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Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now"

... Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now" 28 Aug 2019 Children in Scotland has reiterated its call for full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and urged the Scottish Government to...

Children's rights Consultation response Policy UNCRC

Scottish Government 'worryingly silent' on teacher excellence - but school pupils won't be

... Scottish Government 'worryingly silent' on teacher excellence - but school pupils won't be Scottish Government plans for empowering schools fall worryingly short in the area of teacher excellence – but children and young people have a...


Scottish Government Participation Project (2017-18)

... Scottish Government Participation Project (2017-2018) Children in Scotland was commissioned by the Scottish Government to explore the nature and type of impact children and young people’s participation has had on national and local...


Child Poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive'

... Child Poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive' Responding to yesterday’s (29 March 2018) publication of Scotland’s first Child Poverty Delivery Plan, Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Head of...


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

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

...‘key to post-Covid renewal’ 18 March 2021 A major report published today calls for the Scottish Government to introduce wellbeing budgeting to improve lives for children as part of a radical systems change in the wake of the...

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

...24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament The Scottish Government has announced plans to overhaul the next phase of the £1bn Scottish Attainment Challenge (SAC). In an update to Holyrood on...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

News: Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic

...and young people treated over the period April to June 2021, only 72.6% were seen within the Scottish Government’s 18-week waiting time target. Nine out of 14 health boards failed to meet the target. The figures come after Antony Clark, an...

CAMHS Mental Health

The right ASL information, at the right time

...about school or education authority processes or about their or their child's rights. “ In the Scottish Government’s Additional Support for Learning Action Plan produced in response to the Review, relationship building between local...


Children's voices on climate change

...that began in August 2018. COP26 Scottish Youth Programme Climate Group. A collaboration between Scottish Government, Young Scot, YouthLink and Keep Scotland Beautiful. The programme will run during the lead up to and beyond the UN climate...


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

...Support for Learning, as well as the creation of a Vision Statement published as part of the Scottish Government’s Action Plan agreed in response. The group members also share their experiences of being young people with additional support...

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Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...that could be pushed further. We at Children in Scotland will continue to hold parliament and the Scottish Government to account over the next five years. Share this About the author Parisa...

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Comment: We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now

...child poverty now Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty If the Scottish Government does not commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment then they are choosing to fail the families facing hardship, writes Neil...

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Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...not to overlook help for families 16 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the introduction of a Minimum Income Guarantee with cautious support whilst warning it must not overshadow...

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

...practices. In August, the Inclusion Ambassadors published a Vision Statement as part of the Scottish Government, COSLA and the Association of Directors of Education Scotland’s Additional Support for Learning Action Plan, outlining how...

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

...Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the education sector have been met with scepticism from teaching bosses A new Scottish...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

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

...without the spin. The data and the stories we gather will allow us to tell decision-makers in the Scottish Government, NHS, local authorities, and beyond about what needs to happen to make life better for LGBT young people. This will be the third...

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Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...lives. As part of Challenge Poverty Week 2021 (4-10 October), we are therefore calling on the Scottish Government to: Begin to take steps towards a Minimum Income Guarantee, starting with the immediate doubling of the Scottish Child Payment...


Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families

...losing focus on reducing inequalities for children and families 1 April 2020 In response to the Scottish Government’s decision to remove the legal obligation for councils to deliver additional hours of funded childcare by the August deadline,...

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News: First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched

...(LGBT) inclusive education across the school curriculum. The new resources, published by the Scottish Government and the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, focus on promoting equality, reducing bullying and improving educational...

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Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn

... Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn 21 Sep 2021 The Scottish Government’s pledge to provide universal, free school breakfasts to all children in primary and special schools is welcome. But to truly tackle child hunger and reduce the...


Family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays
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Children’s intimate healthcare needs in schools must be met. So who’s responsible?

...also has a negative impact on the child’s capacity to develop greater independence. “The Scottish Government’s new guidance on meeting children’s healthcare needs in school is an opportunity to clarify the role and responsibility of...

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Holiday Hunger report 'a wake-up call that flags local solutions'

...have a healthy life expectancy of 23 years less than their most affluent counterparts (Source: The Scottish Government (2015) Long-Term Monitoring of Health Inequalities) Our Food, Families, Futures project is effective in eliminating holiday...

Families Food Jackie Brock News Poverty Scottish Government Westminster

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation

...voices must be at heart of implementation Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, Children in Scotland’s Head of Policy Amy Woodhouse said: “We welcome the...

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...this principle is being borne out in the experiences of children, families, and providers. The Scottish Government’s pledge of £2million towards improving access to nursery education for children with additional support needs is a step in...

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Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on attainment gap

...Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on attainment gap In their current form the Scottish Government’s proposals for reform of education governance will fail to make any progress in narrowing the attainment gap, Children in...

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Effective child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’

...child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’ The Scottish Government today announced its response to the Child Protection Systems Review Report. Amongst a raft of actions, Minister for Childcare and...

Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

Children in Scotland supports Equal Protection consultation

...not to be protected by law from being hit. It was almost four years ago, in our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill, that we raised concerns that the UK was out of step with other European...

Children's rights Equal News Scottish Government Wellbeing

Response to Equally Safe delivery plan: we must educate to prevent

...Safe delivery plan: we must educate to prevent Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its Equally Safe Draft Delivery Plan, supporting the priority areas highlighted but identifying some crucial...

Children's rights Education News Policy Scottish Government

Parliamentary Monitor

...Parliament Tuesday 9 February In the afternoon, in Topical Questions, Joan McAlpine to ask the Scottish Government what its response is to figures published by the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, which state that people with a...

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After today’s vote, it’s time to reconsider P1 testing

... After today’s vote, it’s time to reconsider P1 testing The Scottish Government was defeated in a vote today calling on ministers to stop testing P1 pupils. Responding to today’s vote in parliament, Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock...

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Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

...breakfast already isn’t focused on reaching children most at risk of hunger. In contrast, the Scottish Government has committed to introducing free school breakfasts in all primary and special schools in both their Programme for Government,...

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School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost'

...to think about the types of jobs involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths The Scottish Government commissioned Children in Scotland to carry out research as part of the consultation process to inform its STEM Education and...

Education Learning News Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

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

...young people’s chances compromise gains from early years support’ Naomi Eisenstadt, the Scottish Government’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, published her second report yesterday (3 July). The report makes 18...

Children's rights Inequality Poverty Scottish Government

New phase of Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations

...November 2019 Children and young people will again have the opportunity to advise the Scottish Government on the issues they would like to be considered as part of Brexit negotiations with Westminster and the European Union as part of...

Brexit children and young people Europe Participation Scottish Government Westminster

Education reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

...need to learn from research and practice" 30 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Education Reform, calling for a child-rights approach and emphasising the benefits of a child-centred...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools

...goes beyond our initial protests worldwide. I am calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to reform our education system to include all Afro-Scottish history including artefacts of African diaspora, cultural and...

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

...We await the Bill being published and look forward to working with partners across the sector, Scottish Government, and MSPs to support its passage into law. We know that incorporation will contribute to culture change in Scotland and enhance...

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Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...that a Bill will be included in the 2020-21 parliamentary session. Having called for the Scottish Government to demonstrate progress on incorporation by the end of the year following the submission of our consultation response, we are...


Programme for Government roundup and reaction

...and reaction 4 September 2018 Following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s programme for government for 2018-19, Children in Scotland has welcomed positive steps in a number of key areas, such as...


25 Calls response: Child poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

... Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political choice Tomorrow, the UN Rapporteur presents his final report on extreme poverty in Britain. Responding...


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’

...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 their families. > Click here to download a...

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Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)
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News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...Being Bold: Building Budgets for Children's Wellbeing report budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government Tackling child poverty should be central in the Scottish Budget, say leading children's organisations, arguing that the recent...

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Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment

...of the payment to cover children up to age 16 by the end of 2022, however we would urge the Scottish Government to act on its commitment to double the payment as quickly as possible." "We were disappointed that this commitment was not made...

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Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

...be passed by parliament, but remain confident this can be achieved. We will be encouraging the Scottish Government to work quickly to bring forward revisions and also urge Scottish Government to continue with its plans for implementation...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...currently uncertain as we await the judgment of the UK Supreme Court. “However, we welcome the Scottish Government’s ongoing commitment to incorporation and the announcement of £4 million investment between now and March 2024 to support...

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‘No detriment on appeals’: call for urgent change to exams certification process ahead of Scottish Parliament Education Debate

...their exam concerns for over a year now, and unfortunately their message to us, the SQA and to Scottish Government remains largely unchanged. The decisions made don't seem to reflect their views or needs. They seem unhelpful and confusing and...

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Government’s new Champion for Children and Young People aims for more integrated approach to policymaking

...champion to target more integrated approach to policymaking 30 Oct 2017 In her new role as Scottish Government Champion for Children and Young People, Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans will be working with our members to help achieve a more...


Government urged to solve P1 ‘puzzle’

...writer and campaigner has warned. Sue Palmer, founder and Chair of Upstart Scotland, says the Scottish Government is asking teachers to reconcile two competing ideologies of building a play-based learning or teaching to test, with pupils...


Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our children

...years below the minimum international standard and is still failing children? The Scottish Government has identified the change to mean “primary school-aged children will no longer be stigmatised from being labelled as offenders...

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News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility legislation fully commenced

...children Dec 16, 2021 Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced  Dec 13, 2021 Scottish Government criticised for failing to implement ventilation strategy in schools  Dec 2,...

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News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced

...no longer needed, or the young person’s twenty-sixth birthday. The Bill would also require the Scottish Government to introduce a statutory national transitions strategy to improve outcomes for disabled children and young people in the...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

Comment: Childminding is suffering from an expansion programme that doesn't recognise its value

...years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension to funded childcare hours is failing childminding and threatens parental choice, writes Graeme McAlister...

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News: Call for specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people

...Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish Government calls for residential rehabilitation facilities for young people and improved access to treatment services as cases of drug- and...

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

...services and unrealistic timeframe 10 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the National Care Service, raising concerns about a lack of clarity in the proposals, the complexities of the...

care Healthcare Policy

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

...be incorporated into Scots law' 20 December 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Good Food Nation Bill, calling for the right to food to be incorporated into Scots law. The Bill...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term starts
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Scotland’s Children’s Strategic Recovery Framework (2021)

...Children’s Strategic Recovery Framework and Summer Work (April 2021 – July 2021) The Scottish Government commissioned us to engage with children and young people to understand the impact of COVID-19 and to shape their plans from...


News: Report warns child poverty targets could be missed

...Commission say child poverty rates have been stagnant, and may be on the rise. They call for the Scottish Government to take more action and increase investment or risk missing the interim targets outlined in the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act...

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Comment: The national policy on Standardised Testing is failing pupils and teachers alike

...don't read well or add up, writes Andrea Bradley (pictured) It was recently revealed the Scottish Government was spending £17 million on the latest round of Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSAs). This is despite clear advice...

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News: Mindfulness venture for early years receives financial boost

...Scotland is funded by partners abdrn, University of Edinburgh, Experian, Places for People and the Scottish Government. Legal support is provided by Brodies LLP. Successful applicants receive mentoring and business development support, with an...

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Louise Kelly

...as SAMH, TEDxGlasgow, The Hunter Foundation, Barack and Michelle Obama, David Attenborough, The Scottish Government and many more. Louise is delighted to have made the move to the third sector to work with Children in Scotland and is looking...

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Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now"

... Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now" 28 Aug 2019 Children in Scotland has reiterated its call for full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and urged the Scottish Government to...

Children's rights Consultation response Policy UNCRC

Scottish Government 'worryingly silent' on teacher excellence - but school pupils won't be

... Scottish Government 'worryingly silent' on teacher excellence - but school pupils won't be Scottish Government plans for empowering schools fall worryingly short in the area of teacher excellence – but children and young people have a...


Child Poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive'

... Child Poverty Delivery Plan welcome, but Scottish Government must be 'more proactive' Responding to yesterday’s (29 March 2018) publication of Scotland’s first Child Poverty Delivery Plan, Amy Woodhouse, Children in Scotland’s Head of...


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

...‘key to post-Covid renewal’ 18 March 2021 A major report published today calls for the Scottish Government to introduce wellbeing budgeting to improve lives for children as part of a radical systems change in the wake of the...

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

The right ASL information, at the right time

...about school or education authority processes or about their or their child's rights. “ In the Scottish Government’s Additional Support for Learning Action Plan produced in response to the Review, relationship building between local...


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

...Support for Learning, as well as the creation of a Vision Statement published as part of the Scottish Government’s Action Plan agreed in response. The group members also share their experiences of being young people with additional support...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Encouraging moves on participation, and a promise to hold parliament to account

...that could be pushed further. We at Children in Scotland will continue to hold parliament and the Scottish Government to account over the next five years. Share this About the author Parisa...

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Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...not to overlook help for families 16 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the introduction of a Minimum Income Guarantee with cautious support whilst warning it must not overshadow...

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

...practices. In August, the Inclusion Ambassadors published a Vision Statement as part of the Scottish Government, COSLA and the Association of Directors of Education Scotland’s Additional Support for Learning Action Plan, outlining how...

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Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...lives. As part of Challenge Poverty Week 2021 (4-10 October), we are therefore calling on the Scottish Government to: Begin to take steps towards a Minimum Income Guarantee, starting with the immediate doubling of the Scottish Child Payment...


Childcare expansion delay must not risk losing long-term focus on reducing inequalities for children and families

...losing focus on reducing inequalities for children and families 1 April 2020 In response to the Scottish Government’s decision to remove the legal obligation for councils to deliver additional hours of funded childcare by the August deadline,...

childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn

... Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn 21 Sep 2021 The Scottish Government’s pledge to provide universal, free school breakfasts to all children in primary and special schools is welcome. But to truly tackle child hunger and reduce the...


Family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays
Education Families Food Jackie Brock News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

Children’s intimate healthcare needs in schools must be met. So who’s responsible?

...also has a negative impact on the child’s capacity to develop greater independence. “The Scottish Government’s new guidance on meeting children’s healthcare needs in school is an opportunity to clarify the role and responsibility of...

Children Consultation response Healthcare News Policy School Scottish Government Staff

Holiday Hunger report 'a wake-up call that flags local solutions'

...have a healthy life expectancy of 23 years less than their most affluent counterparts (Source: The Scottish Government (2015) Long-Term Monitoring of Health Inequalities) Our Food, Families, Futures project is effective in eliminating holiday...

Families Food Jackie Brock News Poverty Scottish Government Westminster

Mental Health Strategy focus on early intervention welcome, but children’s voices must be at heart of implementation

...voices must be at heart of implementation Responding to today’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, Children in Scotland’s Head of Policy Amy Woodhouse said: “We welcome the...

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...this principle is being borne out in the experiences of children, families, and providers. The Scottish Government’s pledge of £2million towards improving access to nursery education for children with additional support needs is a step in...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on attainment gap

...Education governance proposals risk ‘zero impact’ on attainment gap In their current form the Scottish Government’s proposals for reform of education governance will fail to make any progress in narrowing the attainment gap, Children in...

Children Children's rights Decision making Education Jackie Brock Scottish Government Scottish Schools Support

Effective child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’

...child protection system ‘depends on poverty reduction and strong local services’ The Scottish Government today announced its response to the Child Protection Systems Review Report. Amongst a raft of actions, Minister for Childcare and...

Benefits Children Jackie Brock Poverty Protection Scottish Government Support

Children in Scotland supports Equal Protection consultation

...not to be protected by law from being hit. It was almost four years ago, in our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill, that we raised concerns that the UK was out of step with other European...

Children's rights Equal News Scottish Government Wellbeing

Response to Equally Safe delivery plan: we must educate to prevent

...Safe delivery plan: we must educate to prevent Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its Equally Safe Draft Delivery Plan, supporting the priority areas highlighted but identifying some crucial...

Children's rights Education News Policy Scottish Government

After today’s vote, it’s time to reconsider P1 testing

... After today’s vote, it’s time to reconsider P1 testing The Scottish Government was defeated in a vote today calling on ministers to stop testing P1 pupils. Responding to today’s vote in parliament, Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock...

P1 schools Scottish Government teachers Tests

School pupils' views on STEM: Engineering and Maths 'need boost'

...to think about the types of jobs involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths The Scottish Government commissioned Children in Scotland to carry out research as part of the consultation process to inform its STEM Education and...

Education Learning News Scottish Government Scottish Parliament

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

...young people’s chances compromise gains from early years support’ Naomi Eisenstadt, the Scottish Government’s Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, published her second report yesterday (3 July). The report makes 18...

Children's rights Inequality Poverty Scottish Government

New phase of Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations

...November 2019 Children and young people will again have the opportunity to advise the Scottish Government on the issues they would like to be considered as part of Brexit negotiations with Westminster and the European Union as part of...

Brexit children and young people Europe Participation Scottish Government Westminster

Education reform consultation: ‘We need to learn from policy, research and practice to ensure reform is fit for purpose”

...need to learn from research and practice" 30 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Education Reform, calling for a child-rights approach and emphasising the benefits of a child-centred...

Curriculum for Excellence Education education reform

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools

...goes beyond our initial protests worldwide. I am calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to reform our education system to include all Afro-Scottish history including artefacts of African diaspora, cultural and...

anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism

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

...We await the Bill being published and look forward to working with partners across the sector, Scottish Government, and MSPs to support its passage into law. We know that incorporation will contribute to culture change in Scotland and enhance...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Children in Scotland Manifesto for the next UK Government

2019-20 Programme for Government: our verdict

...that a Bill will be included in the 2020-21 parliamentary session. Having called for the Scottish Government to demonstrate progress on incorporation by the end of the year following the submission of our consultation response, we are...


Programme for Government roundup and reaction

...and reaction 4 September 2018 Following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s programme for government for 2018-19, Children in Scotland has welcomed positive steps in a number of key areas, such as...


25 Calls response: Child poverty in Scotland is not inevitable. It is a failure of government to fulfil the rights of their citizens

... Let's welcome the Scottish Government's move on family income. But remember: child poverty is not inevitable – it is always a political choice Tomorrow, the UN Rapporteur presents his final report on extreme poverty in Britain. Responding...


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’

...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 their families. > Click here to download a...

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Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

...be passed by parliament, but remain confident this can be achieved. We will be encouraging the Scottish Government to work quickly to bring forward revisions and also urge Scottish Government to continue with its plans for implementation...


Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

...currently uncertain as we await the judgment of the UK Supreme Court. “However, we welcome the Scottish Government’s ongoing commitment to incorporation and the announcement of £4 million investment between now and March 2024 to support...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

‘No detriment on appeals’: call for urgent change to exams certification process ahead of Scottish Parliament Education Debate

...their exam concerns for over a year now, and unfortunately their message to us, the SQA and to Scottish Government remains largely unchanged. The decisions made don't seem to reflect their views or needs. They seem unhelpful and confusing and...

appeals assessments covid Education exams SQA

Government’s new Champion for Children and Young People aims for more integrated approach to policymaking

...champion to target more integrated approach to policymaking 30 Oct 2017 In her new role as Scottish Government Champion for Children and Young People, Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans will be working with our members to help achieve a more...


Government urged to solve P1 ‘puzzle’

...writer and campaigner has warned. Sue Palmer, founder and Chair of Upstart Scotland, says the Scottish Government is asking teachers to reconcile two competing ideologies of building a play-based learning or teaching to test, with pupils...


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

...services and unrealistic timeframe 10 Nov 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the National Care Service, raising concerns about a lack of clarity in the proposals, the complexities of the...

care Healthcare Policy

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

...be incorporated into Scots law' 20 December 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Good Food Nation Bill, calling for the right to food to be incorporated into Scots law. The Bill...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing


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Louise Kelly

...as SAMH, TEDxGlasgow, The Hunter Foundation, Barack and Michelle Obama, David Attenborough, The Scottish Government and many more. Louise is delighted to have made the move to the third sector to work with Children in Scotland and is looking...

kelly


Children's voices on climate change

...that began in August 2018. COP26 Scottish Youth Programme Climate Group. A collaboration between Scottish Government, Young Scot, YouthLink and Keep Scotland Beautiful. The programme will run during the lead up to and beyond the UN climate...



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News: Scottish Government criticised on lack of ventilation strategy for schools
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... 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: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding
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...24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament The Scottish Government has announced plans to overhaul the next phase of the £1bn Scottish Attainment Challenge (SAC). In an update to Holyrood on...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

News: Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic
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...and young people treated over the period April to June 2021, only 72.6% were seen within the Scottish Government’s 18-week waiting time target. Nine out of 14 health boards failed to meet the target. The figures come after Antony Clark, an...

CAMHS Mental Health

Comment: We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now
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...child poverty now Posted 31 Aug, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty If the Scottish Government does not commit to doubling the Scottish Child Payment then they are choosing to fail the families facing hardship, writes Neil...

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News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions
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...Drummond Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing The Scottish Government’s plans to support the recovery of the education sector have been met with scepticism from teaching bosses A new Scottish...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

Comment: It’s time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people
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...without the spin. The data and the stories we gather will allow us to tell decision-makers in the Scottish Government, NHS, local authorities, and beyond about what needs to happen to make life better for LGBT young people. This will be the third...

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News: First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched
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...(LGBT) inclusive education across the school curriculum. The new resources, published by the Scottish Government and the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign, focus on promoting equality, reducing bullying and improving educational...

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Parliamentary Monitor
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...Parliament Tuesday 9 February In the afternoon, in Topical Questions, Joan McAlpine to ask the Scottish Government what its response is to figures published by the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory, which state that people with a...

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Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
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...breakfast already isn’t focused on reaching children most at risk of hunger. In contrast, the Scottish Government has committed to introducing free school breakfasts in all primary and special schools in both their Programme for Government,...

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News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
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...Being Bold: Building Budgets for Children's Wellbeing report budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government Tackling child poverty should be central in the Scottish Budget, say leading children's organisations, arguing that the recent...

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Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment
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...of the payment to cover children up to age 16 by the end of 2022, however we would urge the Scottish Government to act on its commitment to double the payment as quickly as possible." "We were disappointed that this commitment was not made...

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Comment: Despite the increase in age of criminal responsibility we are still failing our children
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...years below the minimum international standard and is still failing children? The Scottish Government has identified the change to mean “primary school-aged children will no longer be stigmatised from being labelled as offenders...

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News: Minimum age of criminal responsibility legislation fully commenced
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...children Dec 16, 2021 Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced  Dec 13, 2021 Scottish Government criticised for failing to implement ventilation strategy in schools  Dec 2,...

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News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
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...no longer needed, or the young person’s twenty-sixth birthday. The Bill would also require the Scottish Government to introduce a statutory national transitions strategy to improve outcomes for disabled children and young people in the...

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Comment: Childminding is suffering from an expansion programme that doesn't recognise its value
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...years ELC out of school care Implementation of the Scottish Government’s extension to funded childcare hours is failing childminding and threatens parental choice, writes Graeme McAlister...

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News: Call for specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people
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...Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish Government calls for residential rehabilitation facilities for young people and improved access to treatment services as cases of drug- and...

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News: High absence levels and ventilation issues as school term starts
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News: Report warns child poverty targets could be missed
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...Commission say child poverty rates have been stagnant, and may be on the rise. They call for the Scottish Government to take more action and increase investment or risk missing the interim targets outlined in the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act...

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Comment: The national policy on Standardised Testing is failing pupils and teachers alike
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...don't read well or add up, writes Andrea Bradley (pictured) It was recently revealed the Scottish Government was spending £17 million on the latest round of Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSAs). This is despite clear advice...

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News: Mindfulness venture for early years receives financial boost
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...Scotland is funded by partners abdrn, University of Edinburgh, Experian, Places for People and the Scottish Government. Legal support is provided by Brodies LLP. Successful applicants receive mentoring and business development support, with an...

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