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Legislation to support siblings in care must be supported in practice

... Magazine / Comment: New Legislation for siblings in care must be supported in practice Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond advocacy care experience Legislation Protecting and supporting the sibling...

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News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility Legislation fully commenced

... Magazine / News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility Legislation fully commenced Posted 17 Dec, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC Today marks the full...

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Children’s rights extended as new Legislation comes into force

... Children’s rights extended as new Legislation comes into force Children aged 12-15 have had their rights extended under new additional support for learning Legislation which comes into force today (Wed 10 Jan). Under the Education...

Additional support Children's rights Legislation

“Passing Legislation is only one part of the story”

... "Passing Legislation is one part of the story" 4 Jun 2021 Amy Woodhouse argues that wellbeing must be at the heart of all decisions made by the new Scottish Parliament – and highlights why good Legislation must be accompanied by effective...

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Children’s rights extended as new Legislation comes into force

... Children’s rights extended as new Legislation comes into force Children aged 12-15 have had their rights extended under new additional support for learning Legislation which comes into force today (Wednesday 10 January). Under the...

Additional support additional support needs Children's rights Legislation

Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation

... Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation When 10/10/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Free member event Category About this event It is essential for charities to take care when dealing with personal data –...


Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation

... Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation (Half day) When 19/04/2018 10:00 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event It is essential for charities to take care when dealing with personal data...


Young citizens: Why learning about freedom of expression and digital rights should start at school

...speaking truth to power. For young human rights advocates, discovering that current surveillance Legislation in the UK allows the government to record what we do (from which websites and apps we access to which sporting events we attend) might...


Insight: A helpline revolution

...our files and databases are stored on the cloud. So, with schools closed and changes made to the Legislation we advise on, we have the technology to support the service delivery in place so we can focus our full attention on the advice that we...


To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...with additional support needs in Scotland. The website will be updated daily as new education Legislation and guidance is published. Referrals to the My Rights, My Say Children’s Views service are being dealt with on an individual basis....

engagement events Learning membership network

Understanding the disclosure and PVG process including duty to refer

...little bit more quickly Understanding how the PVG Scheme operates, including recent updates in Legislation around the disclosure of spent conviction information. Facilitator bio Gerry Murray, Disclosure Scotland Tell us a bit about your job My...


Supporting the Third Sector Project (2014-present)

...Children’s Services Network Keeping organisations informed of relevant policies and Legislations Providing tailored support to local Children’s Services Forums Co-ordinating opportunities for third sector and statutory partners to...


Our offer to you during a critical time

...Blogs and Podcasts  We regularly publish news stories responding to developments in policy and Legislation, sharing project launches or announcing appointments. Click here to read recent news stories and here for press releases. Each week we...


"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"

...research. The introduction of the report notes ‘Scotland has ground breaking, rights widening Legislation for children who face additional barriers to learning and to fulfilling their potential.’ Our additional support for learning...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

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

...chaired by Angela Morgan, considered the implementation of the additional support for learning Legislation and how this could be enhanced through a better use of resources, staffing or other aspects of provision. The review report was published...

Additional support Angela Morgan ASL ASL review ASN

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

...needs are fully considered, including the right to play.” Gender Recognition Act: lack of Legislation a blow for trans young people “We are disappointed that there appears to be little mention of bringing forward Legislation to reform...

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Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

...practice. Childcare providers have responsibilities under Additional Support for Learning Legislation to ensure that provision is accessible for young children with additional support needs, and we continue to reiterate this message to the...

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New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings

...independent review, chaired by Angela Morgan, considered the implementation of the ASL Legislation and how it could be enhanced through better use of resources, staffing or other aspects of provision. The review report was published by...

Additional support ASL

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

...Child Poverty We are members of the coalition discussing Scotland-specific policy and Legislation Find out more Our project work We undertake a wide range of policy and participation work Find out...

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Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half Day)

...to take should you feel a child is in danger. Key learning: Developing an awareness of relevant Legislation, including GIRFEC, Named Person and CYP Act, and define the role of the child protection agencies Developing an awareness of relevant...


Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...protections in custody disputes. Children’s rights are increasingly being embedded in EU Legislation. This ensures children’s human rights are protected, respected and fulfilled across EU member states in line with the EU Charter of...

Children's rights Legislation

Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...legal protections in custody disputes. Children’s rights are increasingly being embedded in EU Legislation. This ensures children’s human rights are protected, respected and fulfilled across EU member states in line with the EU Charter of...

Children's rights Legislation

An opportunity to strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill
Legislation News Scottish Parliament

Review of Parental Involvement Act published

...Forum of Scotland, said: “This review has been an opportunity to research whether the 2006 Legislation fits with today’s landscape. Although a great deal has been achieved, there is more to be done. “I hope that this Review will allow...

Legislation News Parents Scottish Schools

Wanted: real participation for young people, not party politics

...people’s participation and the quality of Scotland’s continued work relating to policy and Legislation in this area.” “Barring 16 and 17 year olds from actively participating in elections that will directly impact their future simply...

Election Legislation News Participate Policy Voting age

Taking steps towards a more inclusive education system
Additional support Children's rights Legislation

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

...in favour of reform. “In the wake of this, last autumn the government pledged to bring forward Legislation on gender recognition in its next legislative programme. “Since then many organisations advocating for trans rights have done their...

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Universal or targeted? Supporting free period products is about values as much as availability

...in a somewhat surprising move, the Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell suggested that such Legislation was not required. Her argument is that the Scottish Government’s free sanitary products scheme introduced in 2018 goes most of the way...


Creating Safety: child protection in the creative sector

...and staff with child protection concerns. Key learning: What is child protection: definition and Legislation Key principles of working with children and young people and how to apply them in practice Dealing with disclosures and suspicions of...


Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

...looking forward to convening a powerful group of representatives who combine knowledge of Legislation, policy and best practice as part of this new network which will advance the aims of the Fund. “With insights from Scottish Government,...


Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan
Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

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

...ago Section 28 was repealed in Scotland. Such conversations would not have happened under the Legislation, which was designed to prevent local government and by extension, schools, “promoting homosexuality”. Everybody working in the LGBT...


Scotland has become the first country in the world to introduce free universal access to period products

...passing of the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill in Holyrood this evening. The Legislation makes Scotland the first country in the world to offer universal, free period products and will ensure that free period products can now...


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

...the capacity of the third sector Keeping organisations informed about relevant policies and Legislation Providing opportunities for third sector and statutory partners to network Supporting local organisations and grassroots community...


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

...Bill, calling for the right to food to be incorporated into Scots law. The Bill proposes new Legislation covering ‘the interconnected mechanisms of how food is produced, harvested, processed, distributed, sold, marketed, consumed and...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced

...Scotland welcomes the incredible level of cross-party support for the Transitions Bill. This Legislation will provide support when it’s needed most to young disabled people facing the difficult transition between school and adult life. That...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

Equal Protection Act comes into force: "Years of collective effort have finally paid off"

...November), the landmark Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Act will come into force. The new Legislation provides children with legal protection against assault and removes the previously legally accepted defences of 'reasonable chastisement'...


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

...shows poor planning for care leavers Jan 19, 2022 Minimum age of criminal responsibility Legislation fully commenced  Dec 17, 2021 Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility, we are still failing our children  Dec...

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News: MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities and Borders Bill

...advice on navigating youth justice system January 28, 2022 Minimum age of criminal responsibility Legislation fully commenced December 17, 2021 Comment Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility, we are still failing our children...

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Building transitions plans into Scots law

...a Cabinet Secretary or junior Minister special responsibility for overseeing implementation of the Legislation and the National Strategy Placing a duty on local authorities to introduce a transitions plan for each disabled child and young person to...


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

...how long we live our lives in good health. In response to these challenges, our policy and Legislation is changing.  Scotland’s fourth National Planning Framework confirms this. A recognition of the importance of place runs through the...


Comment: More agency must be given to children with experience of parental separation

...this training programme for parents to also support children and young people. Recent Scottish Legislation such as the Children (Scotland) Act 2020 and the move to incorporate the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child into Scots law putting...

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Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

...March 2022 Parisa Shirazi summarises Changing our World's views on significant draft Legislation from the UK Government As soon as we read the UK Government’s proposed changes to the Human Rights Act, we knew that this was a...

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

...and diversity issues at Children in Scotland. “In addition to what is currently required by Legislation, we are dedicated to going further by taking positive measures to promote equality, diversity and human rights. “I want to emphasise...

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National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for children’s services and unrealistic timeframe

...this in mind, we believe the proposed timeframe of introducing National Care Service Legislation before summer 2022 is unrealistic and call for the government to review and adjust their plans accordingly.” Our response also calls...

care Healthcare Policy

Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

...children’s views officers, advocacy workers and legal experts in child rights and ASL Legislation to provide support to children. It’s free, confidential and in many cases, provides young people with support from someone who’s...


2021-26 Manifesto

...from across the children’s sector. The Manifesto outlines key changes in policy and Legislation the charity believes the next Scottish Government must make to improve outcomes for children and young people living in Scotland, and...


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

...of the Manifesto calls we have brought together. I’m also encouraged by strides in policy and Legislation that predate the pandemic. The Equal Protection Act, the Scottish Government’s promise of UNCRC incorporation ‘to the max’ and the...


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’

...from across the children’s sector. The Manifesto outlines key changes in policy and Legislation the charity believes the next Scottish Government must make to improve outcomes for children and young people living in Scotland, and...

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News: New Members Bill to give legal right to transition support

...support ASL ASN Education transitions New proposed Legislation has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament to secure the statutory right to a transition plan from school to adulthood for every...

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions

 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give children power

...January – December 2021. A Year of Vitality As we find ourselves on the brink of this historic Legislation, we have a great deal of work ahead of us to bring Scotland behind incorporation in practical ways in order to bring it to life. The Year...


Life through a child-rights lens

...a statutory responsibility on Scottish Ministers to prepare and publish CRWIA on all Legislation, statutory instruments and decisions of a ‘strategic nature’ relating to children’s rights and wellbeing....


Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...Rights), the Manifesto contains 33 calls, across 10 themes, and outlines key changes in policy and Legislation the charity believes the next Scottish Government must make to improve outcomes for children and young people living in Scotland, and...

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To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...we aren’t there yet. A commissioner will have a big remit and face a big challenge – the Legislation will no doubt be heavily debated – but we know that what is at stake is the future of autistic children and young...


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

...targeting symptoms ‘downstream’, which is inefficient, stifles implementation of policy and Legislation, and slows ambitions for societal change. First steps towards wellbeing budgets would involve holding a conversation with the public...

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10 Oct 19- Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation

19 Apr 18- Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation

Issue 196 Children in Scotland Magazine


Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation

Start date: 10/10/2019 09:30

... Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation When 10/10/2019 09:30 Where Edinburgh Type Free member event Category About this event It is essential for charities to take care when dealing with personal data –...


Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation

Start date: 19/04/2018 10:00

... Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation (Half day) When 19/04/2018 10:00 Where Edinburgh Type Training Category About this event It is essential for charities to take care when dealing with personal data...


Understanding the disclosure and PVG process including duty to refer

Start date: 01/02/2021 09:30

...little bit more quickly Understanding how the PVG Scheme operates, including recent updates in Legislation around the disclosure of spent conviction information. Facilitator bio Gerry Murray, Disclosure Scotland Tell us a bit about your job My...


Child protection for all: an introduction and refresher (Half Day)

Start date: 01/12/2020 09:30

...to take should you feel a child is in danger. Key learning: Developing an awareness of relevant Legislation, including GIRFEC, Named Person and CYP Act, and define the role of the child protection agencies Developing an awareness of relevant...


Creating Safety: child protection in the creative sector

Start date: 31/03/2020 09:30

...and staff with child protection concerns. Key learning: What is child protection: definition and Legislation Key principles of working with children and young people and how to apply them in practice Dealing with disclosures and suspicions of...



Children’s rights extended as new Legislation comes into force

... Children’s rights extended as new Legislation comes into force Children aged 12-15 have had their rights extended under new additional support for learning Legislation which comes into force today (Wed 10 Jan). Under the Education...

Additional support Children's rights Legislation

Children’s rights extended as new Legislation comes into force

... Children’s rights extended as new Legislation comes into force Children aged 12-15 have had their rights extended under new additional support for learning Legislation which comes into force today (Wednesday 10 January). Under the...

Additional support additional support needs Children's rights Legislation

Young citizens: Why learning about freedom of expression and digital rights should start at school

...speaking truth to power. For young human rights advocates, discovering that current surveillance Legislation in the UK allows the government to record what we do (from which websites and apps we access to which sporting events we attend) might...


Insight: A helpline revolution

...our files and databases are stored on the cloud. So, with schools closed and changes made to the Legislation we advise on, we have the technology to support the service delivery in place so we can focus our full attention on the advice that we...


To support children in the fight against this virus, we need your voices, knowledge and expertise

...with additional support needs in Scotland. The website will be updated daily as new education Legislation and guidance is published. Referrals to the My Rights, My Say Children’s Views service are being dealt with on an individual basis....

engagement events Learning membership network

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

...chaired by Angela Morgan, considered the implementation of the additional support for learning Legislation and how this could be enhanced through a better use of resources, staffing or other aspects of provision. The review report was published...

Additional support Angela Morgan ASL ASL review ASN

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

...needs are fully considered, including the right to play.” Gender Recognition Act: lack of Legislation a blow for trans young people “We are disappointed that there appears to be little mention of bringing forward Legislation to reform...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

...practice. Childcare providers have responsibilities under Additional Support for Learning Legislation to ensure that provision is accessible for young children with additional support needs, and we continue to reiterate this message to the...

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New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings

...independent review, chaired by Angela Morgan, considered the implementation of the ASL Legislation and how it could be enhanced through better use of resources, staffing or other aspects of provision. The review report was published by...

Additional support ASL

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

...Child Poverty We are members of the coalition discussing Scotland-specific policy and Legislation Find out more Our project work We undertake a wide range of policy and participation work Find out...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...protections in custody disputes. Children’s rights are increasingly being embedded in EU Legislation. This ensures children’s human rights are protected, respected and fulfilled across EU member states in line with the EU Charter of...

Children's rights Legislation

Brexit threat to legal rights of 1 in 10 children

...legal protections in custody disputes. Children’s rights are increasingly being embedded in EU Legislation. This ensures children’s human rights are protected, respected and fulfilled across EU member states in line with the EU Charter of...

Children's rights Legislation

An opportunity to strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill
Legislation News Scottish Parliament

Review of Parental Involvement Act published

...Forum of Scotland, said: “This review has been an opportunity to research whether the 2006 Legislation fits with today’s landscape. Although a great deal has been achieved, there is more to be done. “I hope that this Review will allow...

Legislation News Parents Scottish Schools

Wanted: real participation for young people, not party politics

...people’s participation and the quality of Scotland’s continued work relating to policy and Legislation in this area.” “Barring 16 and 17 year olds from actively participating in elections that will directly impact their future simply...

Election Legislation News Participate Policy Voting age

Taking steps towards a more inclusive education system
Additional support Children's rights Legislation

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

...in favour of reform. “In the wake of this, last autumn the government pledged to bring forward Legislation on gender recognition in its next legislative programme. “Since then many organisations advocating for trans rights have done their...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

Universal or targeted? Supporting free period products is about values as much as availability

...in a somewhat surprising move, the Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell suggested that such Legislation was not required. Her argument is that the Scottish Government’s free sanitary products scheme introduced in 2018 goes most of the way...


Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

...looking forward to convening a powerful group of representatives who combine knowledge of Legislation, policy and best practice as part of this new network which will advance the aims of the Fund. “With insights from Scottish Government,...


Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan
Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

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

...ago Section 28 was repealed in Scotland. Such conversations would not have happened under the Legislation, which was designed to prevent local government and by extension, schools, “promoting homosexuality”. Everybody working in the LGBT...


Scotland has become the first country in the world to introduce free universal access to period products

...passing of the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill in Holyrood this evening. The Legislation makes Scotland the first country in the world to offer universal, free period products and will ensure that free period products can now...


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

...the capacity of the third sector Keeping organisations informed about relevant policies and Legislation Providing opportunities for third sector and statutory partners to network Supporting local organisations and grassroots community...


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

...Bill, calling for the right to food to be incorporated into Scots law. The Bill proposes new Legislation covering ‘the interconnected mechanisms of how food is produced, harvested, processed, distributed, sold, marketed, consumed and...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Equal Protection Act comes into force: "Years of collective effort have finally paid off"

...November), the landmark Children (Equal Protection from Assault) Act will come into force. The new Legislation provides children with legal protection against assault and removes the previously legally accepted defences of 'reasonable chastisement'...


Building transitions plans into Scots law

...a Cabinet Secretary or junior Minister special responsibility for overseeing implementation of the Legislation and the National Strategy Placing a duty on local authorities to introduce a transitions plan for each disabled child and young person to...


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

...how long we live our lives in good health. In response to these challenges, our policy and Legislation is changing.  Scotland’s fourth National Planning Framework confirms this. A recognition of the importance of place runs through the...


Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

...March 2022 Parisa Shirazi summarises Changing our World's views on significant draft Legislation from the UK Government As soon as we read the UK Government’s proposed changes to the Human Rights Act, we knew that this was a...

advisory group changing our world human rights human rights act Participation rights young people

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

...and diversity issues at Children in Scotland. “In addition to what is currently required by Legislation, we are dedicated to going further by taking positive measures to promote equality, diversity and human rights. “I want to emphasise...

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

National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for children’s services and unrealistic timeframe

...this in mind, we believe the proposed timeframe of introducing National Care Service Legislation before summer 2022 is unrealistic and call for the government to review and adjust their plans accordingly.” Our response also calls...

care Healthcare Policy

Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

...children’s views officers, advocacy workers and legal experts in child rights and ASL Legislation to provide support to children. It’s free, confidential and in many cases, provides young people with support from someone who’s...


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

...of the Manifesto calls we have brought together. I’m also encouraged by strides in policy and Legislation that predate the pandemic. The Equal Protection Act, the Scottish Government’s promise of UNCRC incorporation ‘to the max’ and the...


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’

...from across the children’s sector. The Manifesto outlines key changes in policy and Legislation the charity believes the next Scottish Government must make to improve outcomes for children and young people living in Scotland, and...

budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

 Introducing the Year of Childhood and our chance to give children power

...January – December 2021. A Year of Vitality As we find ourselves on the brink of this historic Legislation, we have a great deal of work ahead of us to bring Scotland behind incorporation in practical ways in order to bring it to life. The Year...


Life through a child-rights lens

...a statutory responsibility on Scottish Ministers to prepare and publish CRWIA on all Legislation, statutory instruments and decisions of a ‘strategic nature’ relating to children’s rights and wellbeing....


Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...Rights), the Manifesto contains 33 calls, across 10 themes, and outlines key changes in policy and Legislation the charity believes the next Scottish Government must make to improve outcomes for children and young people living in Scotland, and...

changing our world children and young people Election Manifesto Participation politics

To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...we aren’t there yet. A commissioner will have a big remit and face a big challenge – the Legislation will no doubt be heavily debated – but we know that what is at stake is the future of autistic children and young...


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

...targeting symptoms ‘downstream’, which is inefficient, stifles implementation of policy and Legislation, and slows ambitions for societal change. First steps towards wellbeing budgets would involve holding a conversation with the public...

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Our offer to you during a critical time

...Blogs and Podcasts  We regularly publish news stories responding to developments in policy and Legislation, sharing project launches or announcing appointments. Click here to read recent news stories and here for press releases. Each week we...



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Legislation to support siblings in care must be supported in practice
post

... Magazine / Comment: New Legislation for siblings in care must be supported in practice Posted on 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond advocacy care experience Legislation Protecting and supporting the sibling...

advocacy care experience Legislation

News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility Legislation fully commenced
post

... Magazine / News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility Legislation fully commenced Posted 17 Dec, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC Today marks the full...

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“Passing Legislation is only one part of the story”
post

... "Passing Legislation is one part of the story" 4 Jun 2021 Amy Woodhouse argues that wellbeing must be at the heart of all decisions made by the new Scottish Parliament – and highlights why good Legislation must be accompanied by effective...

Magazine

"There have been too many promises of change, followed by a failure to act"
post

...research. The introduction of the report notes ‘Scotland has ground breaking, rights widening Legislation for children who face additional barriers to learning and to fulfilling their potential.’ Our additional support for learning...

Additional support additional support for ASL ASN Education

News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
post

...Scotland welcomes the incredible level of cross-party support for the Transitions Bill. This Legislation will provide support when it’s needed most to young disabled people facing the difficult transition between school and adult life. That...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

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

...shows poor planning for care leavers Jan 19, 2022 Minimum age of criminal responsibility Legislation fully commenced  Dec 17, 2021 Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility, we are still failing our children  Dec...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

News: MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities and Borders Bill
post

...advice on navigating youth justice system January 28, 2022 Minimum age of criminal responsibility Legislation fully commenced December 17, 2021 Comment Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility, we are still failing our children...

child rights human rights refugee UNCRC

Comment: More agency must be given to children with experience of parental separation
post

...this training programme for parents to also support children and young people. Recent Scottish Legislation such as the Children (Scotland) Act 2020 and the move to incorporate the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child into Scots law putting...

children and young people family family support parenting separation

News: New Members Bill to give legal right to transition support
post

...support ASL ASN Education transitions New proposed Legislation has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament to secure the statutory right to a transition plan from school to adulthood for every...

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions

10 Oct 19- Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation
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19 Apr 18- Data protection: getting to grips with updated Legislation
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