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Why focus on LGBT issues?

... Why focus on LGBT issues? 27 Oct 2017 Raising awareness of discrimination and how to stop it helps us support children and reflects our fundamental values, writes Simon Massey Children in Scotland started the LGBT Charter of Rights...

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An equal future? Scotland's next steps for including LGBT children and young people

... An equal future? Scotland's next steps for including LGBT children and young people When 01/02/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Conference Category Health and Wellbeing About this event LGBT Youth Scotland and Children in...


Comment: It’s time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people

... Magazine / Comment: It's time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 Oct, 2021 by Catherine Bromley equality LGBT A new national survey is our chance to hear Scotland's LGBT young people...

equality LGBT

Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award

... Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award 1 Feb 2019 Children in Scotland is delighted to have been awarded the LGBT Charter Silver award by LGBT Youth Scotland which was achieved at the end of 2018. The award is the culmination...


An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people

... An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people LGBT Youth Scotland and Children in Scotland are pleased to announce a landmark one-day conference that will explore the practical steps required to fulfil...


Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

... Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism When 25/02/2021 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has...


Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

...Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism (half day) When 05/02/2020 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event This half-day training will explore your understanding of gender and autism. You...


News: First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched

... Magazine / News: World's first LGBT-inclusive education resources Posted 24 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education equality LGBT Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay,...

Education equality LGBT

Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

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

Education equality LGBT

In-house training: partnership event

...hire and administration. Recent events run in partnership with other organisations in the sector: LGBT Youth Scotland (Feb 2018) Joint one-day conference to help the sector increase its skills and confidence in creating environments where lesbian,...


Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying

...affects particular groups. The majority (71 per cent) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people experience bullying in school on the grounds of being LGBT, while two-thirds of young people who have learning disabilities and/or...


Sea change or same old?

...Scotland. But there were beacons in the dark. In November the Scottish Parliament agreed that LGBTI-inclusive education would become a reality in all of Scotland’s state schools.  In 2018 Scotland also became first in the world to introduce...


Call 8: Reform the Gender Recognition Act and give trans young people the chance to live full, happy lives

...published research including the findings of the UK Government’s National LGBT Survey (2018) and LGBT Youth Scotland’s Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People (2018), shows that transgender people in the UK are at a...


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

...a member If you have some time during your lunch break, follow #ComeOutForLGBT to keep updated with the discussion from the… https://t.co/lvfwVLOWLD Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send...


First Minister challenged by young people on mental health support and Brexit aftermath

...young people could be better supported in education. She also said she would like to see LGBT awareness training in all schools in Scotland, and that there may not be enough being done to raise awareness of the challenges faced by young...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

Creating Safety: child protection in the creative sector (Webinar)

...a member If you have some time during your lunch break, follow #ComeOutForLGBT to keep updated with the discussion from the… https://t.co/lvfwVLOWLD Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send...


"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

...believe in yourself, and don’t let people bring you down.” Trans rights Ethan, aged 20 from LGBT Youth Scotland, pressed the First Minister on the current timetable for amending the Gender Recognition Act (GRA), which would allow transgender...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

How we work

...awards and accreditations. Recent examples include the EFQM Committed to Excellence and the LGBT Charter of Rights.   Our staff Find out more about the Children in Scotland staff team, their areas of expertise, and get in...


Simon Massey

...Team and the Membership Service. He has a keen interest in equality and diversity, particularly LGBT+ issues and led the organisation through LGBT Youth Scotland's LGBT Charter of Rights accreditation. He is also a rep on the Workforce group of...

Massey

Lynn Gilmour

...specific projects. She is actively involved with our Participation and Engagement work and work on LGBT+ equality. Lynn joined Children in Scotland in November 2004. She has 20 years’ experience working in journalism, PR, events management,...

Gilmour

News

...in their lives. 1 February 2019 Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award Children in Scotland is delighted to have been awarded the LGBT Charter Silver award by LGBT Youth Scotland...


Child Bereavement UK: Bereavement Support Practitioner

...particularly where we are under-represented, currently, this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME). Click here to find out more     Vacancy details Please...


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

...a member Join us for An equal future? Scotland's next steps for including LGBT children and young people - 1 Feb, Edinburgh.… https://t.co/N31hqTjhdJ Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send...


Providing practical and emotional support for young people at risk of CSE

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @LGBTYS: Do you have big ideas about the future of digital youth work? Want to help us make Scotland the best place to grow up for LGBT...


2018 preview: culture, kindergartens and coming of age

...‘My Food’ – and there’s a fantastic competition you can take part in. Find out more here. LGBT rights and equality We want to make a contribution to building a more inclusive, equal society in which homophobia no longer scars young...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018: day one

...the way we see people who look different Young people from Changing Faces 2b     Improving LGBT inclusion in your settings Young people from LGBT Youth Scotland 2c     Me, my mum and CEDAR Young people from Scottish Borders Council...


25 Calls response: 'Trans students can't afford a delay on GRA reform'

...trans and non-binary people across Scotland. We deserve no less. Blog written by  Ethan Cain, LGBT Officer, and Ethan Wilson, Trans Officer, at NUS Scotland. Find out more about NUS Scotland's work at www.nusconnect.org.uk/nus-scotland and...

25 calls

Living Museums (2021)

...by museums and the heritage sector. The themed calls were: Inclusion & Diversity Colonialism LGBT Inclusion Mental Health Housing Youth employment Contemporary items      Calls shared on social media for the Make A Change – Make   ...


Apply now to be one of our young board members

...This includes, but is not limited to: care experience disability (physical or learning) LGBTQIA+ minority ethnic backgrounds Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about your application or would require any...


25 & Up: A workforce to be reckoned with

...workforce in Scotland. Examples include: in November 2018, the Scottish Government announcing that LGBT-inclusive education would be implemented across all state schools; the Scottish Government’s pledge last November that the UNCRC would be...


Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick

...Wellbeing Resource, including detailed survey data. Related content News World's first LGBT-inclusive education resources Sept 24, 2021 Q&A with Ruth Fidler: Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Sept 22, 2021 News New Bill to...

GIRFEC Wellbeing

News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions

...approach to GIRFEC data gathering powered by the voices of pupils  Sept 29, 2021 World's first LGBT-inclusive education resource launched Sept 24, 2021 New Bill to give legal right to transition support for disabled young people  Sept 21,...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...culture and practice in relation to other equalities. I think the work we did to achieve our LGBT Youth Scotland Charter Silver Award was a particular motivator for further equalities work. Our experience of that has shown us that working to...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

25 Calls response: The media has been particularly difficult to navigate for trans people

...to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia (known collectively as HBT) in Scotland. It’s LGBT Youth Scotland’s biggest fundraising day, and it’s often the occasion when schools and organisations first start an honest conversation...


Insight: Keeping hold of honesty and respect as the world turns upside down

...things I’ve written, including my contribution to our 25 Calls campaign or a blog about our LGBT Charter work, values are so important to me both professionally and personally. My department includes the Comms team, Learning & Events...


GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

...Scottish Government also announced that there will be no legal GRA process for under-16s, and that LGBT Youth Scotland guidance on supporting trans young people in schools will now be replaced by Scottish Government guidance. Our Head of Policy,...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed?

...of the impact of structural inequalities or the discrimination faced by women and refugee, BME and LGBT communities. I, in common with many others, believe this presents a significant gap in the reach of the ACEs approach. It does not, though, mean...


Sector support for Scotland's first ever period poverty Bill

...Bill is about dignity and equality, and I’m proud it is supported by women’s, youth and LGBT organisations, trade unions, health experts and a wide range of groups, who all believe in period dignity for everyone. “Legislation will lock...


Trauma, complex trauma, symptoms and recovery: a seminar with Betsy de Thierry

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @LGBTYS: Planning for @LGBTHistoryScot and #PurpleFriday? Check out this awesome resource for schools 👇 Stay...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...for increase in the age of criminal responsibility from 12 to at least 14, and preferably 16. LGBTI equality: why wait on GRA reform? “The Scottish Government also reaffirmed its commitment to consult on proposed changes to legislation in...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...Poverty Action Group in Scotland Friends of the Earth Scotland Girlguiding Scotland Includem LGBT Youth Scotland One Parent Families Scotland Poverty Alliance Save the Children Scotland Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol &...


25 Feb 21 - Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

05 Feb 20 - Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

01 Feb 18 – An equal future? Scotland's next steps for including LGBT children and young people

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An equal future? Scotland's next steps for including LGBT children and young people

Start date: 01/02/2018 09:30

... An equal future? Scotland's next steps for including LGBT children and young people When 01/02/2018 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Conference Category Health and Wellbeing About this event LGBT Youth Scotland and Children in...


Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

Start date: 25/02/2021 09:30

... Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism When 25/02/2021 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category Update As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has...


Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism

Start date: 05/02/2020 09:30

...Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism (half day) When 05/02/2020 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event This half-day training will explore your understanding of gender and autism. You...


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

Start date: 04/06/2019 09:30

...a member If you have some time during your lunch break, follow #ComeOutForLGBT to keep updated with the discussion from the… https://t.co/lvfwVLOWLD Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send...


Creating Safety: child protection in the creative sector (Webinar)

Start date: 10/06/2019 11:00

...a member If you have some time during your lunch break, follow #ComeOutForLGBT to keep updated with the discussion from the… https://t.co/lvfwVLOWLD Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send...


Providing practical and emotional support for young people at risk of CSE

Start date: 31/01/2019 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @LGBTYS: Do you have big ideas about the future of digital youth work? Want to help us make Scotland the best place to grow up for LGBT...


Trauma, complex trauma, symptoms and recovery: a seminar with Betsy de Thierry

Start date: 22/01/2020 09:30

...member means adding your voice to an ever-growing network. Become a member RT @LGBTYS: Planning for @LGBTHistoryScot and #PurpleFriday? Check out this awesome resource for schools 👇 Stay...



Why focus on LGBT issues?

... Why focus on LGBT issues? 27 Oct 2017 Raising awareness of discrimination and how to stop it helps us support children and reflects our fundamental values, writes Simon Massey Children in Scotland started the LGBT Charter of Rights...

equality LGBT

Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award

... Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award 1 Feb 2019 Children in Scotland is delighted to have been awarded the LGBT Charter Silver award by LGBT Youth Scotland which was achieved at the end of 2018. The award is the culmination...


An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people

... An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people LGBT Youth Scotland and Children in Scotland are pleased to announce a landmark one-day conference that will explore the practical steps required to fulfil...


Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

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

Education equality LGBT

First Minister challenged by young people on mental health support and Brexit aftermath

...young people could be better supported in education. She also said she would like to see LGBT awareness training in all schools in Scotland, and that there may not be enough being done to raise awareness of the challenges faced by young...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland

...believe in yourself, and don’t let people bring you down.” Trans rights Ethan, aged 20 from LGBT Youth Scotland, pressed the First Minister on the current timetable for amending the Gender Recognition Act (GRA), which would allow transgender...

Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

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

...a member Join us for An equal future? Scotland's next steps for including LGBT children and young people - 1 Feb, Edinburgh.… https://t.co/N31hqTjhdJ Stay connected Follow, like, connect or send...


2018 preview: culture, kindergartens and coming of age

...‘My Food’ – and there’s a fantastic competition you can take part in. Find out more here. LGBT rights and equality We want to make a contribution to building a more inclusive, equal society in which homophobia no longer scars young...


25 Calls response: 'Trans students can't afford a delay on GRA reform'

...trans and non-binary people across Scotland. We deserve no less. Blog written by  Ethan Cain, LGBT Officer, and Ethan Wilson, Trans Officer, at NUS Scotland. Find out more about NUS Scotland's work at www.nusconnect.org.uk/nus-scotland and...

25 calls

Apply now to be one of our young board members

...This includes, but is not limited to: care experience disability (physical or learning) LGBTQIA+ minority ethnic backgrounds Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns about your application or would require any...


25 & Up: A workforce to be reckoned with

...workforce in Scotland. Examples include: in November 2018, the Scottish Government announcing that LGBT-inclusive education would be implemented across all state schools; the Scottish Government’s pledge last November that the UNCRC would be...


Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

...culture and practice in relation to other equalities. I think the work we did to achieve our LGBT Youth Scotland Charter Silver Award was a particular motivator for further equalities work. Our experience of that has shown us that working to...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

25 Calls response: The media has been particularly difficult to navigate for trans people

...to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia (known collectively as HBT) in Scotland. It’s LGBT Youth Scotland’s biggest fundraising day, and it’s often the occasion when schools and organisations first start an honest conversation...


Insight: Keeping hold of honesty and respect as the world turns upside down

...things I’ve written, including my contribution to our 25 Calls campaign or a blog about our LGBT Charter work, values are so important to me both professionally and personally. My department includes the Comms team, Learning & Events...


GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

...Scottish Government also announced that there will be no legal GRA process for under-16s, and that LGBT Youth Scotland guidance on supporting trans young people in schools will now be replaced by Scottish Government guidance. Our Head of Policy,...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

Sector support for Scotland's first ever period poverty Bill

...Bill is about dignity and equality, and I’m proud it is supported by women’s, youth and LGBT organisations, trade unions, health experts and a wide range of groups, who all believe in period dignity for everyone. “Legislation will lock...


2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...for increase in the age of criminal responsibility from 12 to at least 14, and preferably 16. LGBTI equality: why wait on GRA reform? “The Scottish Government also reaffirmed its commitment to consult on proposed changes to legislation in...


Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

...Poverty Action Group in Scotland Friends of the Earth Scotland Girlguiding Scotland Includem LGBT Youth Scotland One Parent Families Scotland Poverty Alliance Save the Children Scotland Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol &...



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Child Bereavement UK: Bereavement Support Practitioner

...particularly where we are under-represented, currently, this includes disabled people, LGBTQ+ and those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME). Click here to find out more     Vacancy details Please...



Simon Massey

...Team and the Membership Service. He has a keen interest in equality and diversity, particularly LGBT+ issues and led the organisation through LGBT Youth Scotland's LGBT Charter of Rights accreditation. He is also a rep on the Workforce group of...

Massey

Lynn Gilmour

...specific projects. She is actively involved with our Participation and Engagement work and work on LGBT+ equality. Lynn joined Children in Scotland in November 2004. She has 20 years’ experience working in journalism, PR, events management,...

Gilmour


How we work

...awards and accreditations. Recent examples include the EFQM Committed to Excellence and the LGBT Charter of Rights.   Our staff Find out more about the Children in Scotland staff team, their areas of expertise, and get in...


News

...in their lives. 1 February 2019 Children in Scotland awarded LGBT Charter Silver award Children in Scotland is delighted to have been awarded the LGBT Charter Silver award by LGBT Youth Scotland...



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Comment: It’s time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people
post

... Magazine / Comment: It's time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 Oct, 2021 by Catherine Bromley equality LGBT A new national survey is our chance to hear Scotland's LGBT young people...

equality LGBT

News: First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched
post

... Magazine / News: World's first LGBT-inclusive education resources Posted 24 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education equality LGBT Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay,...

Education equality LGBT

In-house training: partnership event
post

...hire and administration. Recent events run in partnership with other organisations in the sector: LGBT Youth Scotland (Feb 2018) Joint one-day conference to help the sector increase its skills and confidence in creating environments where lesbian,...


Call 16: Work together to build cultures where every voice is valued, and create a society free from bullying
post

...affects particular groups. The majority (71 per cent) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people experience bullying in school on the grounds of being LGBT, while two-thirds of young people who have learning disabilities and/or...


Sea change or same old?
post

...Scotland. But there were beacons in the dark. In November the Scottish Parliament agreed that LGBTI-inclusive education would become a reality in all of Scotland’s state schools.  In 2018 Scotland also became first in the world to introduce...


Call 8: Reform the Gender Recognition Act and give trans young people the chance to live full, happy lives
post

...published research including the findings of the UK Government’s National LGBT Survey (2018) and LGBT Youth Scotland’s Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People (2018), shows that transgender people in the UK are at a...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018: day one
post

...the way we see people who look different Young people from Changing Faces 2b     Improving LGBT inclusion in your settings Young people from LGBT Youth Scotland 2c     Me, my mum and CEDAR Young people from Scottish Borders Council...


Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick
post

...Wellbeing Resource, including detailed survey data. Related content News World's first LGBT-inclusive education resources Sept 24, 2021 Q&A with Ruth Fidler: Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance Sept 22, 2021 News New Bill to...

GIRFEC Wellbeing

News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions
post

...approach to GIRFEC data gathering powered by the voices of pupils  Sept 29, 2021 World's first LGBT-inclusive education resource launched Sept 24, 2021 New Bill to give legal right to transition support for disabled young people  Sept 21,...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed?
post

...of the impact of structural inequalities or the discrimination faced by women and refugee, BME and LGBT communities. I, in common with many others, believe this presents a significant gap in the reach of the ACEs approach. It does not, though, mean...


25 Feb 21 - Sex, gender and sexuality: supporting LGBT young people with autism
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