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Safety. Sorted! Helping Families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week

...Safety. Sorted! Helping Families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week 21 May 2024 Ahead of Child Safety Week (Monday 3 – Sunday 9 June 2024), Katrina Phillips OBE, Chief Executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)...


Put children's views and experiences at the heart of Additional Support for Learning reform

...points towards an immediate need for change. As the years roll by, it is clear that children and Families are still facing the same issues they were ten years ago and no significant and sustained change has emerged over that time. There are...


£2M funding boost for football activity clubs

...funding will support more free before and after school clubs, and holiday clubs for children from Families on low incomes. It is hoped that this step will help more parents to enter or sustain employment or training, as part of Scottish...


10 highlights from our Annual Conference 2024

...of time, and we know what a serious impact this is having on the children and young and their Families and carers, as well as the organisations working with and for them. “However, I very much do believe there is real power in facing up to...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...it’s imperative we start asking questions in our organisations, services, communities and Families. what are we doing well for dads? What’s not working well? What are the barriers and opportunities to #keepingthepromise? What do dads...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...a diverse range of voices reflected in the report, and are aware that with intersectionality, some Families will face even harsher realities than those presented. Our hope is that the final report provides a strong basis of existing knowledge for...


Children in Scotland responds to the UNCRC Statutory Guidance Consultation

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and...


A new First Minister for Scotland, and time to assess priorities

...introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, both of which are having a positive impact for some Families who are struggling. Despite these successes, and child poverty having been a key focus for previous First Ministers, we are still living...


Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

...and charities to help plug the gap in the new benefits system roll-out, which saw lots of Families sanctioned or waiting up to 12 weeks for any money to come through the door. It was the first time I had seen such a harsh change in the...


Children in Scotland congratulates John Swinney on FM appointment

...to hear Mr Swinney reaffirm his commitment to eradicating child poverty. At a time when many Families are facing significant cost-of-living pressures and 1 in 4 children in Scotland are growing up in poverty, it is clear more urgent action is...


Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

...West of Edinburgh. Why is it important to be integrated within the communities of the children and Families you are working with? The communities that we work in are at a socioeconomic disadvantage with intergenerational patterns of trauma and...


Teen cancer survivor and advocate Molly Cuddihy and Natalie Don MSP join impressive line-up for Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2024

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for...


We can all be allies

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and...


New paper reflects young people’s views on behaviour and relationships in schools

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...ties The young women involved in the report were loyal to and protective of their Families. Some young people and practitioners shared how Families played a role in supporting violence. Loyalty to Families meant that challenging...


Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for...


Why child healthy weight matters

...when making food choices. A healthy diet is simply unaffordable and not available for many Families, and this is contributing to growing levels of overweight and obesity in children. So, what can be done? The good news is we know what...


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...


Families face a cost-of-living disaster this winter

... Families face a cost-of-living disaster this winter 20 Dec 2022 The Scottish Government must turn promises into policy to ease food insecurity for thousands of young people, writes Finlay Allmond, Magic Breakfast’s Policy and Public...


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...


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

The importance of youth participation for supporting Families affected by imprisonment

...The importance of youth participation for supporting Families affected by imprisonment 5 Mar 2024 With thousands of children in Scotland living with a parent in prison, Jazmine Bennett from Families Outside, the national charity working...


Conversations for Change: supporting Families affected by substance use

... Conversations for Change: supporting Families affected by substance use 2 Feb 2023 Continuing the conversation from their workshop at our Annual Conference, Circle’s Development Manager, Douglas Guest, reflects on research into lived and...


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....


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

... Struggling Families need more money in their pockets 29 January 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...


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...


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

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...


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...


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

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

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

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

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

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 August 2019 MEDIA RELEASE An award-winning food programme delivered across Scotland has again provided hundreds of children with nutritious meals,...


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

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...


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

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

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

...across Scotland supported by the Access to Childcare Fund (ACF) have made a difference to Families’ lives, bolstering children and parents’ health, relationships and financial security. That’s the key finding of the final report into...

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

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

...in the first of a two-part blog Jude Turbyne takes stock of how poverty is impacting on Families now – and why working in the children’s sector gives her hope  I have now been with Children in Scotland for just over a year. It has...

CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

Education costs Families hundreds per year, study finds

... Magazine / Families paying hundreds per year on essential education, new research finds Posted 11.05.23 by Alice Hinds cost of living Education free school meals School Parents and caregivers are spending...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Grant opens for Families with young children

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

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

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...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

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...

Early years Education Families reading

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...

charity third sector

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...


Free cycling events for Families

...World Championships 2023: events programme gets underway with free activities for children and Families Posted 04.08.23 by Alice Hinds cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing As thousands of...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh Families

... Magazine / News: School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh Families Posted 30 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty The City of Edinburgh Council has...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

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...


07/2024 Residential

...safe space. This residential is for practitioners working directly with children, young people or Families who have experienced trauma. Tickets Price: £595 for members | £695 for non-members Book your place Key...


AC24 - Resources

...slides Animal guardians flyer Animal guardians booklet 4d |Paying the Price: the cost to Families of imprisonment from Families Outside Workshop slides Designated travel report Child impact assessment - dad Child impact assessment -...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...Local Information System for Scotland) is a national digital programme enabling people, including Families and professionals supporting them, to find and share information on resources, services, groups, and support in their local communities and...


Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

... Magazine / New report shows expansion of funded childcare delivers for low income Families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

The family food shop in an ideal world

...costs of a choice-led, nutritious family shop Posted 18 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment Research exploring what...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Bridging Payment to be doubled

...from across the sector Posted 11 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Families in Scotland currently in receipt of the Bridging Payment will receive a doubled...

child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Rewind welfare reform says new report

...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...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand

...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...

charity Children Families third sector young people


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Safety. Sorted! Helping Families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week

...Safety. Sorted! Helping Families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week 21 May 2024 Ahead of Child Safety Week (Monday 3 – Sunday 9 June 2024), Katrina Phillips OBE, Chief Executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)...


Put children's views and experiences at the heart of Additional Support for Learning reform

...points towards an immediate need for change. As the years roll by, it is clear that children and Families are still facing the same issues they were ten years ago and no significant and sustained change has emerged over that time. There are...


£2M funding boost for football activity clubs

...funding will support more free before and after school clubs, and holiday clubs for children from Families on low incomes. It is hoped that this step will help more parents to enter or sustain employment or training, as part of Scottish...


10 highlights from our Annual Conference 2024

...of time, and we know what a serious impact this is having on the children and young and their Families and carers, as well as the organisations working with and for them. “However, I very much do believe there is real power in facing up to...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...it’s imperative we start asking questions in our organisations, services, communities and Families. what are we doing well for dads? What’s not working well? What are the barriers and opportunities to #keepingthepromise? What do dads...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...a diverse range of voices reflected in the report, and are aware that with intersectionality, some Families will face even harsher realities than those presented. Our hope is that the final report provides a strong basis of existing knowledge for...


Children in Scotland responds to the UNCRC Statutory Guidance Consultation

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and...


A new First Minister for Scotland, and time to assess priorities

...introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, both of which are having a positive impact for some Families who are struggling. Despite these successes, and child poverty having been a key focus for previous First Ministers, we are still living...


Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

...and charities to help plug the gap in the new benefits system roll-out, which saw lots of Families sanctioned or waiting up to 12 weeks for any money to come through the door. It was the first time I had seen such a harsh change in the...


Children in Scotland congratulates John Swinney on FM appointment

...to hear Mr Swinney reaffirm his commitment to eradicating child poverty. At a time when many Families are facing significant cost-of-living pressures and 1 in 4 children in Scotland are growing up in poverty, it is clear more urgent action is...


Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

...West of Edinburgh. Why is it important to be integrated within the communities of the children and Families you are working with? The communities that we work in are at a socioeconomic disadvantage with intergenerational patterns of trauma and...


Teen cancer survivor and advocate Molly Cuddihy and Natalie Don MSP join impressive line-up for Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2024

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for...


We can all be allies

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for more Participation and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and...


New paper reflects young people’s views on behaviour and relationships in schools

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...ties The young women involved in the report were loyal to and protective of their Families. Some young people and practitioners shared how Families played a role in supporting violence. Loyalty to Families meant that challenging...


Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

...we offer a range of services that provide support, advice and representation for children and Families Click here for...


Why child healthy weight matters

...when making food choices. A healthy diet is simply unaffordable and not available for many Families, and this is contributing to growing levels of overweight and obesity in children. So, what can be done? The good news is we know what...


Families face a cost-of-living disaster this winter

... Families face a cost-of-living disaster this winter 20 Dec 2022 The Scottish Government must turn promises into policy to ease food insecurity for thousands of young people, writes Finlay Allmond, Magic Breakfast’s Policy and Public...


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 importance of youth participation for supporting Families affected by imprisonment

...The importance of youth participation for supporting Families affected by imprisonment 5 Mar 2024 With thousands of children in Scotland living with a parent in prison, Jazmine Bennett from Families Outside, the national charity working...


Conversations for Change: supporting Families affected by substance use

... Conversations for Change: supporting Families affected by substance use 2 Feb 2023 Continuing the conversation from their workshop at our Annual Conference, Circle’s Development Manager, Douglas Guest, reflects on research into lived and...


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....


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

... Struggling Families need more money in their pockets 29 January 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...


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...


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

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...


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...


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

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

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

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

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

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 August 2019 MEDIA RELEASE An award-winning food programme delivered across Scotland has again provided hundreds of children with nutritious meals,...


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

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...


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

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

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

...across Scotland supported by the Access to Childcare Fund (ACF) have made a difference to Families’ lives, bolstering children and parents’ health, relationships and financial security. That’s the key finding of the final report into...

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

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

...in the first of a two-part blog Jude Turbyne takes stock of how poverty is impacting on Families now – and why working in the children’s sector gives her hope  I have now been with Children in Scotland for just over a year. It has...

CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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


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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...


07/2024 Residential

...safe space. This residential is for practitioners working directly with children, young people or Families who have experienced trauma. Tickets Price: £595 for members | £695 for non-members Book your place Key...


AC24 - Resources

...slides Animal guardians flyer Animal guardians booklet 4d |Paying the Price: the cost to Families of imprisonment from Families Outside Workshop slides Designated travel report Child impact assessment - dad Child impact assessment -...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...Local Information System for Scotland) is a national digital programme enabling people, including Families and professionals supporting them, to find and share information on resources, services, groups, and support in their local communities and...



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Education costs Families hundreds per year, study finds
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... Magazine / Families paying hundreds per year on essential education, new research finds Posted 11.05.23 by Alice Hinds cost of living Education free school meals School Parents and caregivers are spending...

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

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Community Play Fund gets Families outdoors
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... 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...

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Thousands of books donated to Families in Scotland
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... 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...

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Charity appeal to support Families this winter
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... 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...

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


Free cycling events for Families
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...World Championships 2023: events programme gets underway with free activities for children and Families Posted 04.08.23 by Alice Hinds cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing As thousands of...

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School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh Families
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... Magazine / News: School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh Families Posted 30 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty The City of Edinburgh Council has...

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Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
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... Magazine / New report shows expansion of funded childcare delivers for low income Families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been...

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The family food shop in an ideal world
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...costs of a choice-led, nutritious family shop Posted 18 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment Research exploring what...

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Bridging Payment to be doubled
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...from across the sector Posted 11 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Families in Scotland currently in receipt of the Bridging Payment will receive a doubled...

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Rewind welfare reform says new report
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...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...

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

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