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... News: Overview All the key developments in Children in Scotland’s work and opportunities to be involved are communicated through our range of channels, summarised here. Latest News and press releases We share updates about our...


News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet

... Magazine / News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet Posted 1 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

News: New project to tackle racism in schools

... Image by Anna Cervinkova Magazine / News: New project aims to tackle racism in schools Posted 25 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond anti-racism Education racism A new project will support young people to lead...

anti-racism Education racism

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment

... Magazine / News: Scottish Child Payment marks one year anniversary Posted 16 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government This month marks one year since the first...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

News: State of Children’s Rights report published

... Magazine / News: State of Children’s Rights report published Posted 2 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice The annual State of Children's Rights...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

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

... Magazine / News: MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities and Borders Bill Posted 22 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child rights human rights refugee UNCRC Organisations from across the third...

child rights human rights refugee UNCRC

News: Pioneering community project takes next step

... Magazine / News: Pioneering community project takes next steps Posted 8 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Love Letham. children and young people community Participation Wellbeing A brand new...

children and young people community Participation Wellbeing

News: 500 new BSL signs added to make tech sector more inclusive

... Magazine / News: 500 BSL signs added to create a more inclusive tech sector Posted 30 March 2022, by Nina Joynson accessibility BSL Education inclusion technology More than 500 British Sign Language...

accessibility BSL Education inclusion technology

News: Schools face new disruption as exams approach

... Magazine / News: Schools face new disruption to learning as exams approach Posted 22 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education exams SQA A new spike in Covid cases has forced councils to consider a...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity

... Magazine / News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The Carers Trust...

Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

News: SQA comes under fire for new revision materials

... Magazine / News: SQA comes under fire for new revision materials Posted 9 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA There are revived calls for the...

Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA

News: Award winning youth homelessness project comes to Scotland

... Magazine / News: Youth homelessness prevention project comes to Scotland Posted 03 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing homelessness young people Youth homelessness prevention programme, The...

health and wellbeing homelessness young people

News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland

... Magazine / News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel Children and young people can now...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

News: Change Up exhibition considers action to address coercive control in teen relationships

... Magazine / News: Change Up exhibition considers action to address coercive control in teen relationships Posted 8 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Image: Change Up exhibition. Supplied by Dartington Service Design...

art children and young people gender based violence

News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced

... Magazine / News: Transitions to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced Posted 13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

News: Scottish Government criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools

... Magazine / News: Scottish Government criticised for failing to put ventilation strategy into action in schools Posted 2 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Covid-19 Education Concerns over a lack of sustainable options for improving clean...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand

... Magazine / News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand Posted 1 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity Children Families third sector young people A Fife charity is calling for help...

charity Children Families third sector young people

News: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding

... Classroom of schoolchildren Magazine / News: Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility legislation fully commenced

... Magazine / News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility legislation fully commenced Posted 17 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice

News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term starts

... Magazine / News: High absence levels and continued ventilation issues as term starts Posted 11 January, 2022 by Nina Joynson coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools As children return to...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

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

... Magazine / News: Co-created resource offers advice on navigating youth justice system Posted 28 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond engagement Participation Support youth justice A new website, launched by...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

News: Report warns child poverty targets could be missed

... Magazine / News: Report warns child 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...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

... Magazine / News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year

... Magazine / News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'Anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by Oxford...

Mental Health Wellbeing

News: Pilot project launches to support childminder recruitment

... Magazine / News: Pilot project to support childminder recruitment launches Posted 5 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image supplied by SCMA. childminders childminding early learning and childcare A new...

childminders childminding early learning and childcare

News: Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools

... Young person working on laptop Magazine / News: Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools Posted 9 February 2022, by Nina Joynson Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish...

Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology

News: Consultation on physical intervention in schools opened

... Magazine / News: Consultation on physical intervention in schools launched Posted 22 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education human rights rights Views are being sought on new guidance relating to physical...

Education human rights rights

News: Scotland’s Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary

... Magazine / News: Scotland’s Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Posted 1 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing parenting Scotland’s Baby Box has been updated to include new...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

News: S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year

... Magazine / News: S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Photo: Declan Harrigan, CEO of S.M.I.L.E Counselling at the Scottish Charity Awards 2022.  charity third...

charity third sector

News: More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis

... Magazine / News: More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

News: See Me launches new mental health campaign for schools

... Magazine / News: Schools asked to change mental health approach, as stigma and issues rise Posted 14 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson Education health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools A...

Education health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools

News: 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 improve...

Health Inequality public health

News: Children younger in school year more likely to be treated for ADHD

... Magazine / News: Children younger in school year more likely to be treated for ADHD Posted 6 July, 2022 by Nina Joynson ADHD Education Mental Health research School A new study has revealed that...

ADHD Education Mental Health research School

News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland

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

Early years Education Families reading

News: Pupils offered helpline as results day looms

... Magazine / News: Student helpline set to open as Scottish results day looms Posted 27 July, 2022 by Nina Joynson Education exams schools SQA Support With thousands of young people soon to receive SQA...

Education exams schools SQA Support

News: RNLI launches 2022 programme of water safety training for 7-14 year olds

... Credit: RNLI/Claire Thomson Magazine / News: RNLI launches programme of water safety training for children Posted 19 July, 2022 by Nina Joynson child safety swimming The RNLI has opened its summer programme of Swim...

child safety swimming

News: Funding to help transform family support

... Magazine / News: Funding to help transform family support Posted 12 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image: Children's artwork. care Care Review the Promise The Scottish Government has released funding to help...

care Care Review the Promise

News: Grant opens for families with young children

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

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

News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children

... Magazine / News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help children identify how making small changes at home, such as...

climate environment

News: New child-led research into justice in Scotland

... Magazine / News: New child-led research into justice in Scotland Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice Children think justice should...

child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice

News: Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda

... Magazine / News: Councils urged to keep Additional Support Needs on the agenda Posted 10 May 2022, by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASN Education Following the Scottish local council...

additional support for learning ASN Education

News: Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC

... Magazine / News: Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty As pupils return to the classroom after the...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

News: Rewind welfare reform says new report

... Magazine / News: Rewind welfare reform says new report Posted 13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

News: Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession

... Magazine / News: Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession Posted 31 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education Scottish Government Scottish Schools The second annual data...

diversity Education Scottish Government Scottish Schools

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

... Magazine / News: Scots encouraged to 'Keep the heid and read' for Mental Health Week Posted 10 May 2022, by Nina Joynson literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing Readers of all ages and abilities are being...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

News: Community Play Fund gets families outdoors

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

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding

... Magazine / News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding Posted 11 May 2022, by Nina Joynson care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people The Scottish...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment

... Magazine / News: More than £3 million in disability benefits for Scottish children Posted 18 May, 2022 by Nina Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

News: Report highlights success of family support programme

... Magazine / News: Report highlights success of family support programme Posted 24 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image provided by Scottish Government. Health parenting The Family Nurse Partnership programme has been recognised by the...

Health parenting

News: New rights-focused badge for Scouts

... Magazine / News: New rights-focused badge for Scottish Scouts Posted 13 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights rights The Children and Young People’s Commissioner and Scouts Scotland have launched a new...

Children's rights rights

Children in Scotland calls become pledges in party manifestos
Children's rights Early years Manifesto News Support

School support staff shortage 'must be tackled'
Inequalities Mental Health News Staff Support

Review of Parental Involvement Act published
Legislation News Parents Scottish Schools

After the vote, a chance for councillors to deliver on our election calls
Councillors Decision making Election News

Holiday Hunger report 'a wake-up call that flags local solutions'
Families Food Jackie Brock News Poverty Scottish Government Westminster

Children in Scotland supports Equal Protection consultation
Children's rights Equal News Scottish Government Wellbeing

Shared frustration over smacking law reform

...at lack of progress in protecting children from violence. In an interview with The Herald Newspaper on Saturday, Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland, Tam Baillie, said failing to secure a law change on physical violence...

Children's rights Jackie Brock News Protection Violence

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

‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’
Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

Wanted: real participation for young people, not party politics
Election Legislation News Participate Policy Voting age

Calls for a holistic, preventative approach to tackling health inequalities
Children's rights Health Inequalities News Policy Scottish Parliament

Children’s intimate healthcare needs in schools must be met. So who’s responsible?
Children Consultation response Healthcare News Policy School Scottish Government Staff

New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks

... Magazine / News: New fund to upgrade Scotland's play parks Posted 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond community News play Play parks across Scotland are due to be modernised with money from a £5 million fund which...

community News play

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

...‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays In a letter published in the Herald Newspaper today, our Chief Executive Jackie Brock responded to a call by the Scottish Conservatives that schools should stay open as “community...

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

Holiday hunger survey: Members’ views wanted
Food News Westminster

Parliamentary Monitor

...out more Children in Scotland Magazine Our flagship publication covering News, best practice and policy analysis is essential reading for the sector Read more Find an...

News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and families
ASL Children's rights News Support

Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned

... Magazine / News: Calls to abandon Universal Credit cut Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Benefits child poverty News universal credit Save the Children UK has revealed nearly half of Universal...

Benefits child poverty News universal credit

Reach website “an advice service like no other” – SYP
Enquire News Scottish Parliament

School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost'
Education Learning News Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Call to prioritise children's rights in Brexit process
Brexit Children's rights Europe News

Response to Equally Safe delivery plan: we must educate to prevent
Children's rights Education News Policy Scottish Government

Championing participation, challenging inequalities and leading the workforce: our key priorities
Children News Participate Participation

Messages around healthy eating “muddled”, says Scots Masterchef
Education Food Health Jackie Brock News

Celebrate young voters’ impact – and listen to them on Brexit
Agenda Children's rights Election Jackie Brock News Participation


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Children in Scotland calls become pledges in party manifestos
Children's rights Early years Manifesto News Support

School support staff shortage 'must be tackled'
Inequalities Mental Health News Staff Support

Review of Parental Involvement Act published
Legislation News Parents Scottish Schools

After the vote, a chance for councillors to deliver on our election calls
Councillors Decision making Election News

Holiday Hunger report 'a wake-up call that flags local solutions'
Families Food Jackie Brock News Poverty Scottish Government Westminster

Children in Scotland supports Equal Protection consultation
Children's rights Equal News Scottish Government Wellbeing

Shared frustration over smacking law reform

...at lack of progress in protecting children from violence. In an interview with The Herald Newspaper on Saturday, Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland, Tam Baillie, said failing to secure a law change on physical violence...

Children's rights Jackie Brock News Protection Violence

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

‘Benefit cap will increase child poverty and perpetuate health inequalities’
Benefits Families News Poverty Welfare Westminster

Wanted: real participation for young people, not party politics
Election Legislation News Participate Policy Voting age

Calls for a holistic, preventative approach to tackling health inequalities
Children's rights Health Inequalities News Policy Scottish Parliament

Children’s intimate healthcare needs in schools must be met. So who’s responsible?
Children Consultation response Healthcare News Policy School Scottish Government Staff

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

...‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays In a letter published in the Herald Newspaper today, our Chief Executive Jackie Brock responded to a call by the Scottish Conservatives that schools should stay open as “community...

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

Holiday hunger survey: Members’ views wanted
Food News Westminster

Additional support service strengthens its online offer to children and families
ASL Children's rights News Support

Reach website “an advice service like no other” – SYP
Enquire News Scottish Parliament

School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost'
Education Learning News Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

Call to prioritise children's rights in Brexit process
Brexit Children's rights Europe News

Response to Equally Safe delivery plan: we must educate to prevent
Children's rights Education News Policy Scottish Government

Championing participation, challenging inequalities and leading the workforce: our key priorities
Children News Participate Participation

Messages around healthy eating “muddled”, says Scots Masterchef
Education Food Health Jackie Brock News

Celebrate young voters’ impact – and listen to them on Brexit
Agenda Children's rights Election Jackie Brock News Participation


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News overview

... News: Overview All the key developments in Children in Scotland’s work and opportunities to be involved are communicated through our range of channels, summarised here. Latest News and press releases We share updates about our...



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News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet
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... Magazine / News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet Posted 1 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

News: New project to tackle racism in schools
post

... Image by Anna Cervinkova Magazine / News: New project aims to tackle racism in schools Posted 25 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond anti-racism Education racism A new project will support young people to lead...

anti-racism Education racism

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
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... Magazine / News: Scottish Child Payment marks one year anniversary Posted 16 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government This month marks one year since the first...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

News: State of Children’s Rights report published
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... Magazine / News: State of Children’s Rights report published Posted 2 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice The annual State of Children's Rights...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

News: MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities and Borders Bill
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... Magazine / News: MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities and Borders Bill Posted 22 February, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child rights human rights refugee UNCRC Organisations from across the third...

child rights human rights refugee UNCRC

News: Pioneering community project takes next step
post

... Magazine / News: Pioneering community project takes next steps Posted 8 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Love Letham. children and young people community Participation Wellbeing A brand new...

children and young people community Participation Wellbeing

News: 500 new BSL signs added to make tech sector more inclusive
post

... Magazine / News: 500 BSL signs added to create a more inclusive tech sector Posted 30 March 2022, by Nina Joynson accessibility BSL Education inclusion technology More than 500 British Sign Language...

accessibility BSL Education inclusion technology

News: Schools face new disruption as exams approach
post

... Magazine / News: Schools face new disruption to learning as exams approach Posted 22 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education exams SQA A new spike in Covid cases has forced councils to consider a...

Covid-19 Education exams SQA

News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity
post

... Magazine / News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The Carers Trust...

Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

News: SQA comes under fire for new revision materials
post

... Magazine / News: SQA comes under fire for new revision materials Posted 9 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA There are revived calls for the...

Covid-19 Education education reform exams Scottish Schools SQA

News: Award winning youth homelessness project comes to Scotland
post

... Magazine / News: Youth homelessness prevention project comes to Scotland Posted 03 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing homelessness young people Youth homelessness prevention programme, The...

health and wellbeing homelessness young people

News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland
post

... Magazine / News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel Children and young people can now...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

News: Change Up exhibition considers action to address coercive control in teen relationships
post

... Magazine / News: Change Up exhibition considers action to address coercive control in teen relationships Posted 8 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Image: Change Up exhibition. Supplied by Dartington Service Design...

art children and young people gender based violence

News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
post

... Magazine / News: Transitions to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced Posted 13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

News: Scottish Government criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools
post

... Magazine / News: Scottish Government criticised for failing to put ventilation strategy into action in schools Posted 2 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Covid-19 Education Concerns over a lack of sustainable options for improving clean...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand
post

... Magazine / News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand Posted 1 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity Children Families third sector young people A Fife charity is calling for help...

charity Children Families third sector young people

News: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding
post

... Classroom of schoolchildren Magazine / News: Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility legislation fully commenced
post

... Magazine / News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility legislation fully commenced Posted 17 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice

News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term starts
post

... Magazine / News: High absence levels and continued ventilation issues as term starts Posted 11 January, 2022 by Nina Joynson coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools As children return to...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

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

... Magazine / News: Co-created resource offers advice on navigating youth justice system Posted 28 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond engagement Participation Support youth justice A new website, launched by...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

News: Report warns child poverty targets could be missed
post

... Magazine / News: Report warns child 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...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
post

... Magazine / News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year
post

... Magazine / News: Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'Anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by Oxford...

Mental Health Wellbeing

News: Pilot project launches to support childminder recruitment
post

... Magazine / News: Pilot project to support childminder recruitment launches Posted 5 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image supplied by SCMA. childminders childminding early learning and childcare A new...

childminders childminding early learning and childcare

News: Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools
post

... Young person working on laptop Magazine / News: Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools Posted 9 February 2022, by Nina Joynson Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish...

Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology

News: Consultation on physical intervention in schools opened
post

... Magazine / News: Consultation on physical intervention in schools launched Posted 22 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Education human rights rights Views are being sought on new guidance relating to physical...

Education human rights rights

News: Scotland’s Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary
post

... Magazine / News: Scotland’s Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Posted 1 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing parenting Scotland’s Baby Box has been updated to include new...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

News: S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year
post

... Magazine / News: S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Photo: Declan Harrigan, CEO of S.M.I.L.E Counselling at the Scottish Charity Awards 2022.  charity third...

charity third sector

News: More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis
post

... Magazine / News: More demanded from Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

News: See Me launches new mental health campaign for schools
post

... Magazine / News: Schools asked to change mental health approach, as stigma and issues rise Posted 14 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson Education health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools A...

Education health and wellbeing Mental Health Scottish Schools

News: New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities
post

... 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 improve...

Health Inequality public health

News: Children younger in school year more likely to be treated for ADHD
post

... Magazine / News: Children younger in school year more likely to be treated for ADHD Posted 6 July, 2022 by Nina Joynson ADHD Education Mental Health research School A new study has revealed that...

ADHD Education Mental Health research School

News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland
post

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

Early years Education Families reading

News: Pupils offered helpline as results day looms
post

... Magazine / News: Student helpline set to open as Scottish results day looms Posted 27 July, 2022 by Nina Joynson Education exams schools SQA Support With thousands of young people soon to receive SQA...

Education exams schools SQA Support

News: RNLI launches 2022 programme of water safety training for 7-14 year olds
post

... Credit: RNLI/Claire Thomson Magazine / News: RNLI launches programme of water safety training for children Posted 19 July, 2022 by Nina Joynson child safety swimming The RNLI has opened its summer programme of Swim...

child safety swimming

News: Funding to help transform family support
post

... Magazine / News: Funding to help transform family support Posted 12 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image: Children's artwork. care Care Review the Promise The Scottish Government has released funding to help...

care Care Review the Promise

News: Grant opens for families with young children
post

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

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

News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children
post

... Magazine / News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help children identify how making small changes at home, such as...

climate environment

News: New child-led research into justice in Scotland
post

... Magazine / News: New child-led research into justice in Scotland Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice Children think justice should...

child rights child-led participation and engagement youth justice

News: Councils urged to keep ASN on the agenda
post

... Magazine / News: Councils urged to keep Additional Support Needs on the agenda Posted 10 May 2022, by Jennifer Drummond additional support for learning ASN Education Following the Scottish local council...

additional support for learning ASN Education

News: Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC
post

... Magazine / News: Accelerate free school meal provision, says STUC Posted 22 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Education free school meals Poverty As pupils return to the classroom after the...

child poverty Education free school meals Poverty

News: Rewind welfare reform says new report
post

... Magazine / News: Rewind welfare reform says new report Posted 13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

News: Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession
post

... Magazine / News: Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in teaching profession Posted 31 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education Scottish Government Scottish Schools The second annual data...

diversity Education Scottish Government Scottish Schools

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

... Magazine / News: Scots encouraged to 'Keep the heid and read' for Mental Health Week Posted 10 May 2022, by Nina Joynson literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing Readers of all ages and abilities are being...

literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing

News: Community Play Fund gets families outdoors
post

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

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding
post

... Magazine / News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding Posted 11 May 2022, by Nina Joynson care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people The Scottish...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment
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... Magazine / News: More than £3 million in disability benefits for Scottish children Posted 18 May, 2022 by Nina Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish...

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News: Report highlights success of family support programme
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... Magazine / News: Report highlights success of family support programme Posted 24 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image provided by Scottish Government. Health parenting The Family Nurse Partnership programme has been recognised by the...

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News: New rights-focused badge for Scouts
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... Magazine / News: New rights-focused badge for Scottish Scouts Posted 13 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights rights The Children and Young People’s Commissioner and Scouts Scotland have launched a new...

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New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks
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... Magazine / News: New fund to upgrade Scotland's play parks Posted 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond community News play Play parks across Scotland are due to be modernised with money from a £5 million fund which...

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Parliamentary Monitor
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...out more Children in Scotland Magazine Our flagship publication covering News, best practice and policy analysis is essential reading for the sector Read more Find an...

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Calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be abandoned
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... Magazine / News: Calls to abandon Universal Credit cut Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Benefits child poverty News universal credit Save the Children UK has revealed nearly half of Universal...

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