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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...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during WELCome to Your Vote Week

...29 January-4 February, schools and youth organisations across Scotland will participate in WELCome to Your Vote Week 2024. Catherine Heggie, Senior Communications & Engagement Officer at the Electoral Commission, explains how to get...


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

...paper on the use of vapes and other tobacco products in education settings. Both organisations wELCome news of plans to ban single use vapes. Sharing an appreciation for the value of community, Yopa has also sponsored key Children in Scotland...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...the Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work, however, from the outset I recall it being such a wELComing, inclusive, and nurturing learning environment that I felt right at home.    Richard Rose has a wealth of knowledge at his disposal, along...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...for example more than six in 10 rurally based LGBTQ+ young people felt their local area is not a wELComing place. In many ways, we were left with more questions than answers. We undertook deeper analysis of the qualitative data we had gathered to...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...working primarily with minority ethnic children and families in Scotland. We were pleased to wELCome a raft of new organisations into membership and see them get involved in our learning programme and projects. After the success of this offer,...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Scotland's Bairns' Hoose model centres on the creation of safe and wELComing places for children to go once a crime of abuse or violence has been reported, and brings therapeutic support, child protection, recovery...


A Youth Voice Network for Scotland

...and presenting new ideas for projects they develop. The group will create resources for ‘WELCome to Your Vote Week’, the UK Parliament general election and the 2026 Scottish Parliament election. We are seeking to recruit a diverse...


Inclusion Ambassadors wELCome school return but say the still don't feel heard

... Inclusion Ambassadors wELCome school return but say they still don't feel heard 23 September 2021 The Inclusion Ambassadors have shared their experiences of returning to school highlighting the positives of face-to-face interactions but...

additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund wELComed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

... Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund wELComed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level 8 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the Programme for...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

New measures to support autistic pupils wELCome, but we must not lose momentum

... New measures to support autistic pupils wELCome, but we mustn't lose momentum 16 December 2020 Children in Scotland, along with Scottish Autism and the National Autistic Society Scotland, has wELComed the recent announcement by Deputy First...

ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

ASL review action plan wELCome, but actions speak louder than words

... ASL Review action plan wELCome, but actions speak louder than words 21 October 2020 Children in Scotland has wELComed publication of the Scottish Government’s ASL Review Action Plan but warned action is now required to make a tangible...

Additional support Angela Morgan ASL ASL review ASN

UNCRC incorporation 'to the max' is right and wELCome

... UNCRC incorporation 'to the max' is right and wELCome 22 November 2019 We have responded to the Scottish Government’s announcement on Wednesday that ministers are committed to a ‘maximalist’ approach to incorporation of the United...


New mainstreaming guidance wELCome – but gap between policy and young people’s lived experience must be resolved

... New mainstreaming guidance wELCome – but gap between policy and young people’s lived experience must be resolved Children in Scotland wELComes the publication of new guidance on the presumption of mainstreaming, and research on...


25 Calls response: Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel wELCome and bullying can no longer thrive

... Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel wELCome and bullying can no longer thrive 7 February 2019 Jordan Allison, Campaign Manager at Show Racism the Red Card Scotland responds to Call 16 of our 25...


Children in Scotland wELComes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

... Children in Scotland wELComes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement National charity Children in Scotland has wELComed the announcement made by Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney in the Scottish...

Education equality LGBT

Child Poverty Delivery Plan wELCome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive'

... Child Poverty Delivery Plan wELCome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive' Responding to yesterday’s (29 March 2018) publication of Scotland’s first Child Poverty Delivery Plan, Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Head of...


Steps to reduce poverty-related attainment gap wELCome, but concern over measurement of change

... Steps to reduce poverty-related attainment gap wELCome, but concern over measurement of change We have responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the measurement framework of the National Improvement Framework, voicing support for...


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

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

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...Focus on quality in childcare wELCome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age Following the announcement today by Minister for Childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald on the expansion of free early learning and childcare, Children in...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...lack of progress since he left the system 18 years ago, arguing that, whilst policy change is wELCome, the real progress needs to be cultural and societal, encompassing how Care Experienced people are treated, represented and supported...


Ambitious itinerary announced for ‘30 Hills in 7 Days’ CEO challenge

...Scotland Click here for more Media enquiries Our communications team wELComes press requests on child policy topics Click here for...


Supporting small organisations to flourish with new membership category

...and statutory bodies’. Then send it to membership@childreninscotland.org.uk. We look forward to wELComing you to Children in Scotland! Join us in membership Find out more about how to join and the benefits of becoming a member...


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

...and the Open Kindergarten project.  Children in Scotland Chief Executive, Dr Judith Turbyne, wELComed the appointment, saying:  “I am so pleased to wELCome David to his new role leading the Policy, Projects and Participation team at...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...Support for Learning Action Plan. Now in their second year, entries for the awards were wELComed across four categories: early years, primary, secondary and specialist provision. This year's winners, chosen by the Inclusion Ambassadors,...


Sustainable funding for the third sector and action on a wellbeing economy: our calls following Programme for Government announcement

...the delivery of a wellbeing economy. Children in Scotland Chief Executive, Dr Judith Turbyne, wELComed the intention to prioritise public services in yesterday’s announcement, but highlighted the need for sustainable investment to turn good...


Investment in the public sector and a wellbeing economy: our Programme for Government calls

...in public services to protect the future for Scotland’s children At Children in Scotland, we wELCome this focused approach. In May, our Chief Executive, Dr Judith Turbyne, was invited to a session with the Finance and Public Affairs Committee...


The early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector

...these details are thought out well in advance makes a huge difference to how wELCome and engaged we can make our delegates feel. As Cat from L&E notes: “Prepare as much as you can in advance, there will still be...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...teachers reflect on the first week of term 23 Aug 2023 Last week, teachers around the country wELComed pupils back to school for a new academic year. Sharing their experiences from the first week of term are Tamsin, a depute head teacher of a...


Young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

...in response to the experiences of those who have been through it. Children’s Hearings Scotland wELComes the report, as one of three organisations that made up the Working Group. The others were the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...open until 31 May 2023 and the Membership will last for a 12-month period.   We look forward to wELComing you to Children in Scotland!   Share this Membership of Children in Scotland Find...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...pupils such as wearing noise cancelling headphones or listening to music.   In addition, they wELComed an approach that would accommodate sensory needs, perhaps being allowed to use fidget toys or stress balls if it helps with concentration. A...


Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

...much. "Money is just so tight I’ve been unable to pay for any lessons for him so this is very wELComed news... He’ll be over the moon and, like me, will be so grateful to you."   * Name has been changed for anonymity. Share this ...


Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with Changing our World

...day. Nine members of CoW attended the conference on day 2, where they were again part of the wELCome party at the start of the day. They also attended keynote speeches and visited the stands in the exhibition hall. Some members attended...


ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...Scotland leadership programme. Too many children still missing out While Children in Scotland wELComes progress so far and a commitment to deliver on the remaining recommendations, we worry that progress continues to be slow. This means too...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education

Consultation Response: ELC Statutory Guidance (March 2020)

...Children in Scotland's Response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on ELC Statutory Guidance. Closing date: 4 March...


CELCIS Christmas Card competition 2022

... Magazine / News: CELCIS' annual Christmas card design competition now open Posted 29 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Arts care experience creative School-aged children and young people with care experience...

Arts care experience creative

Scouts wELCome new section for four and five-year olds

... Magazine / News: Scouts wELCome new programme for early years children Posted 9 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning Scouts Scotland has introduced a new...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

... Our work Services & Funds Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund The Scottish Government’s four-year Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund came to an end in March 2022.  We are currently (as of June 2022) working with...


Programme AC24

... Our Conferences Annual Conference 2024 Programme Day One WELCome | Day 1 Chair: Nicola Killean, Children and Young People's Commissioner Keynote from Judith Turbine, CEO Children in Scotland Keynote  | TBD Keynote |...


Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase

...poems and paintings to videos, scripts, TikToks, sculptures and photographs, all mediums are wELCome, but each artwork must explore the issues, questions, themes and emotions that surround what it is like to become a parent as an individual...

art care experienced people care system digital

Our history

... Children in Scotland has been supported by a dedicated Board of Trustees since its inception. WELComing the appointment of new CEO Jude Turbyne in June 2021, its then-Convener, Maureen McGinn CBE, said she would bring “experience, clear...


Member Insight Blog: Latest

...Voice Matters’: How you can support young people during WELCome to Your Vote Week 23 January 2024 From 29 January-4 February, schools and youth organisations across Scotland will be participating in WELC...


Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...year, we are incredibly excited to discover and nurture new musical talent, and look forward to wELComing a new generation of artists ready to carve their own paths in Scotland’s vibrant music scene. If you are between the ages of 14 and 19 and...

Arts music scotland young people

Donna Martin

...has experience of leading Scottish Government’s GIRFEC team and is now the operations lead with CELCIS (Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and...

martin

Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023

...Needs LGBTQ+ Race Gender Agenda: 08:45 - 09:15 Registration Open 09:15 WELCome from the Chair Wendy Halliday, See Me Scotland 09:20 - 09:25 Mental Health Activity with Salvesen Mindroom Centre 09:25 - 09:40 Keynote...


Undergrad students to receive more financial support

...£900 increase in financial support available to students in Scotland. I’m sure this will be wELComed by many students who are struggling to balance their education and finances during the cost-of-living crisis. "Raising the Care Experienced...

care experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates

Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

...fair’. Click here to read our values  We will continually review our use of terminology and wELCome open discussions about this. Updates to the guidance on this page will be made according to new evidence and learning. Inclusive language...


Interim report on Scotland's domestic abuse law

...one of the authors of the interim report said: “It is reassuring that victims and witnesses wELComed the expanded scope of the domestic abuse law. “However, our study found it has yet to reach its potential – adult and child victims and...

Children's rights domestic abuse relationships women's rights

Going hungry

...communities can cook and eat together. Published yesterday (Thursday 24 November), the letter wELComes the Government’s doubling of the Scottish Child Payment Bridging Payment, the ambition to end the requirement for food banks and recent...

cost of living Education Food food insecurity Poverty

Restraint and seclusion in schools

...of young people with learning disabilities on this important issue. Call to action While we wELCome the consultation on new guidance for schools, we are concerned that this will be non-binding and does not go far enough. In Safe Hands Yet...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

The value of childminding must be recognised

...November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension to funded childcare hours is failing childminding and...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care


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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...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during WELCome to Your Vote Week

...29 January-4 February, schools and youth organisations across Scotland will participate in WELCome to Your Vote Week 2024. Catherine Heggie, Senior Communications & Engagement Officer at the Electoral Commission, explains how to get...


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

...paper on the use of vapes and other tobacco products in education settings. Both organisations wELCome news of plans to ban single use vapes. Sharing an appreciation for the value of community, Yopa has also sponsored key Children in Scotland...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...the Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work, however, from the outset I recall it being such a wELComing, inclusive, and nurturing learning environment that I felt right at home.    Richard Rose has a wealth of knowledge at his disposal, along...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...for example more than six in 10 rurally based LGBTQ+ young people felt their local area is not a wELComing place. In many ways, we were left with more questions than answers. We undertook deeper analysis of the qualitative data we had gathered to...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...working primarily with minority ethnic children and families in Scotland. We were pleased to wELCome a raft of new organisations into membership and see them get involved in our learning programme and projects. After the success of this offer,...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Scotland's Bairns' Hoose model centres on the creation of safe and wELComing places for children to go once a crime of abuse or violence has been reported, and brings therapeutic support, child protection, recovery...


Inclusion Ambassadors wELCome school return but say the still don't feel heard

... Inclusion Ambassadors wELCome school return but say they still don't feel heard 23 September 2021 The Inclusion Ambassadors have shared their experiences of returning to school highlighting the positives of face-to-face interactions but...

additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund wELComed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

... Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund wELComed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level 8 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the Programme for...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

New measures to support autistic pupils wELCome, but we must not lose momentum

... New measures to support autistic pupils wELCome, but we mustn't lose momentum 16 December 2020 Children in Scotland, along with Scottish Autism and the National Autistic Society Scotland, has wELComed the recent announcement by Deputy First...

ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

ASL review action plan wELCome, but actions speak louder than words

... ASL Review action plan wELCome, but actions speak louder than words 21 October 2020 Children in Scotland has wELComed publication of the Scottish Government’s ASL Review Action Plan but warned action is now required to make a tangible...

Additional support Angela Morgan ASL ASL review ASN

UNCRC incorporation 'to the max' is right and wELCome

... UNCRC incorporation 'to the max' is right and wELCome 22 November 2019 We have responded to the Scottish Government’s announcement on Wednesday that ministers are committed to a ‘maximalist’ approach to incorporation of the United...


New mainstreaming guidance wELCome – but gap between policy and young people’s lived experience must be resolved

... New mainstreaming guidance wELCome – but gap between policy and young people’s lived experience must be resolved Children in Scotland wELComes the publication of new guidance on the presumption of mainstreaming, and research on...


25 Calls response: Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel wELCome and bullying can no longer thrive

... Classrooms must be positive, open, safe environments where children feel wELCome and bullying can no longer thrive 7 February 2019 Jordan Allison, Campaign Manager at Show Racism the Red Card Scotland responds to Call 16 of our 25...


Children in Scotland wELComes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

... Children in Scotland wELComes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement National charity Children in Scotland has wELComed the announcement made by Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney in the Scottish...

Education equality LGBT

Child Poverty Delivery Plan wELCome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive'

... Child Poverty Delivery Plan wELCome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive' Responding to yesterday’s (29 March 2018) publication of Scotland’s first Child Poverty Delivery Plan, Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Head of...


Steps to reduce poverty-related attainment gap wELCome, but concern over measurement of change

... Steps to reduce poverty-related attainment gap wELCome, but concern over measurement of change We have responded to the Scottish Government consultation on the measurement framework of the National Improvement Framework, voicing support for...


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

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

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...Focus on quality in childcare wELCome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age Following the announcement today by Minister for Childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald on the expansion of free early learning and childcare, Children in...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...lack of progress since he left the system 18 years ago, arguing that, whilst policy change is wELCome, the real progress needs to be cultural and societal, encompassing how Care Experienced people are treated, represented and supported...


Ambitious itinerary announced for ‘30 Hills in 7 Days’ CEO challenge

...Scotland Click here for more Media enquiries Our communications team wELComes press requests on child policy topics Click here for...


Supporting small organisations to flourish with new membership category

...and statutory bodies’. Then send it to membership@childreninscotland.org.uk. We look forward to wELComing you to Children in Scotland! Join us in membership Find out more about how to join and the benefits of becoming a member...


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

...and the Open Kindergarten project.  Children in Scotland Chief Executive, Dr Judith Turbyne, wELComed the appointment, saying:  “I am so pleased to wELCome David to his new role leading the Policy, Projects and Participation team at...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...Support for Learning Action Plan. Now in their second year, entries for the awards were wELComed across four categories: early years, primary, secondary and specialist provision. This year's winners, chosen by the Inclusion Ambassadors,...


Sustainable funding for the third sector and action on a wellbeing economy: our calls following Programme for Government announcement

...the delivery of a wellbeing economy. Children in Scotland Chief Executive, Dr Judith Turbyne, wELComed the intention to prioritise public services in yesterday’s announcement, but highlighted the need for sustainable investment to turn good...


Investment in the public sector and a wellbeing economy: our Programme for Government calls

...in public services to protect the future for Scotland’s children At Children in Scotland, we wELCome this focused approach. In May, our Chief Executive, Dr Judith Turbyne, was invited to a session with the Finance and Public Affairs Committee...


The early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector

...these details are thought out well in advance makes a huge difference to how wELCome and engaged we can make our delegates feel. As Cat from L&E notes: “Prepare as much as you can in advance, there will still be...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...teachers reflect on the first week of term 23 Aug 2023 Last week, teachers around the country wELComed pupils back to school for a new academic year. Sharing their experiences from the first week of term are Tamsin, a depute head teacher of a...


Young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

...in response to the experiences of those who have been through it. Children’s Hearings Scotland wELComes the report, as one of three organisations that made up the Working Group. The others were the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...open until 31 May 2023 and the Membership will last for a 12-month period.   We look forward to wELComing you to Children in Scotland!   Share this Membership of Children in Scotland Find...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...pupils such as wearing noise cancelling headphones or listening to music.   In addition, they wELComed an approach that would accommodate sensory needs, perhaps being allowed to use fidget toys or stress balls if it helps with concentration. A...


Young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

...much. "Money is just so tight I’ve been unable to pay for any lessons for him so this is very wELComed news... He’ll be over the moon and, like me, will be so grateful to you."   * Name has been changed for anonymity. Share this ...


Annual Conference 2022: Behind the scenes with Changing our World

...day. Nine members of CoW attended the conference on day 2, where they were again part of the wELCome party at the start of the day. They also attended keynote speeches and visited the stands in the exhibition hall. Some members attended...


ASL progress report reveals too many children are still missing out

...Scotland leadership programme. Too many children still missing out While Children in Scotland wELComes progress so far and a commitment to deliver on the remaining recommendations, we worry that progress continues to be slow. This means too...

Additional support additional support for learning ASL ASN Education


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The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund

... Our work Services & Funds Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund The Scottish Government’s four-year Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund came to an end in March 2022.  We are currently (as of June 2022) working with...


Programme AC24

... Our Conferences Annual Conference 2024 Programme Day One WELCome | Day 1 Chair: Nicola Killean, Children and Young People's Commissioner Keynote from Judith Turbine, CEO Children in Scotland Keynote  | TBD Keynote |...


Our history

... Children in Scotland has been supported by a dedicated Board of Trustees since its inception. WELComing the appointment of new CEO Jude Turbyne in June 2021, its then-Convener, Maureen McGinn CBE, said she would bring “experience, clear...


Children's Mental Health Conference May 2023

...Needs LGBTQ+ Race Gender Agenda: 08:45 - 09:15 Registration Open 09:15 WELCome from the Chair Wendy Halliday, See Me Scotland 09:20 - 09:25 Mental Health Activity with Salvesen Mindroom Centre 09:25 - 09:40 Keynote...


Children in Scotland events: Inclusive language guidance for trainers

...fair’. Click here to read our values  We will continually review our use of terminology and wELCome open discussions about this. Updates to the guidance on this page will be made according to new evidence and learning. Inclusive language...



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Consultation Response: ELC Statutory Guidance (March 2020)
attachment

...Children in Scotland's Response to the Scottish Government's Consultation on ELC Statutory Guidance. Closing date: 4 March...


CELCIS Christmas Card competition 2022
post

... Magazine / News: CELCIS' annual Christmas card design competition now open Posted 29 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Arts care experience creative School-aged children and young people with care experience...

Arts care experience creative

Scouts wELCome new section for four and five-year olds
post

... Magazine / News: Scouts wELCome new programme for early years children Posted 9 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning Scouts Scotland has introduced a new...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase
post

...poems and paintings to videos, scripts, TikToks, sculptures and photographs, all mediums are wELCome, but each artwork must explore the issues, questions, themes and emotions that surround what it is like to become a parent as an individual...

art care experienced people care system digital

Member Insight Blog: Latest
post

...Voice Matters’: How you can support young people during WELCome to Your Vote Week 23 January 2024 From 29 January-4 February, schools and youth organisations across Scotland will be participating in WELC...


Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...year, we are incredibly excited to discover and nurture new musical talent, and look forward to wELComing a new generation of artists ready to carve their own paths in Scotland’s vibrant music scene. If you are between the ages of 14 and 19 and...

Arts music scotland young people

Donna Martin
post

...has experience of leading Scottish Government’s GIRFEC team and is now the operations lead with CELCIS (Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and...

martin

Undergrad students to receive more financial support
post

...£900 increase in financial support available to students in Scotland. I’m sure this will be wELComed by many students who are struggling to balance their education and finances during the cost-of-living crisis. "Raising the Care Experienced...

care experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates

Interim report on Scotland's domestic abuse law
post

...one of the authors of the interim report said: “It is reassuring that victims and witnesses wELComed the expanded scope of the domestic abuse law. “However, our study found it has yet to reach its potential – adult and child victims and...

Children's rights domestic abuse relationships women's rights

Going hungry
post

...communities can cook and eat together. Published yesterday (Thursday 24 November), the letter wELComes the Government’s doubling of the Scottish Child Payment Bridging Payment, the ambition to end the requirement for food banks and recent...

cost of living Education Food food insecurity Poverty

Restraint and seclusion in schools
post

...of young people with learning disabilities on this important issue. Call to action While we wELCome the consultation on new guidance for schools, we are concerned that this will be non-binding and does not go far enough. In Safe Hands Yet...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

The value of childminding must be recognised
post

...November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension to funded childcare hours is failing childminding and...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care