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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...


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...


Supporting the Third Sector Project (2014-present)

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 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:...


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

...being shaped by the UNCRC 11 Jun 2019 Call 21 – Invest in relationship-based whole family support In call 21 of Children in Scotland’s 25 Calls campaign, Clare Simpson from Parenting across Scotland makes the case for...

25 calls

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

The importance of youth participation for supporting families affected by imprisonment

Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

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

...universal opportunities such as sport, youth work, play and the arts Perinatal mental health/family support Improving equal access to support for children and young people all over Scotland, no matter where they live Counselling, peer support...


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

...higher if we are to achieve our aspirations for upholding children’s rights across Scotland. family support “Our members have highlighted to us that secure and stable funding is a recurring issue across the children’s sector [1] and its...

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

Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online

...pieces from one of our groups, Young Artists Club. Placement-based projects family support and Arts Therapies have also been adapted. These projects provide support from social work and arts therapies students on placement...


Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls

...month the Scottish Government announced it was committing £4 million to make early progress on family support recommendations. This will be as an initial investment in The Promise Fund, established to support early intervention and prevention...


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 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

Why our third sector deserves first class support
Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

Universal or targeted? Supporting free period products is about values as much as availability

“This project has made us all ask how we can support each other and do better”

...with families to understand the barriers and challenges they faced in accessing childcare and family support, it was decided that a hub of services would be established. The CHANGE Hub’s purpose is to lead change at a local level, addressing...


25 Calls response: In a time of cuts, job insecurity and social isolation, Scotland must step up to provide consistent, relationship-based support for families

...21 of our 25 Calls campaign, which argued that Scotland must invest in relationship-based, whole-family support'. Call 21: Invest in relationship-based whole-family support What sort of parent needs what Clare Simpson calls...

25 calls

25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in mental health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in mental health support for all

25 Calls response: Transforming mental health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis

Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

...and what harms. If we do this, we need to do it with a good public education campaign and good family support. “We’ve talked a lot about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Quite often people see it in an oppositional...


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

Co-producing school meals with pupils and families 'will help target obesity and support healthy eating'

How can we support young carers in education settings?

Family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays
Education Families Food Jackie Brock News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

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...


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...


25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...change Scotland’s families need Back in 2018 when we made our call for relationship-based whole family support (click to read), addressing the poverty blighting the lives of too many of Scotland’s families, the world was a very different...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

Summer days, but changed services for families
Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families
childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

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

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

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...


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

Undergrad students to receive more financial support
care experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates

The family food shop in an ideal world
Families Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Supporting working mothers
early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Project launches to support childminder recruitment

...said: “Childminding is a vital community asset providing local flexible childcare and family support which is so important in remote and rural communities. “The pilot is an important step towards addressing the urgent demand for...

childminders childminding early learning and childcare

Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers
ASL Children's rights Mental Health

Not included, not engaged, not involved supporter update

Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination

Call 7: Support the aims and work of the Care Review – making changes to improve care now and in future

Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for families and participation to give children the best start

Family ties

Single parents deserve support, not sanctions

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...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...a PGDE in Education. He recently relocated from Aberdeen back to Paisley to be closer to a wider family support network. Steven lives with his wife Cheryl and two girls. Judith Turbyne CEO Children in Scotland Welcome & Closing Notes...


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...


Funding perinatal mental health services

...services receive £1m funding boost Posted 31 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson babies family support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government A fund that has supported more...

babies family support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government

Grant opens for families with young children

...at school-starting age Posted 8 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Applications for the Best...

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Listening to young people with separated parents

...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 reflections of...

children and young people family family support parenting separation


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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...


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...


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 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:...


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

...being shaped by the UNCRC 11 Jun 2019 Call 21 – Invest in relationship-based whole family support In call 21 of Children in Scotland’s 25 Calls campaign, Clare Simpson from Parenting across Scotland makes the case for...

25 calls

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

The importance of youth participation for supporting families affected by imprisonment

Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

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

...universal opportunities such as sport, youth work, play and the arts Perinatal mental health/family support Improving equal access to support for children and young people all over Scotland, no matter where they live Counselling, peer support...


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

...higher if we are to achieve our aspirations for upholding children’s rights across Scotland. family support “Our members have highlighted to us that secure and stable funding is a recurring issue across the children’s sector [1] and its...

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

Supporting digital engagement and keeping young people connected online

...pieces from one of our groups, Young Artists Club. Placement-based projects family support and Arts Therapies have also been adapted. These projects provide support from social work and arts therapies students on placement...


Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

Children in Scotland CEO to support work of The Promise, delivering on Care Review’s calls

...month the Scottish Government announced it was committing £4 million to make early progress on family support recommendations. This will be as an initial investment in The Promise Fund, established to support early intervention and prevention...


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 25 calls child poverty family family support Inequality Poverty

Why our third sector deserves first class support
Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

Universal or targeted? Supporting free period products is about values as much as availability

“This project has made us all ask how we can support each other and do better”

...with families to understand the barriers and challenges they faced in accessing childcare and family support, it was decided that a hub of services would be established. The CHANGE Hub’s purpose is to lead change at a local level, addressing...


25 Calls response: In a time of cuts, job insecurity and social isolation, Scotland must step up to provide consistent, relationship-based support for families

...21 of our 25 Calls campaign, which argued that Scotland must invest in relationship-based, whole-family support'. Call 21: Invest in relationship-based whole-family support What sort of parent needs what Clare Simpson calls...

25 calls

25 Calls response – The increasingly apparent gaps in mental health support and provision for young people highlights the chasm in mental health support for all

25 Calls response: Transforming mental health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis

Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

...and what harms. If we do this, we need to do it with a good public education campaign and good family support. “We’ve talked a lot about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Quite often people see it in an oppositional...


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

Co-producing school meals with pupils and families 'will help target obesity and support healthy eating'

How can we support young carers in education settings?

Family voices ‘should shape policy' on food, learning and holidays
Education Families Food Jackie Brock News Policy Scottish Government Scottish Parliament Westminster

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...


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...


25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...change Scotland’s families need Back in 2018 when we made our call for relationship-based whole family support (click to read), addressing the poverty blighting the lives of too many of Scotland’s families, the world was a very different...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality Parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

Summer days, but changed services for families
Covid-19 Families family support Home-Start islands Orkney Orkney Islands pandemic

New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families
childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty


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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...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...a PGDE in Education. He recently relocated from Aberdeen back to Paisley to be closer to a wider family support network. Steven lives with his wife Cheryl and two girls. Judith Turbyne CEO Children in Scotland Welcome & Closing Notes...



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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

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

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...


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

Undergrad students to receive more financial support
postcare experience funding higher education Scottish Government Undergraduates

The family food shop in an ideal world
postFamilies Food food insecurity free school meals Health nutrition Scottish Child Payment

Supporting working mothers
postearly learning and childcare Early years working parents

Project launches to support childminder recruitment
post

...said: “Childminding is a vital community asset providing local flexible childcare and family support which is so important in remote and rural communities. “The pilot is an important step towards addressing the urgent demand for...

childminders childminding early learning and childcare

Q&A with Jennifer Lewis: Supporting young carers
postASL Children's rights Mental Health

Not included, not engaged, not involved supporter update
post
Call 3: All children and young people should have access to mental health support when they need it, based on rights, trust, privacy – and without discrimination
post
Call 7: Support the aims and work of the Care Review – making changes to improve care now and in future
post
Call 17: Prioritise integration, support for families and participation to give children the best start
post
Family ties
post
Single parents deserve support, not sanctions
post
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...


Funding perinatal mental health services
post

...services receive £1m funding boost Posted 31 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson babies family support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government A fund that has supported more...

babies family support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government

Grant opens for families with young children
post

...at school-starting age Posted 8 June, 2022 by Nina Joynson child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government Applications for the Best...

child poverty family support funding grant primary Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Listening to young people with separated parents
post

...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 reflections of...

children and young people family family support parenting separation