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

...of government. This will help to ensure all children are protected in this challenging financial climate. In the short term, we can and must do more. A positive initial step for Mr Swinney would be to take immediate action to increase the...


Children in Scotland congratulates John Swinney on FM appointment

...poverty and inequality, access to public services, poor mental health, education reform, and the climate crisis. David Mackay Head of Policy, Projects and...


Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

...by children and young people, will be education, poverty, mental health, discrimination, and climate change – and the “golden thread” through each of these issues will be getting young people more involved in...


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

...people  face many challenges right now – poverty, mental health, education, discrimination and climate change are just a few of the issues children and young people have highlighted to us – it's also a very optimistic time. After  decades of...


A call for action in Scotland's climate Week

... Scotland's climate Week 2021: "Young people want to see politicians taking action" 13 Sep 2021 In Scotland’s climate Week (13-19 September), we’re sharing a call to action from Anna Balmain, 13-year-old member of our children and young...


It's time to follow young people's lead on climate change

... It's time to follow young people's lead on climate action 20 September 2019 Children in Scotland is pleased to support today’s Global climate Strike action, which demands radical progress on climate change from the Scottish and UK...


25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change” 19 December 2018 For our 25 Calls campaign we interviewed Professor Richard Wilkinson, co-author of the ground-breaking book...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

"climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

..."climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free” 29 Nov 2023 At just 25-years-old, Mikaela Loach has already achieved more than many people could manage in a whole lifetime. And yet, freshly graduated from university,...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

... Our view on the Programme for Government:  Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty 3 September 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to Tuesday’s publication of the...

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climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools

... Magazine / News: climate-conscious theatre performance tours Scottish schools Posted 22 February, 2023 by Nina Joynson. Photo credit: Andrew Perry Arts climate climate...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

Looking to the future with Changing our World

...condition, form of education (home or school), size of family, or any factor outwith their control climate change will be a thing of the past Children will learn about what they enjoy and care about, be empowered to stand up for what they believe...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...example, best-selling author, Mikaela Loach, shares her journey from teen activist to fighting for climate justice on a world stage, and she also discusses why young people are vital to the environmental movement in a quick-fire Q&A with...


Supporting small organisations to flourish with new membership category

...achievements throughout the sector, we are also acutely aware of how challenging the current climate is for organisations working across children’s services and we want to do what we can to support the workforce. Over the past 30 years,...


An exciting time to be working on children's rights

...and many others in Scotland are demanding radical reforms on big issues like mental health, climate justice, poverty, and discrimination, but also fighting for the smaller changes that make a big difference. And children don’t just learn...


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

...is urgently required to tackle poverty, reduce inequality, and to ensure we can deliver on our climate targets. The recent introduction of a Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy is a positive step forward; however, tangible action is now...


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

...is urgently required to tackle poverty, reduce inequality, and to ensure we can deliver on our climate targets. The recent introduction of a Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy is a positive step forward. However, tangible action is now...


Funding the future

...of sources, so that we don’t become dependent on any one area for support. The current financial climate is making this approach increasingly important, but also more challenging. On the one hand we are lucky because Children in Scotland delivers...


In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...on families, the ongoing effects of the pandemic on our lives and global concerns about the climate emergency and war. It is the role of local government to provide stability within local communities at this time, ensuring that the places we...

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

...taking a whole-systems approach to tackling challenges such as poverty, diet-related illness and climate change. "It has an opportunity to play a transformative role in supporting children, young people and families who most struggle to access...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...20-minute neighbourhoods and prioritise and scale-up funding in community-led responses to climate change. Make our public services work for everyone by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every child under the age of 16, providing...


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

...issues facing us today and the global consequences if effective and rapid action to address climate change is not taken will be catastrophic. “We are encouraged by the focus given to the environment in the government’s plans, involving...

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

Young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

...protests. The exhibition showcased their creative responses to the Black Lives Matters movement, climate change, women’s safety and the Palestine-Israel conflict, reflecting their hopes that museums can in future feature more contemporary...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

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

...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. Emily, a member of the group, explains...


Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine

...future. This issue also features our regular news round-up from the sector, reflections on the climate Hot Seat event which saw politicians quizzed on their environmental policies, and the experience of a young first-time voter. Jennifer...

Magazine

Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...of issues ranging from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in methodologies and participative approaches before they begin to design the...


Net zero nation: Citizen action must be facilitated by policymakers

...in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Draft Public Engagement Strategy for climate Change. In our response we voice support for plans to raise awareness and facilitate public buy-in to tackle environmental issues but call...


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

...which contains exciting calls such as the introduction of a ‘hobby premium’, embedding climate change into the school curriculum and including the voices of those under the age of 16 into Citizens’ Assemblies.” Anna, a member of...

changing our world children and young people Election Manifesto Participation politics

Responding to climate crisis through dance

... Magazine / News: Dance film created by 17-year-old choreographer in response to the climate crisis Posted on 28 February, 2023 by Nina Joynson access all arts Arts climate change creative...

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New book addresses children's climate anxiety

... Magazine / News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help children identify how making small changes at home,...

climate environment

Children's voices on climate change

... Responding to the climate Crisis Ahead of COP26 - the 26th UN climate Change Conference of the Parties (31 Oct - 12 November 2021) - Children in Scotland is listening to and supporting the views of children and young people on climate...


Young climate activists plan global day of protest

... Magazine / News: Young climate activists plan day of protest Posted 31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Belinda Lawley climate change environment Young people up and down the country who are...

climate change environment

Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
design Education environment schools

Insight – Issue 5

...example, best-selling author, Mikaela Loach, shares her journey from teen activist to fighting for climate justice on a world stage, and discusses why young people are vital to the environmental movement. The 25-year-old explained: “When it comes...


Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme

...their knowledge of forest-based ecosystems. LEAF is an extension of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s climate Action Schools, a framework of education initiatives to support Scotland’s educators, young people, and children to progress Learning for...

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Coronation portrait project launched

...content Young people encouraged to 'step into' cultural experiences, April 12, 2023 climate-conscious theatre performance tours Scottish schools, Feb 22, 2023 Scottish Book Trust invites youngsters to design new Read, Write, Count...

Arts Children culture

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

...better future is being built by child human rights defenders, for example in the fight for climate justice. I’ve repeatedly written to Directors of Education to ensure they understand the important role that activism can play in education...

Children's rights human rights

Holding out for a hero

...September 6, 2022 Funding to help transform family support July 12, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children June 28, 2022 Thousands of books donated to Scottish families April 6,...

literacy

Environmental design challenge

...litter Posted 27 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson. Image: Ronnie Macdonald, Flickr (CC BY 2.0) climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea West of Scotland school pupils have been tasked with engineering...

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Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods

...fundraising for Pakistan floods Posted 6 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson climate change Education environment Fundraising global A Scotland-based initiative has developed new school...

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New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities

...Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Jul 1, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety among young people  Jun 28, 2022 Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes Jun 28, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood...

Health Inequality public health

S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year

...of the Scottish charitable sector. Eight categories recognise campaigning, pioneering projects, climate conscious activity and digital success as well as employees, volunteers and trustees.  Each of these categories are decided by a judging...

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Young people present key issues to Government

...Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Changing our World: Member profiles

...dog looks like "Lassie" Byron Local authority Edinburgh Issues I care about climate change, deforestation, COVID-19 Fun fact I like cats, but I am allergic to them! ☹ Kaydence Local authority Orkney...


Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland

...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, with the Scottish Government...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...embody the spirit of the recent COP26 and ensure that there is substantial funding to tackle the climate crisis. Children and young people have made their voices clear, and the Scottish Government must respond with spending plans to reduce...

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Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation

...of new digital art installation Posted 3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to...

Arts climate climate change environment

COP26 brings new opportunities for young people

...for young people to get involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate emergency as COP26 approaches, and recent reports provide...

climate climate change environment

Young people in conflict with the law

...Child Payment Sept 8, 2021 Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 Young climate activists plan day of protest Aug 31,...

CPD youth justice

Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds

...Sept 8, 2021 News Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 News Young climate activists plan day of protest Aug 31,...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"


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

...of government. This will help to ensure all children are protected in this challenging financial climate. In the short term, we can and must do more. A positive initial step for Mr Swinney would be to take immediate action to increase the...


Children in Scotland congratulates John Swinney on FM appointment

...poverty and inequality, access to public services, poor mental health, education reform, and the climate crisis. David Mackay Head of Policy, Projects and...


Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

...by children and young people, will be education, poverty, mental health, discrimination, and climate change – and the “golden thread” through each of these issues will be getting young people more involved in...


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

...people  face many challenges right now – poverty, mental health, education, discrimination and climate change are just a few of the issues children and young people have highlighted to us – it's also a very optimistic time. After  decades of...


A call for action in Scotland's climate Week

... Scotland's climate Week 2021: "Young people want to see politicians taking action" 13 Sep 2021 In Scotland’s climate Week (13-19 September), we’re sharing a call to action from Anna Balmain, 13-year-old member of our children and young...


It's time to follow young people's lead on climate change

... It's time to follow young people's lead on climate action 20 September 2019 Children in Scotland is pleased to support today’s Global climate Strike action, which demands radical progress on climate change from the Scottish and UK...


25 Calls interview with Professor Richard Wilkinson part 6: “If we go on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change”

...on without a fundamental transformation, we won’t save ourselves from the awful consequences of climate change” 19 December 2018 For our 25 Calls campaign we interviewed Professor Richard Wilkinson, co-author of the ground-breaking book...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

"climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free”

..."climate justice offers us a pathway to a world where all of us are free” 29 Nov 2023 At just 25-years-old, Mikaela Loach has already achieved more than many people could manage in a whole lifetime. And yet, freshly graduated from university,...


Our view on the Programme for Government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

... Our view on the Programme for Government:  Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty 3 September 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to Tuesday’s publication of the...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

Looking to the future with Changing our World

...condition, form of education (home or school), size of family, or any factor outwith their control climate change will be a thing of the past Children will learn about what they enjoy and care about, be empowered to stand up for what they believe...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...example, best-selling author, Mikaela Loach, shares her journey from teen activist to fighting for climate justice on a world stage, and she also discusses why young people are vital to the environmental movement in a quick-fire Q&A with...


Supporting small organisations to flourish with new membership category

...achievements throughout the sector, we are also acutely aware of how challenging the current climate is for organisations working across children’s services and we want to do what we can to support the workforce. Over the past 30 years,...


An exciting time to be working on children's rights

...and many others in Scotland are demanding radical reforms on big issues like mental health, climate justice, poverty, and discrimination, but also fighting for the smaller changes that make a big difference. And children don’t just learn...


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

...is urgently required to tackle poverty, reduce inequality, and to ensure we can deliver on our climate targets. The recent introduction of a Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy is a positive step forward; however, tangible action is now...


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

...is urgently required to tackle poverty, reduce inequality, and to ensure we can deliver on our climate targets. The recent introduction of a Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy is a positive step forward. However, tangible action is now...


Funding the future

...of sources, so that we don’t become dependent on any one area for support. The current financial climate is making this approach increasingly important, but also more challenging. On the one hand we are lucky because Children in Scotland delivers...


In the run-up to 5 May’s vote, be part of our campaign to ensure there’s investment in children at local level

...on families, the ongoing effects of the pandemic on our lives and global concerns about the climate emergency and war. It is the role of local government to provide stability within local communities at this time, ensuring that the places we...

community elections local council elections local government Manifesto poll

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

...taking a whole-systems approach to tackling challenges such as poverty, diet-related illness and climate change. "It has an opportunity to play a transformative role in supporting children, young people and families who most struggle to access...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...20-minute neighbourhoods and prioritise and scale-up funding in community-led responses to climate change. Make our public services work for everyone by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every child under the age of 16, providing...


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

...issues facing us today and the global consequences if effective and rapid action to address climate change is not taken will be catastrophic. “We are encouraged by the focus given to the environment in the government’s plans, involving...

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

Young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

...protests. The exhibition showcased their creative responses to the Black Lives Matters movement, climate change, women’s safety and the Palestine-Israel conflict, reflecting their hopes that museums can in future feature more contemporary...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

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

...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. Emily, a member of the group, explains...


Last ever edition of Children in Scotland magazine

...future. This issue also features our regular news round-up from the sector, reflections on the climate Hot Seat event which saw politicians quizzed on their environmental policies, and the experience of a young first-time voter. Jennifer...

Magazine

Project launched to understand participation through the pandemic

...of issues ranging from mental health and wellbeing, outdoor learning, accessibility and inclusion, climate change or Covid-19. The peer researchers will be given training in methodologies and participative approaches before they begin to design the...


Net zero nation: Citizen action must be facilitated by policymakers

...in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s Draft Public Engagement Strategy for climate Change. In our response we voice support for plans to raise awareness and facilitate public buy-in to tackle environmental issues but call...


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

...which contains exciting calls such as the introduction of a ‘hobby premium’, embedding climate change into the school curriculum and including the voices of those under the age of 16 into Citizens’ Assemblies.” Anna, a member of...

changing our world children and young people Election Manifesto Participation politics


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Children's voices on climate change

... Responding to the climate Crisis Ahead of COP26 - the 26th UN climate Change Conference of the Parties (31 Oct - 12 November 2021) - Children in Scotland is listening to and supporting the views of children and young people on climate...


Changing our World: Member profiles

...dog looks like "Lassie" Byron Local authority Edinburgh Issues I care about climate change, deforestation, COVID-19 Fun fact I like cats, but I am allergic to them! ☹ Kaydence Local authority Orkney...



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climate-conscious theatre performance comes to Scottish schools
post

... Magazine / News: climate-conscious theatre performance tours Scottish schools Posted 22 February, 2023 by Nina Joynson. Photo credit: Andrew Perry Arts climate climate...

Arts climate climate change environment schools

Responding to climate crisis through dance
post

... Magazine / News: Dance film created by 17-year-old choreographer in response to the climate crisis Posted on 28 February, 2023 by Nina Joynson access all arts Arts climate change creative...

access all arts Arts climate change creative scotland environment funding

New book addresses children's climate anxiety
post

... Magazine / News: New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond climate environment A new book aims to help children identify how making small changes at home,...

climate environment

Young climate activists plan global day of protest
post

... Magazine / News: Young climate activists plan day of protest Posted 31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond. Main image: Belinda Lawley climate change environment Young people up and down the country who are...

climate change environment

Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
postdesign Education environment schools

Insight – Issue 5
post

...example, best-selling author, Mikaela Loach, shares her journey from teen activist to fighting for climate justice on a world stage, and discusses why young people are vital to the environmental movement. The 25-year-old explained: “When it comes...


Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme
post

...their knowledge of forest-based ecosystems. LEAF is an extension of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s climate Action Schools, a framework of education initiatives to support Scotland’s educators, young people, and children to progress Learning for...

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

Coronation portrait project launched
post

...content Young people encouraged to 'step into' cultural experiences, April 12, 2023 climate-conscious theatre performance tours Scottish schools, Feb 22, 2023 Scottish Book Trust invites youngsters to design new Read, Write, Count...

Arts Children culture

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

...better future is being built by child human rights defenders, for example in the fight for climate justice. I’ve repeatedly written to Directors of Education to ensure they understand the important role that activism can play in education...

Children's rights human rights

Holding out for a hero
post

...September 6, 2022 Funding to help transform family support July 12, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children June 28, 2022 Thousands of books donated to Scottish families April 6,...

literacy

Environmental design challenge
post

...litter Posted 27 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson. Image: Ronnie Macdonald, Flickr (CC BY 2.0) climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea West of Scotland school pupils have been tasked with engineering...

climate climate change engineering environment science Scottish Schools sea

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods
post

...fundraising for Pakistan floods Posted 6 September, 2022 by Nina Joynson climate change Education environment Fundraising global A Scotland-based initiative has developed new school...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities
post

...Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Jul 1, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety among young people  Jun 28, 2022 Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes Jun 28, 2022 More demanded from Holyrood...

Health Inequality public health

S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year
post

...of the Scottish charitable sector. Eight categories recognise campaigning, pioneering projects, climate conscious activity and digital success as well as employees, volunteers and trustees.  Each of these categories are decided by a judging...

charity third sector

Young people present key issues to Government
post

...Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland
post

...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, with the Scottish Government...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
post

...embody the spirit of the recent COP26 and ensure that there is substantial funding to tackle the climate crisis. Children and young people have made their voices clear, and the Scottish Government must respond with spending plans to reduce...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

Carbon footprint is focus of new digital art installation
post

...of new digital art installation Posted 3 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson Arts climate climate change environment A digital art installation project asking children and adults in Scotland and India to...

Arts climate climate change environment

COP26 brings new opportunities for young people
post

...for young people to get involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate emergency as COP26 approaches, and recent reports provide...

climate climate change environment

Young people in conflict with the law
post

...Child Payment Sept 8, 2021 Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 Young climate activists plan day of protest Aug 31,...

CPD youth justice

Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds
post

...Sept 8, 2021 News Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 News Young climate activists plan day of protest Aug 31,...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"
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