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

...the Rights of the Child into Scot’s Law. With an interest in improving children’s health and Wellbeing in Scotland, Yopa has supported CoW’s recent work addressing the harms of vaping and the way it is marketed to young people. CoW members...


Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...Year award aims to recognise businesses implementing initiatives to benefit employee health and Wellbeing, and Children in Scotland was shortlisted for the positive visions and values embedded into all our work, as well as our commitment to...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...the Third Sector Project (click here for more), including activity linked to the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund. The conference last week was a reminder that across the sector, we have seen lots of positive practice and genuine commitment to...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...an evidence paper sharing views on vaping, exploring topics such as the impact on health and Wellbeing, while the Scottish Government commissioned Children in Scotland to support children and young people to engage with its public...


Further phase of national arts funding announced, as Access All Arts report launches

...to the participant survey said the Fund had had a positive impact on their mental health and Wellbeing, while 82% said that receiving funding had helped them to overcome barriers to the arts.  David Mackay, Head of Policy, Projects and...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...to be part of a new multi-disciplinary team. The collective focus of the team is the safety and Wellbeing of the child victim. It’s a considerable achievement that health and justice have come into the same space, which should mean that...


Children’s Wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)

... Children’s Wellbeing and the Scottish budget 2020-2021 We worked in partnership with Dr Katherine Trebeck (Wellbeing Economy Alliance), the Carnegie Trust UK and early years funder Cattanach to raise awareness of what a robust child...


Consultation with Children and Young People on Wellbeing (2016-2017)

... Consultation with Children and Young People on Wellbeing (2016-2017) In October 2016, the Scottish Government asked Children in Scotland to consult with children and young people to help inform the development of their new 10-year mental...


Live Music and Mental Health: Innovation Labs

...to Billie Eilish - and explore the impact of live music on young people’s mental health and Wellbeing. The Innovation Labs will include a programme of fun and engaging activities all designed to find ways to make live music more accessible...


Sustainable funding for the third sector and action on a Wellbeing economy: our calls following Programme for Government announcement

... Sustainable funding for the third sector and action on a Wellbeing economy: our calls following Programme for Government announcement 6 Sep 2023 Children in Scotland has highlighted its concerns for the sector, and the children and young...


Investment in the public sector and a Wellbeing economy: our Programme for Government calls

... Investment in the public sector and a Wellbeing economy: our Programme for Government calls 4 Sep 2023 Ahead of the announcement of this year’s Programme for Government, Children in Scotland highlights the crucial importance of sustainable...


Economy ‘must be redesigned’ to focus on Wellbeing and environmental sustainability

... Economy ‘must be redesigned’ with focus on Wellbeing and environmental sustainability 17 November 2022 Children in Scotland has joined more than 100 other organisations calling for Scotland to make a Wellbeing economy a reality. An open...

economy Wellbeing Wellbeing budgeting

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and Wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

... Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and Wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up 4 Oct 2022 includem’s Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu on what we can learn from Finland about establishing a Hobby...


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

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

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

... Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family Wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level 8 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the Programme for...

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

“Health and Wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning process”

... National Planning Framework response: “Wellbeing must be at the heart of the process” 9 March 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework Position Statement, calling for a greater...

Consultation response engagement health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

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’

... Manifesto launches with calls for Wellbeing to be at heart of Scottish budget and children protected from air pollution 13 November 2020 Children in Scotland today launches its Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament, backed by...

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

Out now: New Wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

... Out now: New Wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners Children in Scotland has produced a new resource for teachers and practitioners to support children and young people’s understanding of their Wellbeing. The free resource,...


Self-care and a focus on our Wellbeing makes us better colleagues: week three for our research volunteer

... Self-care and a focus on our Wellbeing makes us better colleagues: week three for our research volunteer 30 Jul 2019 My third week at Children in Scotland started off a little differently to the others. I was unwell and had to take the day...


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

... Radical Wellbeing-focused redesign of government budget ‘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...

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

Wellbeing Bingo Game

... Wellbeing Bingo Game The Wellbeing Bingo game, which has been developed in partnership with a group of young carers, is an interactive tool to encourage young people to talk about their Wellbeing and to support each other to make...


New partnership set to improve access to education for professionals in the children’s sector

...a wide range of topics including early learning, psychology and development, mental health and Wellbeing, as well as more general courses focused on leadership, sustainability and digital skills. Children in Scotland’s workforce will also...


Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Elections 2023: a member's reflections

...Support Needs in Education; and, more recently, on Family Support, including the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund. The Forum is made up of 30 members working across different areas of the children’s sector. Is it valuable to be able to discuss...


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

...talking. We know the impacts that disputes and broken relationships can have on everyone’s Wellbeing, stress levels and time however our skilled experienced mediators are on hand to provide a way to elevate these impacts in a respectful and...


Listen to young people to help stop bullying

...be profound and can have serious short and long term effects on the physical, emotional and mental Wellbeing of children and young people. Children need to be protected from bullying behaviour so that they can survive, develop and participate in a...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...to protect and develop possibilities for educational experiences with children’s rights, Wellbeing and proclivities for natural enquiry at the heart. Internationally we can see the development of education with principles informed by the...


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

...and teachers have all clearly articulated the impact this is having on teaching, learning and Wellbeing. Many attendees at the roundtable also identified that the ongoing lack of support is hampering Scotland’s ability to fulfil the...


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

...these strengths helps us to provide more balanced relationship assessments and supports the mental Wellbeing of those being assessed, too.  Co-construction report writing  There has been criticism in the past that the voices of parents/carers and...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...fresh pressures in the lives of children and their families, and finding solutions to improve the Wellbeing of our young people is as complex as ever.  Earlier this year we launched our new organisational strategy for the next five years, which...


The future of football is in your hands

...people love. The social aspect comes with a feeling of belonging, and we all know the health and Wellbeing benefits of participating in an outdoor activity. We also know that there are always ways to improve. We want to continue to strive to...


Latest edition of Insight magazine available now

...– including the importance of embedding ant-racism in education, supporting mental health and Wellbeing, challenging gender stereotypes and calling for solidarity in the face of the Illegal Migration Bill – are ones we feel will resonate...


Latest issue of Insight now available
care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

Young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

...aims to help children and young people experience creative arts opportunities and strengthen Wellbeing as a result. While in its first year, the Fund focused on young people with disabilities or additional support needs. This year the...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

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

...in Scotland's Manifesto 2021-26 Rights, Inequality and Health and Wellbeing all feature as themes in our manifesto Click here for more Food, Families, Futures (2016-2020) Our...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Design is for everyone

...of Learning at V&A Dundee, Jo Mawdsley, on how good design can bring us together, foster Wellbeing and strengthen partnerships Design shapes our world. It's part of everyday life and it's everywhere. V&A Dundee is a museum with a...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental health and Wellbeing 5 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE A unique multi-partner research project will examine evidence for the impact of live music experiences on...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...what we know works and what children and young people say themselves. Rights, poverty, health and Wellbeing, learning, equalities – COVID 19 has shone a different light on all these issues, and in many cases has exacerbated existing problems...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and health

...project will capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and Wellbeing; how the climate change movement is shifting attitudes; and the impact of longer term demographic changes, including cost of car...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success

...be very valuable for delegates. What policy changes should Scotland be making to strengthen child Wellbeing based on the Netherlands’ example? One thing that we feel works well is having research communities that work hand in hand with practice....

care Education inclusion netherlands Wellbeing workforce

Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school

...young people being bullied, i.e protected characteristics What form is bullying taking Impact on Wellbeing Mechanisms of support, including both positive examples and a lack of support Children and young people-led solutions Prominence was given...

Children Children's rights Families Scottish Schools Staff Support Wellbeing

Children in Scotland supports Equal Protection consultation

...of corporal punishment. "Evidence shows there is a link between poor long-term emotional Wellbeing and being subjected to physical punishment as a child. Every parent should have the right to discipline their child, but there are certain...

Children's rights Equal News Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...prevention, and the need for coordination around children and young people’s mental health and Wellbeing. These are fundamental areas of mental health policy about which Children in Scotland has been calling for recognition and...

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...start date. A more important consideration should be the impact this would have on a child’s Wellbeing and on their transition process to primary school. Currently, funding is a factor in deciding a child’s access to two years of...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing

Building confidence and Wellbeing through STEM

... Magazine / News: Programme launches to engage youth workers in STEM and build Wellbeing Posted 21 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson health and Wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth...

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Call 6: Rights, Wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'

... Call 6: Rights, Wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up' By Elaine Kerridge Child rights and Wellbeing must be at the heart of education in Scotland and...


Call 22: Build Wellbeing into the design of our learning spaces to show young people they are truly valued

... Call 22: Build Wellbeing into the design of our learning spaces to show young people they are truly valued By Diarmaid Lawlor Equity and excellence drive education in Scotland. They influence how we choose to close the attainment gap,...


Consultation response: A Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland (September 2022)

...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's call for views on a. Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for...


Consultation Response: GIRFEC – Assessment of Wellbeing (February 2022)

...Guidance for Part 18 (Section 96) Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 - Assessment of Wellbeing...


Consultation Response: Inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People (December 2021)

...to the Scottish Government's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young...


Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

An introduction to Wellbeing

...  An introduction to Wellbeing A leaflet and card game have been developed to help community groups, clubs and other local organisations understand how their work contributes to the Wellbeing of children and young people across...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...Her contributions resonate in driving collaborative efforts for ensuring the safety and Wellbeing of children across various settings. Specialisms: Child Protection   Beverley is a highly qualified and registered...


Scottish Government launches vaping awareness campaign

...of vaping harms Posted 24.11.23 by Alice Hinds changing our world consultation health and Wellbeing Scottish Government The Scottish Government has launched a new marketing campaign to inform parents, carers and school pupils about the...

changing our world consultation health and wellbeing Scottish Government

Insight - Issue 1

...the plight of refugee families SallyAnn Kelly responding to the announcement of the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund Graham Goulden urging investment in quality relationships with boys to ensure they grow up to be respectful men Nourish Scotland’s...


Our history

...Government and work across children’s services, including in additional support for learning, Wellbeing, foster, kinship and residential care, youth justice and child protection inspections. Jackie focused on re-engaging and broadening the CiS...


Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

...parents have been able to start work or progress their careers, improve overall health and Wellbeing, and develop better relationships with their children thanks to a Scottish Government Fund to expand access to school age childcare, a new...

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Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental health and Wellbeing 5 February...

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Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme

...LEAF programme Posted 24.08.23 by Sophie Ward children and young people health and Wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning Environmental education programme expands after...

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Free cycling events for families

...04.08.23 by Alice Hinds cycling Cycling Scotland events health and Wellbeing As thousands of professional cyclists from around the world arrive in Glasgow for the UCI Cycling World Championships, families can...

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Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding

...play funding Posted 21.07.23 by Alice Hinds children and young people funding health and Wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of Scottish children living in deprived areas will soon have access to more community outdoor play spaces,...

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Young people united through street art

...themselves in positive ways, while also gaining skills and experience that support positive Wellbeing, destinations and learning outcomes, reflecting Article 31 of the UNCRC, the right to create and play. Laura Frood, producer and The Gable...

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Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open

...and young people, as well as teams and individuals making a difference to their health and Wellbeing, the Awards are free to enter, and nominations can be made until 5pm on Friday 14 July. Awards will be presented in following six...

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#AndSheCycles Festival 2023: Everything you need to know

...take control of their movement without shame or stigma. “Cycling not only promotes health and Wellbeing but also builds confidence, independence and a sense of adventure. By encouraging more teenage girls to cycle, we help them to feel safer...

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Investment for new Bairns’ Hoose test sites

...interviews, including deployment of the new Scottish Child Interview Model, health and Wellbeing assessments, and counselling services for both the child and wider family. The fund is expected to enable five multi-agency test sites to...

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Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

...Services Manager – North Lanarkshire, ‘Changing lives, challenging poverty: improving family Wellbeing and children’s mental health’ Toolkit of engagement ideas for children and young people Workshop 4 – Multi-Cultural Family Base...


Funding confirmed for youth music programmes

...we know these kinds of activities also have a huge positive impact on their confidence and Wellbeing. “We are committed to ensuring every school pupil in Scotland can access a year of free music tuition by the time they leave primary...

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Action to support Anti-Bullying Week 2022

...2022 by Jennifer Drummond bullying children and young people Education Mental Health Wellbeing respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying charity, has called for action to address bullying during this year’s Anti-Bullying week,...

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Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’

...10 May 2022, by Nina Joynson literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing Readers of all ages and abilities are being encouraged to pledge six minutes of reading for Wellbeing during Mental Health...

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Pioneering community project takes next step

...from Love Letham. children and young people community Participation Wellbeing A brand new initiative, which places the voice of young people at its heart, is looking to appoint Commissioners to take forward...

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Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year

...Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'Anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by Oxford University Press (OUP). More than...

Mental Health Wellbeing

Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick

...by the voices of pupils Posted 29 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond GIRFEC Wellbeing A new digital reporting system has been developed to make Wellbeing data collection in schools more accessible to young people...

GIRFEC Wellbeing

Children's happiness at an all time low, report suggests

...suggests Posted 31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Phil Wilkinson Wellbeing The annual Wellbeing report from the Children’s Society reveals a worrying decline in overall happiness and Wellbeing of young...

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

...the Rights of the Child into Scot’s Law. With an interest in improving children’s health and Wellbeing in Scotland, Yopa has supported CoW’s recent work addressing the harms of vaping and the way it is marketed to young people. CoW members...


Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...Year award aims to recognise businesses implementing initiatives to benefit employee health and Wellbeing, and Children in Scotland was shortlisted for the positive visions and values embedded into all our work, as well as our commitment to...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...the Third Sector Project (click here for more), including activity linked to the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund. The conference last week was a reminder that across the sector, we have seen lots of positive practice and genuine commitment to...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...an evidence paper sharing views on vaping, exploring topics such as the impact on health and Wellbeing, while the Scottish Government commissioned Children in Scotland to support children and young people to engage with its public...


Further phase of national arts funding announced, as Access All Arts report launches

...to the participant survey said the Fund had had a positive impact on their mental health and Wellbeing, while 82% said that receiving funding had helped them to overcome barriers to the arts.  David Mackay, Head of Policy, Projects and...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...to be part of a new multi-disciplinary team. The collective focus of the team is the safety and Wellbeing of the child victim. It’s a considerable achievement that health and justice have come into the same space, which should mean that...


Sustainable funding for the third sector and action on a Wellbeing economy: our calls following Programme for Government announcement

... Sustainable funding for the third sector and action on a Wellbeing economy: our calls following Programme for Government announcement 6 Sep 2023 Children in Scotland has highlighted its concerns for the sector, and the children and young...


Investment in the public sector and a Wellbeing economy: our Programme for Government calls

... Investment in the public sector and a Wellbeing economy: our Programme for Government calls 4 Sep 2023 Ahead of the announcement of this year’s Programme for Government, Children in Scotland highlights the crucial importance of sustainable...


Economy ‘must be redesigned’ to focus on Wellbeing and environmental sustainability

... Economy ‘must be redesigned’ with focus on Wellbeing and environmental sustainability 17 November 2022 Children in Scotland has joined more than 100 other organisations calling for Scotland to make a Wellbeing economy a reality. An open...

economy Wellbeing Wellbeing budgeting

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and Wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

... Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and Wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up 4 Oct 2022 includem’s Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu on what we can learn from Finland about establishing a Hobby...


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

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

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

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

... Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family Wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level 8 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the Programme for...

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

“Health and Wellbeing must be at the heart of the planning process”

... National Planning Framework response: “Wellbeing must be at the heart of the process” 9 March 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s National Planning Framework Position Statement, calling for a greater...

Consultation response engagement health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

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’

... Manifesto launches with calls for Wellbeing to be at heart of Scottish budget and children protected from air pollution 13 November 2020 Children in Scotland today launches its Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament, backed by...

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

Out now: New Wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

... Out now: New Wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners Children in Scotland has produced a new resource for teachers and practitioners to support children and young people’s understanding of their Wellbeing. The free resource,...


Self-care and a focus on our Wellbeing makes us better colleagues: week three for our research volunteer

... Self-care and a focus on our Wellbeing makes us better colleagues: week three for our research volunteer 30 Jul 2019 My third week at Children in Scotland started off a little differently to the others. I was unwell and had to take the day...


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

... Radical Wellbeing-focused redesign of government budget ‘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...

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

New partnership set to improve access to education for professionals in the children’s sector

...a wide range of topics including early learning, psychology and development, mental health and Wellbeing, as well as more general courses focused on leadership, sustainability and digital skills. Children in Scotland’s workforce will also...


Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Elections 2023: a member's reflections

...Support Needs in Education; and, more recently, on Family Support, including the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund. The Forum is made up of 30 members working across different areas of the children’s sector. Is it valuable to be able to discuss...


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

...talking. We know the impacts that disputes and broken relationships can have on everyone’s Wellbeing, stress levels and time however our skilled experienced mediators are on hand to provide a way to elevate these impacts in a respectful and...


Listen to young people to help stop bullying

...be profound and can have serious short and long term effects on the physical, emotional and mental Wellbeing of children and young people. Children need to be protected from bullying behaviour so that they can survive, develop and participate in a...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...to protect and develop possibilities for educational experiences with children’s rights, Wellbeing and proclivities for natural enquiry at the heart. Internationally we can see the development of education with principles informed by the...


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

...and teachers have all clearly articulated the impact this is having on teaching, learning and Wellbeing. Many attendees at the roundtable also identified that the ongoing lack of support is hampering Scotland’s ability to fulfil the...


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

...these strengths helps us to provide more balanced relationship assessments and supports the mental Wellbeing of those being assessed, too.  Co-construction report writing  There has been criticism in the past that the voices of parents/carers and...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...fresh pressures in the lives of children and their families, and finding solutions to improve the Wellbeing of our young people is as complex as ever.  Earlier this year we launched our new organisational strategy for the next five years, which...


The future of football is in your hands

...people love. The social aspect comes with a feeling of belonging, and we all know the health and Wellbeing benefits of participating in an outdoor activity. We also know that there are always ways to improve. We want to continue to strive to...


Latest edition of Insight magazine available now

...– including the importance of embedding ant-racism in education, supporting mental health and Wellbeing, challenging gender stereotypes and calling for solidarity in the face of the Illegal Migration Bill – are ones we feel will resonate...


Latest issue of Insight now available
care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

Young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

...aims to help children and young people experience creative arts opportunities and strengthen Wellbeing as a result. While in its first year, the Fund focused on young people with disabilities or additional support needs. This year the...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

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

...in Scotland's Manifesto 2021-26 Rights, Inequality and Health and Wellbeing all feature as themes in our manifesto Click here for more Food, Families, Futures (2016-2020) Our...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Design is for everyone

...of Learning at V&A Dundee, Jo Mawdsley, on how good design can bring us together, foster Wellbeing and strengthen partnerships Design shapes our world. It's part of everyday life and it's everywhere. V&A Dundee is a museum with a...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

New Emerging Minds project will look at how live music could boost young people’s mental health

...Emerging Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental health and Wellbeing 5 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE A unique multi-partner research project will examine evidence for the impact of live music experiences on...

Arts changing our world emerging minds Mental Health music research scottish ensemble stirling university Wellbeing

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...what we know works and what children and young people say themselves. Rights, poverty, health and Wellbeing, learning, equalities – COVID 19 has shone a different light on all these issues, and in many cases has exacerbated existing problems...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

Changing Gears project to capture young people’s views on cycling, safety and health

...project will capture perspectives on road safety and risk; active travel choices; health and Wellbeing; how the climate change movement is shifting attitudes; and the impact of longer term demographic changes, including cost of car...

Bikeability bikes cycling Cycling Scotland environment. road safety Health Wellbeing

Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success

...be very valuable for delegates. What policy changes should Scotland be making to strengthen child Wellbeing based on the Netherlands’ example? One thing that we feel works well is having research communities that work hand in hand with practice....

care Education inclusion netherlands Wellbeing workforce

Physical appearance, sexual identity and learning disabilities ‘the key factors’ in bullying at school

...young people being bullied, i.e protected characteristics What form is bullying taking Impact on Wellbeing Mechanisms of support, including both positive examples and a lack of support Children and young people-led solutions Prominence was given...

Children Children's rights Families Scottish Schools Staff Support Wellbeing

Children in Scotland supports Equal Protection consultation

...of corporal punishment. "Evidence shows there is a link between poor long-term emotional Wellbeing and being subjected to physical punishment as a child. Every parent should have the right to discipline their child, but there are certain...

Children's rights Equal News Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...prevention, and the need for coordination around children and young people’s mental health and Wellbeing. These are fundamental areas of mental health policy about which Children in Scotland has been calling for recognition and...

Children Early years Families Health Mental Health Scottish Government Wellbeing

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

...start date. A more important consideration should be the impact this would have on a child’s Wellbeing and on their transition process to primary school. Currently, funding is a factor in deciding a child’s access to two years of...

Children Early years Families Jackie Brock Parents Scottish Government Support Wellbeing


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Our Trainers & Speakers

...Her contributions resonate in driving collaborative efforts for ensuring the safety and Wellbeing of children across various settings. Specialisms: Child Protection   Beverley is a highly qualified and registered...


Our history

...Government and work across children’s services, including in additional support for learning, Wellbeing, foster, kinship and residential care, youth justice and child protection inspections. Jackie focused on re-engaging and broadening the CiS...


Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

...Services Manager – North Lanarkshire, ‘Changing lives, challenging poverty: improving family Wellbeing and children’s mental health’ Toolkit of engagement ideas for children and young people Workshop 4 – Multi-Cultural Family Base...



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Wellbeing Bingo Game
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... Wellbeing Bingo Game The Wellbeing Bingo game, which has been developed in partnership with a group of young carers, is an interactive tool to encourage young people to talk about their Wellbeing and to support each other to make...


Building confidence and Wellbeing through STEM
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... Magazine / News: Programme launches to engage youth workers in STEM and build Wellbeing Posted 21 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson health and Wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Call 6: Rights, Wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up'
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... Call 6: Rights, Wellbeing and love of learning must be at the heart of education if Scotland is truly to be the 'best place to grow up' By Elaine Kerridge Child rights and Wellbeing must be at the heart of education in Scotland and...


Call 22: Build Wellbeing into the design of our learning spaces to show young people they are truly valued
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... Call 22: Build Wellbeing into the design of our learning spaces to show young people they are truly valued By Diarmaid Lawlor Equity and excellence drive education in Scotland. They influence how we choose to close the attainment gap,...


Consultation response: A Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland (September 2022)
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...Children in Scotland's response to the Scottish Government's call for views on a. Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for...


Consultation Response: GIRFEC – Assessment of Wellbeing (February 2022)
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...Guidance for Part 18 (Section 96) Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 - Assessment of Wellbeing...


Consultation Response: Inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People (December 2021)
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...to the Scottish Government's Health, Social Care and Sport Committee's inquiry into the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young...


Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
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An introduction to Wellbeing
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...  An introduction to Wellbeing A leaflet and card game have been developed to help community groups, clubs and other local organisations understand how their work contributes to the Wellbeing of children and young people across...


Scottish Government launches vaping awareness campaign
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...of vaping harms Posted 24.11.23 by Alice Hinds changing our world consultation health and Wellbeing Scottish Government The Scottish Government has launched a new marketing campaign to inform parents, carers and school pupils about the...

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Insight - Issue 1
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...the plight of refugee families SallyAnn Kelly responding to the announcement of the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund Graham Goulden urging investment in quality relationships with boys to ensure they grow up to be respectful men Nourish Scotland’s...


Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
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...parents have been able to start work or progress their careers, improve overall health and Wellbeing, and develop better relationships with their children thanks to a Scottish Government Fund to expand access to school age childcare, a new...

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Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
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...Minds project will examine how live music could boost young people’s mental health and Wellbeing 5 February...

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Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme
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...LEAF programme Posted 24.08.23 by Sophie Ward children and young people health and Wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning Environmental education programme expands after...

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Free cycling events for families
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...04.08.23 by Alice Hinds cycling Cycling Scotland events health and Wellbeing As thousands of professional cyclists from around the world arrive in Glasgow for the UCI Cycling World Championships, families can...

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Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding
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...play funding Posted 21.07.23 by Alice Hinds children and young people funding health and Wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of Scottish children living in deprived areas will soon have access to more community outdoor play spaces,...

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Young people united through street art
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...themselves in positive ways, while also gaining skills and experience that support positive Wellbeing, destinations and learning outcomes, reflecting Article 31 of the UNCRC, the right to create and play. Laura Frood, producer and The Gable...

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Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open
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...and young people, as well as teams and individuals making a difference to their health and Wellbeing, the Awards are free to enter, and nominations can be made until 5pm on Friday 14 July. Awards will be presented in following six...

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#AndSheCycles Festival 2023: Everything you need to know
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...take control of their movement without shame or stigma. “Cycling not only promotes health and Wellbeing but also builds confidence, independence and a sense of adventure. By encouraging more teenage girls to cycle, we help them to feel safer...

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Investment for new Bairns’ Hoose test sites
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...interviews, including deployment of the new Scottish Child Interview Model, health and Wellbeing assessments, and counselling services for both the child and wider family. The fund is expected to enable five multi-agency test sites to...

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Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
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...we know these kinds of activities also have a huge positive impact on their confidence and Wellbeing. “We are committed to ensuring every school pupil in Scotland can access a year of free music tuition by the time they leave primary...

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Action to support Anti-Bullying Week 2022
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...2022 by Jennifer Drummond bullying children and young people Education Mental Health Wellbeing respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying charity, has called for action to address bullying during this year’s Anti-Bullying week,...

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Readers encouraged to ‘Keep the heid and read’
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...10 May 2022, by Nina Joynson literacy Mental Health reading Wellbeing Readers of all ages and abilities are being encouraged to pledge six minutes of reading for Wellbeing during Mental Health...

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Pioneering community project takes next step
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...from Love Letham. children and young people community Participation Wellbeing A brand new initiative, which places the voice of young people at its heart, is looking to appoint Commissioners to take forward...

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Anxiety named Children's Word of the Year
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...Word of the Year Posted 18 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Mental Health Wellbeing 'Anxiety' is the Children’s Word of the Year 2021 according to research by Oxford University Press (OUP). More than...

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Q&A with Liz Fitzpatrick
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...by the voices of pupils Posted 29 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond GIRFEC Wellbeing A new digital reporting system has been developed to make Wellbeing data collection in schools more accessible to young people...

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Children's happiness at an all time low, report suggests
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...suggests Posted 31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Phil Wilkinson Wellbeing The annual Wellbeing report from the Children’s Society reveals a worrying decline in overall happiness and Wellbeing of young...

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