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£2M funding boost for football activity clubs

...Pollok United the service helps with food and childcare costs, relieving pressure on stretched family budgets. “Like many others, I will be supporting Scotland at Euro 2024 when it gets underway in Germany this week. But the Extra Time...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...change, it seeks to be bold and ambitious and by 2030 realise a better care system and family support around it. Being a parent is challenging, possibly the most important and hardest role we ever do. Sometimes we get it wrong, often we...


Safety. Sorted! Helping families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week

...theme is “Safety. Sorted!” We’re sharing small, easy-to-make changes that fit with hectic family life. Our Child Safety Week Parents’ Pack contains bite-sized facts and safety tips on the main accident risks to children, allowing...


Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

...access to swimming sessions to funding for arts and crafts and t-shirt making kits for community family fun days, and even paying for pony-axe hire to enable children in wheelchairs to take part in horse-riding. The meals provided by the Fun...


We can all be allies

...from loved ones to buffer the effects of trauma. They are unaccompanied without caregivers, family or friends and have to face multiple challenges alone with no certainty of what the future holds or who if anyone will come by their side in...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...by their peers. Some young women were also worried about sharing their worries with their family, while others felt conflict had reach to an emergency situation before adults cared enough to act. “They [teachers] just… they don’t...


Children in Scotland reveals full programme for Annual Conference 2024

...in the afternoon. On both days, workshops will be held by Scottish SPCA, Multi-Cultural family Base, Aberlour Children’s Charity, Kibble, and many more organisations and charities across the sector, with topics covering everything from...


Scottish Government announce mental health funding following youth-led report

...and their families, which includes mentoring, art-based therapies, digital services, whole-family support, counselling and sport or physical activities. For more information on Scottish Youth Parliament’s youth-led approach to evaluating...


Children in Scotland joins campaign to put children at the heart of policy making

...last November found that an estimated 1 in 5 children (20%) are worried about how much money their family has, while half are ‘sometimes’ worried (52%). David Mackay, Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, at Children in Scotland...


family lives today: where’s the harm?

... From batteries to bath seats, why it pays to be aware of potential hazards in family life Unintentional injury is a major cause of death and one of the most common causes of hospital admissions for children in Scotland. Ahead of this year's...


family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays

... family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays In a letter published in the Herald newspaper today, our Chief Executive Jackie Brock responded to a call by the Scottish Conservatives that schools should stay open as...

Education Families Food Jackie Brock News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

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

... Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level 8 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the Programme for...

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

New film shares learning from early years family support partnership project

... New film shares learning from early years family support partnership project 8 December 2020 A new film about the learning and recommendations that emerged from Children in Scotland’s Open Kindergartens early years family support project is...

Early years early years policy family family centres family support Midlothian Nordic Norway open kindergartens Parenting across Scotland University of Stirling young children

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

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

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

... 25 and Up: In the wake of the pandemic, our call to boost family incomes is more urgent than ever 3 June 2020 Launching a new series revisiting our 25 Calls, John Dickie, co-author of Call 15, argues that the Scottish Government’s child...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

25 Calls response: In parental disputes, let’s support all family members – mums, dads and children

... In parental disputes, let’s support all family members – mums, dads and children Responding to Call 21, Ian Maxwell says changing the culture of dispute resolution will rely on Scottish Government family law reforms being shaped by the...

25 calls

25 Calls response: If we want to tackle food insecurity, we need to get serious about family support in our communities

... 25 Calls response: If we want to tackle food insecurity, we need to get serious about family support in our communities 11 March 2019 Neil Orr, an Associate with Children in Scotland, responds to Call 18 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 18:...


family ties

...to welcoming refugees but it can go further in helping unaccompanied children to find a new family life, writes Carolyn Housman For a country such as the United States, the so-called leader of the free world, to generate images of frightened...


Free Childcare Management Platform Launched in Scotland

...issues. Of those parents who found it difficult to find childcare 67% would rely on friends of family and 63% would either reduce their working hours or choose not to work or attend education at all. One parent said: “The waiting lists are...


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

...streaming of live music events Events that involved big names and emerging musicians family-friendly music activities during the day Live music events that included opportunities for young people to get involved in music-making Apps...


The importance of youth participation for supporting families affected by imprisonment

...childhood. Children are more likely to be overlooked in decisions that affect them, like when a family member is remanded or sentenced to custody. When a mother goes to prison, only 5% of children stay in the family home which can have a huge...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...links between various policy areas including poverty, mental health, employability, housing, and family support. We also need high quality and accessible services for children, young people and families, with statutory partners and the third...


Looking to upskill your staff? Discover how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland

...social and practical support for children and young people with cancer, as well as their family and friends. Click here for more information: teamjak.org.uk Click here to find out more about commissioned training:...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...went, and I hardly looked back. Overtime I established myself, came out and set up my own ‘urban family’. But as I get older, I look back at the picture-perfect town and think about how nice it would be to live there as an adult. We know from...


Looking to the future with Changing our World

...children regardless of disability, health condition, form of education (home or school), size of family, or any factor outwith their control Climate change will be a thing of the past Children will learn about what they enjoy and care about, be...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...that health and justice have come into the same space, which should mean that children and other family members experience a much more seamless and sympathetic all-round service. Being able to record video interviews to a consistently high...


Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Elections 2023: a member's reflections

...on supporting young people with Additional Support Needs in Education; and, more recently, on family Support, including the Whole family Wellbeing Fund. The Forum is made up of 30 members working across different areas of the children’s...


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

...In recent months, we have seen organisations, that provide essential relationship-based family support and play a crucial role in children’s services planning and delivery, forced to close their doors or reduce services because of...


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

...activity and spending, recognises the vital role the third sector plays in delivering crucial family support services, and delivers concrete steps towards a more rights-based economy that has wellbeing as a focus. In April this year, the First...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...with their shiny, flashing school shoes, perfectly groomed hair and apprehensive, emotional family members. After hugs and waving goodbye, we got to work placing school bags on each child’s personalised peg. First came register, name games...


Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade

...Scotland and the UK, with more people realising its fundamental contribution to communities, family life and equality. Alongside welcoming this shift in societal attitudes, she has high hopes for what the centre can achieve in 2021. “It...

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

...and 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...

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

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

...addressed a major societal issue Click to find out more Food, fun and family learning Shelagh Young's independent review of FFF looks at the project's impact and successes Click to download the...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

Why our third sector deserves first class support

...Vicky Wan explains why we want to support organisations to become equal partners in Children and family Services – and be ready to respond to any future crisis In her recent blog (click to read), our Head of External Affairs Jacqueline Cassidy...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

The family food shop in an ideal world

... Magazine / News: New research explores the costs of a choice-led, nutritious family shop Posted 18 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson Families Food food insecurity free school...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Funding to help transform family support

... Magazine / News: Funding to help transform family support Posted 12 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image: Children's artwork. care Care Review the Promise The Scottish Government has released funding...

care Care Review the Promise

Report highlights success of family support programme

... Magazine / News: Report highlights success of family support programme Posted 24 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image provided by Scottish Government. Health parenting The family Nurse Partnership programme has been recognised by the...

Health parenting

Call 21: Invest in relationship-based whole-family support

... Call 21: Invest in relationship-based whole-family support By Clare Simpson The Scottish Government’s recent commitment to incorporate the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scottish law is...


AC24 - Resources

...Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: FASD Makes Me, Me! from FASD Hub Scotland (Adoption UK) What is FASD? family Support 2d | A day in the life of a young carer from Carers Trust Scotland Workshop slides 3a | Kooth.com - digital mental health and...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...and concern to providers of services for children and young people, with a particular focus on family support investment. email | X phone: 0131 475 2676 Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or...


Workshops AC24

...you work with. 3b Towards a more diverse Scotland: elevating young voices Multi-Cultural family Base Room: Moncreiff 3 Explore the work Multi-Cultural family Base and the challenges (and priorities!) of the diverse young people they...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...Outside of work Anthony is a keen sportsman with an interest in football and boxing. However, family comes first and foremost. Ken Corish Online Safety Director, South West Grid for Learning Panel Moderator, Day One Ken is Online Safety...


Programme AC24 - Day Two

...from Kooth | description Towards a more diverse Scotland: elevating young voices Multi-Cultural family Base from Multi-Cultural family Base | description The Allies Project: supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Guardianship...


Programme AC24 - Day One

...we choose to handle these challenges that defines our path to success. From personal setbacks to family crisis, we are each faced with obstacles that can either hold us back not propel us forward. By shifting our mindset and harnessing our...


David Yule

...in local and national decision-making. Outside of work David spends time with friends and family, cooking or...

yule

Insight - Issue 1

...on the plight of refugee families SallyAnn Kelly responding to the announcement of the Whole family Wellbeing Fund Graham Goulden urging investment in quality relationships with boys to ensure they grow up to be respectful men Nourish...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...well-loved JoJo & Gran Gran, the first animated series to centre on a Black British family, and is the series’ associate producer. Her bestselling children’s book, My Skin, Your Skin, illustrated by Onyinye Iwu, explores race...


Our history

...in 1983 as a small network of voluntary children’s organisations, the Scottish Child and family Alliance (SCAFA) was an early iteration of the organisation into which Children in Scotland would evolve. Seconded to SCAFA from the...


Member Insight Blog: Latest

...change, it seeks to be bold and ambitious and by 2030 realise a better care system and family support around it. Being a parent is challenging, possibly the most important and hardest role we ever do. Sometimes we get it wrong, often we...


Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
animation Children law young people

Caroline Christison

...Caroline is also a trained mediator. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys spending time with family and friends, with a love of sea swimming and long walks with her two border...

christison

New report explores poverty and the care system

...care system, and with a “sudden, significant, and often unexpected reduction in income” when family-related benefits are withdrawn, parents can be pushed into debt and even homelessness, according to the report, further reducing their ability...

care system Children Poverty research

New resources to support school attendance

...as schools return Posted 17.08.23 by Alice Hinds Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools Teachers, families, parents and carers can now access a range of free resources to support...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

Free cycling events for families

...all of which can be enjoyed for free: Tollcross, Saturday 5 August Open from 11am until 5pm, this family-friendly event has activities for all ages and abilities, including Play Together on Pedals (click here for more) sessions for pre-school...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Listening to young people with separated parents

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

children and young people family family support parenting separation


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£2M funding boost for football activity clubs

...Pollok United the service helps with food and childcare costs, relieving pressure on stretched family budgets. “Like many others, I will be supporting Scotland at Euro 2024 when it gets underway in Germany this week. But the Extra Time...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...change, it seeks to be bold and ambitious and by 2030 realise a better care system and family support around it. Being a parent is challenging, possibly the most important and hardest role we ever do. Sometimes we get it wrong, often we...


Safety. Sorted! Helping families to keep their children safer this Child Safety Week

...theme is “Safety. Sorted!” We’re sharing small, easy-to-make changes that fit with hectic family life. Our Child Safety Week Parents’ Pack contains bite-sized facts and safety tips on the main accident risks to children, allowing...


Tackling "poverty of opportunity" one bairn at a time

...access to swimming sessions to funding for arts and crafts and t-shirt making kits for community family fun days, and even paying for pony-axe hire to enable children in wheelchairs to take part in horse-riding. The meals provided by the Fun...


We can all be allies

...from loved ones to buffer the effects of trauma. They are unaccompanied without caregivers, family or friends and have to face multiple challenges alone with no certainty of what the future holds or who if anyone will come by their side in...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...by their peers. Some young women were also worried about sharing their worries with their family, while others felt conflict had reach to an emergency situation before adults cared enough to act. “They [teachers] just… they don’t...


Children in Scotland reveals full programme for Annual Conference 2024

...in the afternoon. On both days, workshops will be held by Scottish SPCA, Multi-Cultural family Base, Aberlour Children’s Charity, Kibble, and many more organisations and charities across the sector, with topics covering everything from...


Scottish Government announce mental health funding following youth-led report

...and their families, which includes mentoring, art-based therapies, digital services, whole-family support, counselling and sport or physical activities. For more information on Scottish Youth Parliament’s youth-led approach to evaluating...


Children in Scotland joins campaign to put children at the heart of policy making

...last November found that an estimated 1 in 5 children (20%) are worried about how much money their family has, while half are ‘sometimes’ worried (52%). David Mackay, Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, at Children in Scotland...


family lives today: where’s the harm?

... From batteries to bath seats, why it pays to be aware of potential hazards in family life Unintentional injury is a major cause of death and one of the most common causes of hospital admissions for children in Scotland. Ahead of this year's...


family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays

... family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays In a letter published in the Herald newspaper today, our Chief Executive Jackie Brock responded to a call by the Scottish Conservatives that schools should stay open as...

Education Families Food Jackie Brock News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

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

... Our reaction to the Programme for Government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level 8 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the Programme for...

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

New film shares learning from early years family support partnership project

... New film shares learning from early years family support partnership project 8 December 2020 A new film about the learning and recommendations that emerged from Children in Scotland’s Open Kindergartens early years family support project is...

Early years early years policy family family centres family support Midlothian Nordic Norway open kindergartens Parenting across Scotland University of Stirling young children

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

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

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

25 and Up: In the wake of Covid-19, our call to boost family incomes using social security powers is more urgent than ever

... 25 and Up: In the wake of the pandemic, our call to boost family incomes is more urgent than ever 3 June 2020 Launching a new series revisiting our 25 Calls, John Dickie, co-author of Call 15, argues that the Scottish Government’s child...

25 and Up 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

25 Calls response: In parental disputes, let’s support all family members – mums, dads and children

... In parental disputes, let’s support all family members – mums, dads and children Responding to Call 21, Ian Maxwell says changing the culture of dispute resolution will rely on Scottish Government family law reforms being shaped by the...

25 calls

25 Calls response: If we want to tackle food insecurity, we need to get serious about family support in our communities

... 25 Calls response: If we want to tackle food insecurity, we need to get serious about family support in our communities 11 March 2019 Neil Orr, an Associate with Children in Scotland, responds to Call 18 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 18:...


Free Childcare Management Platform Launched in Scotland

...issues. Of those parents who found it difficult to find childcare 67% would rely on friends of family and 63% would either reduce their working hours or choose not to work or attend education at all. One parent said: “The waiting lists are...


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

...streaming of live music events Events that involved big names and emerging musicians family-friendly music activities during the day Live music events that included opportunities for young people to get involved in music-making Apps...


The importance of youth participation for supporting families affected by imprisonment

...childhood. Children are more likely to be overlooked in decisions that affect them, like when a family member is remanded or sentenced to custody. When a mother goes to prison, only 5% of children stay in the family home which can have a huge...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...links between various policy areas including poverty, mental health, employability, housing, and family support. We also need high quality and accessible services for children, young people and families, with statutory partners and the third...


Looking to upskill your staff? Discover how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland

...social and practical support for children and young people with cancer, as well as their family and friends. Click here for more information: teamjak.org.uk Click here to find out more about commissioned training:...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...went, and I hardly looked back. Overtime I established myself, came out and set up my own ‘urban family’. But as I get older, I look back at the picture-perfect town and think about how nice it would be to live there as an adult. We know from...


Looking to the future with Changing our World

...children regardless of disability, health condition, form of education (home or school), size of family, or any factor outwith their control Climate change will be a thing of the past Children will learn about what they enjoy and care about, be...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...that health and justice have come into the same space, which should mean that children and other family members experience a much more seamless and sympathetic all-round service. Being able to record video interviews to a consistently high...


Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum Elections 2023: a member's reflections

...on supporting young people with Additional Support Needs in Education; and, more recently, on family Support, including the Whole family Wellbeing Fund. The Forum is made up of 30 members working across different areas of the children’s...


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

...In recent months, we have seen organisations, that provide essential relationship-based family support and play a crucial role in children’s services planning and delivery, forced to close their doors or reduce services because of...


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

...activity and spending, recognises the vital role the third sector plays in delivering crucial family support services, and delivers concrete steps towards a more rights-based economy that has wellbeing as a focus. In April this year, the First...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...with their shiny, flashing school shoes, perfectly groomed hair and apprehensive, emotional family members. After hugs and waving goodbye, we got to work placing school bags on each child’s personalised peg. First came register, name games...


Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade

...Scotland and the UK, with more people realising its fundamental contribution to communities, family life and equality. Alongside welcoming this shift in societal attitudes, she has high hopes for what the centre can achieve in 2021. “It...

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

...and 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...

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

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

...addressed a major societal issue Click to find out more Food, fun and family learning Shelagh Young's independent review of FFF looks at the project's impact and successes Click to download the...

community family Food food insecurity Inequality Poverty

Why our third sector deserves first class support

...Vicky Wan explains why we want to support organisations to become equal partners in Children and family Services – and be ready to respond to any future crisis In her recent blog (click to read), our Head of External Affairs Jacqueline Cassidy...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector


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David Yule

...in local and national decision-making. Outside of work David spends time with friends and family, cooking or...

yule

Caroline Christison

...Caroline is also a trained mediator. Outside of work, Caroline enjoys spending time with family and friends, with a love of sea swimming and long walks with her two border...

christison


AC24 - Resources

...Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: FASD Makes Me, Me! from FASD Hub Scotland (Adoption UK) What is FASD? family Support 2d | A day in the life of a young carer from Carers Trust Scotland Workshop slides 3a | Kooth.com - digital mental health and...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...and concern to providers of services for children and young people, with a particular focus on family support investment. email | X phone: 0131 475 2676 Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or...


Workshops AC24

...you work with. 3b Towards a more diverse Scotland: elevating young voices Multi-Cultural family Base Room: Moncreiff 3 Explore the work Multi-Cultural family Base and the challenges (and priorities!) of the diverse young people they...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...Outside of work Anthony is a keen sportsman with an interest in football and boxing. However, family comes first and foremost. Ken Corish Online Safety Director, South West Grid for Learning Panel Moderator, Day One Ken is Online Safety...


Programme AC24 - Day Two

...from Kooth | description Towards a more diverse Scotland: elevating young voices Multi-Cultural family Base from Multi-Cultural family Base | description The Allies Project: supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from Guardianship...


Programme AC24 - Day One

...we choose to handle these challenges that defines our path to success. From personal setbacks to family crisis, we are each faced with obstacles that can either hold us back not propel us forward. By shifting our mindset and harnessing our...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...well-loved JoJo & Gran Gran, the first animated series to centre on a Black British family, and is the series’ associate producer. Her bestselling children’s book, My Skin, Your Skin, illustrated by Onyinye Iwu, explores race...


Our history

...in 1983 as a small network of voluntary children’s organisations, the Scottish Child and family Alliance (SCAFA) was an early iteration of the organisation into which Children in Scotland would evolve. Seconded to SCAFA from the...



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family ties
post

...to welcoming refugees but it can go further in helping unaccompanied children to find a new family life, writes Carolyn Housman For a country such as the United States, the so-called leader of the free world, to generate images of frightened...


The family food shop in an ideal world
post

... Magazine / News: New research explores the costs of a choice-led, nutritious family shop Posted 18 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson Families Food food insecurity free school...

Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Funding to help transform family support
post

... Magazine / News: Funding to help transform family support Posted 12 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image: Children's artwork. care Care Review the Promise The Scottish Government has released funding...

care Care Review the Promise

Report highlights success of family support programme
post

... Magazine / News: Report highlights success of family support programme Posted 24 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image provided by Scottish Government. Health parenting The family Nurse Partnership programme has been recognised by the...

Health parenting

Call 21: Invest in relationship-based whole-family support
post

... Call 21: Invest in relationship-based whole-family support By Clare Simpson The Scottish Government’s recent commitment to incorporate the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scottish law is...


Insight - Issue 1
post

...on the plight of refugee families SallyAnn Kelly responding to the announcement of the Whole family Wellbeing Fund Graham Goulden urging investment in quality relationships with boys to ensure they grow up to be respectful men Nourish...


Member Insight Blog: Latest
post

...change, it seeks to be bold and ambitious and by 2030 realise a better care system and family support around it. Being a parent is challenging, possibly the most important and hardest role we ever do. Sometimes we get it wrong, often we...


Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
postanimation Children law young people

New report explores poverty and the care system
post

...care system, and with a “sudden, significant, and often unexpected reduction in income” when family-related benefits are withdrawn, parents can be pushed into debt and even homelessness, according to the report, further reducing their ability...

care system Children Poverty research

New resources to support school attendance
post

...as schools return Posted 17.08.23 by Alice Hinds Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools Teachers, families, parents and carers can now access a range of free resources to support...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

Free cycling events for families
post

...all of which can be enjoyed for free: Tollcross, Saturday 5 August Open from 11am until 5pm, this family-friendly event has activities for all ages and abilities, including Play Together on Pedals (click here for more) sessions for pre-school...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Listening to young people with separated parents
post

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

children and young people family family support parenting separation