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Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

... Why our race equality pledge should challenge ourselves – and others 30 September 2021 Marking publication of our race equality statement, Amy Woodhouse says that working to become a more inclusive, equalities-focused organisation is not...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

... GRA reform is a fundamental equality issue for trans young people. So why delay it? Children in Scotland has responded to today’s announcement by the Scottish Government that, instead of going ahead with reform of the Gender Recognition...

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Children in Scotland proud to support Stonewall’s Come Out for Trans equality campaign

... Children in Scotland proud to support Stonewall’s 'Come Out for Trans equality' campaign We’re proud to be a part of Stonewall’s Come Out for Trans equality campaign to show trans communities the huge amount of support they have behind...


Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

... Race equality statement marks bolder approach to addressing equality and diversity 28 September 2021 Children in Scotland today publishes its race equality statement, following a year’s work examining how our commitments and standards...

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Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender inequality

... Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender inequality’ 8 Dec 2017 We have signaled our full support for Monica Lennon MSP’s proposals to provide sanitary products free of charge in locations such as schools,...

Health Inequalities Poverty

The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

... The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path 18 Nov 2020 Launching our Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament, Jackie Brock explains why, in the wake of the pandemic, we must turn towards a wellbeing...


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

...people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


25 Calls response: Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality

... Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality 29 Jan 2020 Call 13: Support children to become human rights defenders Nicoletta Primo from Girlguiding Scotland responds to Call 13 and young...


Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on

... Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on 17 Dec 2020 Reflecting on the success of a young people’s peer research project, Chris Ross argues that it’s vital we continue to make spaces for children to share their views...


Media enquiries

...rights Education Children’s health and wellbeing Inclusion Poverty and inequality Early years and childcare. Many of our key policy positions are outlined in our 2021-26 Manifesto. Click here to access our...


“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”

...this will bring benefits across society, reducing discrimination and supporting equity and equality. All this is exciting and positive. The last parliamentary term saw a remarkable run of success in policy and legislation. The Child Poverty...

Magazine

Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock to step down from role, charity announces

...out more Our values and priorities We believe in challenging inequality and strengthening child rights and participation Read more Our Board Our committed Board of Directors support...

Board of Directors CEO chief executive Jackie Brock Joint Acting Chief Executives

Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

...and excited to be taking up this wonderful appointment. I am passionate about challenging inequality and working for a more just society, and I will bring this passion to the role of Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive. “It is a key...

appointment Bronwen Cohen CEO chief executive equality Inequality Jackie Brock Judith Turbyne OSCR post role

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

...response highlights the requirement to tackle wider systemic issues such as poverty, inequality and discrimination. It recognises the need for both meaningful resources and political will in order to deliver a truly wellbeing and...

Consultation response engagement health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

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

...makes a series of bold calls focused on redirecting finances to tackling root causes of inequality and poverty as Scotland emerges from Covid. Key recommendations include: A post-Covid spending review, with all spend proposals assessed...

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

...to ensure those with additional support needs feel supported at school. The report, Challenging inequality and leading change, reviews the work of the Inclusion Ambassadors group from 2020-21. It highlights their activity over the last year,...

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Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level
childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...support they need with their education. Visit the website 'Challenging inequality and leading change' Media release: the first report charting the work and calls of the Inclusion Ambassadors is published Click...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

Judith Turbyne

...that time she worked in international development, with charities challenging global poverty and inequality. She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for many years, in local frontline organisations and with multinational funders, before...

turbyne

Mohit Lakhanpal

...he has worked for and supported a wide range of charities, including West of Scotland Regional equality Council (WSREC) and GalGael. Mohit has had varied roles working in the charity sector, including Marketing and Enterprise Officer, Marketing...

lakhanpal

Refreshed Professional Standards for Scotland's teachers

...Professional Standards for Teachers have now been enacted, including a greater focus on equality and diversity, additional support needs, digital literacies and Learning for Sustainability. The Professional Standards 2021 review,...

Education

Monica Sellers

...and are excited to pivot to the third sector. They have a vested interest in intersectionality, equality, and sustainability. Originally from Oregon, USA, Monica studied cultural & creative entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College in London,...

sellers

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools

...projects Our projects are focused on strengthening participation and challenging inequality Find out...

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25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...In part five of our interview, he discusses how work as wage labour affects us emotionally, and inequality’s impact on trust in social relationships  Children in Scotland: What do you think about the rise of automation in how it may affect the...

equality Health Inequality Policy

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”

...he offers policy suggestions to achieve more egalitarian workplaces and makes the link between equality and environmental sustainability  Children in Scotland: I’m interested in your proposals around employees on boards, and the kind of...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”

...he discusses how intersecting identities of gender, race and more are affected by increased inequality, and why family environment shapes our perceptions of the world Children in Scotland: What do you think about intersectionality and...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

...bullying and poor mental health at rates which are simply unacceptable in a society which values equality and wellbeing among children, and in the knowledge that education has a vital role to play in moving forward social attitudes for our future...

Education equality LGBT

Why focus on LGBT issues?

...in what we do. The great work that LGBT Youth Scotland, the TIE campaign, Stonewall Scotland, equality Network and others do provides the evidence (if you need convincing) but also the support and guidance to help. There’s more information...

equality LGBT

"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland
Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

...them from taking an active part in life. In the UK, website accessibility is covered by the equality Act 2010, which has provision for the right for disabled people to have access to everyday goods and services, which includes...

accessibility Disability discrimination equality UNCRC

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

New measures to support autistic pupils welcome, but we must not lose momentum

...of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) with a new requirement to demonstrate promotion of equality and diversity with a range of neuro-development differences, including autism Inclusion of key areas of additional support needs in the...

ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’
Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Lizz Curley

...her career with the Teach First Leadership development programme, aiming to tackle educational inequality in schools in England & Wales, her last teaching role was English Lead at a school in a low-secure psychiatric hospital for young people...

curley

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery
equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

Children’s wellbeing and the Scottish budget (2020-2021)
budget community democracy economy Education equality Inequality Learning Manifesto Poverty rights Scottish Parliament UNCRC Wellbeing

Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

...all your training needs Click to browse training "Time to be bolder on equality and diversity" We've published our race equality statement and pledge Click here for...


A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...set out 25 changes that need to happen in order to strengthen young people’s rights and promote equality. Much to my surprise, Changing our World, the advisory group, had been tasked with creating our own call for the campaign. To me, this...


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

...pressure 35% cite digital inclusion as an issue 56% say they are seeing increasing levels of inequality 49% of organisations report longer waiting times. Lack of access to local authority facilities, financial stresses being experienced by...

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

Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap

...and the attainment gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in Scotland, former teacher, journalist and author James McEnaney...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

News: Free bus travel arrives for under-22s in Scotland

...Greens, said:   "Today’s start line for free bus travel to under-22s shows how we can tackle inequality, respond to the climate emergency and improve the lives of young people through decisive government action." Click here to learn more about...

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News: Report warns child poverty targets could be missed

...poverty targets will be missed Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty The Poverty and Inequality Commission has warned child poverty targets will be missed unless the scale and scope of action is...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment

...and our focus must be relentless and constant." More progress needed However, the Poverty and Inequality Commission argue that more needs to be done. A report published by the commission last month criticised progress so far, warning that child...

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Changing our World: Member profiles

... Click here Abid Local authority Glasgow Issues I care about Poverty, equality, climate change Fun fact I’m an MSYP for Glasgow Anniesland Anna Local authority South Lanarkshire Issues I care...


How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...can now see that the contribution of place in tackling Scotland’s biggest challenges around inequality is centre stage. Its impact on habitual choices from the moment we step out of our front door accumulate to either increase or reduce carbon...


Measurement and mission statement: what our new values mean to us

...So, what’s different? Changing our World members were rightly insistent that a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion was of overarching importance. That’s why it’s included in a new introduction which explains the purpose and...

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Jane-Claire Judson

...and a Commissioner at the Scottish Human Rights Commission. She is experienced in tackling inequality and lack of access to rights and passionate about addressing Scotland’s health challenges so that current and future generations can live...

judson

News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet

...September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First Minister and her Cabinet in...

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

News: New project to tackle racism in schools

...new project will support young people to lead a campaign of change, embedding race equality and anti-racism within the Scottish education system. The Captains project, from leading anti-racism education charity Show Racism the...

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The right ASL information, at the right time

...website News: Inclusion Ambassadors report calls for action 'Challenging inequality and leading change', reviews the work of the Inclusion Ambassadors group Read the news story News: New pledge pack...


News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers

...for care leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the backdrop of stark statistics from Public Health...

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Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...cover all your training needs Click here to explore "Time to be bolder on equality and diversity" We've published our race equality statement and pledge Click here for more Magazine latest We...


Comment: It’s time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people

...and start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 Oct, 2021 by Catherine Bromley equality LGBT A new national survey is our chance to hear Scotland's LGBT young people tell it like it is, writes Paul Daly...

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News: First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched

...education resources Posted 24 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education equality LGBT Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusive...

Education equality LGBT

Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard

...we need to support the Inclusion Ambassadors Read the blog Challenging inequality and leading change The first annual report from the Inclusion Ambassadors Read and download the report Take the...

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Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...consultation response in full Share this Children in Scotland Manifesto 2021-26 Poverty and inequality is one of the ten themes in our manifesto for change Read and download Being Bold Read Dr Katherine Trebeck's report on building...

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Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector should never be underestimated

...influencing the design of services and national policy to address the root causes of poverty and inequality in Scotland. Having spent my career working in service delivery and service design based on the needs of  communities, I have a strong...


Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

...sure every child or young person is as successful as they can possibly be is to ensure there is equality in the classroom - of course the children who come to school hungry fall further behind than the children who are well nourished. I think...

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

...to visit the website Children in Scotland's Manifesto 2021-26 Rights, Inequality and Health and Wellbeing all feature as themes in our manifesto Click here for more Food, Families, Futures...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced

...Bill to be formally introduced Posted 13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has won enough support from MSPs to...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

Please come and join us – we are looking for new directors

...will need from you in terms of applying is a CV, a short covering letter (600 words) and our ‘equality and Diversity Monitoring Form’. If you would rather send a video or a voice note rather than a letter, then we would be delighted to...

Board of Directors recruitment

News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...recent UK Budget was criticised for falling short on several issues surrounding the wellbeing and equality of children and young people, including persisting with the £20 cut to Universal Credit. Evidence shows that a quarter of children in...

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Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

...their rights in relation to education Find out more Challenging inequality and leading change The first report from the Inclusion Ambassadors Find out...

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Why our race equality pledge is a challenge to ourselves and others

... Why our race equality pledge should challenge ourselves – and others 30 September 2021 Marking publication of our race equality statement, Amy Woodhouse says that working to become a more inclusive, equalities-focused organisation is not...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

... GRA reform is a fundamental equality issue for trans young people. So why delay it? Children in Scotland has responded to today’s announcement by the Scottish Government that, instead of going ahead with reform of the Gender Recognition...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

Children in Scotland proud to support Stonewall’s Come Out for Trans equality campaign

... Children in Scotland proud to support Stonewall’s 'Come Out for Trans equality' campaign We’re proud to be a part of Stonewall’s Come Out for Trans equality campaign to show trans communities the huge amount of support they have behind...


Publication of race equality statement marks bolder, more proactive approach to addressing equality and diversity

... Race equality statement marks bolder approach to addressing equality and diversity 28 September 2021 Children in Scotland today publishes its race equality statement, following a year’s work examining how our commitments and standards...

diversity equality ethnic minorities ethnicity human rights inclusion Legislation pledge race rights statement

Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender inequality

... Free sanitary products ‘a small but significant step to tackling gender inequality’ 8 Dec 2017 We have signaled our full support for Monica Lennon MSP’s proposals to provide sanitary products free of charge in locations such as schools,...

Health Inequalities Poverty

The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path

... The consequences of inequality and our chance to choose a different path 18 Nov 2020 Launching our Manifesto for the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament, Jackie Brock explains why, in the wake of the pandemic, we must turn towards a wellbeing...


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

...people’s worsening mental health and bullying in schools ‘direct consequence of UK’s inequality’, Children in Scotland conference to hear 7 Nov 2018 Embargoed: 00:01 hours, Wednesday 7 November 2018 School bullying and mental...


25 Calls response: Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality

... Girlguiding Scotland research reveals how vital it is for us to champion gender equality 29 Jan 2020 Call 13: Support children to become human rights defenders Nicoletta Primo from Girlguiding Scotland responds to Call 13 and young...


Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on

... Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on 17 Dec 2020 Reflecting on the success of a young people’s peer research project, Chris Ross argues that it’s vital we continue to make spaces for children to share their views...


Children in Scotland CEO Jackie Brock to step down from role, charity announces

...out more Our values and priorities We believe in challenging inequality and strengthening child rights and participation Read more Our Board Our committed Board of Directors support...

Board of Directors CEO chief executive Jackie Brock Joint Acting Chief Executives

Judith Turbyne appointed as new Chief Executive of Children in Scotland

...and excited to be taking up this wonderful appointment. I am passionate about challenging inequality and working for a more just society, and I will bring this passion to the role of Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive. “It is a key...

appointment Bronwen Cohen CEO chief executive equality Inequality Jackie Brock Judith Turbyne OSCR post role

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

...response highlights the requirement to tackle wider systemic issues such as poverty, inequality and discrimination. It recognises the need for both meaningful resources and political will in order to deliver a truly wellbeing and...

Consultation response engagement health and wellbeing placemaking planning Policy

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

...makes a series of bold calls focused on redirecting finances to tackling root causes of inequality and poverty as Scotland emerges from Covid. Key recommendations include: A post-Covid spending review, with all spend proposals assessed...

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

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

...to ensure those with additional support needs feel supported at school. The report, Challenging inequality and leading change, reviews the work of the Inclusion Ambassadors group from 2020-21. It highlights their activity over the last year,...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level
childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Not losing the human element of being 'present' with people

...support they need with their education. Visit the website 'Challenging inequality and leading change' Media release: the first report charting the work and calls of the Inclusion Ambassadors is published Click...

additional support for learning ASL mediation

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools

...projects Our projects are focused on strengthening participation and challenging inequality Find out...

anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 5: “There is a feeling that we are here to serve the economy rather than for the economy to serve us. We have to turn the tables”

...In part five of our interview, he discusses how work as wage labour affects us emotionally, and inequality’s impact on trust in social relationships  Children in Scotland: What do you think about the rise of automation in how it may affect the...

equality Health Inequality Policy

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”

...he offers policy suggestions to achieve more egalitarian workplaces and makes the link between equality and environmental sustainability  Children in Scotland: I’m interested in your proposals around employees on boards, and the kind of...

climate change environment equality Health Inequality society

25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”

...he discusses how intersecting identities of gender, race and more are affected by increased inequality, and why family environment shapes our perceptions of the world Children in Scotland: What do you think about intersectionality and...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

Children in Scotland welcomes "historic" LGBTI inclusive education announcement

...bullying and poor mental health at rates which are simply unacceptable in a society which values equality and wellbeing among children, and in the knowledge that education has a vital role to play in moving forward social attitudes for our future...

Education equality LGBT

Why focus on LGBT issues?

...in what we do. The great work that LGBT Youth Scotland, the TIE campaign, Stonewall Scotland, equality Network and others do provides the evidence (if you need convincing) but also the support and guidance to help. There’s more information...

equality LGBT

"We're not doing well enough on child mental health," First Minister tells young people from across Scotland
Brexit bullying Children's rights Education equality food poverty Inequality Mental Health Participation Poverty

Making rights real: new digital accessibility resource launches

...them from taking an active part in life. In the UK, website accessibility is covered by the equality Act 2010, which has provision for the right for disabled people to have access to everyday goods and services, which includes...

accessibility Disability discrimination equality UNCRC

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

New measures to support autistic pupils welcome, but we must not lose momentum

...of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) with a new requirement to demonstrate promotion of equality and diversity with a range of neuro-development differences, including autism Inclusion of key areas of additional support needs in the...

ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’
Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery
equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

...all your training needs Click to browse training "Time to be bolder on equality and diversity" We've published our race equality statement and pledge Click here for...


A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

...set out 25 changes that need to happen in order to strengthen young people’s rights and promote equality. Much to my surprise, Changing our World, the advisory group, had been tasked with creating our own call for the campaign. To me, this...


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

...pressure 35% cite digital inclusion as an issue 56% say they are seeing increasing levels of inequality 49% of organisations report longer waiting times. Lack of access to local authority facilities, financial stresses being experienced by...

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

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...can now see that the contribution of place in tackling Scotland’s biggest challenges around inequality is centre stage. Its impact on habitual choices from the moment we step out of our front door accumulate to either increase or reduce carbon...


Measurement and mission statement: what our new values mean to us

...So, what’s different? Changing our World members were rightly insistent that a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion was of overarching importance. That’s why it’s included in a new introduction which explains the purpose and...

board brave changing our world collaboration collaborative kind members open and fair Participation partnership values

The right ASL information, at the right time

...website News: Inclusion Ambassadors report calls for action 'Challenging inequality and leading change', reviews the work of the Inclusion Ambassadors group Read the news story News: New pledge pack...


Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...cover all your training needs Click here to explore "Time to be bolder on equality and diversity" We've published our race equality statement and pledge Click here for more Magazine latest We...


Inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say the still don't feel heard

...we need to support the Inclusion Ambassadors Read the blog Challenging inequality and leading change The first annual report from the Inclusion Ambassadors Read and download the report Take the...

additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...consultation response in full Share this Children in Scotland Manifesto 2021-26 Poverty and inequality is one of the ten themes in our manifesto for change Read and download Being Bold Read Dr Katherine Trebeck's report on building...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty

Flexible and creative: why the value of the Third Sector should never be underestimated

...influencing the design of services and national policy to address the root causes of poverty and inequality in Scotland. Having spent my career working in service delivery and service design based on the needs of  communities, I have a strong...


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

...to visit the website Children in Scotland's Manifesto 2021-26 Rights, Inequality and Health and Wellbeing all feature as themes in our manifesto Click here for more Food, Families, Futures...

Children's rights Food Health Legislation Poverty Wellbeing

Please come and join us – we are looking for new directors

...will need from you in terms of applying is a CV, a short covering letter (600 words) and our ‘equality and Diversity Monitoring Form’. If you would rather send a video or a voice note rather than a letter, then we would be delighted to...

Board of Directors recruitment

Progress on additional support for learning must be accelerated in wake of the pandemic

...their rights in relation to education Find out more Challenging inequality and leading change The first report from the Inclusion Ambassadors Find out...

additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion


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Judith Turbyne

...that time she worked in international development, with charities challenging global poverty and inequality. She worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for many years, in local frontline organisations and with multinational funders, before...

turbyne

Mohit Lakhanpal

...he has worked for and supported a wide range of charities, including West of Scotland Regional equality Council (WSREC) and GalGael. Mohit has had varied roles working in the charity sector, including Marketing and Enterprise Officer, Marketing...

lakhanpal

Monica Sellers

...and are excited to pivot to the third sector. They have a vested interest in intersectionality, equality, and sustainability. Originally from Oregon, USA, Monica studied cultural & creative entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths College in London,...

sellers

Lizz Curley

...her career with the Teach First Leadership development programme, aiming to tackle educational inequality in schools in England & Wales, her last teaching role was English Lead at a school in a low-secure psychiatric hospital for young people...

curley


Media enquiries

...rights Education Children’s health and wellbeing Inclusion Poverty and inequality Early years and childcare. Many of our key policy positions are outlined in our 2021-26 Manifesto. Click here to access our...


Changing our World: Member profiles

... Click here Abid Local authority Glasgow Issues I care about Poverty, equality, climate change Fun fact I’m an MSYP for Glasgow Anniesland Anna Local authority South Lanarkshire Issues I care...



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“Passing legislation is only one part of the story”
post

...this will bring benefits across society, reducing discrimination and supporting equity and equality. All this is exciting and positive. The last parliamentary term saw a remarkable run of success in policy and legislation. The Child Poverty...

Magazine

Refreshed Professional Standards for Scotland's teachers
post

...Professional Standards for Teachers have now been enacted, including a greater focus on equality and diversity, additional support needs, digital literacies and Learning for Sustainability. The Professional Standards 2021 review,...

Education

Q&A with James McEnaney: Mind the gap
post

...and the attainment gap Posted 1 February 2022, by Jennifer Drummond Education Inequality Poverty schools Ahead of his webinar for Children in Scotland, former teacher, journalist and author James McEnaney...

Education Inequality Poverty schools

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

...Greens, said:   "Today’s start line for free bus travel to under-22s shows how we can tackle inequality, respond to the climate emergency and improve the lives of young people through decisive government action." Click here to learn more about...

children and young people climate change sustainability travel

News: Report warns child poverty targets could be missed
post

...poverty targets will be missed Posted 25 January, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty The Poverty and Inequality Commission has warned child poverty targets will be missed unless the scale and scope of action is...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

News: First anniversary for the Scottish Child Payment
post

...and our focus must be relentless and constant." More progress needed However, the Poverty and Inequality Commission argue that more needs to be done. A report published by the commission last month criticised progress so far, warning that child...

child poverty Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Jane-Claire Judson
post

...and a Commissioner at the Scottish Human Rights Commission. She is experienced in tackling inequality and lack of access to rights and passionate about addressing Scotland’s health challenges so that current and future generations can live...

judson

News: Young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet
post

...September 2018. Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC Young people across Scotland met today with the First Minister and her Cabinet in...

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

News: New project to tackle racism in schools
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...new project will support young people to lead a campaign of change, embedding race equality and anti-racism within the Scottish education system. The Captains project, from leading anti-racism education charity Show Racism the...

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News: Evidence shows poor planning for care leavers
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...for care leavers Posted 19 January, 2022 by Catherine Bromley care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health Against the backdrop of stark statistics from Public Health...

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Comment: It’s time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people
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...and start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 Oct, 2021 by Catherine Bromley equality LGBT A new national survey is our chance to hear Scotland's LGBT young people tell it like it is, writes Paul Daly...

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News: First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched
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...education resources Posted 24 Sept, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Education equality LGBT Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusive...

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Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
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...sure every child or young person is as successful as they can possibly be is to ensure there is equality in the classroom - of course the children who come to school hungry fall further behind than the children who are well nourished. I think...

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News: Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
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...Bill to be formally introduced Posted 13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has won enough support from MSPs to...

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News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
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...recent UK Budget was criticised for falling short on several issues surrounding the wellbeing and equality of children and young people, including persisting with the £20 cut to Universal Credit. Evidence shows that a quarter of children in...

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