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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 Sep 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council Scotland...


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

... Coronavirus Covid-19 Update – 17/3/20 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...


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, John Swinney, on...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

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

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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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...


Participation through the Pandemic

...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...


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...


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

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...


Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

...in Scotland, John Dickie, will present on the current reality of child poverty in the context of Covid-19. And Jacqueline Lamb, CEO of Indigo Childcare, will introduce their provision in Castlemilk, Glasgow, and how they plan to use support from...


Back to school: the challenges of learning after lockdown, and how we can help

...a false choice" In a recent blog, our CEO Jackie Brock argues that a child rights response to Covid-19 is vital Read her blog Learning online We're offering a series of webinars to cover all your CPD needs this...


25 & Up: A workforce to be reckoned with

...while also shaping how we think about the services we deliver. This includes our response to the Covid-19 pandemic and how people and organisations, including Children in Scotland, are reflecting on themselves in light of the death of George...


Child rights or public health? There's no choice

...no choice 28 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock on a child rights response to Covid-19 and why we need now more than ever to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into domestic law.  We are almost...


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

Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...be an effective partner in the route to the new ‘normal’ in our communities and schools post-Covid-19. We aim to support girls and young women to navigate to a stronger place in their communities, to become more in tune with their own...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...is positive to see investment in teachers and support staff, particularly as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, an additional 200 support staff does not appear to be an ambitious enough response to the scale of the problem. We know...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

...Sridhar, Professor of Global Health at the University of Edinburgh, said in a recent interview: “Covid-19 has revealed from all sides how unequal our society is: during lockdown, whether you could escape to country estates and enjoy it, or...


The Education Recovery Youth Panel (October 2020-June 2021)

... The Education Recovery Youth Panel (October 2020-June 2021)   Covid-19 has had a big impact on all of our lives, including education. The Scottish Government set up the Education Recovery Group to help develop the response and recovery...


Challenging, different and unprecedented times; but we go on

...from covering the ‘Hot Topics’ the group has come up with, to conversations surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and how it is impacting young people in Scotland. One of our weekly discussions saw us converse about our thoughts on the pandemic;...


Announcing the appointment of two new Board Directors

...and governance experience. “The organisation has already shown its flexibility during the Covid-19 environment by for example switching to online events and I look forward to helping the team build its digital maturity further to even...

Ben Supple Rohan Gunatillake

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

...only way is App 1 Dec 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,...


Comment: 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

News: 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...

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! ☹ Jeanette Local authority Fife Issues I care about Climate changes,...


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

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

News: SQA comes under fire for new revision materials

...SQA 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 replaced as...

Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA

News: Schools face new disruption as exams approach

...face 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 teaching...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in 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

News: 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

News: 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

News: Pilot 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

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

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...


News: 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

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

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

News: 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

Comment: Childminding is suffering from an expansion programme that doesn't recognise its value

...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

News: 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

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

News: 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

News: Scottish Government criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools

...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 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...


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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 Sep 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council Scotland...


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

... Coronavirus Covid-19 Update – 17/3/20 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...


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, John Swinney, on...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

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

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

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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

...in Scotland, John Dickie, will present on the current reality of child poverty in the context of Covid-19. And Jacqueline Lamb, CEO of Indigo Childcare, will introduce their provision in Castlemilk, Glasgow, and how they plan to use support from...


Back to school: the challenges of learning after lockdown, and how we can help

...a false choice" In a recent blog, our CEO Jackie Brock argues that a child rights response to Covid-19 is vital Read her blog Learning online We're offering a series of webinars to cover all your CPD needs this...


25 & Up: A workforce to be reckoned with

...while also shaping how we think about the services we deliver. This includes our response to the Covid-19 pandemic and how people and organisations, including Children in Scotland, are reflecting on themselves in light of the death of George...


Child rights or public health? There's no choice

...no choice 28 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock on a child rights response to Covid-19 and why we need now more than ever to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into domestic law.  We are almost...


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

Safe spaces, inspiring role models and positive peer to peer relationships – how SHE Scotland is supporting girls and young women

...be an effective partner in the route to the new ‘normal’ in our communities and schools post-Covid-19. We aim to support girls and young women to navigate to a stronger place in their communities, to become more in tune with their own...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

...is positive to see investment in teachers and support staff, particularly as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, an additional 200 support staff does not appear to be an ambitious enough response to the scale of the problem. We know...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

...Sridhar, Professor of Global Health at the University of Edinburgh, said in a recent interview: “Covid-19 has revealed from all sides how unequal our society is: during lockdown, whether you could escape to country estates and enjoy it, or...


Challenging, different and unprecedented times; but we go on

...from covering the ‘Hot Topics’ the group has come up with, to conversations surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and how it is impacting young people in Scotland. One of our weekly discussions saw us converse about our thoughts on the pandemic;...


Announcing the appointment of two new Board Directors

...and governance experience. “The organisation has already shown its flexibility during the Covid-19 environment by for example switching to online events and I look forward to helping the team build its digital maturity further to even...

Ben Supple Rohan Gunatillake

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

...only way is App 1 Dec 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,...


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

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

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

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

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...



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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...


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...


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! ☹ Jeanette Local authority Fife Issues I care about Climate changes,...



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Comment: 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

News: 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...

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

News: SQA comes under fire for new revision materials
post

...SQA 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 replaced as...

Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA

News: Schools face new disruption as exams approach
post

...face 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 teaching...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in 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

News: 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

News: 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

News: Pilot 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

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

News: 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

News: 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

Comment: Childminding is suffering from an expansion programme that doesn't recognise its value
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

News: 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

News: 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

News: Scottish Government criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools
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