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Understanding the key issues Parents in Scotland face today

...Understanding the key issues Parents in Scotland face today 23 May 2024 To understand the key issues Parents and those in a parenting roles face today, Parenting across Scotland worked with social research agency, The Lines Between, to examine...


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

...written evidence from 25 local authorities across Scotland and meeting with young people, Parents and carers and teachers at informal participation sessions, the Education, Children and Young People Committee (ECYP) Additional Support for...


£2M funding boost for football activity clubs

...holiday clubs for children from families on low incomes. It is hoped that this step will help more Parents to enter or sustain employment or training, as part of Scottish Goverment's ambitions around the eradication of child poverty. First Minister...


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

...Sorted! We want to make it as easy as possible for families to get safety sorted. For Parents and carers to feel confident that, with just one small change, they can stop a serious accident happening. And for families to be clear what...


Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

...we have been working to develop an infant mental health programme that helps to support vulnerable Parents understand and respond to their baby in a way that creates a stable foundation to the attachment relationship. What are you looking forward...


Exploration of the Information Support Needs of Parents (2011-2012)

... Exploration of the Information Support Needs of Parents This project ran between 2011 and 2012. Children in Scotland carried out a research project exploring the information support needs of Parents with young children. This research was...


Parents tell the Deputy First Minister that their autistic children are Not Included, Not Engaged and Not Involved in their education

...Parents tell the Deputy First Minister that their autistic children are Not Included, Not Engaged and Not Involved in their education 7 December 2018   Almost 3,000 people have signed a letter calling for the Deputy First Minister and...


CHANGE: Childcare and Nurture, Glasgow East (2016-2020)
Early years Families Parents Scottish Schools Welfare

The beginning of better provision for Parents in prison

... The beginning of better provision for Parents in prison 24 Aug 2021 Professor Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive of Families Outside, on new government funding to support virtual visits and how this could be just the beginning of better...


Effective engagement with staff and Parents 'key to successful childcare expansion'

... Effective engagement with staff and Parents 'key to successful childcare expansion' 4 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Early Learning and Childcare statutory guidance ahead of...


Children, Parents and teachers could pay price for testing policy

... Children, Parents and teachers 'could pay price for testing policy' Children in Scotland has issued a further statement about the impact of testing four and five-year-olds. Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive, Jackie Brock,...

Education Parents School Tests

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

... Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and Parents’, new report finds 29 Sep 2022 Media Release Projects across Scotland supported by the Access to Childcare Fund (ACF) have made a...

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

25 Calls response: Dialogue is key to a healthy digital life – for children and Parents

... Dialogue is key to a healthy digital life – for children and Parents 8 May 2019 Responding to Call 10 of our 25 Calls campaign, National Parent Forum of Scotland Chair Joanna Murphy says that if schools can create a strong, shared set of...


Childcare system ‘unusable’ for working Parents, say campaigners

... Childcare system ‘unusable’ for working Parents, say campaigners Campaign group Fair Funding For Our Kids have again raised concern about the suitability of the Scottish childcare system and how it is serving working Parents across the...


Free Childcare Management Platform Launched in Scotland

...it or affording it – is a hot topic at the moment with research suggesting that more and more Parents are choosing to leave the workforce in an attempt to save money. According to research from Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS), more...


Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working

...said: “The Yopa Scotland team works at the heart of our local communities, and many of us are Parents too; we all want the best for our young people and the places they grow up in, and we're delighted to be able to support an organisation...


Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...My Say. Providing practical support, advice and representation for children, young people, Parents and families throughout Scotland, in 2023, 100% of Parents and carers who gave feedback on the Enquire helpline rated the service as...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...all families can afford. Just recently CAB Scotland (click here for more) found that over 235,000 Parents / carers were forced to cut back on hobbies for their children in the past 12 months as a result of the cost of living crisis. What this...


Advocating for the rights of children – and using their voices to make change

...to offer advice and information about children’s rights to additional support for learning to Parents, carers, professionals and children and young people. The way we have done this has been developed and adapted over the years, and our...


Making cyber security fun for children

...in early years learners and that the children encourage good practice at home, teaching their Parents and carers about the importance of cyber resilience. Sixty thousand books are being distributed to every Primary 1 pupil in Scotland....


Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year

...said: "The Yopa Scotland team works at the heart of our local communities, and many of us are Parents too; we all want the best for our young people and the places they grow up in, and we're delighted to be able to support an organisation...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...women today Ali Miller, from Shared Lives Plus, explores an innovative project, which enables Parents with additional support needs to care for their child at home Amy Hutton, Director of Services at Cyrenians, discusses Scotland’s housing...


'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...are crucial to operation of the Enquire additional support for learning helpline that advises Parents, professionals and young people. I found a way to do it and that enabled the helpline to continue its vital work. What personal learning or...

30th Anniversary

It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...delivering independent mediation within the Scottish education sector since 2004. We work with Parents, carers, children, young people, education staff and practitioners to find a mutually agreeable resolution. Our mediation approach is a...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...rather than for research and enquiry. For recent generations of children and Parents, this has been the experienced reality: we are beginning to lose the sense of possibility that anything could be different – and what that...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...much deeper insight into the impact of being part of the care system.   On a personal level, my Parents provided ‘Supported Lodgings’ opportunities for young people via the local Leaving Care Team and I also have an adopted niece and nephew....


Young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

...to help achieve the changes being asked for by care-experienced voices. Young people and their Parents and carers were heavily involved with the Hearings System Working Group, and their insights have helped shape its proposals. The report gives...


Ongoing issues with delivery of Additional Support for Learning, new report reveals

...also identified that there need to be more opportunities for children, young people, Parents and carers to share their views on additional support for learning. While positive examples such as the Inclusion Ambassadors or My Rights,...


Creating quality assessments: The benefits of values-based approaches for reporting on relationships

...professionals can use when assessing children and young people’s relationships with their Parents/carers, creating well-rounded reports that amplify the voices of the people under their care. Assessing children’s relationships  Designed...


One step at a time

...steps The pilot project offered one to one conversations with young people and support for Parents. In order to deliver it nationally it was essential that we had the right people, with the right attitudes to ensure the right experience for...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund

...during the holidays is often prohibitive for low income families and can limit opportunities for Parents to work, train and learn. The Fund aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for children and families most...

access to childcare access to childcare fund childcare childcare provision Families fund Inequality low income out of school care Parents Poverty

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

...of family life as being crucial – indeed more important than whether you have one parent or two Parents is the quality of your relationships with whoever your carer or carers are. And, again, I think we need to see this in terms of evolutionary...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

Review of Parental Involvement Act published

...the benefits that the Act has achieved, but calling for further partnership working between Parents and practitioners. Joanna Murphy, Chair of the National Parent Forum of Scotland, said: “This review has been an opportunity to research...

Legislation News Parents Scottish Schools

Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age

...we need to see an ongoing commitment to affordability and flexibility whenever that is required by Parents. We have strongly supported the development of a simpler and more transparent route through which all public or private money intended to...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

More than a third of Parents can't access suitable childcare

... Magazine / More than a third of Parents unable to access suitable childcare Posted 22 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working Parents...

childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Single Parents deserve support, not sanctions

... Single Parents deserve support, not sanctions Upcoming welfare reform, including the introduction of universal credit, is predicted to increase the child poverty rate for children in lone-parent families to 62 per cent. It’s time to pause...


Listening to young people with separated Parents

...of new research into the reflections of young people who experienced the break-up of their Parents’ relationship during childhood, and why we need to listen to what they have to say. The Voice of the Child began as a call to give...

children and young people family family support parenting separation

10/09/24 - Understanding PDA

...the PDA is not yet officially recognised in Scotland as being part of the autism spectrum, Parents, carers and the sector have identified a need for improved guidance and support on this topic. From previous attendees It has helped me...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...(up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and Parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.  We provide training to professionals in health and social care,...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...vulnerable young people with additional support needs (including autism) and practitioners and Parents and carers who support them. Her expertise is in designing and delivering sexual health programmes, as well as considering how our...


Shilla Shomai

...Attachment, and Social Capital’ examines the parenting experiences of care experienced Parents in Scotland and England. Leveraging her lived experiences, Shilla has influenced governmental policies and practices, advancing the...

shomai

Scottish Government launches vaping awareness campaign

...Government The Scottish Government has launched a new marketing campaign to inform Parents, carers and school pupils about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. As well as making use of radio and outdoor advertising, the Take...

changing our world consultation health and wellbeing Scottish Government

Insight – Issue 5

...women today Ali Miller, from Shared Lives Plus, explores an innovative project, which enables Parents with additional support needs to care for their child at home Amy Hutton, Director of Services at Cyrenians, discusses Scotland’s housing...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...Enquire provides advice and information around additional support for learning directly to Parents, carers and professionals as well as young people themselves. They have resources for everyone that cover the legislation and guidance on...


Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase

...experienced people care system digital The Why Not? Trust is seeking artwork from Parents with care experience, which will be shared through a “digital showcase” on social media. From poems and paintings to videos, scripts,...

art care experienced people care system digital

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

...learning Early years Families More Parents have been able to start work or progress their careers, improve overall health and wellbeing, and develop better relationships with their...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Cutting the cost of the school day

...may struggle to find extra money in the household budget. According to recent research from CPAG, Parents across the UK typically need to find at least £39 per week for a child’s secondary school education, and £19 for a primary-aged child –...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

New report explores poverty and the care system

...Group (CPAG), the report, ‘Poverty-proofing for families in or on the edges of care', found that Parents already living in poverty, and therefore relying on social security support, face even further financial hardship when their child is removed...

care system Children Poverty research

Funding available for essential digital devices

...content Dialogue is key to a healthy digital life - for children and Parents 8 May 2019 Young people can use their digital rights to hold those in power to account. In a time of crisis, that matters even more 13 May...

community digital funding Support

New resources to support school attendance

... Magazine / New resources launched for teachers, Parents and carers to help support attendance as schools return Posted 17.08.23 by Alice Hinds Attainment Education family support schools Scottish...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

Exam helpline launched for Scottish pupils

...remain open from 8am on Tuesday 8 August until Friday 11 August, providing advice for any worried Parents, carers and pupils, who will have just received final grades for Higher, National and Advanced exams. More than 30 expert careers advisers...

exams higher education Scottish Schools skills

New app launched to help school leavers

...for young people as they leave school, providing support and advice for students, as well as Parents and carers. For many young people, leaving school means a straightforward move to further education or the workplace but for those with...

additional support needs Disability School transition

Charity shares resources to make safety simple

...week The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has launched a range of new resources to help Parents and practitioners improve child safety and avoid accidents. Shared as part of Child Safety Week 2023, which runs from 5-11 June, the...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes

...1,182 music education posts across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. The news comes after Parents, teachers and tutors expressed fears over the flagship programme’s future when funding was initially paused last year during The Scottish...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds

...by Alice Hinds cost of living Education free school meals School Parents and caregivers are spending hundreds of pounds every year to send their children to state primary and secondary school, according to new...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Funding perinatal mental health services

...support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government A fund that has supported more 7,000 individuals with perinatal mental health issues has received a new round...

babies family support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government

Women's cost crisis

...report Posted 16 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty New research has found women in Scotland face increasing financial difficulties, with low-income jobs and care responsibilities...

childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty

Financial responsibility for young teens

...children to start budgeting early Posted 5 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson finances money Parents The Smart Start account has been launched by Bank of Scotland to encourage 11-15 year olds to save, after a survey finds that Parents want...

finances money Parents

Is the future 50:50?

...at the birth of their children and they are expected and encouraged thenceforward to be hands on Parents. Politically, there is endorsement of these changes as being good in themselves in addition to their economic desirability. However, nearly...

Comment Magazine Parents


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Understanding the key issues Parents in Scotland face today

...Understanding the key issues Parents in Scotland face today 23 May 2024 To understand the key issues Parents and those in a parenting roles face today, Parenting across Scotland worked with social research agency, The Lines Between, to examine...


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

...written evidence from 25 local authorities across Scotland and meeting with young people, Parents and carers and teachers at informal participation sessions, the Education, Children and Young People Committee (ECYP) Additional Support for...


£2M funding boost for football activity clubs

...holiday clubs for children from families on low incomes. It is hoped that this step will help more Parents to enter or sustain employment or training, as part of Scottish Goverment's ambitions around the eradication of child poverty. First Minister...


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

...Sorted! We want to make it as easy as possible for families to get safety sorted. For Parents and carers to feel confident that, with just one small change, they can stop a serious accident happening. And for families to be clear what...


Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

...we have been working to develop an infant mental health programme that helps to support vulnerable Parents understand and respond to their baby in a way that creates a stable foundation to the attachment relationship. What are you looking forward...


Parents tell the Deputy First Minister that their autistic children are Not Included, Not Engaged and Not Involved in their education

...Parents tell the Deputy First Minister that their autistic children are Not Included, Not Engaged and Not Involved in their education 7 December 2018   Almost 3,000 people have signed a letter calling for the Deputy First Minister and...


The beginning of better provision for Parents in prison

... The beginning of better provision for Parents in prison 24 Aug 2021 Professor Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive of Families Outside, on new government funding to support virtual visits and how this could be just the beginning of better...


Effective engagement with staff and Parents 'key to successful childcare expansion'

... Effective engagement with staff and Parents 'key to successful childcare expansion' 4 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Early Learning and Childcare statutory guidance ahead of...


Children, Parents and teachers could pay price for testing policy

... Children, Parents and teachers 'could pay price for testing policy' Children in Scotland has issued a further statement about the impact of testing four and five-year-olds. Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive, Jackie Brock,...

Education Parents School Tests

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

... Access to childcare services ‘has strengthened relationships and wellbeing for children and Parents’, new report finds 29 Sep 2022 Media Release Projects across Scotland supported by the Access to Childcare Fund (ACF) have made a...

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

25 Calls response: Dialogue is key to a healthy digital life – for children and Parents

... Dialogue is key to a healthy digital life – for children and Parents 8 May 2019 Responding to Call 10 of our 25 Calls campaign, National Parent Forum of Scotland Chair Joanna Murphy says that if schools can create a strong, shared set of...


Childcare system ‘unusable’ for working Parents, say campaigners

... Childcare system ‘unusable’ for working Parents, say campaigners Campaign group Fair Funding For Our Kids have again raised concern about the suitability of the Scottish childcare system and how it is serving working Parents across the...


Free Childcare Management Platform Launched in Scotland

...it or affording it – is a hot topic at the moment with research suggesting that more and more Parents are choosing to leave the workforce in an attempt to save money. According to research from Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS), more...


Yopa extends support of Children in Scotland after a successful year of partnership working

...said: “The Yopa Scotland team works at the heart of our local communities, and many of us are Parents too; we all want the best for our young people and the places they grow up in, and we're delighted to be able to support an organisation...


Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...My Say. Providing practical support, advice and representation for children, young people, Parents and families throughout Scotland, in 2023, 100% of Parents and carers who gave feedback on the Enquire helpline rated the service as...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...all families can afford. Just recently CAB Scotland (click here for more) found that over 235,000 Parents / carers were forced to cut back on hobbies for their children in the past 12 months as a result of the cost of living crisis. What this...


Advocating for the rights of children – and using their voices to make change

...to offer advice and information about children’s rights to additional support for learning to Parents, carers, professionals and children and young people. The way we have done this has been developed and adapted over the years, and our...


Making cyber security fun for children

...in early years learners and that the children encourage good practice at home, teaching their Parents and carers about the importance of cyber resilience. Sixty thousand books are being distributed to every Primary 1 pupil in Scotland....


Yopa extends partnership with Children in Scotland during 30th anniversary year

...said: "The Yopa Scotland team works at the heart of our local communities, and many of us are Parents too; we all want the best for our young people and the places they grow up in, and we're delighted to be able to support an organisation...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...women today Ali Miller, from Shared Lives Plus, explores an innovative project, which enables Parents with additional support needs to care for their child at home Amy Hutton, Director of Services at Cyrenians, discusses Scotland’s housing...


'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...are crucial to operation of the Enquire additional support for learning helpline that advises Parents, professionals and young people. I found a way to do it and that enabled the helpline to continue its vital work. What personal learning or...

30th Anniversary

It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...delivering independent mediation within the Scottish education sector since 2004. We work with Parents, carers, children, young people, education staff and practitioners to find a mutually agreeable resolution. Our mediation approach is a...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...rather than for research and enquiry. For recent generations of children and Parents, this has been the experienced reality: we are beginning to lose the sense of possibility that anything could be different – and what that...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...much deeper insight into the impact of being part of the care system.   On a personal level, my Parents provided ‘Supported Lodgings’ opportunities for young people via the local Leaving Care Team and I also have an adopted niece and nephew....


Young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

...to help achieve the changes being asked for by care-experienced voices. Young people and their Parents and carers were heavily involved with the Hearings System Working Group, and their insights have helped shape its proposals. The report gives...


Ongoing issues with delivery of Additional Support for Learning, new report reveals

...also identified that there need to be more opportunities for children, young people, Parents and carers to share their views on additional support for learning. While positive examples such as the Inclusion Ambassadors or My Rights,...


Creating quality assessments: The benefits of values-based approaches for reporting on relationships

...professionals can use when assessing children and young people’s relationships with their Parents/carers, creating well-rounded reports that amplify the voices of the people under their care. Assessing children’s relationships  Designed...


One step at a time

...steps The pilot project offered one to one conversations with young people and support for Parents. In order to deliver it nationally it was essential that we had the right people, with the right attitudes to ensure the right experience for...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund

...during the holidays is often prohibitive for low income families and can limit opportunities for Parents to work, train and learn. The Fund aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for children and families most...

access to childcare access to childcare fund childcare childcare provision Families fund Inequality low income out of school care Parents Poverty

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

...of family life as being crucial – indeed more important than whether you have one parent or two Parents is the quality of your relationships with whoever your carer or carers are. And, again, I think we need to see this in terms of evolutionary...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

Review of Parental Involvement Act published

...the benefits that the Act has achieved, but calling for further partnership working between Parents and practitioners. Joanna Murphy, Chair of the National Parent Forum of Scotland, said: “This review has been an opportunity to research...

Legislation News Parents Scottish Schools

Focus on quality in childcare welcome, but "smarter thinking" required on school start age

...we need to see an ongoing commitment to affordability and flexibility whenever that is required by Parents. We have strongly supported the development of a simpler and more transparent route through which all public or private money intended to...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing


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Shilla Shomai

...Attachment, and Social Capital’ examines the parenting experiences of care experienced Parents in Scotland and England. Leveraging her lived experiences, Shilla has influenced governmental policies and practices, advancing the...

shomai


10/09/24 - Understanding PDA

...the PDA is not yet officially recognised in Scotland as being part of the autism spectrum, Parents, carers and the sector have identified a need for improved guidance and support on this topic. From previous attendees It has helped me...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...(up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and Parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying.  We provide training to professionals in health and social care,...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...vulnerable young people with additional support needs (including autism) and practitioners and Parents and carers who support them. Her expertise is in designing and delivering sexual health programmes, as well as considering how our...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...Enquire provides advice and information around additional support for learning directly to Parents, carers and professionals as well as young people themselves. They have resources for everyone that cover the legislation and guidance on...



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More than a third of Parents can't access suitable childcare
post

... Magazine / More than a third of Parents unable to access suitable childcare Posted 22 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working Parents...

childcare cost of living early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Single Parents deserve support, not sanctions
post

... Single Parents deserve support, not sanctions Upcoming welfare reform, including the introduction of universal credit, is predicted to increase the child poverty rate for children in lone-parent families to 62 per cent. It’s time to pause...


Listening to young people with separated Parents
post

...of new research into the reflections of young people who experienced the break-up of their Parents’ relationship during childhood, and why we need to listen to what they have to say. The Voice of the Child began as a call to give...

children and young people family family support parenting separation

Scottish Government launches vaping awareness campaign
post

...Government The Scottish Government has launched a new marketing campaign to inform Parents, carers and school pupils about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. As well as making use of radio and outdoor advertising, the Take...

changing our world consultation health and wellbeing Scottish Government

Insight – Issue 5
post

...women today Ali Miller, from Shared Lives Plus, explores an innovative project, which enables Parents with additional support needs to care for their child at home Amy Hutton, Director of Services at Cyrenians, discusses Scotland’s housing...


Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase
post

...experienced people care system digital The Why Not? Trust is seeking artwork from Parents with care experience, which will be shared through a “digital showcase” on social media. From poems and paintings to videos, scripts,...

art care experienced people care system digital

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
post

...learning Early years Families More Parents have been able to start work or progress their careers, improve overall health and wellbeing, and develop better relationships with their...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Cutting the cost of the school day
post

...may struggle to find extra money in the household budget. According to recent research from CPAG, Parents across the UK typically need to find at least £39 per week for a child’s secondary school education, and £19 for a primary-aged child –...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

New report explores poverty and the care system
post

...Group (CPAG), the report, ‘Poverty-proofing for families in or on the edges of care', found that Parents already living in poverty, and therefore relying on social security support, face even further financial hardship when their child is removed...

care system Children Poverty research

Funding available for essential digital devices
post

...content Dialogue is key to a healthy digital life - for children and Parents 8 May 2019 Young people can use their digital rights to hold those in power to account. In a time of crisis, that matters even more 13 May...

community digital funding Support

New resources to support school attendance
post

... Magazine / New resources launched for teachers, Parents and carers to help support attendance as schools return Posted 17.08.23 by Alice Hinds Attainment Education family support schools Scottish...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

Exam helpline launched for Scottish pupils
post

...remain open from 8am on Tuesday 8 August until Friday 11 August, providing advice for any worried Parents, carers and pupils, who will have just received final grades for Higher, National and Advanced exams. More than 30 expert careers advisers...

exams higher education Scottish Schools skills

New app launched to help school leavers
post

...for young people as they leave school, providing support and advice for students, as well as Parents and carers. For many young people, leaving school means a straightforward move to further education or the workplace but for those with...

additional support needs Disability School transition

Charity shares resources to make safety simple
post

...week The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has launched a range of new resources to help Parents and practitioners improve child safety and avoid accidents. Shared as part of Child Safety Week 2023, which runs from 5-11 June, the...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
post

...1,182 music education posts across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. The news comes after Parents, teachers and tutors expressed fears over the flagship programme’s future when funding was initially paused last year during The Scottish...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Education costs families hundreds per year, study finds
post

...by Alice Hinds cost of living Education free school meals School Parents and caregivers are spending hundreds of pounds every year to send their children to state primary and secondary school, according to new...

cost of living Education free school meals School

Funding perinatal mental health services
post

...support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government A fund that has supported more 7,000 individuals with perinatal mental health issues has received a new round...

babies family support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government

Women's cost crisis
post

...report Posted 16 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty New research has found women in Scotland face increasing financial difficulties, with low-income jobs and care responsibilities...

childcare cost of living economy mothers Parents Poverty

Financial responsibility for young teens
post

...children to start budgeting early Posted 5 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson finances money Parents The Smart Start account has been launched by Bank of Scotland to encourage 11-15 year olds to save, after a survey finds that Parents want...

finances money Parents

Is the future 50:50?
post

...at the birth of their children and they are expected and encouraged thenceforward to be hands on Parents. Politically, there is endorsement of these changes as being good in themselves in addition to their economic desirability. However, nearly...

Comment Magazine Parents