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Scottish Government announce mental health funding following youth-led report

Why child healthy weight matters

...impact this is having, and the need for bold and urgent policy action. We launched the campaign in Scottish Parliament in June last year, where we gained the support of over 30 MSPs, and since then have been reaching out and engaging with a range...


A Youth Voice Network for Scotland

...resources for ‘Welcome to Your Vote Week’, the UK Parliament general election and the 2026 Scottish Parliament election. We are seeking to recruit a diverse group of participants from all across Scotland between the ages of 12-18 and...


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

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

...the starting point for the creation of our 2021-26 Manifesto, which presents 33 asks of the next Scottish Parliament. Click here for more information about our 2021-26 Manifesto Following last Thursday’s election, the SNP will again form a...

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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’

...pollution 13 November 2020 Children in Scotland today launches its Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament, backed by national and local organisations from across the children’s sector. The Manifesto outlines key changes in policy and...

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

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

...is essential to take action that 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...

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Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now"
Children's rights Consultation response Policy UNCRC

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

Embedding the principles of The Promise

...of the Child (UNCRC) is now part of Scottish legislation, having received unanimous support in a Scottish Parliament vote on 7 December, and then achieving royal assent in early January. Providing an important platform upon which to build policy...


Looking to the future at the end of our 30th anniversary year

...also seen excitement with the unanimous passing of the UNCRC Incorporation (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament in 2021, and frustration at delays after this legislation was challenged by the UK Government. After collective working with...


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

...which involved stakeholders from across the sector as well as elected representatives from the Scottish Parliament. Today we have launched a report highlighting the key concerns raised by participants in the debate as well as a key...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...  The trajectory of the organisation was also very much intertwined with the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Alongside the UNCRC, devolution created a sense of hope that real change could be effected, to achieve its commitment to...


New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care

...Board members used their learning to inform a speech that they co-wrote and delivered at the Scottish Parliament in February. The most poignant line in that speech was: “Kids shouldn’t have to provide all the answers with this sort of...


Person-centred support is key for Transitions Strategy

...more Transitions to Adulthood Bill More about the Bill currently in the Scottish Parliament Click here to visit the website Campaign: 16 And Beyond Key messages from our week-long social media...


Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...our campaign, we had just begun generating support across civic society and from members of the Scottish Parliament. We were really in the early days of raising awareness on the continued presence of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia within...


New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

...current and past projects Click here for more Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament Our ambitious calls for change have support from across the children's sector Click here for...


Building transitions plans into Scots law

...the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament on behalf of many campaigners including Camphill Scotland and Inclusion Scotland. The Bill was previously introduced in the last...


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

...here to find out more Pandemic Impact Survey Report 2022 The report from the Scottish Parliament's CPG on Children and Young People Click here for...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds

...threat as a result of the pandemic, a new survey has revealed. The research, undertaken by the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People, found that 90% of organisations are facing ‘some’ or ‘significant’...

children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion

Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

...provision must increase as the country continues to respond to and rebuild from the pandemic, the Scottish Parliament has been told.   Appearing in front of the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee earlier this...

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

...by the UK Government means that the Bill will now need to be revised and re-considered by the Scottish Parliament.    We recognise that it will take time for the bill to be revised and to be passed by parliament, but remain confident...


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

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

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

An opportunity to strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

...of measures that will strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, as it is debated today in the Scottish Parliament. As a member of the End Child Poverty Coalition, Children in Scotland has made a number of recommendations, including: The...

Legislation News Scottish Parliament

Calls for a holistic, preventative approach to tackling health inequalities

...approach to tackling health inequalities Children in Scotland has backed calls made by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee to take a more holistic approach in the health prevention agenda, and urged more engagement with...

Children's rights Health Inequalities News Policy Scottish Parliament

Consultation Response: Public Participation at the Scottish Parliament (July 2022)

...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Parliament's inquiry on Public Participation at the Scottish...


Scottish Child Payment to be increased
child poverty Poverty programme for government

Changes to 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...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

No commitment on Scottish Child Payment

...Sturgeon has presented the legislative agenda and funding priorities of her government to the Scottish Parliament, including a number of commitments designed to support children, young people and families. The 2021-22 Programme for...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

Parliamentary Monitor

...relevant to children and families in Scotland, across the UK, and in Europe.  This week in the Scottish Parliament Tuesday 9 February In the afternoon, in Topical Questions, Joan McAlpine to ask the Scottish Government what its response is to...

News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

Stop excluding children from Brexit dialogue, children's sector groups and Commissioner tell UK parliamentarians
Brexit Children Children's rights Jackie Brock

Abbey Stone

...MSc in Historical Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Here she specialised in early modern, Scottish Parliamentary history. She has a particular interest in the 1707 union of the crowns. As she is from Argyll and Bute she wrote her masters...

stone

AC24 - Speaker Bios

...working her way up to Manager of a local food retailer. Natalie was elected as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Renfrewshire North and West in 2021. Prior to this, she served as the Councillor for Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and...


Shilla Shomai

...Who Cares? Scotland and advocated for care experienced individuals in key settings, including the Scottish Parliament, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) members, Commission on Widening Access Board, Scottish Legal Aid...

shomai

ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

...Young People Committee November 2023 The Education, Children and Young People Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional Support for Learning (ASL). The inquiry will focus on the following themes: · the...


Our history

...Wales, a delay that highlighted the need for its own parliament.   After 1997 the prospect of a Scottish Parliament moved closer to reality, creating an atmosphere in which ‘all things seemed possible’. Children’s issues featured...


Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech

...box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise Nicola Sturgeon shared government's past and future focus on children, young people and families in...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Restraint and seclusion in schools

...who is examining the potential to bring forward a Members' Bill on restraint and seclusion in the Scottish Parliament. Slow progress The campaigns which ENABLE and Beth have worked on together to raise awareness of these incidents led to the...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough

...Defenders Action Group laid the report Promote, Protect, Defend (click here to access) before the Scottish Parliament with recommendations to ensure child human rights defenders were supported. A better future is being built by child human...

Children's rights human rights

Creative expressions of care

...weeks from 21 October, the film will be accompanied by a  panel discussion recorded during the Scottish Parliament's Festival of Politics 2022. Holding/Holding On With experience as a foster carer, Nicola McCartney met with...

Arts care care experience young carers

First Child Disability Payment statistics released

...Act 2016 The new payment arose from the Scotland Act 2016, which devolved new powers to the Scottish Parliament regarding social security, including responsibility for disability benefits. The Child Disability Payment replaces the...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

DRAFT Changing our World: Our activity

...discussed what helps mental health and what can negatively impact it. At lunchtime, we walked past Scottish Parliament and enjoyed relaxing in the sunshine, with thanks to Shaun for the lovely cakes he brought!   February 2022 10...


Member directory: full

...impairments | craighalbert.org.uk Scottish FA Scottish Football Association | scottishfa.co.uk Scottish Parliament Information Centre Impartial research and analysis | spice-spotlight.scot Scottish Private Nursery Association Advocacy and...


Jane-Claire Judson

...higher education, health, human rights and governance. She has held roles with Diabetes UK, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, the Scottish Funding Councils and NUS Scotland. Jane-Claire is currently a Board member at Public Health...

judson

Member directory: N-S

...impairments | craighalbert.org.uk  Scottish FA Scottish Football Association | scottishfa.co.uk Scottish Parliament Information Centre Impartial research and analysis | spice-spotlight.scot Scottish Private Nursery Association Advocacy and...


Embedding mental health interventions in school

...presented at University research group seminars, and more. We’ve also had a presence in the Scottish Parliament – it’s been a busy week! As a former teacher myself, I often wonder what impact a service like Place2Be would have had in...

Education Mental Health

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

...young people are leaving care or at crisis point. Click here to watch the Committee meeting on Scottish Parliament TV Related content 'Anxiety' named Children's Word of the Year  Jan 18, 2022 Transition to Adulthood Bill to be...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

Covid causes fresh issues as school term starts

...made to improve ventilation despite the issue first being identified in May 2020. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament today, Nicola Sturgeon announced additional funding for local authorities, with £5 million made available to support any...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

Age of criminal responsibility increased

...of 12 years old can no longer be charged or arrested. The Act was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament in May 2019, received Royal Assent in June 2019 and has been implemented in stages. Speaking in 2019, then Children's Minister...

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

'It's not enough to increase age of criminal responsibility'

...UNCRC, we should be celebrating the commencement of the UNCRC law unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament in March. A law which was fought for by children and young people to ensure rights are respected, protected and...

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

Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced

...to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has won enough support from MSPs to be formally introduced to the Scottish Parliament. Last week, a total of 59 MSPs from across the political spectrum confirmed support for Pam Duncan-Glancy’s proposed...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

Government criticised for lack of school ventilation strategy

...the steps to be taken when poor air quality is established. Click here to watch the debate on Scottish Parliament TV. Related content Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24, 2021 Calls for government...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

Members Bill to give legal right to transition support

...proposed legislation has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament to secure the statutory right to a transition plan from school to adulthood for every disabled child. The proposed Disabled...

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions


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Scottish Government announce mental health funding following youth-led report

Why child healthy weight matters

...impact this is having, and the need for bold and urgent policy action. We launched the campaign in Scottish Parliament in June last year, where we gained the support of over 30 MSPs, and since then have been reaching out and engaging with a range...


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

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

...the starting point for the creation of our 2021-26 Manifesto, which presents 33 asks of the next Scottish Parliament. Click here for more information about our 2021-26 Manifesto Following last Thursday’s election, the SNP will again form a...

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

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’

...pollution 13 November 2020 Children in Scotland today launches its Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament, backed by national and local organisations from across the children’s sector. The Manifesto outlines key changes in policy and...

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

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

...is essential to take action that 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...

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

Scottish Government "must act on UNCRC incorporation now"
Children's rights Consultation response Policy UNCRC

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

Embedding the principles of The Promise

...of the Child (UNCRC) is now part of Scottish legislation, having received unanimous support in a Scottish Parliament vote on 7 December, and then achieving royal assent in early January. Providing an important platform upon which to build policy...


Looking to the future at the end of our 30th anniversary year

...also seen excitement with the unanimous passing of the UNCRC Incorporation (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament in 2021, and frustration at delays after this legislation was challenged by the UK Government. After collective working with...


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

...which involved stakeholders from across the sector as well as elected representatives from the Scottish Parliament. Today we have launched a report highlighting the key concerns raised by participants in the debate as well as a key...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...  The trajectory of the organisation was also very much intertwined with the establishment of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Alongside the UNCRC, devolution created a sense of hope that real change could be effected, to achieve its commitment to...


New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care

...Board members used their learning to inform a speech that they co-wrote and delivered at the Scottish Parliament in February. The most poignant line in that speech was: “Kids shouldn’t have to provide all the answers with this sort of...


Person-centred support is key for Transitions Strategy

...more Transitions to Adulthood Bill More about the Bill currently in the Scottish Parliament Click here to visit the website Campaign: 16 And Beyond Key messages from our week-long social media...


Striving for inclusive education: An interview with Jordan Daly

...our campaign, we had just begun generating support across civic society and from members of the Scottish Parliament. We were really in the early days of raising awareness on the continued presence of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia within...


New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

...current and past projects Click here for more Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament Our ambitious calls for change have support from across the children's sector Click here for...


Building transitions plans into Scots law

...the Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament on behalf of many campaigners including Camphill Scotland and Inclusion Scotland. The Bill was previously introduced in the last...


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

...here to find out more Pandemic Impact Survey Report 2022 The report from the Scottish Parliament's CPG on Children and Young People Click here for...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds

...threat as a result of the pandemic, a new survey has revealed. The research, undertaken by the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group on Children and Young People, found that 90% of organisations are facing ‘some’ or ‘significant’...

children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion

Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

...provision must increase as the country continues to respond to and rebuild from the pandemic, the Scottish Parliament has been told.   Appearing in front of the Scottish Parliament’s Education, Children and Young People Committee earlier this...

additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion

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

...by the UK Government means that the Bill will now need to be revised and re-considered by the Scottish Parliament.    We recognise that it will take time for the bill to be revised and to be passed by parliament, but remain confident...


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

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

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

An opportunity to strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill

...of measures that will strengthen the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill, as it is debated today in the Scottish Parliament. As a member of the End Child Poverty Coalition, Children in Scotland has made a number of recommendations, including: The...

Legislation News Scottish Parliament

Calls for a holistic, preventative approach to tackling health inequalities

...approach to tackling health inequalities Children in Scotland has backed calls made by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee to take a more holistic approach in the health prevention agenda, and urged more engagement with...

Children's rights Health Inequalities News Policy Scottish Parliament


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Abbey Stone

...MSc in Historical Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Here she specialised in early modern, Scottish Parliamentary history. She has a particular interest in the 1707 union of the crowns. As she is from Argyll and Bute she wrote her masters...

stone

Shilla Shomai

...Who Cares? Scotland and advocated for care experienced individuals in key settings, including the Scottish Parliament, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) members, Commission on Widening Access Board, Scottish Legal Aid...

shomai


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...working her way up to Manager of a local food retailer. Natalie was elected as the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Renfrewshire North and West in 2021. Prior to this, she served as the Councillor for Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and...


ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

...Young People Committee November 2023 The Education, Children and Young People Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional Support for Learning (ASL). The inquiry will focus on the following themes: · the...


Our history

...Wales, a delay that highlighted the need for its own parliament.   After 1997 the prospect of a Scottish Parliament moved closer to reality, creating an atmosphere in which ‘all things seemed possible’. Children’s issues featured...


DRAFT Changing our World: Our activity

...discussed what helps mental health and what can negatively impact it. At lunchtime, we walked past Scottish Parliament and enjoyed relaxing in the sunshine, with thanks to Shaun for the lovely cakes he brought!   February 2022 10...



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Consultation Response: Public Participation at the Scottish Parliament (July 2022)
attachment

...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Parliament's inquiry on Public Participation at the Scottish...


Scottish Child Payment to be increased
postchild poverty Poverty programme for government

Changes to Scottish Attainment Challenge funding
post

...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...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
postbudget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

No commitment on Scottish Child Payment
post

...Sturgeon has presented the legislative agenda and funding priorities of her government to the Scottish Parliament, including a number of commitments designed to support children, young people and families. The 2021-22 Programme for...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

Parliamentary Monitor
post

...relevant to children and families in Scotland, across the UK, and in Europe.  This week in the Scottish Parliament Tuesday 9 February In the afternoon, in Topical Questions, Joan McAlpine to ask the Scottish Government what its response is to...

News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

Stop excluding children from Brexit dialogue, children's sector groups and Commissioner tell UK parliamentarians
postBrexit Children Children's rights Jackie Brock

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech
post

...box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise Nicola Sturgeon shared government's past and future focus on children, young people and families in...

Attainment baby box Education Nicola Sturgeon Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Scottish Parliament the Promise

Restraint and seclusion in schools
post

...who is examining the potential to bring forward a Members' Bill on restraint and seclusion in the Scottish Parliament. Slow progress The campaigns which ENABLE and Beth have worked on together to raise awareness of these incidents led to the...

Additional support ASL ASN Children's rights Education

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough
post

...Defenders Action Group laid the report Promote, Protect, Defend (click here to access) before the Scottish Parliament with recommendations to ensure child human rights defenders were supported. A better future is being built by child human...

Children's rights human rights

Creative expressions of care
post

...weeks from 21 October, the film will be accompanied by a  panel discussion recorded during the Scottish Parliament's Festival of Politics 2022. Holding/Holding On With experience as a foster carer, Nicola McCartney met with...

Arts care care experience young carers

First Child Disability Payment statistics released
post

...Act 2016 The new payment arose from the Scotland Act 2016, which devolved new powers to the Scottish Parliament regarding social security, including responsibility for disability benefits. The Child Disability Payment replaces the...

accessibility Benefits child benefit Disability funding Scottish Government

Member directory: full
post

...impairments | craighalbert.org.uk Scottish FA Scottish Football Association | scottishfa.co.uk Scottish Parliament Information Centre Impartial research and analysis | spice-spotlight.scot Scottish Private Nursery Association Advocacy and...


Jane-Claire Judson
post

...higher education, health, human rights and governance. She has held roles with Diabetes UK, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body, the Scottish Funding Councils and NUS Scotland. Jane-Claire is currently a Board member at Public Health...

judson

Member directory: N-S
post

...impairments | craighalbert.org.uk  Scottish FA Scottish Football Association | scottishfa.co.uk Scottish Parliament Information Centre Impartial research and analysis | spice-spotlight.scot Scottish Private Nursery Association Advocacy and...


Embedding mental health interventions in school
post

...presented at University research group seminars, and more. We’ve also had a presence in the Scottish Parliament – it’s been a busy week! As a former teacher myself, I often wonder what impact a service like Place2Be would have had in...

Education Mental Health

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
post

...young people are leaving care or at crisis point. Click here to watch the Committee meeting on Scottish Parliament TV Related content 'Anxiety' named Children's Word of the Year  Jan 18, 2022 Transition to Adulthood Bill to be...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

Covid causes fresh issues as school term starts
post

...made to improve ventilation despite the issue first being identified in May 2020. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament today, Nicola Sturgeon announced additional funding for local authorities, with £5 million made available to support any...

coronavirus Education health and wellbeing schools

Age of criminal responsibility increased
post

...of 12 years old can no longer be charged or arrested. The Act was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament in May 2019, received Royal Assent in June 2019 and has been implemented in stages. Speaking in 2019, then Children's Minister...

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

'It's not enough to increase age of criminal responsibility'
post

...UNCRC, we should be celebrating the commencement of the UNCRC law unanimously passed by the Scottish Parliament in March. A law which was fought for by children and young people to ensure rights are respected, protected and...

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

Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
post

...to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has won enough support from MSPs to be formally introduced to the Scottish Parliament. Last week, a total of 59 MSPs from across the political spectrum confirmed support for Pam Duncan-Glancy’s proposed...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

Government criticised for lack of school ventilation strategy
post

...the steps to be taken when poor air quality is established. Click here to watch the debate on Scottish Parliament TV. Related content Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed  Nov 24, 2021 Calls for government...

Children's rights Covid-19 Education

Members Bill to give legal right to transition support
post

...proposed legislation has been lodged with the Scottish Parliament to secure the statutory right to a transition plan from school to adulthood for every disabled child. The proposed Disabled...

Additional support ASL ASN Education transitions