A3

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Children’s Hearings Scotland launches new feedback portal

... Magazine / Children’s Hearings Scotland launches new child-friendly feedback portal Posted 11.08.23 by Alice Hinds Children's rights the Promise Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) is making it easier for Children...

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Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023

... Learning Children's Mental Health Conference Tuesday, 30 May 2023 |  Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Digging Deeper: Intersectional approaches to inclusive mental health This conference will provide a platform for...


Children's Rights and UNCRC training

... Children's Rights and the UNCRC Training Bridging Policy and Practice: Bespoke rights training tailored to your organisation’s needs: when, where, and how you want it.   Children’s Rights Revolution Scotland is on the road to a Children...


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 happiness at an all time low, report suggests

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

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Children’s support services and Self-directed Support

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


“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”

...Turbyne takes stock of how poverty is impacting on families now – and why working in the Children’s sector gives her hope  I have now been with Children in Scotland for just over a year. It has been a fulfilling time, during which my...

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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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‘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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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 (click to read), our Head of External Affairs...

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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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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...

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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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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,...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

... About us Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Inquiry: Education, Children and Young People Committee November 2023 The Education, Children and Young People Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional...


Q&A with Sarah Dyer: Kiltwalk for Children in Scotland

...Dyer: Talking the talk and walking the walk Posted 17 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Children and young people Early years Fundraising Sarah Dyer, an Early Years Officer from Fife, will be taking The Big Stroll as...

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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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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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Consultation Response: Inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People (December 2021)

...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young...


Consultation Response: Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill (Jan 2020)

...Children in Scotland's response to the consultation on the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill (Jan...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (Brexit)

...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People on Brexit Going Forward – Concerns of the Children and young people’s sector Meeting Date: November...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (UNCRC Incorporation)

...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People on the Scottish Government Consultation on Incorporation of the UNCRC Meeting Date: June...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (Year of Young People)

...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People on the Legacy of the Year of Young People Meeting Date: May...


Consultation Response: Ending the Sale of Energy Drinks to Children and Young People (February 2020)

...Children in Scotland's Response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on Ending the Sale of Energy Drinks to Children and Young People. Closing date: 4 February...


Call for Evidence: Children (Scotland) Bill

...Children in Scotland response to the Justice Committee's call for views on the Children (Scotland) Bill. Closing date: 15 November...


Consultation Response: Children Services Planning Statutory Guidance Part 3 (June 2019)

...The National Third Sector GIRFEC project's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Children Services...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill)

...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People on the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill Meeting Date: February...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (Grandparents Contact)

...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People on Grandparents Contact Meeting Date: November...


Call for Evidence: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 1 (Jan 2019)

...Children in Scotland response to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee's call for evidence at Stage 1 of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill....


Consultation Response: Review of the Children and Young People Act 1937 and the Sexual Offences Act 2009 (Nov 2018)

...Scottish Government Consultation on the Review of the Children and Young People Act 1937 and the Sexual Offences Act...


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

...Education & Skills Committee call for evidence on the Attainment and Achievement of School-Aged Children Experiencing...


Investing in Children – Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage

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....


Helping Children Learn

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


Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition

...16.01.24 by Alice Hinds design Education environment schools Children across Scotland are being encouraged to take inspiration from “nature’s engineers” as Keep Scotland Beautiful launches the annual...

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Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open

... Magazine / Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations close soon Posted 07.07.23 by Alice Hinds awards child health Healthcare Children’s Health Scotland is seeking nominations for the upcoming Scottish...

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We've made progress on Children's rights, but not enough

... Magazine / Comment: We've made progress on Children's rights - but not enough Posted 18 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights human rights For 18 years, the office of the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland...

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New book addresses Children's climate anxiety

... Magazine / News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst Children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help Children identify how making small changes at home,...

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Grant opens for families with young Children

... Magazine / News: Grant launched to help families of Children at school-starting age Posted 8 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child...

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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...

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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...

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Consultation Response: Children's Care and Justice Bill (June 2022)

...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Parliament's consultation on the Children's Care and Justice Bill...


State of Children's Rights Survey Response (August 2020)

...Children in Scotland's Response to the State of Children's Rights Survey. Closing date: 31 July...


Consultation Response: State of Children's Rights Survey

...Children in Scotland response to Together's State of Children's Rights Report survey....


Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024

...Hero Award 2024 – here’s everything you need to know Posted 13.10.23 by Alice Hinds Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people The Scottish Book Trust has launched...

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Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

...childcare delivers for low income families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been able to start work or progress their careers, improve...

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Cutting the cost of the school day

...ways to cut the cost of the school day Posted 05.10.23 by Alice Hinds child poverty Children Education Poverty young people Pupils and staff at Braes High School, Falkirk, have been praised by the Scottish...

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Animation project shares experiences of the legal system

... Magazine / Innovative animation project shares Children and young people’s experiences of the legal system Posted 14.09.23 by Alice Hinds animation Children law young people Made with the input of young...

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New report explores poverty and the care system

.../ New report explores poverty and the care system Posted 24.08.23 by Alice Hinds care system Children Poverty research New report reveals families face further financial hardship when Children are taken into care New research has revealed...

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Young people’s health worsened by poor quality housing

...worsened by poor quality housing, new research finds Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Children housing Poverty young people One in six young people in the UK is living in poor quality housing, according to new...

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Coronation portrait project launched

... Magazine / BBC Children in Need launches coronation portrait project Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Arts Children culture Children around the country have been invited to take part in the upcoming coronation by...

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Young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture

...to ‘step into’ cultural experiences Posted 12.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour Arts Children culture young people A new youth-led fund has opened to provide opportunities and support for young people to get involved...

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Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand

...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...

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... Members’ 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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Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards Children in Scotland has been shortlisted for two awards at the upcoming Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2024, which are this year centred around the theme of “grow, scale,...


Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

... Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes 2 Feb 2024 Following the welcome news of plans to ban single use vapes, Children in Scotland is today calling on the Scottish Government to consider the recommendations of Children and...


Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working

... Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working 13 Feb 2024 Award-winning estate agency, Yopa, has extended its partnership with Children in Scotland, providing crucial support for Children and...


Increasing access to hobbies for Children and young people

... Increasing access to hobbies for Children and young people 7 Feb 2024 Before embarking on her new role as CEO of Parenting across Scotland, Children in Scotland’s former Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, visited...


Advocating for the rights of Children – and using their voices to make change

... Advocating for the rights of Children – and using their voices to make change 13 Dec 2023 Developing new ways of working, the team at Enquire has been actively engaging with Children and young people to share their thoughts and opinions...


Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

... Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024 12 Dec 2023 With Children in Scotland's flagship event returning in 2024, the organisation's Head of Engagement and Learning, Simon Massey, discusses the event's...


Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring Children’s rights and AI

... Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring Children’s rights and AI Safer Internet Day is the UK's biggest event highlighting the importance of online safety, and for 2024, the theme is ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence...


Making cyber security fun for Children

... Making cyber security fun for Children 5 Dec 2023 As the issue of staying safe online impacts people in their personal and professional lives, Frances O’Neill, founder of Story Learning, discusses a project that is advocating for cyber...


Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation

... Children in Scotland announces new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation 3 Oct 2023 Children in Scotland has today announced David Mackay as its new Head of Policy, Projects and Participation.  David brings to the role more than a...


Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

... Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch 8 Aug 2022 The launch of a new eLearning module and participation guidelines offers invaluable practical support for those working with Children and young people. Actively...


Children in Scotland's new member publication launches today

... New member publication Insight launches 22 November 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's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Elections 2023: a member's reflections

... Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Elections 2023: a member's reflections 8 Nov 2023 We are now accepting applications for election to the Children’s Sector Strategic and Policy Forum. The Forum, which brings together sector...


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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Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year

...Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year 24 Nov 2023 Award-winning estate agents, Yopa, will be extending its partnership with Children in Scotland for another six months including sponsorship of the...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set Children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

... Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set Children free from the anxiety of chronic illness 3 Oct 2023 When the Teapot Trust was awarded a charity garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year, the team didn’t expect to...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for Children and young people

...Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for Children and young people 26 Sep 2023 One of Children in Scotland’s significant achievements during its 30-year history has been providing support for thousands of Children...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

... Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise  16 Aug 2023 As Children in Scotland turns 30, the organisation's Head of Engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, reflects on how working with care experienced Children and young...


Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 Children have their say

... Should we blame influencers for online harm? 40,000 Children have their say 23 Feb 2023 With the Online Harms Bill making its way through Parliament, Andrew Tate in the news and Safer Internet Day happening, VotesforSchools chose the question...


ASL progress report reveals too many Children are still missing out

... ASL progress report reveals too many Children still missing out 30 November 2022 Children in Scotland has responded to the latest ASL Implementation Plan progress report, published by the Scottish Government.  The second ASL Implementation...

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Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for Children and parents’, new report finds

... Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for Children and parents’, new report finds 29 Sep 2022 Media Release Projects across Scotland supported by the Access to Childcare Fund (ACF) have made a...

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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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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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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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New era for Children in Scotland magazine begins

... A new era for Children in Scotland magazine begins 24 August 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...


Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

... Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland 22 June 2021 MEDIA RELEASE 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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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...

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New partnership set to improve access to education for professionals in the Children’s sector

... New partnership set to improve access to education for Children’s sector professionals 22 Nov 2023 An exciting new partnership between The Open University in Scotland and Children in Scotland is set to improve access to education for...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the Children's sector

... Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the Children's sector 14 Nov 2023 The autumn issue of 'Insight', the biannual member magazine from Children in Scotland, is available now, bringing together expert...


An exciting time to be working on Children's rights

... An exciting time to be working on Children's rights 7 Sep 2023 As Children in Scotland celebrates its 30th anniversary, Gina Wilson, Head of Strategy at the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland discusses three decades of work...


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...


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 November 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the National Care...

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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’s...


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...

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“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”

...Turbyne takes stock of how poverty is impacting on families now – and why working in the Children’s sector gives her hope  I have now been with Children in Scotland for just over a year. It has been a fulfilling time, during which my...

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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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‘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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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 (click to read), our Head of External Affairs...

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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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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...

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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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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,...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...the Early Years sector in Scotland and shared learning on how we can ensure the diverse needs of Children and families are supported. The theme of the day, ‘building blocks for change’, reflected our aim for this conference to be an active...


Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

... Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers This page offers a short guide to inclusive language. We acknowledge that language and its usage is constantly evolving but want to ensure that our learning experiences are...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

... Learning Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022: What's next? Tuesday 8 – Wednesday 9 November |  Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh  & Online What’s next for the sector and our work to improve Children’s lives? We are...


Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023

... Learning Children's Mental Health Conference Tuesday, 30 May 2023 |  Queen Margaret University, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Digging Deeper: Intersectional approaches to inclusive mental health This conference will provide a platform for...


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...


ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

... About us Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Inquiry: Education, Children and Young People Committee November 2023 The Education, Children and Young People Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional...



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Children in Scotland response to the consultation on GTC Scotland's draft Professional Standards
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...Children in Scotland is pleased to respond to the GTCS' consultation on the draft Professional Standards and to be able to contribute to the ongoing development of key documents in supporting teachers across Scotland....


Children in Scotland response to the consultation on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (October 2020)
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...Children in Scotland's response to the consultation on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation)(Scotland) Bill (October...


Children and Young People's wellbeing resource 2019
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...Improving Children and young people’s understanding of their wellbeing. A resource for teachers and practitioners working with Children and young...


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


Children in Scotland Annual Report 2016/17
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...Children in Scotland's annual report for the financial period 1 April 2016 - 31 March...


Children in Scotland's Annual Report and Financial Statements 2016/17
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...Children in Scotland's annual report and financial statements for the financial period 1 April 2016 - 31 March...


Children in Scotland's Annual Report 2014/15
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Children in Scotland's Strategic Plan A3
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Children’s Hearings Scotland launches new feedback portal
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... Magazine / Children’s Hearings Scotland launches new child-friendly feedback portal Posted 11.08.23 by Alice Hinds Children's rights the Promise Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) is making it easier for Children...

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Children's Rights and UNCRC training
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... Children's Rights and the UNCRC Training Bridging Policy and Practice: Bespoke rights training tailored to your organisation’s needs: when, where, and how you want it.   Children’s Rights Revolution Scotland is on the road to a Children...


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 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Phil Wilkinson Wellbeing The annual wellbeing report from the Children’s...

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


Q&A with Sarah Dyer: Kiltwalk for Children in Scotland
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...Dyer: Talking the talk and walking the walk Posted 17 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Children and young people Early years Fundraising Sarah Dyer, an Early Years Officer from Fife, will be taking The Big Stroll as...

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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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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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Consultation Response: Inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People (December 2021)
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...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young...


Consultation Response: Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill (Jan 2020)
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...Children in Scotland's response to the consultation on the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions) (Scotland) Bill (Jan...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (Brexit)
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...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People on Brexit Going Forward – Concerns of the Children and young people’s sector Meeting Date: November...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (UNCRC Incorporation)
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...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People on the Scottish Government Consultation on Incorporation of the UNCRC Meeting Date: June...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (Year of Young People)
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...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross Party Group on Children and Young People on the Legacy of the Year of Young People Meeting Date: May...


Consultation Response: Ending the Sale of Energy Drinks to Children and Young People (February 2020)
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...Children in Scotland's Response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on Ending the Sale of Energy Drinks to Children and Young People. Closing date: 4 February...


Call for Evidence: Children (Scotland) Bill
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...Children in Scotland response to the Justice Committee's call for views on the Children (Scotland) Bill. Closing date: 15 November...


Consultation Response: Children Services Planning Statutory Guidance Part 3 (June 2019)
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...The National Third Sector GIRFEC project's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Children Services...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill)
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...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People on the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill Meeting Date: February...


Minutes: Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People (Grandparents Contact)
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...Minutes of a meeting of the Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People on Grandparents Contact Meeting Date: November...


Call for Evidence: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill, Stage 1 (Jan 2019)
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...Children in Scotland response to the Equalities and Human Rights Committee's call for evidence at Stage 1 of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill....


Consultation Response: Review of the Children and Young People Act 1937 and the Sexual Offences Act 2009 (Nov 2018)
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...Scottish Government Consultation on the Review of the Children and Young People Act 1937 and the Sexual Offences Act...


Call for Evidence Response: Attainment and Achievement of School-Aged Children Experiencing Poverty – March 2018
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...Education & Skills Committee call for evidence on the Attainment and Achievement of School-Aged Children Experiencing...


Investing in Children – Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage
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Consultation response: Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill (August 2017)
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...Children in Scotland responded to the Education and Skills Committee's call for evidence into the Children and Young People (Information Sharing)(Scotland) Bill....


Helping Children Learn
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...Involving non-resident parents in their Children’s education – a practical guide for all those working within a learning...


Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
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...16.01.24 by Alice Hinds design Education environment schools Children across Scotland are being encouraged to take inspiration from “nature’s engineers” as Keep Scotland Beautiful launches the annual...

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Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open
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... Magazine / Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations close soon Posted 07.07.23 by Alice Hinds awards child health Healthcare Children’s Health Scotland is seeking nominations for the upcoming Scottish...

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We've made progress on Children's rights, but not enough
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... Magazine / Comment: We've made progress on Children's rights - but not enough Posted 18 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights human rights For 18 years, the office of the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland...

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New book addresses Children's climate anxiety
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... Magazine / News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst Children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help Children identify how making small changes at home,...

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Grant opens for families with young Children
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... Magazine / News: Grant launched to help families of Children at school-starting age Posted 8 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child...

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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...

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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...

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Consultation Response: Children's Care and Justice Bill (June 2022)
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...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Parliament's consultation on the Children's Care and Justice Bill...


State of Children's Rights Survey Response (August 2020)
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...Children in Scotland's Response to the State of Children's Rights Survey. Closing date: 31 July...


Consultation Response: State of Children's Rights Survey
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...Children in Scotland response to Together's State of Children's Rights Report survey....


Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024
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...Hero Award 2024 – here’s everything you need to know Posted 13.10.23 by Alice Hinds Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people The Scottish Book Trust has launched...

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Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
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...childcare delivers for low income families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been able to start work or progress their careers, improve...

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Cutting the cost of the school day
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...ways to cut the cost of the school day Posted 05.10.23 by Alice Hinds child poverty Children Education Poverty young people Pupils and staff at Braes High School, Falkirk, have been praised by the Scottish...

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Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
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... Magazine / Innovative animation project shares Children and young people’s experiences of the legal system Posted 14.09.23 by Alice Hinds animation Children law young people Made with the input of young...

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New report explores poverty and the care system
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.../ New report explores poverty and the care system Posted 24.08.23 by Alice Hinds care system Children Poverty research New report reveals families face further financial hardship when Children are taken into care New research has revealed...

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Young people’s health worsened by poor quality housing
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...worsened by poor quality housing, new research finds Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Children housing Poverty young people One in six young people in the UK is living in poor quality housing, according to new...

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Coronation portrait project launched
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... Magazine / BBC Children in Need launches coronation portrait project Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Arts Children culture Children around the country have been invited to take part in the upcoming coronation by...

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Young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture
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...to ‘step into’ cultural experiences Posted 12.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour Arts Children culture young people A new youth-led fund has opened to provide opportunities and support for young people to get involved...

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Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand
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...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...

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Members’ Forums
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... Members’ 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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