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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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment

...16 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government This month marks one year since the first Scottish Child Payment. However, despite the increased value and progress on...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

News: Rewind welfare reform says new report

...13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in Scotland could be lifted out of poverty...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...and improve policy from the perspective of those with lived experience. Established by the Scottish Government and COSLA, NSPLG brings together people with lived experience of suicide alongside, academic, professional third sector, and...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

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

...11 May 2022, by Nina Joynson care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people The Scottish Government has announced additional funding for the Young Person's Guarantee scheme, in...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

News: Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools

...by Nina Joynson Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology Computing Science in schools will benefit from government funding and a new industry mentoring scheme,...

Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology

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...

budget child poverty Poverty 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

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

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

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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News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment

...Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government More than 3,000 children and young people have received the Child Disability Payment since it was launched in July 2021,...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government


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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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...and improve policy from the perspective of those with lived experience. Established by the Scottish Government and COSLA, NSPLG brings together people with lived experience of suicide alongside, academic, professional third sector, and...

Child protection child safety Legislation 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

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

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

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...

Arts calls citizens' assemblies democracy Education Election Learning manifest Participation Policy rights Scottish Government Scottish Parliament


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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...

News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
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...16 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government This month marks one year since the first Scottish Child Payment. However, despite the increased value and progress on...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

News: Rewind welfare reform says new report
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...13 April 2022, by Nina Joynson Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare A new report estimates that 30,000 children in Scotland could be lifted out of poverty...

Benefits child poverty Families Scottish Government universal credit Welfare

News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding
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...11 May 2022, by Nina Joynson care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people The Scottish Government has announced additional funding for the Young Person's Guarantee scheme, in...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

News: Computing Science gets a boost in Scottish schools
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...by Nina Joynson Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology Computing Science in schools will benefit from government funding and a new industry mentoring scheme,...

Curriculum for Excellence digital Education funding Scottish Government technology

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...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

News: Government releases first statistics on Child Disability Payment
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...Joynson accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government More than 3,000 children and young people have received the Child Disability Payment since it was launched in July 2021,...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government