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Influencing change: young people tackling Inequality head on

... Influencing change: young people tackling Inequality head on 17 December 2020 Reflecting on the success of a young people’s peer research project, Chris Ross argues that it’s vital we continue to make spaces for children to share their...


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

... The consequences of Inequality and our chance to choose a different path 18 November 2020 Launching our Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament, Jackie Brock explains why, in the wake of the pandemic, we must turn towards a wellbeing...


Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s Inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

...people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s Inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender Inequality

... Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender Inequality’ 8 Dec 2017 We have signaled our full support for Monica Lennon MSP’s proposals to provide sanitary products free of charge in locations such as schools,...

Health Inequalities Poverty

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

...broken, and the transition to a wellbeing economy is urgently required to tackle poverty, reduce Inequality, and to ensure we can deliver on our climate targets. The recent introduction of a Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy is a positive...


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

...broken, and the transition to a wellbeing economy is urgently required to tackle poverty, reduce Inequality, and to ensure we can deliver on our climate targets. The recent introduction of a Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy is a positive...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...central Scotland. Circle works with families facing multiple disadvantages because of structural Inequality, poverty, drug and alcohol use, imprisonment, physical or mental health, trauma, abuse, and loss. Click here to find out more about...


Economy ‘must be redesigned’ to focus on wellbeing and environmental sustainability

...is still fighting what can often feel like an impossible battle when it comes to poverty and Inequality. We know turning the tide on these will make a real terms improvement to people’s lives and collective wellbeing – but we cannot make...

economy Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting

Education National Improvement Framework: Data gathering must be accurate, considered and purposeful

...here to find out more Manifesto 2021-26 Including calls on Tackling Inequality, Early Years and Learning Click here to find out more Our vision and values Find out more about the vision and...

ASL ASN children and young people Children's rights Consultation response Education Poverty

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

...12 July. Children in Scotland’s Manifesto for 2021-26 calls for action to to tackle poverty and Inequality, including bolstering the support for low-income families. Click here to read the manifesto in full Share this ...

child poverty child poverty targets

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...can now see that the contribution of place in tackling Scotland’s biggest challenges around Inequality is centre stage. Its impact on habitual choices from the moment we step out of our front door accumulate to either increase or reduce...


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

...this pressure 35% cite digital inclusion as an issue 56% say they are seeing increasing levels of Inequality 49% of organisations report longer waiting times. Lack of access to local authority facilities, financial stresses being experienced by...

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

Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector should never be underestimated

...influencing the design of services and national policy to address the root causes of poverty and Inequality in Scotland. Having spent my career working in service delivery and service design based on the needs of  communities, I have a strong...


Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...to visit the website Children in Scotland's Manifesto 2021-26 Rights, Inequality and Health and Wellbeing all feature as themes in our manifesto Click here for more Food, Families, Futures...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

...their rights in relation to education Click to find out more Challenging Inequality and leading change The first report from the Inclusion Ambassadors Click to find out...

additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion

Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

...here to read Our strategic aims We're committed to challenging Inequality and championing participation Click here for more On diversity and the cycle of racism Our recent podcast...

diversity equality ethnic minorities ethnicity human rights inclusion Legislation pledge race rights statement

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

...to support the Inclusion Ambassadors Click to read the blog Challenging Inequality and leading change The first annual report from the Inclusion Ambassadors Click to download the report Take the...

additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

... Children in Scotland Manifesto 2021-26 Poverty and Inequality is one of the ten themes in our manifesto for change Click to read Being Bold Read Dr Katherine Trebeck's...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty

The right ASL information, at the right time

...the website News: Inclusion Ambassadors report calls for action 'Challenging Inequality and leading change', reviews the work of the Inclusion Ambassadors group Click here to read the news story News:...


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

...need with their education. Click here to visit the website 'Challenging Inequality and leading change' Media release: the first report charting the work and calls of the Inclusion Ambassadors is...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

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

...to ensure those with additional support needs feel supported at school. The report, Challenging Inequality and leading change, reviews the work of the Inclusion Ambassadors group from 2020-21. It highlights their activity over the last year,...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

...and excited to be taking up this wonderful appointment. I am passionate about challenging Inequality and working for a more just society, and I will bring this passion to the role of Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive. “It is a key...

appointment Bronwen Cohen CEO chief executive equality Inequality Jackie Brock Judith Turbyne OSCR post role

Radical wellbeing-focused redesign of Scottish Government budget key to post-Covid renewal

...Trust. It makes a series of bold calls focused on redirecting finances to tackling root causes of Inequality and poverty as Scotland emerges from Covid. Key recommendations include: A post-Covid spending review, with all spend proposals assessed...

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“Health and wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning process”

...all.” The response highlights the requirement to tackle wider systemic issues such as poverty, Inequality and discrimination. It recognises the need for both meaningful resources and political will in order to deliver a truly wellbeing and...

Consultation response engagement health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock to step down from role, charity announces

...to read more Our values and priorities We believe in challenging Inequality and strengthening child rights and participation Click to read more Our Board Our committed Board of Directors...

Board of Directors CEO chief executive Jackie Brock Joint Acting Chief Executives

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

...still heavily focussed on individual behaviour change and does recognise the impact of poverty and Inequality on health and wellbeing.” Digital: access and inclusion emphasis welcome “The broad focus on digital access and inclusion within the...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Navigating post-virus renewal - five steps into the future

...to these proposals, which must have a long-term legacy in tackling the causes of child poverty and Inequality. 4. Collaboration and support We have a unique role in bringing together experts to support and develop the children’s sector workforce,...


Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...final report was published in February 2020 Click to read our response "Inequality challenge is still top priority" In April we responded to news that the childcare expansion was being put on hold Click to...


“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”
CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’
budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it
25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund
access to childcare access to childcare fund childcare childcare provision Families fund Inequality low income out of school care Parents Poverty

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools
anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism

New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families
childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...of all, there is learning for all of us about how any kind of project that seeks to address Inequality or social justice at community level must be done with families not to them. “I’d like to thank all our partners who’ve supported...

Children communities community familis FFF Food income Inequality partnership Poverty

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

...Futures 9 June 2020 Elaine Kerridge on how our food project has deepened her understanding of Inequality – and the impact the clubs have had on health, relationships and sense of community I have been involved in our award-winning Food,...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

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

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery
equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families
childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...keen to get a fresh perspective from young people on the impact of place on health, wellbeing and Inequality. Lorna Bellany of Pennypit Community Development Trust, based at Prestonpans, said: “It’s so unique that this report is led by young...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland
Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...egalitarian countries, though the tendency has been for most countries to move towards greater Inequality. But Inequality in the UK increased dramatically in the 1980s, a huge step-change, we went up a mountain of Inequality. And we’ve stayed...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...In part five of our interview, he discusses how work as wage labour affects us emotionally, and Inequality’s impact on trust in social relationships  Children in Scotland: What do you think about the rise of automation in how it may affect...

equality Health Inequality Policy

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”

...he discusses how intersecting identities of gender, race and more are affected by increased Inequality, and why family environment shapes our perceptions of the world Children in Scotland: What do you think about intersectionality and...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 3: “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?”

...and its 2018 follow-up The Inner Level. In part three of our interview, he discusses the effect Inequality has on cultures of bullying, and the importance of positive social relationships for bolstering emotional and physical health Children in...

bullying Inequality schools

‘Societal issues that undermine young people’s chances compromise gains from early years support’

...support’ Naomi Eisenstadt, the Scottish Government’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, published her second report yesterday (3 July). The report makes 18 recommendations focusing on the later years of childhood and the...

Children's rights Inequality Poverty Scottish Government

Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...our wider work to end men’s violence against women and girls by tackling the root cause: gender Inequality. email: info@zerotolerance.org.uk Sponsors Conference...


Our history

...Children’s Wellbeing (2021), which called for finances to be redirected to tackle root causes of Inequality as Scotland emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic.  New services including Reach and My Rights, My Say, responding to further developments...


New funding announced to improve childcare

...two-year-olds will be a key focus over the next three years. Identifying tackling poverty and Inequality as the biggest challenge facing Scotland today, he also said “nothing will be off the table” to help households struggling with the...

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Supporting working mothers

...carers to work and increase their working hours, and that ELC provision can help to address gender Inequality in pay. All of this is also part of the Scottish policy-land dictionary acronym of 2022, NSET - the National Strategy for Economic...

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Annual Conference 2022

...inclusion Mental health and wellbeing Learning, education and early years Tackling Inequality Organisation and workforce development   Share this   General...


School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families

...to help transform family support July 22, 2022 New resource to help professionals tackle Inequality July 05,...

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RNLI launches 2022 water safety training programme

...to help transform family support Jul 12, 2022 Learning hub launched to help tackle Inequality Jul 6, 2022 Scotland's Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Jul 1,...

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New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities

... Magazine / News: Learning hub launched to help tackle Inequality Posted 05 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Health Inequality public health A new learning hub aims to help public services professionals...

Health Inequality public health

Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

...inclusion Mental health and wellbeing Learning, education and early years Tackling Inequality Organisation & workforce development Click here to find out more about our Covid safety and cancellation policy Buy...


Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes

...stereotypes Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality gender Inequality public health Ahead of her webinar in July, Susie reflects on how gender and public health issues are intrinsically linked...

equality gender Inequality public health

Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis

...cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish Government does more to address the cost of living and ease...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Jane-Claire Judson

...and a Commissioner at the Scottish Human Rights Commission. She is experienced in tackling Inequality and lack of access to rights and passionate about addressing Scotland’s health challenges so that current and future generations can...

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First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment

...and our focus must be relentless and constant." More progress needed However, the Poverty and Inequality Commission argue that more needs to be done. A report published by the commission last month (click to read) criticised progress so far,...

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Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap

...and the attainment gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in Scotland, former teacher, journalist and author James McEnaney...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland

...Greens, said:   "Today’s start line for free bus travel to under-22s shows how we can tackle Inequality, respond to the climate emergency and improve the lives of young people through decisive government action." Click here to learn more...

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Report warns child poverty targets could be missed

...poverty targets will be missed Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty The Poverty and Inequality Commission has warned child poverty targets will be missed unless the scale and scope of action is...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

...they have been recording data since 2014 of their own members to drive an acknowledgement of “an Inequality in terms of the experience of health for looked after children, compared to the experience of health by Scotland’s wider population of...

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Judith Turbyne

...that time she worked in international development, with charities challenging global poverty and Inequality. She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for many years, in local frontline organisations and with multinational funders, before...

turbyne

Media enquiries

...including: Children’s rights Education Children’s health and wellbeing Inclusion Poverty and Inequality Early years and childcare. Many of our key policy positions are outlined in our 2021-26 Manifesto. Click here to access our Manifesto We...


"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"

...in Scotland 2021-26 Manifesto Our manifesto covers 10 themes, including Poverty and Inequality Read on PageSuite End Child Poverty coalition manifesto Find out more about the calls in the ECP...


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Influencing change: young people tackling Inequality head on

... Influencing change: young people tackling Inequality head on 17 December 2020 Reflecting on the success of a young people’s peer research project, Chris Ross argues that it’s vital we continue to make spaces for children to share their...


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

... The consequences of Inequality and our chance to choose a different path 18 November 2020 Launching our Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament, Jackie Brock explains why, in the wake of the pandemic, we must turn towards a wellbeing...


Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s Inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

...people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s Inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender Inequality

... Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender Inequality’ 8 Dec 2017 We have signaled our full support for Monica Lennon MSP’s proposals to provide sanitary products free of charge in locations such as schools,...

Health Inequalities Poverty

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

...broken, and the transition to a wellbeing economy is urgently required to tackle poverty, reduce Inequality, and to ensure we can deliver on our climate targets. The recent introduction of a Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy is a positive...


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

...broken, and the transition to a wellbeing economy is urgently required to tackle poverty, reduce Inequality, and to ensure we can deliver on our climate targets. The recent introduction of a Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy is a positive...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...central Scotland. Circle works with families facing multiple disadvantages because of structural Inequality, poverty, drug and alcohol use, imprisonment, physical or mental health, trauma, abuse, and loss. Click here to find out more about...


Economy ‘must be redesigned’ to focus on wellbeing and environmental sustainability

...is still fighting what can often feel like an impossible battle when it comes to poverty and Inequality. We know turning the tide on these will make a real terms improvement to people’s lives and collective wellbeing – but we cannot make...

economy Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting

Education National Improvement Framework: Data gathering must be accurate, considered and purposeful

...here to find out more Manifesto 2021-26 Including calls on Tackling Inequality, Early Years and Learning Click here to find out more Our vision and values Find out more about the vision and...

ASL ASN children and young people Children's rights Consultation response Education Poverty

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

...12 July. Children in Scotland’s Manifesto for 2021-26 calls for action to to tackle poverty and Inequality, including bolstering the support for low-income families. Click here to read the manifesto in full Share this ...

child poverty child poverty targets

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...can now see that the contribution of place in tackling Scotland’s biggest challenges around Inequality is centre stage. Its impact on habitual choices from the moment we step out of our front door accumulate to either increase or reduce...


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

...this pressure 35% cite digital inclusion as an issue 56% say they are seeing increasing levels of Inequality 49% of organisations report longer waiting times. Lack of access to local authority facilities, financial stresses being experienced by...

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

Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector should never be underestimated

...influencing the design of services and national policy to address the root causes of poverty and Inequality in Scotland. Having spent my career working in service delivery and service design based on the needs of  communities, I have a strong...


Good Food Nation Bill consultation: Supporting the principle of a right to food

...to visit the website Children in Scotland's Manifesto 2021-26 Rights, Inequality and Health and Wellbeing all feature as themes in our manifesto Click here for more Food, Families, Futures...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

...their rights in relation to education Click to find out more Challenging Inequality and leading change The first report from the Inclusion Ambassadors Click to find out...

additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion

Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

...here to read Our strategic aims We're committed to challenging Inequality and championing participation Click here for more On diversity and the cycle of racism Our recent podcast...

diversity equality ethnic minorities ethnicity human rights inclusion Legislation pledge race rights statement

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

...to support the Inclusion Ambassadors Click to read the blog Challenging Inequality and leading change The first annual report from the Inclusion Ambassadors Click to download the report Take the...

additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

... Children in Scotland Manifesto 2021-26 Poverty and Inequality is one of the ten themes in our manifesto for change Click to read Being Bold Read Dr Katherine Trebeck's...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty

The right ASL information, at the right time

...the website News: Inclusion Ambassadors report calls for action 'Challenging Inequality and leading change', reviews the work of the Inclusion Ambassadors group Click here to read the news story News:...


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

...need with their education. Click here to visit the website 'Challenging Inequality and leading change' Media release: the first report charting the work and calls of the Inclusion Ambassadors is...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

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

...to ensure those with additional support needs feel supported at school. The report, Challenging Inequality and leading change, reviews the work of the Inclusion Ambassadors group from 2020-21. It highlights their activity over the last year,...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

...and excited to be taking up this wonderful appointment. I am passionate about challenging Inequality and working for a more just society, and I will bring this passion to the role of Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive. “It is a key...

appointment Bronwen Cohen CEO chief executive equality Inequality Jackie Brock Judith Turbyne OSCR post role

Radical wellbeing-focused redesign of Scottish Government budget key to post-Covid renewal

...Trust. It makes a series of bold calls focused on redirecting finances to tackling root causes of Inequality and poverty as Scotland emerges from Covid. Key recommendations include: A post-Covid spending review, with all spend proposals assessed...

budget budget process carnegie cattanach coronavirus covid dr katherine trebeck outcomes Participation radical systems change transparency Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting wellbeing budgets

“Health and wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning process”

...all.” The response highlights the requirement to tackle wider systemic issues such as poverty, Inequality and discrimination. It recognises the need for both meaningful resources and political will in order to deliver a truly wellbeing and...

Consultation response engagement health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock to step down from role, charity announces

...to read more Our values and priorities We believe in challenging Inequality and strengthening child rights and participation Click to read more Our Board Our committed Board of Directors...

Board of Directors CEO chief executive Jackie Brock Joint Acting Chief Executives

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

...still heavily focussed on individual behaviour change and does recognise the impact of poverty and Inequality on health and wellbeing.” Digital: access and inclusion emphasis welcome “The broad focus on digital access and inclusion within the...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Navigating post-virus renewal - five steps into the future

...to these proposals, which must have a long-term legacy in tackling the causes of child poverty and Inequality. 4. Collaboration and support We have a unique role in bringing together experts to support and develop the children’s sector workforce,...


Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...final report was published in February 2020 Click to read our response "Inequality challenge is still top priority" In April we responded to news that the childcare expansion was being put on hold Click to...


“We mustn’t lose sight of our collective goal”
CEO chief executive Children children's sector cost of living Families Inequality Jude pandemic Poverty resilience third sector

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’
budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it
25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund
access to childcare access to childcare fund childcare childcare provision Families fund Inequality low income out of school care Parents Poverty

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools
anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism

New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families
childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...of all, there is learning for all of us about how any kind of project that seeks to address Inequality or social justice at community level must be done with families not to them. “I’d like to thank all our partners who’ve supported...

Children communities community familis FFF Food income Inequality partnership Poverty

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

...Futures 9 June 2020 Elaine Kerridge on how our food project has deepened her understanding of Inequality – and the impact the clubs have had on health, relationships and sense of community I have been involved in our award-winning Food,...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

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

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery
equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families
childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...keen to get a fresh perspective from young people on the impact of place on health, wellbeing and Inequality. Lorna Bellany of Pennypit Community Development Trust, based at Prestonpans, said: “It’s so unique that this report is led by young...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland
Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...egalitarian countries, though the tendency has been for most countries to move towards greater Inequality. But Inequality in the UK increased dramatically in the 1980s, a huge step-change, we went up a mountain of Inequality. And we’ve stayed...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...In part five of our interview, he discusses how work as wage labour affects us emotionally, and Inequality’s impact on trust in social relationships  Children in Scotland: What do you think about the rise of automation in how it may affect...

equality Health Inequality Policy

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”

...he discusses how intersecting identities of gender, race and more are affected by increased Inequality, and why family environment shapes our perceptions of the world Children in Scotland: What do you think about intersectionality and...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 3: “There is so much more bullying in schools in more unequal societies. But why?”

...and its 2018 follow-up The Inner Level. In part three of our interview, he discusses the effect Inequality has on cultures of bullying, and the importance of positive social relationships for bolstering emotional and physical health Children in...

bullying Inequality schools

‘Societal issues that undermine young people’s chances compromise gains from early years support’

...support’ Naomi Eisenstadt, the Scottish Government’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, published her second report yesterday (3 July). The report makes 18 recommendations focusing on the later years of childhood and the...

Children's rights Inequality Poverty Scottish Government


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Judith Turbyne

...that time she worked in international development, with charities challenging global poverty and Inequality. She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for many years, in local frontline organisations and with multinational funders, before...

turbyne


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...our wider work to end men’s violence against women and girls by tackling the root cause: gender Inequality. email: info@zerotolerance.org.uk Sponsors Conference...


Our history

...Children’s Wellbeing (2021), which called for finances to be redirected to tackle root causes of Inequality as Scotland emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic.  New services including Reach and My Rights, My Say, responding to further developments...


Annual Conference 2022

...inclusion Mental health and wellbeing Learning, education and early years Tackling Inequality Organisation and workforce development   Share this   General...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

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New funding announced to improve childcare
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...two-year-olds will be a key focus over the next three years. Identifying tackling poverty and Inequality as the biggest challenge facing Scotland today, he also said “nothing will be off the table” to help households struggling with the...

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Supporting working mothers
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...carers to work and increase their working hours, and that ELC provision can help to address gender Inequality in pay. All of this is also part of the Scottish policy-land dictionary acronym of 2022, NSET - the National Strategy for Economic...

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School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families
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...to help transform family support July 22, 2022 New resource to help professionals tackle Inequality July 05,...

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RNLI launches 2022 water safety training programme
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...to help transform family support Jul 12, 2022 Learning hub launched to help tackle Inequality Jul 6, 2022 Scotland's Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Jul 1,...

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New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities
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... Magazine / News: Learning hub launched to help tackle Inequality Posted 05 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Health Inequality public health A new learning hub aims to help public services professionals...

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Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes
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...stereotypes Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality gender Inequality public health Ahead of her webinar in July, Susie reflects on how gender and public health issues are intrinsically linked...

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Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis
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...cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish Government does more to address the cost of living and ease...

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Jane-Claire Judson
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...and a Commissioner at the Scottish Human Rights Commission. She is experienced in tackling Inequality and lack of access to rights and passionate about addressing Scotland’s health challenges so that current and future generations can...

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First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
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...and our focus must be relentless and constant." More progress needed However, the Poverty and Inequality Commission argue that more needs to be done. A report published by the commission last month (click to read) criticised progress so far,...

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Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap
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...and the attainment gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in Scotland, former teacher, journalist and author James McEnaney...

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Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland
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...Greens, said:   "Today’s start line for free bus travel to under-22s shows how we can tackle Inequality, respond to the climate emergency and improve the lives of young people through decisive government action." Click here to learn more...

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Report warns child poverty targets could be missed
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...poverty targets will be missed Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty The Poverty and Inequality Commission has warned child poverty targets will be missed unless the scale and scope of action is...

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Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
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...they have been recording data since 2014 of their own members to drive an acknowledgement of “an Inequality in terms of the experience of health for looked after children, compared to the experience of health by Scotland’s wider population of...

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"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"
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...in Scotland 2021-26 Manifesto Our manifesto covers 10 themes, including Poverty and Inequality Read on PageSuite End Child Poverty coalition manifesto Find out more about the calls in the ECP...


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