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Young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry

...Young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry 20 Mar 2024 As examinations into the Covid-19 response currently take place across the UK, organisations are being encouraged to support young people (aged 18-25) to share their experiences...


Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

...standards have never improved for families and, in many cases, they have been worsened, first by Covid-19, and now by the cost of living crisis. While prices have gone up massively across the board, benefits and wages don’t match the reality...


Looking forward in gloomy times

...love the organisation and it is a real privilege to have this role, navigating the twin menaces of Covid-19 and the cost-of-living crisis has proven to be quite the challenge. While different charities have distinct challenges, a common thread is...


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

...Government commissioned us to engage with children and young people to understand the impact of Covid-19 and to shape their plans from summer 2021 onwards. This project informed how the Scottish Government's wider Scotland COVID -19 Strategic...


Participation through the Pandemic (2021-2022)

...Highlands and provides play and learning opportunities to children and young people. During the Covid-19 pandemic they lost access to their usual home and had to change how they work with children and young people. Based on engagement with the...


Community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to Covid-19

...development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to Covid-19 23 September 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council Scotland...


25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...security that look set to increase child poverty by 50,000 by 2023. Even without the impact of Covid-19, reaching the statutory 2030 Scottish child poverty targets meant lifting 140,000 children out of poverty. More was already needed if...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

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

...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 (click to read), John...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

Preparing for Coronavirus Covid-19. Updated 17/3/20

...– 17 March 2020 We have made a number of changes to our activities and planning as a result of Covid-19 and updated advice from NHS Inform and the Scottish Government about the spread of the virus. Our operations From 5pm on Wednesday 18 March...


ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...with additional support needs who are disproportionately affected by the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and are faced with the current cost-of-living crisis." “We welcome the progress and will continue to support the Scottish...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Trustees Week Q&A: Simon Massey

...skills and knowledge have been (hopefully!) very useful. The obvious challenge is going to be the Covid-19 response! We were all going through the same thing across different work settings and our personal lives. The sharing of “what works”...

relationships relationships counselling Simon Massey trustees trustees week

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

...and peer network also operated across the projects. The fund was launched shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in Scotland, and in the context of a number of national lockdowns and ongoing restrictions. The funded services...

access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

More urgent and immediate action needed to tackle worrying rates of child poverty

...across Scotland and the rest of the UK, despite mitigations put in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Campaigners say the data strengthens the case for additional investment in the new Scottish Child Payment to support families...

child poverty child poverty targets

New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

...given us a new insight into the experiences of children and young people across the period of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Using a peer research approach has provided fresh perspectives, with young people exploring these issues on their own terms. It...


Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds

...a range of changes they would like to see in relation to the development of policy and practical Covid-19 guidance, including: Access to provision of key support during school hours so that teaching staff and pupils benefit from experienced...

children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion

Open door policy: Supporting the museums sector to engage with a younger audience

...as important to them. This included youth unemployment, mental health and the impact of Covid-19, as well as contemporary collecting. Their work supported museums to learn from varied groups and share different ideas. Having these...

Arts engagement living museums Participation

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...keep hold of its core component of being present with people experiencing conflict. In early 2020, Covid-19’s very speedy spread suddenly shut down Resolve: ASL along with the rest of the world, leaving us all dazed and quite unaware of what was...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

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

...of being young people with additional support needs in an education setting, the impact of Covid-19 and what they would like to see change to ensure school is a happy and safe place. Specifically, the Ambassadors highlight the importance of...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

The beginning of better provision for parents in prison

...prison.  You don’t have to look very far to find something that has changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. That is equally true for the children and families affected by imprisonment we support at Families...


Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in methodologies and participative approaches before they begin to design the shape of the...


Have Kitbag, will travel

...add to our confusion, making it harder to take in and make sense of the world.  The Covid-19 pandemic has accentuated this, putting huge pressures on families, schools, communities and organisations.  Its mental health impacts...


Opportunities lost: the impact of Brexit on the next generation

...of produce rotting at EU ports and calls for financial support from the UK government.  But, with Covid-19 providing such a skewed sense of normality, how many people are really aware of the detail of the deal and what impact Brexit will have on...


Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

...that Living Museums will provide. "I also feel proud that we are working on this project during Covid-19. I believe that throughout the pandemic, young people have been sidelined and ignored and it’s rewarding to present the Living Museums...


Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

...on exams, ongoing issues around teacher support and continued concerns about the spread of Covid-19 are key issues raised by young people in a recent meeting discussing their experiences of returning to school after lockdown. Asked about...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

A clearer picture of the pandemic? The only way is App

...way is App 1 December 2020 Professor Jennifer Davidson on how new technology that crowdsources Covid-19 experiences could help clarify our understanding of the virus’s impact on children’s wellbeing As families, communities, organisations,...


Summer days, but changed services for families
Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

Young people to lead new Living Museums project

...for young people and share their perspectives on important experiences, including the impact of Covid-19. Policy and Participation Officer Jane Miller, who is managing the project, said: “Through our previous Heritage Hunters project we...

Covid-19 heritage museums Participation young people

Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period
Covid-19 furlough third sector

Why our third sector deserves first class support

...of the third sector during the health pandemic and its phenomenal response to the challenges of Covid-19. This was later evidenced in the Scottish Government’s Covid-19: Supporting vulnerable children and young people – data intelligence...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

Changes to our learning programme announced

...March 2020 Children in Scotland has announced changes to its learning programme as a result of Covid-19, including the launch of a new webinar series. Click here to access all of our forthcoming events Learning & Events Manager Karin...

Covid-19 events training webinars

AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...Book Trust Craigalbert Centre SSSC Sleep Action SQA STTS UK Covid-19 Inquiry With Kids Zero Tolerance Sponsors Annual Conference 2024 Hub All things Annual...


ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

...mainstream schools alongside other pupils, rather than in special schools · the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on additional support for learning · the use of remedies as set out in the Act. These are dispute resolution options that are...


Our history

...for finances to be redirected to tackle root causes of inequality as Scotland emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic.  New services including Reach and My Rights, My Say, responding to further developments in additional support for learning...


Record number of young Scots on positive career paths

...open to them, with a record number now in positive destinations. “The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have been tough on young people, however they have responded positively to the challenges and have demonstrated great flexibility,...

careers Education training young people

School leavers in positive destinations hits record high

...in Higher Education decreased to 41.2%, from 45.1%. This is in line with figures prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new statistics also show that unemployment amongst school leavers is at its lowest since 2009-10 with 3.9% unemployed three...

Attainment Education employment Scottish Government Scottish Schools

Time to talk about mental health

...and adults who work with them. While we did get better at talking about mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic, that’s not to say that everyone is comfortable joining the conversation. Stigma around mental health In recent times, our...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

Young People's Guarantee receives extra funding

...Young Person's Guarantee was launched in November 2020 to support economic recovery from Covid-19. It acts as the Government's commitment to provide all 16-24 year olds in Scotland with a work, training, or educational opportunity. Work...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda

...get the care and support they need, when they need it, especially as we come out of the current Covid-19 crisis. “It is disappointing to note cuts in spending supporting those with ASN and we would urge Scotland’s newly elected councils to...

additional support for learning ASN Education

Rewind welfare reform says new report

...the £20 uplift to Universal Credit. This temporary measure was introduced at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic and removed in October 2021. Reverse the benefit freeze. The freeze was in place between 2015 and 2019 and affected several UK...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

Project launches to support childminder recruitment

...and carers, recruiting childminders in areas where they are most needed. “As we emerge from Covid-19 there may be people considering a change of career which supports working from home – this is a fantastic opportunity for those living in...

childminders childminding early learning and childcare

Schools face new disruption as exams approach

...new disruption to learning as exams approach Posted 22 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education exams SQA A new spike in Covid cases has forced councils to consider a return to remote learning as...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

SQA comes under fire for new revision materials

...comes under fire for new revision materials Posted 9 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA There are revived calls for the SQA to be...

Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA

State of Children’s Rights report published

...gap between theory and practice in engaging young people in decision-making processes, with Covid-19 contributing to issues of access. Communication skills Challenges in communicating confidently with children, particularly disabled...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

Changing our World: Member profiles

... Byron Local authority Edinburgh Issues I care about Climate change, deforestation, Covid-19 Fun fact I like cats, but I am allergic to them! ☹ Kaydence Local authority Orkney Islands Issues I care...


Q&A with Corrie McLean: Autism and change

...the most useful thing you’ve learnt as a practitioner in relation to autism and change?  With Covid-19 we have seen so many drastic, and often abrupt, changes  to routines and lifestyles. As carers, change is something we have been trying to...

ASL ASN Autism

Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap

...author James McEnaney (pictured) spoke to Nina Joynson about the attainment gap and the impact of Covid-19 on education In your latest book, Class Rules, you argue that 'closing the attainment gap' is little more than a slogan. Is specific...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

Report warns child poverty targets could be missed

...2017-20. The interim target is 18%. There is also concern for the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on poverty and inequality, with low-income families likely to suffer the biggest and hardest consequences. This is alongside the...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year

...For 2021, wellbeing was selected as the research focus, prompted by the widespread impact Covid-19 is having on children’s education and the growing awareness of and concerns relating to children’s mental health. Helen Freeman,...

Mental Health Wellbeing

Government criticised for lack of school ventilation strategy

...put ventilation strategy into action in schools Posted 2 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Covid-19 Education Concerns over a lack of sustainable options for improving clean air flow in schools has led to calls for the Scottish Government...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

The value of childminding must be recognised

...many of the problems which childminding has faced with ELC expansion were deeply embedded before Covid-19 emerged and have not been adequately addressed. While some progress has been made in increasing the numbers of childminders involved in...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...and Participation at Children in Scotland, said: “As we continue to deal with the impact of Covid-19, the next budget laid out by the Scottish Government must propose ambitious spending plans to support children, young people and families...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic

...of vulnerable children and young people, whose mental health is being impacted even further by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is more important than ever that children can access the support they need, when they need it, irrespective of where they...

CAMHS Mental Health

We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now

...growing up in the grip of poverty in Scotland, that is simply too long to wait. Even before Covid-19, families in Scotland were struggling to stay afloat amid a rising tide of poverty. The pandemic has swelled that tide, pulling many more...

child poverty

Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...Sound Lab Self-expression through music for care experienced people  Creativity with care during Covid-19 Soundcloud Presentation slides Recommended app guide Supporting young people in the transition to adulthood Salvesen Mindroom...


CHANGE: Further reading - project reports and research papers

...Services Evidence Based Scoping Paper – updated July 2020 CHANGE: Implications and concerns — Covid-19 response - updated June 2020 CHANGE: Public transport options for families using childcare services in Glasgow East CHANGE: Seldom Heard...



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Young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry

...Young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry 20 Mar 2024 As examinations into the Covid-19 response currently take place across the UK, organisations are being encouraged to support young people (aged 18-25) to share their experiences...


Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

...standards have never improved for families and, in many cases, they have been worsened, first by Covid-19, and now by the cost of living crisis. While prices have gone up massively across the board, benefits and wages don’t match the reality...


Looking forward in gloomy times

...love the organisation and it is a real privilege to have this role, navigating the twin menaces of Covid-19 and the cost-of-living crisis has proven to be quite the challenge. While different charities have distinct challenges, a common thread is...


Community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to Covid-19

...development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to Covid-19 23 September 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council Scotland...


25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

...security that look set to increase child poverty by 50,000 by 2023. Even without the impact of Covid-19, reaching the statutory 2030 Scottish child poverty targets meant lifting 140,000 children out of poverty. More was already needed if...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

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

...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 (click to read), John...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

Preparing for Coronavirus Covid-19. Updated 17/3/20

...– 17 March 2020 We have made a number of changes to our activities and planning as a result of Covid-19 and updated advice from NHS Inform and the Scottish Government about the spread of the virus. Our operations From 5pm on Wednesday 18 March...


ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...with additional support needs who are disproportionately affected by the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and are faced with the current cost-of-living crisis." “We welcome the progress and will continue to support the Scottish...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Trustees Week Q&A: Simon Massey

...skills and knowledge have been (hopefully!) very useful. The obvious challenge is going to be the Covid-19 response! We were all going through the same thing across different work settings and our personal lives. The sharing of “what works”...

relationships relationships counselling Simon Massey trustees trustees week

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

...and peer network also operated across the projects. The fund was launched shortly after the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in Scotland, and in the context of a number of national lockdowns and ongoing restrictions. The funded services...

access to childcare fund childcare Families flexibility out of school care Parents Poverty services

More urgent and immediate action needed to tackle worrying rates of child poverty

...across Scotland and the rest of the UK, despite mitigations put in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Campaigners say the data strengthens the case for additional investment in the new Scottish Child Payment to support families...

child poverty child poverty targets

New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

...given us a new insight into the experiences of children and young people across the period of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Using a peer research approach has provided fresh perspectives, with young people exploring these issues on their own terms. It...


Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds

...a range of changes they would like to see in relation to the development of policy and practical Covid-19 guidance, including: Access to provision of key support during school hours so that teaching staff and pupils benefit from experienced...

children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion

Open door policy: Supporting the museums sector to engage with a younger audience

...as important to them. This included youth unemployment, mental health and the impact of Covid-19, as well as contemporary collecting. Their work supported museums to learn from varied groups and share different ideas. Having these...

Arts engagement living museums Participation

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...keep hold of its core component of being present with people experiencing conflict. In early 2020, Covid-19’s very speedy spread suddenly shut down Resolve: ASL along with the rest of the world, leaving us all dazed and quite unaware of what was...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

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

...of being young people with additional support needs in an education setting, the impact of Covid-19 and what they would like to see change to ensure school is a happy and safe place. Specifically, the Ambassadors highlight the importance of...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

The beginning of better provision for parents in prison

...prison.  You don’t have to look very far to find something that has changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. That is equally true for the children and families affected by imprisonment we support at Families...


Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in methodologies and participative approaches before they begin to design the shape of the...


Have Kitbag, will travel

...add to our confusion, making it harder to take in and make sense of the world.  The Covid-19 pandemic has accentuated this, putting huge pressures on families, schools, communities and organisations.  Its mental health impacts...


Opportunities lost: the impact of Brexit on the next generation

...of produce rotting at EU ports and calls for financial support from the UK government.  But, with Covid-19 providing such a skewed sense of normality, how many people are really aware of the detail of the deal and what impact Brexit will have on...


Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life

...that Living Museums will provide. "I also feel proud that we are working on this project during Covid-19. I believe that throughout the pandemic, young people have been sidelined and ignored and it’s rewarding to present the Living Museums...


Inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

...on exams, ongoing issues around teacher support and continued concerns about the spread of Covid-19 are key issues raised by young people in a recent meeting discussing their experiences of returning to school after lockdown. Asked about...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

A clearer picture of the pandemic? The only way is App

...way is App 1 December 2020 Professor Jennifer Davidson on how new technology that crowdsources Covid-19 experiences could help clarify our understanding of the virus’s impact on children’s wellbeing As families, communities, organisations,...


Summer days, but changed services for families
Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

Young people to lead new Living Museums project

...for young people and share their perspectives on important experiences, including the impact of Covid-19. Policy and Participation Officer Jane Miller, who is managing the project, said: “Through our previous Heritage Hunters project we...

Covid-19 heritage museums Participation young people

Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period
Covid-19 furlough third sector

Why our third sector deserves first class support

...of the third sector during the health pandemic and its phenomenal response to the challenges of Covid-19. This was later evidenced in the Scottish Government’s Covid-19: Supporting vulnerable children and young people – data intelligence...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

Changes to our learning programme announced

...March 2020 Children in Scotland has announced changes to its learning programme as a result of Covid-19, including the launch of a new webinar series. Click here to access all of our forthcoming events Learning & Events Manager Karin...

Covid-19 events training webinars


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AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...Book Trust Craigalbert Centre SSSC Sleep Action SQA STTS UK Covid-19 Inquiry With Kids Zero Tolerance Sponsors Annual Conference 2024 Hub All things Annual...


ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

...mainstream schools alongside other pupils, rather than in special schools · the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on additional support for learning · the use of remedies as set out in the Act. These are dispute resolution options that are...


Our history

...for finances to be redirected to tackle root causes of inequality as Scotland emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic.  New services including Reach and My Rights, My Say, responding to further developments in additional support for learning...


Changing our World: Member profiles

... Byron Local authority Edinburgh Issues I care about Climate change, deforestation, Covid-19 Fun fact I like cats, but I am allergic to them! ☹ Kaydence Local authority Orkney Islands Issues I care...


Learning Week 2021 - Transcripts

...Sound Lab Self-expression through music for care experienced people  Creativity with care during Covid-19 Soundcloud Presentation slides Recommended app guide Supporting young people in the transition to adulthood Salvesen Mindroom...


CHANGE: Further reading - project reports and research papers

...Services Evidence Based Scoping Paper – updated July 2020 CHANGE: Implications and concerns — Covid-19 response - updated June 2020 CHANGE: Public transport options for families using childcare services in Glasgow East CHANGE: Seldom Heard...



No results found.


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Record number of young Scots on positive career paths
post

...open to them, with a record number now in positive destinations. “The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have been tough on young people, however they have responded positively to the challenges and have demonstrated great flexibility,...

careers Education training young people

School leavers in positive destinations hits record high
post

...in Higher Education decreased to 41.2%, from 45.1%. This is in line with figures prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new statistics also show that unemployment amongst school leavers is at its lowest since 2009-10 with 3.9% unemployed three...

Attainment Education employment Scottish Government Scottish Schools

Time to talk about mental health
post

...and adults who work with them. While we did get better at talking about mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic, that’s not to say that everyone is comfortable joining the conversation. Stigma around mental health In recent times, our...

health and wellbeing Mental Health

Young People's Guarantee receives extra funding
post

...Young Person's Guarantee was launched in November 2020 to support economic recovery from Covid-19. It acts as the Government's commitment to provide all 16-24 year olds in Scotland with a work, training, or educational opportunity. Work...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda
post

...get the care and support they need, when they need it, especially as we come out of the current Covid-19 crisis. “It is disappointing to note cuts in spending supporting those with ASN and we would urge Scotland’s newly elected councils to...

additional support for learning ASN Education

Rewind welfare reform says new report
post

...the £20 uplift to Universal Credit. This temporary measure was introduced at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic and removed in October 2021. Reverse the benefit freeze. The freeze was in place between 2015 and 2019 and affected several UK...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

Project launches to support childminder recruitment
post

...and carers, recruiting childminders in areas where they are most needed. “As we emerge from Covid-19 there may be people considering a change of career which supports working from home – this is a fantastic opportunity for those living in...

childminders childminding early learning and childcare

Schools face new disruption as exams approach
post

...new disruption to learning as exams approach Posted 22 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education exams SQA A new spike in Covid cases has forced councils to consider a return to remote learning as...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

SQA comes under fire for new revision materials
post

...comes under fire for new revision materials Posted 9 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA There are revived calls for the SQA to be...

Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA

State of Children’s Rights report published
post

...gap between theory and practice in engaging young people in decision-making processes, with Covid-19 contributing to issues of access. Communication skills Challenges in communicating confidently with children, particularly disabled...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Autism and change
post

...the most useful thing you’ve learnt as a practitioner in relation to autism and change?  With Covid-19 we have seen so many drastic, and often abrupt, changes  to routines and lifestyles. As carers, change is something we have been trying to...

ASL ASN Autism

Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap
post

...author James McEnaney (pictured) spoke to Nina Joynson about the attainment gap and the impact of Covid-19 on education In your latest book, Class Rules, you argue that 'closing the attainment gap' is little more than a slogan. Is specific...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

Report warns child poverty targets could be missed
post

...2017-20. The interim target is 18%. There is also concern for the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on poverty and inequality, with low-income families likely to suffer the biggest and hardest consequences. This is alongside the...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year
post

...For 2021, wellbeing was selected as the research focus, prompted by the widespread impact Covid-19 is having on children’s education and the growing awareness of and concerns relating to children’s mental health. Helen Freeman,...

Mental Health Wellbeing

Government criticised for lack of school ventilation strategy
post

...put ventilation strategy into action in schools Posted 2 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Covid-19 Education Concerns over a lack of sustainable options for improving clean air flow in schools has led to calls for the Scottish Government...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

The value of childminding must be recognised
post

...many of the problems which childminding has faced with ELC expansion were deeply embedded before Covid-19 emerged and have not been adequately addressed. While some progress has been made in increasing the numbers of childminders involved in...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
post

...and Participation at Children in Scotland, said: “As we continue to deal with the impact of Covid-19, the next budget laid out by the Scottish Government must propose ambitious spending plans to support children, young people and families...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic
post

...of vulnerable children and young people, whose mental health is being impacted even further by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is more important than ever that children can access the support they need, when they need it, irrespective of where they...

CAMHS Mental Health

We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now
post

...growing up in the grip of poverty in Scotland, that is simply too long to wait. Even before Covid-19, families in Scotland were struggling to stay afloat amid a rising tide of poverty. The pandemic has swelled that tide, pulling many more...

child poverty