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Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

...across the children’s sector. Saying that, we know children and young people’s voices and equality, diversity and inclusion will run through all aspects of the event.   We will be reaching out to people over the coming weeks to help...


equality of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental health strategy

... equality of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental health strategy 9 Sep 2022 These are among the recommendations made by Children in Scotland and members of its children and young...


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

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

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...


Making the change and committing to race equality

... Making the change and committing to race equality 2 Mar 2023 A new report shares learning on the steps Children in Scotland has taken so far to embed our commitment to race equality but this is just the beginning, says Amy Woodhouse, our Head...


Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on

... Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on 17 December 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...


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 November 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...


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 January 2020 Nicoletta Primo from Girlguiding Scotland responds to Call 13 and young campaigner Ruby’s work on challenging gender stereotypes in...


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...


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

'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...both mainstream and segregated education, and worked for organisations that campaign for equality all my days, I feel that I can give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it...

30th Anniversary

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

...broken, and the transition to a wellbeing economy 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...


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

...(click here to access) over the course of this parliament focuses on three priority areas: equality: Tackling poverty and protecting people from harm Opportunity: A fair, green and growing economy Community: Prioritising our public...


The future of football is in your hands

...The variation is endless with projects making a big difference to young people in coaching, gender equality in sports, our young referees, cerebral palsy leagues, and that is only naming a few. Our young people meet regularly at Hampden to take...


Latest edition of Insight magazine available now

...on positive change being led by children and young people. Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, talks about young people raising their voices against racism and how the...


Developing our corporate partnership with award-winning estate agent Yopa

...May. As a father of two I feel personally connected to Children in Scotland’s work in promoting equality and rights for young people, and as a local business owner within Yopa, I’m proud to support a charity that makes a positive difference in...


Vision through our values

...of our vision that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish. Strengthening equality, diversity and inclusion is an overarching commitment that informs these values, which are to work in a way that’s Brave, Kind, Open and...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...Engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, on making our membership more accessible and supporting equality and diversity in the children's sector.  We are acutely aware of how challenging things are for the children’s sector (and beyond) at the...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...Scotland. Circle works with families facing multiple disadvantages because of structural inequality, poverty, drug and alcohol use, imprisonment, physical or mental health, trauma, abuse, and loss. Click here to find out more about...


Economy ‘must be redesigned’ to focus on wellbeing and environmental sustainability

...is still fighting what can often feel like an impossible battle when it comes to poverty and inequality. We know turning the tide on these will make a real terms improvement to people’s lives and collective wellbeing – but we cannot make...

economy Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting

Latest issue of Insight now available

...crisis that is impacting so many families. “From addressing stigma and campaigning for equality for those who are Care Experienced, to supporting those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma, this latest edition considers...

care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

Unlocking UNCRC incorporation: An interview with Juliet Harris

...you invest more in some groups of children and some areas of public services if you're to achieve equality in children's experiences of their rights. I hope that people leave the panel thinking, ‘Actually, this is really important. It's...


Announcing a new corporate partnership with award-winning estate agent Yopa

...conference as a sponsor. Children in Scotland is an important charity doing much-needed work in equality and rights for young people, which feels particularly relevant to me as a father of two, and as part of a business which focuses on...


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

...here to find out more Manifesto 2021-26 Including calls on Tackling Inequality, Early Years and Learning Click here to find out more Our vision and values Find out more about the vision and...

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

More urgent and immediate action needed to tackle worrying rates of child poverty

...July. Children in Scotland’s Manifesto for 2021-26 calls for action to to tackle poverty and inequality, including bolstering the support for low-income families. Click here to read the manifesto in full Share this ...

child poverty child poverty targets

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

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...


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

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

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

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

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

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

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools
anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism

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

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

"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

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 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 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

Insight - Issue 3

...challenges facing our most disadvantaged communities. From addressing stigma and campaigning for equality for those who are Care Experienced, to those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma and disadvantage, this issue discusses how...


Insight - Issue 4

...and families in Scotland. In this issue: We interview Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, former primary school teacher, and Chair of the Scottish Government’s...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...wider work to end men’s violence against women and girls by tackling the root cause: gender inequality. email: info@zerotolerance.org.uk Sponsors Conference...


Our history

...Wellbeing (2021), which called for finances to be redirected to tackle root causes of inequality as Scotland emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic.  New services including Reach and My Rights, My Say, responding to further developments in...


Arran Purdie

...between home literacy practices and school literacy practices with the aim of promoting equity and equality for young learners. Developing ways of enhancing the literacy experiences of young learners is her passion. She is currently also studying...

purdie

New funding announced to improve childcare

...two-year-olds will be a key focus over the next three years. Identifying tackling poverty and inequality as the biggest challenge facing Scotland today, he also said “nothing will be off the table” to help households struggling with the cost...

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Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices

...project to capture young people’s 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...

communities equality LGBT young people

Hannah Priest

...of Exeter, achieving a 1st Class with Honours. Throughout her studies she placed a focus on equality and researching the impact that policy has particularly on children and women's rights. Away from work, Hannah is an avid book collector and...

priest

Investing in school libraries

...school libraries Posted 11 Jan, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice School libraries across Scotland have been awarded funding from...

diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice

Supporting working mothers

...to work and increase their working hours, and that ELC provision can help to address gender inequality in pay. All of this is also part of the Scottish policy-land dictionary acronym of 2022, NSET - the National Strategy for Economic...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Annual Conference 2022

...(10:40am-11:50am) | Hosted by: Kibble* (Headline Sponsor), Enquire, West Of Scotland Regional equality Council (WSREC), Daydream Believers, Child Bereavement UK and St. Columba's Hospice Care. Click here for workshop descriptions Panel...


School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families

...to help transform family support July 22, 2022 New resource to help professionals tackle inequality July 05,...

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RNLI launches 2022 water safety training programme

...to help transform family support Jul 12, 2022 Learning hub launched to help tackle inequality Jul 6, 2022 Scotland's Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Jul 1,...

child safety swimming

New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities

... Magazine / News: Learning hub launched to help tackle inequality Posted 05 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Health Inequality public health A new learning hub aims to help public services professionals...

Health Inequality public health

Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

...inclusion Mental health and wellbeing Learning, education and early years Tackling inequality Organisation & workforce development Click here to find out more about our Covid safety and cancellation policy Buy...


Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes

...Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality gender Inequality public health Ahead of her webinar in July, Susie reflects on how gender and public health...

equality gender Inequality public health

‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’

...a story worth sharing and celebrating' Posted 24 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality human rights refugee As Refugee Week 2022 draws to a close, Jillian McBride (pictured) reflects on the importance of...

equality human rights refugee

Consultation opens on physical intervention in schools

...Government’s agreement with the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland and the equality and Human Rights Commission to develop new national human rights based guidance to minimise the use of physical intervention and seclusion...

Education human rights rights

Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis

...of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish Government does more to address the cost of living and ease...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people

...up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people Posted 25 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality New research from LGBT Youth Scotland indicates a concerning decline in the positive experiences of LGBTI young people across...

equality

Vision and values

Young people present key issues to Government

...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...

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

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...

care experience equality health and wellbeing looked after children Mental Health

Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced

...13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has won enough...

Children's rights Disability equality transitions

It’s time to start listening to LGBT young people

...start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 October, 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...

equality LGBT

First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched

...education resources Posted 24 September, 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


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Plans, opportunities and offers: Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2024

...across the children’s sector. Saying that, we know children and young people’s voices and equality, diversity and inclusion will run through all aspects of the event.   We will be reaching out to people over the coming weeks to help...


equality of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental health strategy

... equality of access, sustained investment, and a supported workforce: what we need from a national mental health strategy 9 Sep 2022 These are among the recommendations made by Children in Scotland and members of its children and young...


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

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

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...


Making the change and committing to race equality

... Making the change and committing to race equality 2 Mar 2023 A new report shares learning on the steps Children in Scotland has taken so far to embed our commitment to race equality but this is just the beginning, says Amy Woodhouse, our Head...


Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on

... Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on 17 December 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...


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 November 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...


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 January 2020 Nicoletta Primo from Girlguiding Scotland responds to Call 13 and young campaigner Ruby’s work on challenging gender stereotypes in...


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...


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

'I give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it provides'

...both mainstream and segregated education, and worked for organisations that campaign for equality all my days, I feel that I can give a unique perspective, which enhances the accessibility of the organisation and the services it...

30th Anniversary

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

...broken, and the transition to a wellbeing economy 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...


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

...(click here to access) over the course of this parliament focuses on three priority areas: equality: Tackling poverty and protecting people from harm Opportunity: A fair, green and growing economy Community: Prioritising our public...


The future of football is in your hands

...The variation is endless with projects making a big difference to young people in coaching, gender equality in sports, our young referees, cerebral palsy leagues, and that is only naming a few. Our young people meet regularly at Hampden to take...


Latest edition of Insight magazine available now

...on positive change being led by children and young people. Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, talks about young people raising their voices against racism and how the...


Developing our corporate partnership with award-winning estate agent Yopa

...May. As a father of two I feel personally connected to Children in Scotland’s work in promoting equality and rights for young people, and as a local business owner within Yopa, I’m proud to support a charity that makes a positive difference in...


Vision through our values

...of our vision that all children in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish. Strengthening equality, diversity and inclusion is an overarching commitment that informs these values, which are to work in a way that’s Brave, Kind, Open and...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...Engagement & Learning, Simon Massey, on making our membership more accessible and supporting equality and diversity in the children's sector.  We are acutely aware of how challenging things are for the children’s sector (and beyond) at the...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...Scotland. Circle works with families facing multiple disadvantages because of structural inequality, poverty, drug and alcohol use, imprisonment, physical or mental health, trauma, abuse, and loss. Click here to find out more about...


Economy ‘must be redesigned’ to focus on wellbeing and environmental sustainability

...is still fighting what can often feel like an impossible battle when it comes to poverty and inequality. We know turning the tide on these will make a real terms improvement to people’s lives and collective wellbeing – but we cannot make...

economy Wellbeing wellbeing budgeting

Latest issue of Insight now available

...crisis that is impacting so many families. “From addressing stigma and campaigning for equality for those who are Care Experienced, to supporting those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma, this latest edition considers...

care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

Unlocking UNCRC incorporation: An interview with Juliet Harris

...you invest more in some groups of children and some areas of public services if you're to achieve equality in children's experiences of their rights. I hope that people leave the panel thinking, ‘Actually, this is really important. It's...


Announcing a new corporate partnership with award-winning estate agent Yopa

...conference as a sponsor. Children in Scotland is an important charity doing much-needed work in equality and rights for young people, which feels particularly relevant to me as a father of two, and as part of a business which focuses on...


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

...here to find out more Manifesto 2021-26 Including calls on Tackling Inequality, Early Years and Learning Click here to find out more Our vision and values Find out more about the vision and...

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

More urgent and immediate action needed to tackle worrying rates of child poverty

...July. Children in Scotland’s Manifesto for 2021-26 calls for action to to tackle poverty and inequality, including bolstering the support for low-income families. Click here to read the manifesto in full Share this ...

child poverty child poverty targets

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

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...


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

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

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

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

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

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

From protest to policymaking: join my campaign for reform and ensure Afro-Scottish history is taught in our schools
anti-racism black lives matter diversity Education equality Inequality protest racism

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

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

"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

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 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 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


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Arran Purdie

...between home literacy practices and school literacy practices with the aim of promoting equity and equality for young learners. Developing ways of enhancing the literacy experiences of young learners is her passion. She is currently also studying...

purdie

Hannah Priest

...of Exeter, achieving a 1st Class with Honours. Throughout her studies she placed a focus on equality and researching the impact that policy has particularly on children and women's rights. Away from work, Hannah is an avid book collector and...

priest


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...wider work to end men’s violence against women and girls by tackling the root cause: gender inequality. email: info@zerotolerance.org.uk Sponsors Conference...


Our history

...Wellbeing (2021), which called for finances to be redirected to tackle root causes of inequality as Scotland emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic.  New services including Reach and My Rights, My Say, responding to further developments in...


Annual Conference 2022

...(10:40am-11:50am) | Hosted by: Kibble* (Headline Sponsor), Enquire, West Of Scotland Regional equality Council (WSREC), Daydream Believers, Child Bereavement UK and St. Columba's Hospice Care. Click here for workshop descriptions Panel...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022

...inclusion Mental health and wellbeing Learning, education and early years Tackling inequality Organisation & workforce development Click here to find out more about our Covid safety and cancellation policy Buy...


Vision and values


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Insight - Issue 3
post

...challenges facing our most disadvantaged communities. From addressing stigma and campaigning for equality for those who are Care Experienced, to those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma and disadvantage, this issue discusses how...


Insight - Issue 4
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...and families in Scotland. In this issue: We interview Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, former primary school teacher, and Chair of the Scottish Government’s...


New funding announced to improve childcare
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...two-year-olds will be a key focus over the next three years. Identifying tackling poverty and inequality as the biggest challenge facing Scotland today, he also said “nothing will be off the table” to help households struggling with the cost...

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Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices
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...project to capture young people’s 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...

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Investing in school libraries
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...school libraries Posted 11 Jan, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education equality inclusion racial equality racism social justice School libraries across Scotland have been awarded funding from...

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Supporting working mothers
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...to work and increase their working hours, and that ELC provision can help to address gender inequality in pay. All of this is also part of the Scottish policy-land dictionary acronym of 2022, NSET - the National Strategy for Economic...

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School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families
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...to help transform family support July 22, 2022 New resource to help professionals tackle inequality July 05,...

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RNLI launches 2022 water safety training programme
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...to help transform family support Jul 12, 2022 Learning hub launched to help tackle inequality Jul 6, 2022 Scotland's Baby Box refreshed for five-year anniversary Jul 1,...

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New resource to help professionals tackle inequalities
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... Magazine / News: Learning hub launched to help tackle inequality Posted 05 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Health Inequality public health A new learning hub aims to help public services professionals...

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Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes
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...Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes Posted 28 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality gender Inequality public health Ahead of her webinar in July, Susie reflects on how gender and public health...

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‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’
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...a story worth sharing and celebrating' Posted 24 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality human rights refugee As Refugee Week 2022 draws to a close, Jillian McBride (pictured) reflects on the importance of...

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Consultation opens on physical intervention in schools
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...Government’s agreement with the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland and the equality and Human Rights Commission to develop new national human rights based guidance to minimise the use of physical intervention and seclusion...

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Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis
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...of living crisis Posted 17 June, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Inequality Poverty Charities and trade unions are demanding the Scottish Government does more to address the cost of living and ease...

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Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people
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...up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people Posted 25 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality New research from LGBT Youth Scotland indicates a concerning decline in the positive experiences of LGBTI young people across...

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Young people present key issues to Government
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...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...

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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...

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Transition to Adulthood Bill to be formally introduced
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...13 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond Children's rights Disability equality transitions The proposed Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill has won enough...

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It’s time to start listening to LGBT young people
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...start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 October, 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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First LGBT-inclusive education resources launched
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...education resources Posted 24 September, 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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