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children and young people's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

... children and young people's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan 26 Apr 2024 The office of the children and young people's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) has released its plan for the next four years, putting children and...


The road to safer journeys for children and young people

...The road to safer journeys for children and young people 19 Jun 2024 With responsibility for road safety learning and publicity, Road Safety Scotland’s (RSS) learning resources have always been ‘child-centric’, co-produced with teachers...


children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

... Nicola Killean: “children and young people give us the fuel to do our work” 9 Apr 2024 children and young people’s Commissioner Scotland, Nicola Killean, will co-chair the first day of our upcoming Annual Conference 2024, sharing duties...


children and young people's Panel on Europe (June 2018-2020)

... children and young people's Panel on Europe (June 2018 - 2020) The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) says that every child has the right to be heard in decisions that affect them. Many young people were unable to vote in the...


Put children's views and experiences at the heart of Additional Support for Learning reform

...In Scotland's involvement the inquiry and the next steps required to improve the experiences of children and young people accessing additional support for learning. After receiving 620 responses to a call for views, facilitating five evidence...


Nominations now open for Scottish Children’s Health Awards 2024

...Awards 2024 13 Jun 2024 Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing? Or a young person who deserves some special recognition? Children’s Health Scotland is seeking...


Children in Scotland appeals for Kiltwalk participants

...its 30-year anniversary, which marked three decades of the organisation championing the voices of children and young people, ensuring that they are at the heart of policy and decision making. Their membership brings together more than 450...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Children in Scotland responds to the UNCRC Statutory Guidance Consultation

...and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


A new First Minister for Scotland, and time to assess priorities

...of child poverty on a daily basis. At Children in Scotland, our key aim is supporting all children and young people to flourish. As a member of the End Child Poverty Coalition in Scotland, we have campaigned for interventions to reduce...


Children in Scotland congratulates John Swinney on FM appointment

...legislation coming into effect this summer, we have a unique opportunity to improve outcomes for children and young people in Scotland and to ensure our political decision-making is underpinned by children’s rights. We look forward to...


Teen cancer survivor and advocate Molly Cuddihy and Natalie Don MSP join impressive line-up for Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2024

...for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise, will discuss a range of issues relevant to children and young people, and the wider sector, providing valuable insights. Natalie Don MSP said: “I'm really looking forward to what is set to...


New paper reflects young people’s views on behaviour and relationships in schools

...the Inclusion Ambassadors’ views on relationships and behaviour in school and what works for children and young people. Use of positive reinforcement, particularly verbal praise, was identified as impactful for promoting positive...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a range of services that provide support, advice...


Developing effective independent information and support services for children and young people accessing Self-directed Support (SDS) (2013-2015)

... Developing effective independent information and support services for children and young people accessing Self-directed Support (SDS) This project ran from 2013 to 2015. We were funded to help implement the Scottish Government’s commitment...


Developing an Outcomes Model for Disabled children and young people in Scotland (2012-2013)

... Developing an Outcomes Model for Disabled children and young people in Scotland This project ran between 2012 and 2013. This Scottish Government-funded project focused on building a better understanding of ‘outcome models’ for all...


Participants Not Pawns: Guidance on Consulting with children and young people on School Closures (2010)

... Participants Not Pawns: Guidance on Consulting with children and young people on School Closures (and other significant changes) This project ran during 2010. Children in Scotland worked with the children and young people's Commissioner...


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...


Crown Estate Scotland’s children and young people’s Forum

...Scotland (click here to explore), they asked us to work with them to set up and support their new children and young people’s advisory group. This group allows children and young people to inform and influence Crown Estate Scotland’s work,...


Diversity in Teaching - children and young people's Views on Diversity in Scottish Education (2020-2022)

... Diversity in Scottish Education - children and young people's views on diversity and anti-racism approaches in Scottish Education September 2020 - May 2022 Children in Scotland worked with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and...


children and young people to lead 'media takeover' in Scotland

... children and young people to lead 'media takeover' in Scotland children and young people from across Scotland will take over programmes and online content on a leading media outlet as part of a major participation project planned for later...


children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

... children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch 8 Aug 2022 The launch of a new eLearning module and participation guidelines offers invaluable practical support for those working with children and young people. Actively...


New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music

... New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music 21 Mar 2024 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rHz5E0jktw[/embed]New research, published today (Thursday 21 March 2024), identifies...


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

...take forward the measures set out in our ASL Action Plan, which aims to enhance the experiences of children and young people with additional support needs across Scotland.” During the coming year, the Inclusion Ambassadors will be inviting a...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings

... New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings 8 July 2020 Children in Scotland was recently tasked with creating  a version of the review into Additional Support for Learning (ASL) for children and young people...

Additional support ASL

25 Calls response – We need to hear directly from children and young people about the barriers they face; their voices are powerful

... We need to hear directly from children and young people about the barriers they face; their voices are powerful 10 April 2019 Responding to Call 6 of our 25 Calls campaign, Kirsten Mann, the National Training Officer for Scotland with...


Scotland’s most powerful politician to be questioned by children and young people as First Minister’s Question Time: Next Generation returns

... Scotland’s most powerful politician to be questioned by children and young people as First Minister’s Question Time: Next Generation returns 11 February 2019 The special First Minister’s Question Time for children and young people...


First ever First Minister’s Question Time for children and young people launched as part of Year of Young People 2018

... First ever First Minister’s Question Time for children and young people launched as part of Year of Young People 2018 Embargoed to Tuesday 31 July 2018 00:01 In a landmark participation project, children and young people will have the...


Landmark participation project gives children and young people a voice at national level

...Landmark participation project gives children and young people a voice at national level 27 Jul 2018 Participation isn’t something that can be done once and then crossed off the list. It is an ongoing conversation that will make our society...


Remember to ask children and young people when making decisions that affect them

... Remember to ask children and young people when making decisions that affect them 3 Nov 2017 Ellie and Scarlett, from our new advisory group 'Changing Our World' reflect on our recent members’ event – and why including children's voices is...


Government’s new Champion for children and young people aims for more integrated approach to policymaking

...approach to policymaking 30 Oct 2017 In her new role as Scottish Government Champion for children and young people, Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans will be working with our members to help achieve a more cohesive approach across...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

... Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people 7 Feb 2024 Before embarking on her new role as CEO of Parenting across Scotland, Children in Scotland’s former Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, visited...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people 26 Sep 2023 One of Children in Scotland’s significant achievements during its 30-year history has been providing support for thousands of children...


Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

...we knew that this was a consultation we had to respond to. We wanted to ensure that the voices of children and young people were heard directly. The proposals contain wide-ranging, unsubstantiated and alarming changes to human rights protection in...

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New phase of children and young people’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations

... New phase of children and young people’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations 19 November 2019 children and young people will again have the opportunity to advise the Scottish Government on the issues...

Brexit children and young people Europe Participation Scottish Government Westminster

New resource aims to support children and young people's engagement with heritage

... New resource aims to support children and young people's engagement with heritage 3 June 2019 We've launched a new resource aimed at supporting practitioners working with young people, with a particular focus on the area of heritage. Policy...


Evidence Bank resource shares the voices and views of children and young people

...Bank launched to share voices of young people 8 May 2019 We are delighted that our new children and young people's Evidence Bank website has launched. The Evidence Bank was originally developed by Children in Scotland as an internal...


Mental health report finds provision is failing to meet the needs of children and young people

... Mental health report finds provision failing to meet needs of children and young people A major report published today on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) warns that the current system is still geared towards specialist...


An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people

... An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people LGBT Youth Scotland and Children in Scotland are pleased to announce a landmark one-day conference that will explore the practical steps required to fulfil...


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

Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

‘Change the language of poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

...in Scotland on its 25thanniversary in making 25 Calls (listed below) to improve the lives of children and young people in Scotland. The number one call reads: “Change the language of poverty: young people deserve dignity, not stigma and...


New panel to ensure issues affecting children and young people are heard in Brexit negotiations

... and young people are heard in Brexit negotiations In a landmark participation project, children and young people will have the opportunity to advise the Scottish Government on the issues they would like to be considered in Brexit...


Impact report and animation reveal the benefits of peer research in participation projects

...the Participation through the Pandemic project explored how coronavirus changed the ways in which children and young people got involved in projects or accessed services. Within it, a group of four young researchers aged 14-18 years worked...

children and young people pandemic research

Education National Improvement Framework: Data gathering must be accurate, considered and purposeful

...young person at the centre of education. Our rights-based response is informed by engagement with children and young people across advisory groups and projects in the past two years and the real concerns we have heard from them about...

ASL ASN children and young people Children's rights Consultation response Education Poverty

Announcing the appointment of six new directors to our Board

...Children in Scotland’s continuing commitment to ensuring that the voices and experiences of children and young people are represented at all levels of the organisation. On her appointment to the Board, Rachael said: “'I bring a voice to...

children and young people Children's rights inclusion

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

...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’ barriers to delivering their services, with the...

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

Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...for all 4 March 2021 Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May, we’ve launched a children and young people’s Version of our Manifesto for 2021-26. Click here to download a copy of the Manifesto We are committed to upholding...

changing our world children and young people Election Manifesto Participation politics

Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...& Design Scotland and the Scottish Government have commissioned Play Scotland to deliver a children and young people’s version of the Place Standard, the framework to structure conversations about place. "I’m interested in increasing...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

ASL Inquiry Education, children and young people Committee

... About us Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Inquiry: Education, children and young people Committee November 2023 The Education, children and young people Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional...


Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination

... Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination By Changing our World, Children in Scotland's young people's advisory group,...


Consultation Response: On police powers to search children and young people for alcohol

...in Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government consultation on policy powers to search children and young people for...


Exploring STEM with children and young people - March 2017

...Children in Scotland talks to children and young people about how STEM is taught in their...


School Nursing Service Review: consultation with children and young people - July 2016

...Consultation with children and young...


Consultation response: Improving educational outcomes for children and young people from traveller communities (May 2017)

...Scottish Government's consultation on the draft guidance for Improving Educational Outcomes for children and young people from Traveller...


For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

... Magazine / Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here Posted 25 October, 2021 by Lynn Gilmour food insecurity food poverty Poverty As covid restrictions have eased so, too, has public concern about food insecurity. But,...

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NTSG: engagement with children and young people

... Engagement with children and young people The Scottish Government has made a welcomed commitment to full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law. The UNCRC requires national and local...


Consultation Work with children and young people

...Our consultation work with children and young people Participation of children and young people is at the heart of our work and shapes our core policy positions. Here are some of our recent projects and related reports.   Professional...


10/09/24 - Understanding PDA

...associated with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). This course is for those who work with children and young people who have or show signs of Pathological Demand Avoidance. Tickets Price: £40 for members | £55 for...


30/10/24 - Empowering Children

...October 2024 | 10am-12:00pm | Online Learn to create experiences and interactions to strengthen children and young people’s executive functions. Suitable for all ages and needs. This training is part of the webinar series: Navigating child...


Building Happier Futures

...people” Posted 19.01.24 by Alice Hinds Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising A care experienced student from Glasgow has designed a new charity tote bag in...

Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme

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

children and young people health and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning

Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding

...set to benefit from £550,000 in outdoor 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...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

New research with young cancer patients

...of young cancer patients Posted 22 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people The groundbreaking work will...

cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people

Action to support Anti-Bullying Week 2022

...to action for Anti-Bullying Week 2022 Posted 15 November, 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...

bullying children and young people Education Mental Health Wellbeing

Bereavement should be on the school curriculum

...report suggests Posted 21 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson Bereavement children and young people Education Grief School The National Childhood Bereavement Project has submitted its final...

Bereavement children and young people Education Grief School

Q&A with Sarah Dyer: Kiltwalk for Children in Scotland

...Dyer: Talking the talk and walking the walk Posted 17 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond children and young people Early years Fundraising Sarah Dyer, an Early Years Officer from Fife, will be taking The Big Stroll as...

children and young people Early years Fundraising

Listening to young people with separated parents

...with experience of parental separation Posted 5 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond children and young people family family support parenting separation Ian Maxwell (pictured) highlights the findings...

children and young people family family support parenting separation

Pioneering community project takes next step

...takes next steps Posted 8 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Love Letham. children and young people community Participation Wellbeing A brand new initiative, which places the voice of young...

children and young people community Participation Wellbeing

Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland

...bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel children and young people can now access free bus travel,...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

Age of criminal responsibility increased

...17 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice Today marks the full commencement of the Age of Criminal...

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

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

... Posted 16 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice Thirty years since the UK ratified the United Nations...

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

Coercive control in teen relationships is focus of exhibition

...Image: Change Up exhibition. Supplied by Dartington Service Design Lab. art children and young people gender based violence A new exhibition showcases youth-led designs for innovations aimed at promoting...

art children and young people gender based violence

Specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people needed

...drug and alcohol treatment for young people Posted 10 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish Government calls for residential rehabilitation...

children and young people Health Mental Health


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children and young people's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

... children and young people's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan 26 Apr 2024 The office of the children and young people's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) has released its plan for the next four years, putting children and...


The road to safer journeys for children and young people

...The road to safer journeys for children and young people 19 Jun 2024 With responsibility for road safety learning and publicity, Road Safety Scotland’s (RSS) learning resources have always been ‘child-centric’, co-produced with teachers...


children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

... Nicola Killean: “children and young people give us the fuel to do our work” 9 Apr 2024 children and young people’s Commissioner Scotland, Nicola Killean, will co-chair the first day of our upcoming Annual Conference 2024, sharing duties...


Put children's views and experiences at the heart of Additional Support for Learning reform

...In Scotland's involvement the inquiry and the next steps required to improve the experiences of children and young people accessing additional support for learning. After receiving 620 responses to a call for views, facilitating five evidence...


Nominations now open for Scottish Children’s Health Awards 2024

...Awards 2024 13 Jun 2024 Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to help improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing? Or a young person who deserves some special recognition? Children’s Health Scotland is seeking...


Children in Scotland appeals for Kiltwalk participants

...its 30-year anniversary, which marked three decades of the organisation championing the voices of children and young people, ensuring that they are at the heart of policy and decision making. Their membership brings together more than 450...


Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Children in Scotland responds to the UNCRC Statutory Guidance Consultation

...and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


A new First Minister for Scotland, and time to assess priorities

...of child poverty on a daily basis. At Children in Scotland, our key aim is supporting all children and young people to flourish. As a member of the End Child Poverty Coalition in Scotland, we have campaigned for interventions to reduce...


Children in Scotland congratulates John Swinney on FM appointment

...legislation coming into effect this summer, we have a unique opportunity to improve outcomes for children and young people in Scotland and to ensure our political decision-making is underpinned by children’s rights. We look forward to...


Teen cancer survivor and advocate Molly Cuddihy and Natalie Don MSP join impressive line-up for Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2024

...for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise, will discuss a range of issues relevant to children and young people, and the wider sector, providing valuable insights. Natalie Don MSP said: “I'm really looking forward to what is set to...


New paper reflects young people’s views on behaviour and relationships in schools

...the Inclusion Ambassadors’ views on relationships and behaviour in school and what works for children and young people. Use of positive reinforcement, particularly verbal praise, was identified as impactful for promoting positive...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...and engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a range of services that provide support, advice...


children and young people to lead 'media takeover' in Scotland

... children and young people to lead 'media takeover' in Scotland children and young people from across Scotland will take over programmes and online content on a leading media outlet as part of a major participation project planned for later...


children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

... children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch 8 Aug 2022 The launch of a new eLearning module and participation guidelines offers invaluable practical support for those working with children and young people. Actively...


New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music

... New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music 21 Mar 2024 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rHz5E0jktw[/embed]New research, published today (Thursday 21 March 2024), identifies...


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

...take forward the measures set out in our ASL Action Plan, which aims to enhance the experiences of children and young people with additional support needs across Scotland.” During the coming year, the Inclusion Ambassadors will be inviting a...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings

... New resource for children and young people summarises ASL review findings 8 July 2020 Children in Scotland was recently tasked with creating  a version of the review into Additional Support for Learning (ASL) for children and young people...

Additional support ASL

25 Calls response – We need to hear directly from children and young people about the barriers they face; their voices are powerful

... We need to hear directly from children and young people about the barriers they face; their voices are powerful 10 April 2019 Responding to Call 6 of our 25 Calls campaign, Kirsten Mann, the National Training Officer for Scotland with...


Scotland’s most powerful politician to be questioned by children and young people as First Minister’s Question Time: Next Generation returns

... Scotland’s most powerful politician to be questioned by children and young people as First Minister’s Question Time: Next Generation returns 11 February 2019 The special First Minister’s Question Time for children and young people...


First ever First Minister’s Question Time for children and young people launched as part of Year of Young People 2018

... First ever First Minister’s Question Time for children and young people launched as part of Year of Young People 2018 Embargoed to Tuesday 31 July 2018 00:01 In a landmark participation project, children and young people will have the...


Landmark participation project gives children and young people a voice at national level

...Landmark participation project gives children and young people a voice at national level 27 Jul 2018 Participation isn’t something that can be done once and then crossed off the list. It is an ongoing conversation that will make our society...


Remember to ask children and young people when making decisions that affect them

... Remember to ask children and young people when making decisions that affect them 3 Nov 2017 Ellie and Scarlett, from our new advisory group 'Changing Our World' reflect on our recent members’ event – and why including children's voices is...


Government’s new Champion for children and young people aims for more integrated approach to policymaking

...approach to policymaking 30 Oct 2017 In her new role as Scottish Government Champion for children and young people, Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans will be working with our members to help achieve a more cohesive approach across...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

... Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people 7 Feb 2024 Before embarking on her new role as CEO of Parenting across Scotland, Children in Scotland’s former Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, visited...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people 26 Sep 2023 One of Children in Scotland’s significant achievements during its 30-year history has been providing support for thousands of children...


Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

...we knew that this was a consultation we had to respond to. We wanted to ensure that the voices of children and young people were heard directly. The proposals contain wide-ranging, unsubstantiated and alarming changes to human rights protection in...

advisory group changing our world human rights human rights act Participation rights young people

New phase of children and young people’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations

... New phase of children and young people’s Panel on Europe will ensure young voices are heard in Brexit negotiations 19 November 2019 children and young people will again have the opportunity to advise the Scottish Government on the issues...

Brexit children and young people Europe Participation Scottish Government Westminster

New resource aims to support children and young people's engagement with heritage

... New resource aims to support children and young people's engagement with heritage 3 June 2019 We've launched a new resource aimed at supporting practitioners working with young people, with a particular focus on the area of heritage. Policy...


Evidence Bank resource shares the voices and views of children and young people

...Bank launched to share voices of young people 8 May 2019 We are delighted that our new children and young people's Evidence Bank website has launched. The Evidence Bank was originally developed by Children in Scotland as an internal...


Mental health report finds provision is failing to meet the needs of children and young people

... Mental health report finds provision failing to meet needs of children and young people A major report published today on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) warns that the current system is still geared towards specialist...


An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people

... An Equal Future? Scotland’s next steps for including LGBT children and young people LGBT Youth Scotland and Children in Scotland are pleased to announce a landmark one-day conference that will explore the practical steps required to fulfil...


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

Young people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear

‘Change the language of poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

...in Scotland on its 25thanniversary in making 25 Calls (listed below) to improve the lives of children and young people in Scotland. The number one call reads: “Change the language of poverty: young people deserve dignity, not stigma and...


New panel to ensure issues affecting children and young people are heard in Brexit negotiations

... and young people are heard in Brexit negotiations In a landmark participation project, children and young people will have the opportunity to advise the Scottish Government on the issues they would like to be considered in Brexit...


Impact report and animation reveal the benefits of peer research in participation projects

...the Participation through the Pandemic project explored how coronavirus changed the ways in which children and young people got involved in projects or accessed services. Within it, a group of four young researchers aged 14-18 years worked...

children and young people pandemic research

Education National Improvement Framework: Data gathering must be accurate, considered and purposeful

...young person at the centre of education. Our rights-based response is informed by engagement with children and young people across advisory groups and projects in the past two years and the real concerns we have heard from them about...

ASL ASN children and young people Children's rights Consultation response Education Poverty

Announcing the appointment of six new directors to our Board

...Children in Scotland’s continuing commitment to ensuring that the voices and experiences of children and young people are represented at all levels of the organisation. On her appointment to the Board, Rachael said: “'I bring a voice to...

children and young people Children's rights inclusion

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

...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’ barriers to delivering their services, with the...

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

Launch of Young People’s Manifesto helps make political ideas more accessible for all

...for all 4 March 2021 Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May, we’ve launched a children and young people’s Version of our Manifesto for 2021-26. Click here to download a copy of the Manifesto We are committed to upholding...

changing our world children and young people Election Manifesto Participation politics

Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...& Design Scotland and the Scottish Government have commissioned Play Scotland to deliver a children and young people’s version of the Place Standard, the framework to structure conversations about place. "I’m interested in increasing...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research


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ASL Inquiry Education, children and young people Committee

... About us Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Inquiry: Education, children and young people Committee November 2023 The Education, children and young people Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional...


10/09/24 - Understanding PDA

...associated with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). This course is for those who work with children and young people who have or show signs of Pathological Demand Avoidance. Tickets Price: £40 for members | £55 for...


30/10/24 - Empowering Children

...October 2024 | 10am-12:00pm | Online Learn to create experiences and interactions to strengthen children and young people’s executive functions. Suitable for all ages and needs. This training is part of the webinar series: Navigating child...



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Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination
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... Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination By Changing our World, Children in Scotland's young people's advisory group,...


Consultation Response: On police powers to search children and young people for alcohol
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...in Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government consultation on policy powers to search children and young people for...


Exploring STEM with children and young people - March 2017
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...Children in Scotland talks to children and young people about how STEM is taught in their...


School Nursing Service Review: consultation with children and young people - July 2016
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...Consultation with children and young...


Consultation response: Improving educational outcomes for children and young people from traveller communities (May 2017)
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...Scottish Government's consultation on the draft guidance for Improving Educational Outcomes for children and young people from Traveller...


For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
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... Magazine / Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here Posted 25 October, 2021 by Lynn Gilmour food insecurity food poverty Poverty As covid restrictions have eased so, too, has public concern about food insecurity. But,...

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NTSG: engagement with children and young people
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... Engagement with children and young people The Scottish Government has made a welcomed commitment to full incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law. The UNCRC requires national and local...


Consultation Work with children and young people
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...Our consultation work with children and young people Participation of children and young people is at the heart of our work and shapes our core policy positions. Here are some of our recent projects and related reports.   Professional...


Building Happier Futures
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...people” Posted 19.01.24 by Alice Hinds Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising A care experienced student from Glasgow has designed a new charity tote bag in...

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

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Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding
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...set to benefit from £550,000 in outdoor 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...

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New research with young cancer patients
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...of young cancer patients Posted 22 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people The groundbreaking work will...

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Action to support Anti-Bullying Week 2022
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...to action for Anti-Bullying Week 2022 Posted 15 November, 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...

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Bereavement should be on the school curriculum
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...report suggests Posted 21 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson Bereavement children and young people Education Grief School The National Childhood Bereavement Project has submitted its final...

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Q&A with Sarah Dyer: Kiltwalk for Children in Scotland
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...Dyer: Talking the talk and walking the walk Posted 17 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond children and young people Early years Fundraising Sarah Dyer, an Early Years Officer from Fife, will be taking The Big Stroll as...

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Listening to young people with separated parents
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...with experience of parental separation Posted 5 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond children and young people family family support parenting separation Ian Maxwell (pictured) highlights the findings...

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Pioneering community project takes next step
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...takes next steps Posted 8 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Love Letham. children and young people community Participation Wellbeing A brand new initiative, which places the voice of young...

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Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland
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...bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland Posted 2 February, 2022 by Nina Joynson children and young people climate change sustainability travel children and young people can now access free bus travel,...

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Age of criminal responsibility increased
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...17 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice Today marks the full commencement of the Age of Criminal...

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'It's not enough to increase age of criminal responsibility'
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... Posted 16 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice Thirty years since the UK ratified the United Nations...

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Coercive control in teen relationships is focus of exhibition
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...Image: Change Up exhibition. Supplied by Dartington Service Design Lab. art children and young people gender based violence A new exhibition showcases youth-led designs for innovations aimed at promoting...

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Specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people needed
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...drug and alcohol treatment for young people Posted 10 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish Government calls for residential rehabilitation...

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