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Families' voices highlight the value of a special nursing service

... Families' voices highlight the value of a special nursing service 4 Dec 2017 Children’s Hospices should extend hospital and community work across Scotland to support more Families, writes Jane Miller, when reflecting on a moving piece of...


News: Community Play Fund gets Families outdoors

... Magazine / News: Community Play Fund aims to get Families outdoors Posted April 12 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Photo © Anna Cervinkova health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of children from deprived...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Supporting children, young people and Families affected by drugs

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


The rights of children and Families must be at the heart of housing policy

... The rights of children and Families must be at the heart of housing policy 2 March 2020 Children in Scotland has published its consultation response to the Scottish Government’s draft vision for our homes and communities in 2040....


20,000+ club places available to children and Families this summer as part of award-winning food project

... 20,000+ summer club places for children and Families as food project expands From today (Monday 2 July 2018) children across Scotland will again be participating in Children in Scotland’s award-winning food partnership programme, Food,...

Education Food food poverty Health

Children in Scotland food project offers 20,000 places to children and Families this summer

... Children in Scotland food project offers 20,000 places to children and Families this summer 2 Jul 2018 From 2 July 2018, children across Scotland will be participating in summer clubs run as part of our award-winning Food, Families, Futures...


Gambling education and prevention with young people and Families (FREE)

... Gambling education and prevention with young people and Families (FREE) When 04/06/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Free member event Category About this event Gambling is a hidden addiction. This training workshop is an...


25 Calls response: Struggling Families need more money in their pockets

...Struggling Families need more money in their pockets 29 Jan 2019 SallyAnn Kelly, Chief Executive of Aberlour responds to Call 15 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty I...


Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for Families and participation to give children the best start

... Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for Families and participation to give children the best start By Sally Cavers and Anthony O'Malley The early years are a collective responsibility Scotland is fully signed up to the importance of...


Child-inclusive practice for working with Families in conflict: with Bill Hewlett

... Child-inclusive practice for working with Families in conflict: with Bill Hewlett When 15/05/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event This two-day intensive training workshop is aimed at those...


Supporting children, young people and Families affected by drugs

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


News: Charity appeal to support Families this winter

... Image: Catherine Bromley Magazine / News: Charity launches appeal to support Families this winter Posted 3 November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. charity third sector Fife Gingerbread has launched its annual ‘Heat...

charity third sector

News: Co-created resource offers support for young people and Families involved in the Scottish justice system

...and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ), is intended to help children, young people and Families navigate the criminal justice system using the voices and experiences of young people. ‘Just the Right Space’ was co-created with...

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News: Thousands of books donated to Families in Scotland

... Magazine / News: Thousands of books donated to Families in Scotland Posted 6 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Early years Education Families reading More than 2,500 books have been donated to Families supported...

Early years Education Families reading

Supporting children, young people and Families with sleep

... Supporting children, young people and Families with sleep When 20/08/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Increasingly, children and young people are losing sleep for a variety of reasons. This...


Chancellor’s pledges offer Families zero protection from financial hardship

... Chancellor’s pledges offer Families zero protection from financial hardship 22 Nov 2017 Today’s Budget announcements on Universal Credit and the minimum wage will do nothing to stem rising inequality, writes Assistant Policy Officer Chris...


Co-producing school meals with pupils and Families 'will help target obesity and support healthy eating'

... Co-producing school meals with pupils and Families 'will help target obesity and support healthy eating' Children in Scotland is calling for greater involvement of pupils and parents in preparing food at schools as a way of targeting obesity...


Food, Families, Futures (2015-2020)

... Food, Families, Futures From 2015 to 2020, Children in Scotland developed and led an innovative and multi-award- winning project to address a major social issue: food insecurity and its links with wellbeing and education. Launched in December...


Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and Families

... Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and Families Enquire, Scotland's advice service for additional support for learning, has re-launched its website. The new site, available from today, offers Families advice...

ASL Children's rights News Support

Summer clubs meet a purpose, but the wider issue is how to address poverty and food insecurity for our lowest income Families

...summer clubs meet a purpose. But let's address the wider issue of food insecurity for low-income Families 8 Aug 2018 The summer holidays are slowly drawing to a close. For many Families the last few weeks will have been a blur of juggling...


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

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

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock

Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families

...Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families (Half day) When 20/09/2018 10:00 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event When a child reaches the age of 16, parents and carers lose the authority to...


New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income Families

... New fund will strengthen access to out of school and holiday childcare for low-income Families 6 July 2020 A new fund launched today aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for low income Families. The Access to...

childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

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

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

childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Summer days, but changed services for Families

... Summer days, but changed services for Families 11 Aug 2020 Sarah De Rees from the Orkney Islands’ Home-Start team updates on the impact of Phase 3 and the continuing resilience of Families in the face of the pandemic The hot, bright sun is...

Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many Families. We can’t go back to it

... 25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many Families. We can’t go back to it 9 October 2020 In a special blog for Challenge Poverty Week, Clare Simpson revisits her 25 Calls contribution, arguing that UNCRC...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

Stepping Stone for Families

... Stepping Stone for Families Stepping Stones for Families is investigating the need/demand for out of school care at weekends to better meet the needs of working parents. Alongside this we are exploring reasons for poor uptake during school...


Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people and Families

... Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people and Families When 30/04/2020 09:30 Where Inverness Type Free member event Category Update to our learning programme As part of our organisational response to the...


From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures

... From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures 9 June 2020 Elaine Kerridge on how our food project has deepened her understanding of inequality – and the impact the clubs have...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families

... Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families When 12/03/2020 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Free member event Category About this event When a child reaches the age of 16, parents and carers lose the...


25 Calls response: In a time of cuts, job insecurity and social isolation, Scotland must step up to provide consistent, relationship-based support for Families

...and social isolation, Scotland must step up to provide consistent, relationship-based support for Families Shelagh Young, Home-Start UK Director of Scotland, responds to call 21 of our 25 Calls campaign, which argued that Scotland must invest...

25 calls

Food, Families, Futures project serves up fun activities and 3,500 meals over the summer

... Food, Families, Futures project serves up fun activities and 3,500 meals over the summer 23 Aug 2019 MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release An award-winning food programme delivered across Scotland has again provided hundreds of children with...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund

...childcare round about the school day and during the holidays is often prohibitive for low income Families and can limit opportunities for parents to work, train and learn. The Fund aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable,...

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CHANGE: Childcare and Nurture, Glasgow East (2016-2020)

...Community Fund. It was informed by community engagement and relationship-building with children, Families, professionals and organisations across Calton and Bridgeton, Parkhead and Dalmarnock and the Tollcross and West Shettleston...

Early years Families Parents Scottish Schools Welfare

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and Families in Scotland. Over the 27 years of our existence, we have built up considerable expertise in working with children and young people to...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

News: New child-led research into justice in Scotland
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Family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays

...hubs” during the summer holidays, drawing on Children in Scotland’s learning from our Food, Families, Futures partnership project. This is an edited extract from her letter: The Scottish Conservatives’ proposal to keep schools open as...

Education Families Food Jackie Brock News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand

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

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News: Rewind welfare reform says new report

...says new report Posted 13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in Scotland could be lifted...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation
Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...are protected and their voices heard – and that the implications of Brexit for our children and Families is at the top of the political agenda. Related to this is the issue of how young people can be enfranchised so that their voices always...

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

Holiday Hunger report 'a wake-up call that flags local solutions'

...in Scotland submitted evidence to the report based on its own research and findings from its Food, Families, Futures project which was piloted last summer. Our key points, included in today's report, contextualised holiday hunger in the wider...

Families Food Jackie Brock News Poverty Scottish Government Westminster

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

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

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock Scottish Schools

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and Families in Scotland. www.childreninscotland.org.uk Creative Scotland Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

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

...look for evidence to see that this principle is being borne out in the experiences of children, Families, and providers. The Scottish Government’s pledge of £2million towards improving access to nursery education for children with...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’

...warning that the implementation of the cap will increase child poverty and cause vulnerable Families to be more reliant on government welfare and services, both now and in the future. Our response highlights concerns about the implication...

Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

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

...Scotland, with far-reaching and often devastating impacts. “Concerted effort is required within Families, schools, communities and at societal level to substantially strengthen the support mechanisms that are already available to children and...

Children Children's rights Families Scottish Schools Staff Support Wellbeing

News: Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’

...here to learn more about Keep the Heid Related content Thousands of books donated to Families in Scotland Apr 6, 2022 Comment Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated Mar 3, 2022 Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Jan...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

News: Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda

...22, 2022 Rewind welfare reform says new report April 13, 2022 Thousands of books donated to Families in Scotland April 6, 2022 500 BSL signs added to create a more inclusive tech sector  March 30,...

additional support for learning ASN Education

News: Report highlights success of family support programme

...was fist delivered in NHS Lothian and to see it extended across Scotland to reach thousands more Families is something very special for us all. “This 10-year analysis of the delivery of the service across Scotland will help us see how far we...

Health parenting

Our new partnership with the RS Macdonald Charitable Trust

...forces, we can reach more professionals and ultimately support more children, young people and Families in Scotland.” The partnership will provide discounted access for grant holders to our award-winning open learning programme as well as...


News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment

...is already making a difference to the lives of thousands of children and young people, and their Families. "For the first time anywhere in the UK, we have an online application facility for applying for our disability benefits, and the high...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

About us

...support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and Families in Scotland. Our priorities Our priorities are the key areas we focus on. They are: Championing the participation and inclusion...


Latest issue of Insight now available

...across the sector, looks critically at some of the big issues facing children, young people and Families, and promotes best practice from across the country. Speaking about the latest issue, Jennifer Drummond, Editor of Insight said: “We are...

Insight membership

27 Jan 21 – Supporting children, young people and Families affected by drugs

27 Jan 21 - Supporting children, young people and Families affected by drugs

20 Aug 19 - Supporting children, young people and Families with sleep

12 Mar 20 - Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families

4 Jun 19 - Gambling education and prevention with young people and Families

30 Apr 20 - Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people and Families

30 Jan 2019 - Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families

Issue 2 (Summer 2022)


Supporting children, young people and Families affected by drugs

Start date: 27/01/2021 09:30

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


Gambling education and prevention with young people and Families (FREE)

Start date: 04/06/2019 09:30

... Gambling education and prevention with young people and Families (FREE) When 04/06/2019 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Free member event Category About this event Gambling is a hidden addiction. This training workshop is an...


Child-inclusive practice for working with Families in conflict: with Bill Hewlett

Start date: 15/05/2018 09:30

... Child-inclusive practice for working with Families in conflict: with Bill Hewlett When 15/05/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event This two-day intensive training workshop is aimed at those...


Supporting children, young people and Families affected by drugs

Start date: 27/01/2021 09:30

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


Supporting children, young people and Families with sleep

Start date: 20/08/2019 09:30

... Supporting children, young people and Families with sleep When 20/08/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event Increasingly, children and young people are losing sleep for a variety of reasons. This...


Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families

Start date: 30/01/2019 10:00

...Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families (Half day) When 20/09/2018 10:00 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event When a child reaches the age of 16, parents and carers lose the authority to...


Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people and Families

Start date: 30/04/2020 09:30

... Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people and Families When 30/04/2020 09:30 Where Inverness Type Free member event Category Update to our learning programme As part of our organisational response to the...


Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families

Start date: 12/03/2020 09:30

... Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families When 12/03/2020 09:30 Where Glasgow Type Free member event Category About this event When a child reaches the age of 16, parents and carers lose the...



Families' voices highlight the value of a special nursing service

... Families' voices highlight the value of a special nursing service 4 Dec 2017 Children’s Hospices should extend hospital and community work across Scotland to support more Families, writes Jane Miller, when reflecting on a moving piece of...


The rights of children and Families must be at the heart of housing policy

... The rights of children and Families must be at the heart of housing policy 2 March 2020 Children in Scotland has published its consultation response to the Scottish Government’s draft vision for our homes and communities in 2040....


20,000+ club places available to children and Families this summer as part of award-winning food project

... 20,000+ summer club places for children and Families as food project expands From today (Monday 2 July 2018) children across Scotland will again be participating in Children in Scotland’s award-winning food partnership programme, Food,...

Education Food food poverty Health

Children in Scotland food project offers 20,000 places to children and Families this summer

... Children in Scotland food project offers 20,000 places to children and Families this summer 2 Jul 2018 From 2 July 2018, children across Scotland will be participating in summer clubs run as part of our award-winning Food, Families, Futures...


25 Calls response: Struggling Families need more money in their pockets

...Struggling Families need more money in their pockets 29 Jan 2019 SallyAnn Kelly, Chief Executive of Aberlour responds to Call 15 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 15: Top up child benefit by £5 per week to loosen the grip of child poverty I...


Chancellor’s pledges offer Families zero protection from financial hardship

... Chancellor’s pledges offer Families zero protection from financial hardship 22 Nov 2017 Today’s Budget announcements on Universal Credit and the minimum wage will do nothing to stem rising inequality, writes Assistant Policy Officer Chris...


Co-producing school meals with pupils and Families 'will help target obesity and support healthy eating'

... Co-producing school meals with pupils and Families 'will help target obesity and support healthy eating' Children in Scotland is calling for greater involvement of pupils and parents in preparing food at schools as a way of targeting obesity...


Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and Families

... Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and Families Enquire, Scotland's advice service for additional support for learning, has re-launched its website. The new site, available from today, offers Families advice...

ASL Children's rights News Support

Summer clubs meet a purpose, but the wider issue is how to address poverty and food insecurity for our lowest income Families

...summer clubs meet a purpose. But let's address the wider issue of food insecurity for low-income Families 8 Aug 2018 The summer holidays are slowly drawing to a close. For many Families the last few weeks will have been a blur of juggling...


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

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

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock

New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income Families

... New fund will strengthen access to out of school and holiday childcare for low-income Families 6 July 2020 A new fund launched today aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for low income Families. The Access to...

childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

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

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

childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Summer days, but changed services for Families

... Summer days, but changed services for Families 11 Aug 2020 Sarah De Rees from the Orkney Islands’ Home-Start team updates on the impact of Phase 3 and the continuing resilience of Families in the face of the pandemic The hot, bright sun is...

Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many Families. We can’t go back to it

... 25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many Families. We can’t go back to it 9 October 2020 In a special blog for Challenge Poverty Week, Clare Simpson revisits her 25 Calls contribution, arguing that UNCRC...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures

... From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures 9 June 2020 Elaine Kerridge on how our food project has deepened her understanding of inequality – and the impact the clubs have...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

25 Calls response: In a time of cuts, job insecurity and social isolation, Scotland must step up to provide consistent, relationship-based support for Families

...and social isolation, Scotland must step up to provide consistent, relationship-based support for Families Shelagh Young, Home-Start UK Director of Scotland, responds to call 21 of our 25 Calls campaign, which argued that Scotland must invest...

25 calls

Food, Families, Futures project serves up fun activities and 3,500 meals over the summer

... Food, Families, Futures project serves up fun activities and 3,500 meals over the summer 23 Aug 2019 MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release An award-winning food programme delivered across Scotland has again provided hundreds of children with...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund

...childcare round about the school day and during the holidays is often prohibitive for low income Families and can limit opportunities for parents to work, train and learn. The Fund aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable,...

access to childcare access to childcare fund childcare childcare provision Families fund Inequality low income out of school care Parents Poverty

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and Families in Scotland. Over the 27 years of our existence, we have built up considerable expertise in working with children and young people to...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

Family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays

...hubs” during the summer holidays, drawing on Children in Scotland’s learning from our Food, Families, Futures partnership project. This is an edited extract from her letter: The Scottish Conservatives’ proposal to keep schools open as...

Education Families Food Jackie Brock News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation
Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...are protected and their voices heard – and that the implications of Brexit for our children and Families is at the top of the political agenda. Related to this is the issue of how young people can be enfranchised so that their voices always...

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

Holiday Hunger report 'a wake-up call that flags local solutions'

...in Scotland submitted evidence to the report based on its own research and findings from its Food, Families, Futures project which was piloted last summer. Our key points, included in today's report, contextualised holiday hunger in the wider...

Families Food Jackie Brock News Poverty Scottish Government Westminster

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

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

Children Councillors Families Food Health Jackie Brock Scottish Schools

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

...support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and Families in Scotland. www.childreninscotland.org.uk Creative Scotland Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

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

...look for evidence to see that this principle is being borne out in the experiences of children, Families, and providers. The Scottish Government’s pledge of £2million towards improving access to nursery education for children with...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’

...warning that the implementation of the cap will increase child poverty and cause vulnerable Families to be more reliant on government welfare and services, both now and in the future. Our response highlights concerns about the implication...

Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

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

...Scotland, with far-reaching and often devastating impacts. “Concerted effort is required within Families, schools, communities and at societal level to substantially strengthen the support mechanisms that are already available to children and...

Children Children's rights Families Scottish Schools Staff Support Wellbeing

Our new partnership with the RS Macdonald Charitable Trust

...forces, we can reach more professionals and ultimately support more children, young people and Families in Scotland.” The partnership will provide discounted access for grant holders to our award-winning open learning programme as well as...


Latest issue of Insight now available

...across the sector, looks critically at some of the big issues facing children, young people and Families, and promotes best practice from across the country. Speaking about the latest issue, Jennifer Drummond, Editor of Insight said: “We are...

Insight membership


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Stepping Stone for Families

... Stepping Stone for Families Stepping Stones for Families is investigating the need/demand for out of school care at weekends to better meet the needs of working parents. Alongside this we are exploring reasons for poor uptake during school...


About us

...support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and Families in Scotland. Our priorities Our priorities are the key areas we focus on. They are: Championing the participation and inclusion...



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News: Community Play Fund gets Families outdoors
post

... Magazine / News: Community Play Fund aims to get Families outdoors Posted April 12 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Photo © Anna Cervinkova health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of children from deprived...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for Families and participation to give children the best start
post

... Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for Families and participation to give children the best start By Sally Cavers and Anthony O'Malley The early years are a collective responsibility Scotland is fully signed up to the importance of...


News: Charity appeal to support Families this winter
post

... Image: Catherine Bromley Magazine / News: Charity launches appeal to support Families this winter Posted 3 November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. charity third sector Fife Gingerbread has launched its annual ‘Heat...

charity third sector

News: Co-created resource offers support for young people and Families involved in the Scottish justice system
post

...and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ), is intended to help children, young people and Families navigate the criminal justice system using the voices and experiences of young people. ‘Just the Right Space’ was co-created with...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

News: Thousands of books donated to Families in Scotland
post

... Magazine / News: Thousands of books donated to Families in Scotland Posted 6 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Early years Education Families reading More than 2,500 books have been donated to Families supported...

Early years Education Families reading

News: New child-led research into justice in Scotland
postchild rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice

News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand
post

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

charity Children Families third sector young people

News: Rewind welfare reform says new report
post

...says new report Posted 13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in Scotland could be lifted...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

News: Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’
post

...here to learn more about Keep the Heid Related content Thousands of books donated to Families in Scotland Apr 6, 2022 Comment Why books and reading deserve to be celebrated Mar 3, 2022 Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Jan...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

News: Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda
post

...22, 2022 Rewind welfare reform says new report April 13, 2022 Thousands of books donated to Families in Scotland April 6, 2022 500 BSL signs added to create a more inclusive tech sector  March 30,...

additional support for learning ASN Education

News: Report highlights success of family support programme
post

...was fist delivered in NHS Lothian and to see it extended across Scotland to reach thousands more Families is something very special for us all. “This 10-year analysis of the delivery of the service across Scotland will help us see how far we...

Health parenting

News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment
post

...is already making a difference to the lives of thousands of children and young people, and their Families. "For the first time anywhere in the UK, we have an online application facility for applying for our disability benefits, and the high...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

27 Jan 21 – Supporting children, young people and Families affected by drugs
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27 Jan 21 - Supporting children, young people and Families affected by drugs
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20 Aug 19 - Supporting children, young people and Families with sleep
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12 Mar 20 - Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families
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4 Jun 19 - Gambling education and prevention with young people and Families
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30 Apr 20 - Gaming and gambling education and prevention with young people and Families
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30 Jan 2019 - Guardianship and power of attorney for children, young people and Families
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Issue 2 (Summer 2022)
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