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

...welcome news of plans to ban single use vapes. Sharing an appreciation for the value of community, Yopa has also sponsored key Children in Scotland events, including its annual conference, mental health conference and 30th anniversary...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...local area, they must feel welcomed, and feel that they have a meaningful future as part of the community. One recommendation that we have in the report to support this work is to increase provision of youth work generally across rural...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...projects to creating innovative learning programmes, supporting our growing membership community to championing the inclusion of young voices, it has been a busy year here at Children in Scotland. Throughout 2023, our staff have worked...


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

...at the year 1993. It was the year the European Single Market was created, Council Tax replaced the community Charge, President Clinton was sworn into office and, for any football fans, you might remember the late, great Craig Brown becoming...


Evaluation of community Mental Health Services (2022)

... Evaluation of community Mental Health Services April 2022 - October 2022 Scottish Youth Parliament and Children in Scotland supported a group of MSYPs to work as a peer investigation team to evaluate the mental health and wellbeing community...


Schools as a Hub for community Regeneration, STV Hunter Schools Project (2014-2015)

... Schools as a Hub for community Regeneration (STV Hunter Schools Project) This project ran between 2014 and 2015. Children in Scotland worked with six pathfinder schools in some of Scotland's most deprived areas to support them in using their...


community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box

... community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box 6 Sep 2022 Joe Coleman, General Manager of Peacock Arts, shares how their initiative to battle boredom has taken root in the North East of Scotland. Peacock & the...


community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

... community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19 23 September 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council...


Connections, community and chances to inspire

... Connections, community and chances to inspire 1 Aug 2022 Our Senior Learning & Events Officer, Cat Kozlowski reflects on a return to in-person learning Learning, and how we offer events, has changed in the past two and a half years. The...


Children’s Hospices should extend hospital and community work across Scotland, report recommends

... Children’s Hospices should extend hospital and community work across Scotland, report recommends Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is improving delivery of and access to palliative care through its work in hospitals and...


"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

Bringing confidence back to the community

... Bringing confidence back to the community 22 Jun 2021 Michael Jonathan explains how a grassroots, community-led organisation responded to a lack of childcare services and created Hope Amplified.   Hope Amplified is a community-led...


community Play Fund gets families outdoors

... Magazine / News: community Play Fund aims to get families outdoors Posted April 12 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Photo © Anna Cervinkova health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of children from...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Making cyber security fun for children

...inspires other governments to follow our lead. We are digital citizens, members of a wider digital community, and it’s important to recognise that we are interlinked and responsible for not just our own but for other people’s digital safety...


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

...the UK government to court over its public payments to fossil fuel companies, built a social media community of more than 180,000 like-minded people, launched a successful podcast, and penned a bestselling book, It’s Not That Radical, which...


Ambitious itinerary announced for ‘30 Hills in 7 Days’ CEO challenge

...and individuals from schools, charities and nurseries to NHS Boards, local authorities and community interest groups. Throughout her challenge, Judith will be fundraising for Children in Scotland. To support Judith in her 30 Hills...


Thirty hills in seven days to mark 30th anniversary

...and individuals from schools, charities and nurseries, to NHS Boards, local authorities and community interest groups.  Throughout her challenge, Judith will be fundraising for Children in Scotland. Click here to support Judith in her 30...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...winners that demonstrated excellent examples of celebrating and including pupils in their school community and education community.“ Harry, one of the Inclusion Ambassadors involved in the judging process reflected: “The Success Looks...


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

...Tackling poverty and protecting people from harm Opportunity: A fair, green and growing economy community: Prioritising our public services. Investment in public services to protect the future for Scotland’s children At Children in Scotland,...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...for educators seeking to form enlightened education. The vision and determination of a local community to create places of warm convivial learning for their children, enriched by a tenacious, researchful vision for education is a lasting and...


Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland

...during the course of our work.Some took part in a five-week focus group and other schools and community groups completed activities from our engagement pack. Some clear and interesting findings emerged from our work. In general, the young...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...and individuals from schools, charities and nurseries to NHS Boards, local authorities and community interest groups. By weaving together our shared aims and values, we have created a model for effective collaboration that has been...


One step at a time

...Children in Scotland and Contact, had made a successful partnership bid to the National Lottery community Fund to deliver a one-year pilot of the service in Scotland. I was excited to hear more about how it was going to work. When the partners...


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

Design is for everyone

...ways, using things most people have around their home. Deepening our reach and impact across the community Through our Learning Programmes, we are building on and developing a programme for all, that has at its core care, health and...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

...we are highly trained, and our skills and expertise have the potential to enhance the whole school community. It starts with relationships, from there we build mutual respect between the teaching staff and the play professionals. This has certainly...

academic access to childcare fund childcare community Learning out of school care outcomes play School skills

Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade

...strengthening childcare support for frontline workers and deepening outreach work with the local community. Manager and owner Kaye Sandison says she and her colleagues “feel privileged and valued” that their work during lockdown has been...

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

...Nurture, Glasgow East) was set up in 2016 to create a sustainable childcare model with family and community involvement at its core. Work on the project involved gathering the views of children, parents and local services; setting up a Hub to...

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

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’
budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...and Clackmannanshire. Holiday clubs focused on the value of fun activities, eating together and community strength and since 2016, FFF has helped to drive the issues of food insecurity – and how local and national governments should respond...

Children communities community familis FFF Food income Inequality partnership Poverty

From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures

...of inequality – and the impact the clubs have had on health, relationships and sense of community I have been involved in our award-winning Food, Families, Futures project since 2016 and I am pleased to say that part of my role has been...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...young people on the impact of place on health, wellbeing and inequality. Lorna Bellany of Pennypit community Development Trust, based at Prestonpans, said: “It’s so unique that this report is led by young people. Kids just aren’t heard...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

Pioneering community project takes next step

... Magazine / News: Pioneering community project takes next steps Posted 8 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Love Letham. children and young people community Participation Wellbeing A...

children and young people community Participation Wellbeing

Miller Primary School and Langside community Heritage

... Team Tenements- Miller Primary and Langside community Heritage 24 Oct 2018 "It's when someone is passing something on to you" As part of this project we are bringing together Miller Primary School with Langside community Heritage (LCH). Both...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...people across Scotland. Nicola was awarded an OBE in 2020 for services to music, children and community cohesion. Jimmy Paul Head of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit Morning Keynote, Day One   Steven Sweeney Voluntary...


Building Happier Futures
Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Insight - Issue 2

...to pause and reassess our goals. As much of the world feels in turmoil, a new-found sense of community and commitment to partnership working has emerged over the last two years. This edition of Insight is informed by that sense of...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...serious injury to children from avoidable accidents, in the home, on the roads and in the wider community. We work with front line practitioners and a range of national and local organisations who can help to make this life-saving difference...


Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase

...on its online hub. Promoting the importance of relationships across the care-experienced community, The Why Not? Trust says the digital showcase will connect entrants with changemakers, highlighting their messages in their own...

art care experienced people care system digital

Our history

...a Minister for Children and a Children’s Commissioner, much talk of ‘joined-up’ working, New community Schools and a National Debate on Education. Once upon a time in Holyrood Children in Scotland, in partnership with the then Scottish...


Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024

...health visitors or anyone who uses Bookbug to enhance literacy programmes within the local community. The biggest nationwide universal book gifting programme in the world, Bookbug sees every child in Scotland receive four free book bags...

Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Cutting the cost of the school day

...School Day Pupil Group and see all of the meaningful ways young people have involved their school community and designed supports that help to make sure everyone can take part and feel included. “Cost of the School Day at Braes is an inspiring...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Rural Action Fund reopens for applications

...will also be able to demonstrate a lack of alternative universal access to youth projects in their community as a result of their remote location, and provide evidence of an annual turnover less than £200,000. The deadline for applications is 12...

rural young people youth work

Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme

...outdoors, while allowing students to take the lead in improving their school grounds and local community for the benefit of nature. The programme can be adapted to fit with learners in nurseries, primary and secondary schools and to pupils with...

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

Funding available for essential digital devices

...devices to support learning programmes across Scotland Posted 21.08.23 by Alice Hinds community digital funding Support community-based organisations can apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to purchase digital...

community digital funding Support

Free cycling events for families

...races, as well as book events at local libraries. Making cycling more accessible for the local community, while inspiring children to get on their bike and have active fun, here’s just a few highlights of the programme, all of which can be...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Exam helpline launched for Scottish pupils

...anytime from our careers advisers across the country, in school or through our local centres and community venues, as well as online at My World of Work.” Call the SDS Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 or click here to visit the...

exams higher education Scottish Schools skills

Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding

...play play Thousands of Scottish children living in deprived areas will soon have access to more community outdoor play spaces, as the Scottish Government announces more than half a million pounds in funding for local charities. Organisations...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open

...a difference to the health and wellbeing of a child or young person in school, hospital or the community through treatment or advocacy. Healthcare Rights Award – this award acknowledges the extraordinary steps taken by a nominee/team to...

awards child health Healthcare

Have your say to help #KeepThePromise

...work to co-devise Plan 24-30 will be relentlessly focused on keeping The Promise, with the care community actively and meaningfully involved throughout all stages of the work, including in monitoring and governance. “Co-devising Plan 24-30...

care care experienced people Care Review the Promise

Clare Steel

...Carers of West Dunbartonshire Carers Centre. Councillor Steel's passion is helping people in the community, giving a voice to people who maybe can't use their own, and being an advocate for people who need that support. She is a member of the...

steel

Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

...page includes resources from the day of the conference alongside those provided by the community of attendees at the event. If you would like to see your organisation featured or have a resource to share, submit it here by 6 June...


Scouts Scotland extends human rights learning badge

...right to a safe, warm home, making green slime to think about what is “snot fair” in the local community, and creating a human rights shield to discuss what is important to each Squirrel and Beaver, and what rights they would defend. Designed...

Children's rights early learning human rights

New funding announced to improve childcare

...school estates, with education settings encouraged to consider the wider needs of their local community after the first year. Announced at a national anti-poverty summit in Edinburgh, the fund is open to all local authorities, however,...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices

...stories Posted 27.04.23 by Alice Hinds communities equality LGBT young people A new community archive project has been announced to document the lives of LGBTQ+ young people living in Scotland. Launched by charity LGBT Youth...

communities equality LGBT young people

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces

...when providing future play opportunities. Tom Arthur, Minister for Public Finance, Planning and community Wealth, said: “Much clearer and stronger policy together with these new requirements will give more children and young people...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM

...the research phase will shape free training opportunities and resources for science educators and community learning and development (CLD) practitioners. Working from evidence The programme was born from research for Education Scotland on...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Young people have their say on access to food

...highlighted by the report's finding that only 40% were aware of the support available in their community. Normalising conversations about food struggles was also highlighted as important. On the lack of conversations around food insecurity, one...

Food food insecurity SYP UNCRC young people

Social work interventions across Scotland

...local area. Instead, what is needed is more investment into early years, mental health services, community groups and improved parent advocacy so that the families can get help instead of being victimised.”  Click here to read the full...

care Care Review Scottish Government social work Welfare

New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks

...New fund to upgrade Scotland's play parks Posted 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond community News play Play parks across Scotland are due to be modernised with money from a £5 million fund which has been...

community News play


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

...welcome news of plans to ban single use vapes. Sharing an appreciation for the value of community, Yopa has also sponsored key Children in Scotland events, including its annual conference, mental health conference and 30th anniversary...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...local area, they must feel welcomed, and feel that they have a meaningful future as part of the community. One recommendation that we have in the report to support this work is to increase provision of youth work generally across rural...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...projects to creating innovative learning programmes, supporting our growing membership community to championing the inclusion of young voices, it has been a busy year here at Children in Scotland. Throughout 2023, our staff have worked...


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

...at the year 1993. It was the year the European Single Market was created, Council Tax replaced the community Charge, President Clinton was sworn into office and, for any football fans, you might remember the late, great Craig Brown becoming...


community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box

... community outreach and creative engagement: Introducing the Boredom Box 6 Sep 2022 Joe Coleman, General Manager of Peacock Arts, shares how their initiative to battle boredom has taken root in the North East of Scotland. Peacock & the...


community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

... community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19 23 September 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 Programme for Government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council...


Connections, community and chances to inspire

... Connections, community and chances to inspire 1 Aug 2022 Our Senior Learning & Events Officer, Cat Kozlowski reflects on a return to in-person learning Learning, and how we offer events, has changed in the past two and a half years. The...


Children’s Hospices should extend hospital and community work across Scotland, report recommends

... Children’s Hospices should extend hospital and community work across Scotland, report recommends Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is improving delivery of and access to palliative care through its work in hospitals and...


"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

Bringing confidence back to the community

... Bringing confidence back to the community 22 Jun 2021 Michael Jonathan explains how a grassroots, community-led organisation responded to a lack of childcare services and created Hope Amplified.   Hope Amplified is a community-led...


Making cyber security fun for children

...inspires other governments to follow our lead. We are digital citizens, members of a wider digital community, and it’s important to recognise that we are interlinked and responsible for not just our own but for other people’s digital safety...


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

...the UK government to court over its public payments to fossil fuel companies, built a social media community of more than 180,000 like-minded people, launched a successful podcast, and penned a bestselling book, It’s Not That Radical, which...


Ambitious itinerary announced for ‘30 Hills in 7 Days’ CEO challenge

...and individuals from schools, charities and nurseries to NHS Boards, local authorities and community interest groups. Throughout her challenge, Judith will be fundraising for Children in Scotland. To support Judith in her 30 Hills...


Thirty hills in seven days to mark 30th anniversary

...and individuals from schools, charities and nurseries, to NHS Boards, local authorities and community interest groups.  Throughout her challenge, Judith will be fundraising for Children in Scotland. Click here to support Judith in her 30...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...winners that demonstrated excellent examples of celebrating and including pupils in their school community and education community.“ Harry, one of the Inclusion Ambassadors involved in the judging process reflected: “The Success Looks...


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

...Tackling poverty and protecting people from harm Opportunity: A fair, green and growing economy community: Prioritising our public services. Investment in public services to protect the future for Scotland’s children At Children in Scotland,...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...for educators seeking to form enlightened education. The vision and determination of a local community to create places of warm convivial learning for their children, enriched by a tenacious, researchful vision for education is a lasting and...


Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland

...during the course of our work.Some took part in a five-week focus group and other schools and community groups completed activities from our engagement pack. Some clear and interesting findings emerged from our work. In general, the young...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...and individuals from schools, charities and nurseries to NHS Boards, local authorities and community interest groups. By weaving together our shared aims and values, we have created a model for effective collaboration that has been...


One step at a time

...Children in Scotland and Contact, had made a successful partnership bid to the National Lottery community Fund to deliver a one-year pilot of the service in Scotland. I was excited to hear more about how it was going to work. When the partners...


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

Design is for everyone

...ways, using things most people have around their home. Deepening our reach and impact across the community Through our Learning Programmes, we are building on and developing a programme for all, that has at its core care, health and...

community creativity design Health Learning Wellbeing

“Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play”

...we are highly trained, and our skills and expertise have the potential to enhance the whole school community. It starts with relationships, from there we build mutual respect between the teaching staff and the play professionals. This has certainly...

academic access to childcare fund childcare community Learning out of school care outcomes play School skills

Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade

...strengthening childcare support for frontline workers and deepening outreach work with the local community. Manager and owner Kaye Sandison says she and her colleagues “feel privileged and valued” that their work during lockdown has been...

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

...Nurture, Glasgow East) was set up in 2016 to create a sustainable childcare model with family and community involvement at its core. Work on the project involved gathering the views of children, parents and local services; setting up a Hub to...

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

2021-26 Manifesto launches with calls to put wellbeing at the heart of Scottish budget, include under-16s in Citizens’ Assemblies, target air pollution and introduce a ‘hobby premium’
budget Child protection community democracy economy Education environment equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...and Clackmannanshire. Holiday clubs focused on the value of fun activities, eating together and community strength and since 2016, FFF has helped to drive the issues of food insecurity – and how local and national governments should respond...

Children communities community familis FFF Food income Inequality partnership Poverty

From Drumchapel macaroni to white bread myths: what I’ve learned from four years of Food, Families, Futures

...of inequality – and the impact the clubs have had on health, relationships and sense of community I have been involved in our award-winning Food, Families, Futures project since 2016 and I am pleased to say that part of my role has been...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...young people on the impact of place on health, wellbeing and inequality. Lorna Bellany of Pennypit community Development Trust, based at Prestonpans, said: “It’s so unique that this report is led by young people. Kids just aren’t heard...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research


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AC24 - Speaker Bios

...people across Scotland. Nicola was awarded an OBE in 2020 for services to music, children and community cohesion. Jimmy Paul Head of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit Morning Keynote, Day One   Steven Sweeney Voluntary...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...serious injury to children from avoidable accidents, in the home, on the roads and in the wider community. We work with front line practitioners and a range of national and local organisations who can help to make this life-saving difference...


Our history

...a Minister for Children and a Children’s Commissioner, much talk of ‘joined-up’ working, New community Schools and a National Debate on Education. Once upon a time in Holyrood Children in Scotland, in partnership with the then Scottish...


Mental Health Conference 2023 Hub

...page includes resources from the day of the conference alongside those provided by the community of attendees at the event. If you would like to see your organisation featured or have a resource to share, submit it here by 6 June...



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community Play Fund gets families outdoors
post

... Magazine / News: community Play Fund aims to get families outdoors Posted April 12 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Photo © Anna Cervinkova health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of children from...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Pioneering community project takes next step
post

... Magazine / News: Pioneering community project takes next steps Posted 8 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Love Letham. children and young people community Participation Wellbeing A...

children and young people community Participation Wellbeing

Miller Primary School and Langside community Heritage
post

... Team Tenements- Miller Primary and Langside community Heritage 24 Oct 2018 "It's when someone is passing something on to you" As part of this project we are bringing together Miller Primary School with Langside community Heritage (LCH). Both...


Building Happier Futures
postArts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Insight - Issue 2
post

...to pause and reassess our goals. As much of the world feels in turmoil, a new-found sense of community and commitment to partnership working has emerged over the last two years. This edition of Insight is informed by that sense of...


Enter The Why Not? Trust’s digital showcase
post

...on its online hub. Promoting the importance of relationships across the care-experienced community, The Why Not? Trust says the digital showcase will connect entrants with changemakers, highlighting their messages in their own...

art care experienced people care system digital

Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024
post

...health visitors or anyone who uses Bookbug to enhance literacy programmes within the local community. The biggest nationwide universal book gifting programme in the world, Bookbug sees every child in Scotland receive four free book bags...

Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Cutting the cost of the school day
post

...School Day Pupil Group and see all of the meaningful ways young people have involved their school community and designed supports that help to make sure everyone can take part and feel included. “Cost of the School Day at Braes is an inspiring...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Rural Action Fund reopens for applications
post

...will also be able to demonstrate a lack of alternative universal access to youth projects in their community as a result of their remote location, and provide evidence of an annual turnover less than £200,000. The deadline for applications is 12...

rural young people youth work

Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme
post

...outdoors, while allowing students to take the lead in improving their school grounds and local community for the benefit of nature. The programme can be adapted to fit with learners in nurseries, primary and secondary schools and to pupils with...

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

Funding available for essential digital devices
post

...devices to support learning programmes across Scotland Posted 21.08.23 by Alice Hinds community digital funding Support community-based organisations can apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to purchase digital...

community digital funding Support

Free cycling events for families
post

...races, as well as book events at local libraries. Making cycling more accessible for the local community, while inspiring children to get on their bike and have active fun, here’s just a few highlights of the programme, all of which can be...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Exam helpline launched for Scottish pupils
post

...anytime from our careers advisers across the country, in school or through our local centres and community venues, as well as online at My World of Work.” Call the SDS Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 or click here to visit the...

exams higher education Scottish Schools skills

Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding
post

...play play Thousands of Scottish children living in deprived areas will soon have access to more community outdoor play spaces, as the Scottish Government announces more than half a million pounds in funding for local charities. Organisations...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open
post

...a difference to the health and wellbeing of a child or young person in school, hospital or the community through treatment or advocacy. Healthcare Rights Award – this award acknowledges the extraordinary steps taken by a nominee/team to...

awards child health Healthcare

Have your say to help #KeepThePromise
post

...work to co-devise Plan 24-30 will be relentlessly focused on keeping The Promise, with the care community actively and meaningfully involved throughout all stages of the work, including in monitoring and governance. “Co-devising Plan 24-30...

care care experienced people Care Review the Promise

Clare Steel
post

...Carers of West Dunbartonshire Carers Centre. Councillor Steel's passion is helping people in the community, giving a voice to people who maybe can't use their own, and being an advocate for people who need that support. She is a member of the...

steel

Scouts Scotland extends human rights learning badge
post

...right to a safe, warm home, making green slime to think about what is “snot fair” in the local community, and creating a human rights shield to discuss what is important to each Squirrel and Beaver, and what rights they would defend. Designed...

Children's rights early learning human rights

New funding announced to improve childcare
post

...school estates, with education settings encouraged to consider the wider needs of their local community after the first year. Announced at a national anti-poverty summit in Edinburgh, the fund is open to all local authorities, however,...

childcare childcare expansion out of school care School

Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices
post

...stories Posted 27.04.23 by Alice Hinds communities equality LGBT young people A new community archive project has been announced to document the lives of LGBTQ+ young people living in Scotland. Launched by charity LGBT Youth...

communities equality LGBT young people

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces
post

...when providing future play opportunities. Tom Arthur, Minister for Public Finance, Planning and community Wealth, said: “Much clearer and stronger policy together with these new requirements will give more children and young people...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM
post

...the research phase will shape free training opportunities and resources for science educators and community learning and development (CLD) practitioners. Working from evidence The programme was born from research for Education Scotland on...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Young people have their say on access to food
post

...highlighted by the report's finding that only 40% were aware of the support available in their community. Normalising conversations about food struggles was also highlighted as important. On the lack of conversations around food insecurity, one...

Food food insecurity SYP UNCRC young people

Social work interventions across Scotland
post

...local area. Instead, what is needed is more investment into early years, mental health services, community groups and improved parent advocacy so that the families can get help instead of being victimised.”  Click here to read the full...

care Care Review Scottish Government social work Welfare

New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks
post

...New fund to upgrade Scotland's play parks Posted 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond community News play Play parks across Scotland are due to be modernised with money from a £5 million fund which has been...

community News play