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... Access to Childcare Fund Latest news October 2023 The Access to Childcare Fund: phase 2 - evaluation report (published 6 October 2023) Click here to access the report March 2023 In March 2023, the final report from the Access to Childcare...


‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people, report finds

... ‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people Media Release 12 October 2022 Supportive relationships, appropriate housing, and adults transferring decision-making power are key to securing good...

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

... National care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for children’s services and unrealistic timeframe 10 November 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the National care...

care Healthcare Policy

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

... What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much? 24 Jun 2021 Issues ranging from racism to the intensification of the climate crisis informed the decision made by Living Museums’ Stirling group about their campaign call....


Share because you care this Child Safety Week

... Share because you care this Child Safety Week 1 June 2021 Ahead of Child Safety Week (7-13 June) Katrina Phillips, Chief Executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) reflects on how sharing vital safety advice with families has...

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Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on care Review’s calls

... Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on care Review’s calls 27 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland’s CEO Jackie Brock has taken up the offer of supporting Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Independent care Review, to...


Collective understanding and support across Scottish society will help deliver care Review’s vision

... Collective understanding and support across Scottish society will help deliver care Review’s vision 5 February 2020 Children in Scotland has welcomed today’s publication of the Independent care Review and pledged support to deliver on its...


25 Calls response: The care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution

... The care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution 13 December 2019 For the last of this year’s 25 Calls responses, Jimmy Paul responds to Call 7, reflecting on the achievements of the care Review – and...


Young people with care experience at the heart of new project

... Young people with care experience at the heart of new project 24 Sep 2019 Children in Scotland and Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (Staf) are delighted to announce their partnership with young people with care experience to design...


25 Calls response: Improving care cannot wait

... Improving care cannot wait 8 August 2019 Responding to Call 7  from Fiona Duncan, Sara Lurie says the care Review is doing incredibly important work but it must not be used as a substitute for action now  Call 7: Support the aims and...


25 Calls response: The hope is that people can acknowledge the assumptions that they make about those in care and challenge them

... It's time for people to recognise the assumptions they make about those in care – and challenge them 15 February 2019 Who cares? Scotland member Carmel Jacob, responds to Call 7 of our 25 Calls campaign. Carmel is a member of a...


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

...New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care 2 May 2023 Laura Graham, Promise Implementation Manager at The Fostering Network discusses a new young people’s advisory group focused on exploring experiences of foster care...


"care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve to belong"

... "care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve the same as all of us: to belong" 13 October 2022 The Home and Belonging evaluation demonstrates why security and support is fundamental for young people with...

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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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Committing to radical change in Scotland’s system of care

... Committing to radical change in Scotland’s system of care 6 Jul 2021 Fiona Duncan, Chair of The Promise Scotland, on the publication of the Change Programme ONE and taking Scotland one step closer to becoming the friend and parent it...


Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade

... Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade 23 February 2021 A childcare provider supported by the Access to Childcare Fund has won a major business award in recognition of how it responded to the challenges of...

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All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds

... All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds 4 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The final report of a major Scottish...

CHANGE childcare childminders community family Hub local services out of school care play practitioners services

Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

...and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches 27 October 2020 A special online event today marks the commencement of the Access to Childcare Fund Network, which...


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

...from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund 11 September 2020 Fifteen childcare providers from across Scotland have been announced as the successful applicants to the Access to...

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New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

... New fund will strengthen access to out of school and holiday childcare for low-income families 6 July 2020 A new fund launched today aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for low income families. The Access to...

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

... Childcare expansion delay must not risk 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...

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Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

... Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central 11 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the issues raised by today’s Holyrood debate on childcare expansion and...

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

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


Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

... Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare? 5 September 2019 A recent seminar led by developmental psychologist Dr Suzanne Zeedyk raised vital questions about our approach to the early years, writes Sally Cavers,...


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...


Young carers’ views on heritage showcased at People’s Story exhibition

... Young carers’ views on heritage showcased at People’s Story exhibition 30 January 2019 Examples of local heritage chosen by a group of young carers will go on display for eight weeks from this Saturday (2 February) as part of a special...


Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

... Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund Children in Scotland will manage a new fund aimed at supporting early learning and childcare settings to meet the needs of children with additional support...

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Childcare system ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners

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


25 & Up: After a year of adversity, change is coming – and Scotland is more determined than ever to Keep the Promise

...campaign call, updates on the Plan, and hails everyone who has campaigned so hard to keep the care Review on track It’s almost four years after the launch of the Independent care Review, two years on from the start of Children in...

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Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success

...of how these issues look at a local level, in Tilburg. We will also visit one of the biggest youth care providers in Amsterdam who will demonstrate how they are transforming their services by being much more embedded in the community and working...

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New report explores poverty and the care system

... Magazine / New report explores poverty and the care system Posted 24.08.23 by Alice Hinds care system Children Poverty research New report reveals families face further financial hardship when children are taken into care New research...

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Foster care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work

... Magazine / Foster care Fortnight: Exploring the essential work of foster carers in Scotland Posted 25.05.23 by Alice Hinds care care experienced people foster care the Promise Every year, thousands of...

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Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech

...that she did not plan to leave politics, the First Minister said that “there are many issues I care deeply about and hope to champion in future”, going on to describe two: The Promise, and Scottish independence.  Sturgeon said: “One of...

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Website launches for care support staff

... Magazine / News: Website offering a 'reservoir of hope' launches for care support staff Posted 10 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson care care experience Following research into experiences with care services, a university-led project has...

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Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

... Magazine / News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental...

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We need to foster a care system built on love

... Magazine / Comment: New legislation for siblings in care must be supported in practice Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond advocacy care experience Legislation Protecting and supporting the...

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Call 7: Support the aims and work of the care Review – making changes to improve care now and in future

... Call 7: Support the aims and work of the care Review – making changes to improve care now and in future By Fiona Duncan Over the past 18 months the Independent care Review has heard from 1,136 infants, children, young people and...


Consultation response: Health and social care in prison - March 2017

...responded to the Health and Sport Committee's call for evidence as part of its inquiry into Healthcare in Prisons....


Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

... Magazine / New report shows expansion of funded childcare delivers for low income families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been...

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Record number of young Scots on positive career paths

... Magazine / Record number of young Scots set on positive career paths as more teenagers enter education, training or employment Posted 08.09.23 by Alice Hinds careers Education training young people The...

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New funding announced to improve childcare

... Magazine / New funding announced to improve access to childcare and after school clubs Posted 04.05.23 by Alice Hinds childcare childcare expansion out of school care School Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities will soon benefit...

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

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

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Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers

... Magazine / News: Renewed calls for national minimum allowance for foster carers Posted 4 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond care experienced foster care A new report has revealed a postcode lottery for funding for...

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Creative expressions of care

... Magazine / News: care Week to be marked with free performance exploring Scotland's care system Posted 19 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson. Image credit: Julie Howden. Arts care care experience young carers National Theatre of Scotland will...

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It's time to deliver change in foster care

...change. Now it's time to deliver Posted 11 Aug, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health A recent report has...

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Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers

... Magazine / Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Identifying and supporting young carers Posted 22 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL Children's rights Mental Health Ahead of our webinar on the topic, Jennifer...

ASL Children's rights Mental Health

'Young carers must remain a priority’

... Magazine / Comment: 'Young carers must remain a priority and at the forefront of policy development’ Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young care...

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Young carers running on empty, says leading charity

... Magazine / News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The...

Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

The Wee Childcare Company

... The Wee Childcare Company Angus provides the ideal setting for testing rural childcare provision, focused on flexible childcare booking systems, allowing parents to tailor their childcare to their needs. The ACF is enabling this company to...


The Indigo Childcare Group

... The Indigo Childcare Group Indigo (Castlemilk, Glasgow) provides all-through childcare for children from six weeks to 16 years and, as such, has extremely strong bonds with the families that use the service. The Fund will allow Indigo to...


Flexible Childcare Services Scotland

... Flexible Childcare Services Scotland The Fund is supporting two FCSS services, one the well-established FCSS service at Fintry, Dundee and the other a new service being set up at Fraserburgh. Both services are consulting with parents and...


CHANGE Childcare: Childminder resource

... CHANGE Childcare: Childminder resource The Clyde Gateway Childminding Project (CGCP) is a partnership project led by Clyde Gateway. The other partners involved in the project are the CHANGE project from Children in Scotland, the Scottish...


Access to Childcare Fund

... Access to Childcare Fund The purpose of this fund is to support childcare solutions that enable more accessible and affordable childcare for families and to help to reduce the barriers parents and carers experience in accessing childcare....


Consultation response: Inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in Scotland (October 2022)

...response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in...


Consultation Response: Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020 (Aug 2018)

...Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on Early Learning and Childcare...


Consultation response: Guidance on healthcare needs in schools (April 2017)

...have submitted a joint response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Guidance on Healthcare Needs in Schools....


Interim report of the Commission for Childcare Reform

Final Childcare Commission Report - June 2015

...Final report of the Commission for Childcare...


Commission for Childcare Reform: letter to Nicola Sturgeon

...Letter to Nicola Sturgeon from the Commission for Childcare Reform....


The Commission for Childcare Reform: presentation on final report - June 2015

...A presentation on the final report of The Commission for Childcare Reform....


Young people united through street art

... The mural at Cathedral St, Glasgow Magazine / Unique initiative unites care experienced young people through street art Posted 13.07.23 by Alice Hinds art care care experienced people creativity Five bold...

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Have your say to help #KeepThePromise

.../ New survey launched to help #KeepThePromise Posted 30.06.23 by Alice Hinds care care experienced people care Review the Promise Charities, organisations and individuals around the country are being...

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Social work interventions across Scotland

...vary widely by Scottish local authority Posted 2 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson care care Review Scottish Government social work Welfare New research has found that, nationally, 26.5% of children were...

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Funding to help transform family support

...family support Posted 12 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image: Children's artwork. care care Review the Promise The Scottish Government has released funding to help support families and reduce the number of...

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‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people, report finds

... ‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people Media Release 12 October 2022 Supportive relationships, appropriate housing, and adults transferring decision-making power are key to securing good...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

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

... National care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for children’s services and unrealistic timeframe 10 November 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the National care...

care Healthcare Policy

What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much?

... What is contemporary collecting and why do we care about it so much? 24 Jun 2021 Issues ranging from racism to the intensification of the climate crisis informed the decision made by Living Museums’ Stirling group about their campaign call....


Share because you care this Child Safety Week

... Share because you care this Child Safety Week 1 June 2021 Ahead of Child Safety Week (7-13 June) Katrina Phillips, Chief Executive of the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) reflects on how sharing vital safety advice with families has...

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Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on care Review’s calls

... Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on care Review’s calls 27 Jul 2020 Children in Scotland’s CEO Jackie Brock has taken up the offer of supporting Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Independent care Review, to...


Collective understanding and support across Scottish society will help deliver care Review’s vision

... Collective understanding and support across Scottish society will help deliver care Review’s vision 5 February 2020 Children in Scotland has welcomed today’s publication of the Independent care Review and pledged support to deliver on its...


25 Calls response: The care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution

... The care Review is laying down a challenge. In 2020 you can be part of the solution 13 December 2019 For the last of this year’s 25 Calls responses, Jimmy Paul responds to Call 7, reflecting on the achievements of the care Review – and...


Young people with care experience at the heart of new project

... Young people with care experience at the heart of new project 24 Sep 2019 Children in Scotland and Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (Staf) are delighted to announce their partnership with young people with care experience to design...


25 Calls response: Improving care cannot wait

... Improving care cannot wait 8 August 2019 Responding to Call 7  from Fiona Duncan, Sara Lurie says the care Review is doing incredibly important work but it must not be used as a substitute for action now  Call 7: Support the aims and...


25 Calls response: The hope is that people can acknowledge the assumptions that they make about those in care and challenge them

... It's time for people to recognise the assumptions they make about those in care – and challenge them 15 February 2019 Who cares? Scotland member Carmel Jacob, responds to Call 7 of our 25 Calls campaign. Carmel is a member of a...


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

...New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care 2 May 2023 Laura Graham, Promise Implementation Manager at The Fostering Network discusses a new young people’s advisory group focused on exploring experiences of foster care...


"care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve to belong"

... "care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve the same as all of us: to belong" 13 October 2022 The Home and Belonging evaluation demonstrates why security and support is fundamental for young people with...

belonging care care experience home home and belonging homelessness housing Participation rights

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

Committing to radical change in Scotland’s system of care

... Committing to radical change in Scotland’s system of care 6 Jul 2021 Fiona Duncan, Chair of The Promise Scotland, on the publication of the Change Programme ONE and taking Scotland one step closer to becoming the friend and parent it...


Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade

... Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade 23 February 2021 A childcare provider supported by the Access to Childcare Fund has won a major business award in recognition of how it responded to the challenges of...

access to childcare fund business childcare community family funding resilience shetland

All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds

... All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds 4 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The final report of a major Scottish...

CHANGE childcare childminders community family Hub local services out of school care play practitioners services

Providers and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches

...and policymakers meet to discuss out of school services to mitigate poverty as Access to Childcare Fund Network launches 27 October 2020 A special online event today marks the commencement of the Access to Childcare Fund Network, which...


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

...from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund 11 September 2020 Fifteen childcare providers from across Scotland have been announced as the successful applicants to the Access to...

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New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

... New fund will strengthen access to out of school and holiday childcare for low-income families 6 July 2020 A new fund launched today aims to make childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for low income families. The Access to...

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

... Childcare expansion delay must not risk 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...

childcare Early years Families Health Inequality Scottish Government

Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

... Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central 11 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to the issues raised by today’s Holyrood debate on childcare expansion and...

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

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


Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

... Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare? 5 September 2019 A recent seminar led by developmental psychologist Dr Suzanne Zeedyk raised vital questions about our approach to the early years, writes Sally Cavers,...


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...


Young carers’ views on heritage showcased at People’s Story exhibition

... Young carers’ views on heritage showcased at People’s Story exhibition 30 January 2019 Examples of local heritage chosen by a group of young carers will go on display for eight weeks from this Saturday (2 February) as part of a special...


Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

... Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund Children in Scotland will manage a new fund aimed at supporting early learning and childcare settings to meet the needs of children with additional support...

additional support needs childcare early learning funding

Childcare system ‘unusable’ for working parents, say campaigners

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


25 & Up: After a year of adversity, change is coming – and Scotland is more determined than ever to Keep the Promise

...campaign call, updates on the Plan, and hails everyone who has campaigned so hard to keep the care Review on track It’s almost four years after the launch of the Independent care Review, two years on from the start of Children in...

25 and Up 25 calls campaign care care experience care experienced care Review fiona duncan the Promise

Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success

...of how these issues look at a local level, in Tilburg. We will also visit one of the biggest youth care providers in Amsterdam who will demonstrate how they are transforming their services by being much more embedded in the community and working...

care Education inclusion netherlands Wellbeing workforce


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The Wee Childcare Company

... The Wee Childcare Company Angus provides the ideal setting for testing rural childcare provision, focused on flexible childcare booking systems, allowing parents to tailor their childcare to their needs. The ACF is enabling this company to...


The Indigo Childcare Group

... The Indigo Childcare Group Indigo (Castlemilk, Glasgow) provides all-through childcare for children from six weeks to 16 years and, as such, has extremely strong bonds with the families that use the service. The Fund will allow Indigo to...


Flexible Childcare Services Scotland

... Flexible Childcare Services Scotland The Fund is supporting two FCSS services, one the well-established FCSS service at Fintry, Dundee and the other a new service being set up at Fraserburgh. Both services are consulting with parents and...


Access to Childcare Fund

... Access to Childcare Fund The purpose of this fund is to support childcare solutions that enable more accessible and affordable childcare for families and to help to reduce the barriers parents and carers experience in accessing childcare....



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New report explores poverty and the care system
post

... Magazine / New report explores poverty and the care system Posted 24.08.23 by Alice Hinds care system Children Poverty research New report reveals families face further financial hardship when children are taken into care New research...

care system Children Poverty research

Foster care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work
post

... Magazine / Foster care Fortnight: Exploring the essential work of foster carers in Scotland Posted 25.05.23 by Alice Hinds care care experienced people foster care the Promise Every year, thousands of...

care care experienced people foster care the Promise

Sturgeon resigns and centres care experience in speech
post

...that she did not plan to leave politics, the First Minister said that “there are many issues I care deeply about and hope to champion in future”, going on to describe two: The Promise, and Scottish independence.  Sturgeon said: “One of...

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

Website launches for care support staff
post

... Magazine / News: Website offering a 'reservoir of hope' launches for care support staff Posted 10 November, 2022 by Nina Joynson care care experience Following research into experiences with care services, a university-led project has...

care care experience

Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
post

... Magazine / News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

We need to foster a care system built on love
post

... Magazine / Comment: New legislation for siblings in care must be supported in practice Posted on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond advocacy care experience Legislation Protecting and supporting the...

advocacy care experience Legislation

Call 7: Support the aims and work of the care Review – making changes to improve care now and in future
post

... Call 7: Support the aims and work of the care Review – making changes to improve care now and in future By Fiona Duncan Over the past 18 months the Independent care Review has heard from 1,136 infants, children, young people and...


Consultation response: Health and social care in prison - March 2017
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...responded to the Health and Sport Committee's call for evidence as part of its inquiry into Healthcare in Prisons....


Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
post

... Magazine / New report shows expansion of funded childcare delivers for low income families Posted 06.10.23 by Alice Hinds childcare Children early learning Early years Families More parents have been...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Record number of young Scots on positive career paths
post

... Magazine / Record number of young Scots set on positive career paths as more teenagers enter education, training or employment Posted 08.09.23 by Alice Hinds careers Education training young people The...

careers Education training young people

New funding announced to improve childcare
post

... Magazine / New funding announced to improve access to childcare and after school clubs Posted 04.05.23 by Alice Hinds childcare childcare expansion out of school care School Scotland’s most disadvantaged communities will soon benefit...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

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

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

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

Renewed calls for minimum allowance for foster carers
post

... Magazine / News: Renewed calls for national minimum allowance for foster carers Posted 4 November, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond care experienced foster care A new report has revealed a postcode lottery for funding for...

care experienced foster care

Creative expressions of care
post

... Magazine / News: care Week to be marked with free performance exploring Scotland's care system Posted 19 October, 2022 by Nina Joynson. Image credit: Julie Howden. Arts care care experience young carers National Theatre of Scotland will...

Arts care care experience young carers

It's time to deliver change in foster care
post

...change. Now it's time to deliver Posted 11 Aug, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health A recent report has...

ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health

Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers
post

... Magazine / Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Identifying and supporting young carers Posted 22 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL Children's rights Mental Health Ahead of our webinar on the topic, Jennifer...

ASL Children's rights Mental Health

'Young carers must remain a priority’
post

... Magazine / Comment: 'Young carers must remain a priority and at the forefront of policy development’ Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young care...

health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

Young carers running on empty, says leading charity
post

... Magazine / News: Young carers running on empty, says leading charity Posted 16 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers The...

Education health and wellbeing kinship care Mental Health young carers

CHANGE Childcare: Childminder resource
post

... CHANGE Childcare: Childminder resource The Clyde Gateway Childminding Project (CGCP) is a partnership project led by Clyde Gateway. The other partners involved in the project are the CHANGE project from Children in Scotland, the Scottish...


Consultation response: Inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in Scotland (October 2022)
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...response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Inspection of early learning and childcare and school age childcare services in...


Consultation Response: Early Learning and Childcare Service Model for 2020 (Aug 2018)
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...Children in Scotland responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on Early Learning and Childcare...


Consultation response: Guidance on healthcare needs in schools (April 2017)
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...have submitted a joint response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Guidance on Healthcare Needs in Schools....


Interim report of the Commission for Childcare Reform
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Final Childcare Commission Report - June 2015
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...Final report of the Commission for Childcare...


Commission for Childcare Reform: letter to Nicola Sturgeon
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...Letter to Nicola Sturgeon from the Commission for Childcare Reform....


The Commission for Childcare Reform: presentation on final report - June 2015
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...A presentation on the final report of The Commission for Childcare Reform....


Young people united through street art
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... The mural at Cathedral St, Glasgow Magazine / Unique initiative unites care experienced young people through street art Posted 13.07.23 by Alice Hinds art care care experienced people creativity Five bold...

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Have your say to help #KeepThePromise
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.../ New survey launched to help #KeepThePromise Posted 30.06.23 by Alice Hinds care care experienced people care Review the Promise Charities, organisations and individuals around the country are being...

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Social work interventions across Scotland
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...vary widely by Scottish local authority Posted 2 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson care care Review Scottish Government social work Welfare New research has found that, nationally, 26.5% of children were...

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Funding to help transform family support
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...family support Posted 12 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image: Children's artwork. care care Review the Promise The Scottish Government has released funding to help support families and reduce the number of...

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