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funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

... funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future...

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Children in Scotland’s core funding for 2018-19 confirmed

...Children in Scotland’s core funding for 2018-19 confirmed We were pleased to receive confirmation of our funding for the 2018-19 financial year from the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering...


An holistic approach to fair funding for education

... A holistic approach to fair funding for education 16 Oct 2017 Children in Scotland has called for a more holistic approach to education funding so that money is targeted effectively and contributes to narrowing the attainment gap. In our...


Call for action on EU funding and opportunities to work, study and travel abroad as young people reveal top Brexit concerns

... Call for action on EU funding and opportunities to work, study and travel abroad as young people reveal top Brexit concerns 21 Feb 2019 Young people from across Scotland have made recommendations on EU funding; opportunities to work, study...


News: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding

...of schoolchildren Magazine / News: Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

Young people call on MPs to answer urgent questions on EU funding, travel, trade and jobs in EU Withdrawal debate

... Young people call on MPs to answer urgent questions on  EU funding, travel, trade and jobs in EU Withdrawal debate As MPs at Westminster begin debating the EU Withdrawal Agreement, children and young people are making clear what their...


 “Outdoor centres are gateways to positive experiences which are otherwise closed to many”

...to take lessons outside in a fun and engaging way would be good for everyone. I also hope the funding will help with the core costs which increasing numbers of outdoor centres cannot afford. The closures have already started and I was so...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund

...in their communities. “Most importantly, the childcare provision that will be backed by this funding has a strong focus on supporting families who are often the most excluded from the benefit of high quality out of school and holiday...

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"We deserve to have spaces where we feel included and can make friends with the same interests as us"

...from the EU. We are concerned that after Brexit, the UK Government won’t give youth services the funding that they are currently getting, causing these services to stop. Youth services are really helpful for all young people and it will affect...


Opportunities lost: the impact of Brexit on the next generation

...at least. Another important topic for the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe was EU funding. Now that the UK has left the EU, we will no longer receive European Union structural funding, calculated to be worth around £2.1 billion...


25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...every child in Scotland. "Achieving our call will require a cultural shift backed by reform of funding structures in national and local government." Embedded in communities and reaching children through nurseries, schools, out-of-school...


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

...April 2021 Margaret McLelland, manager of St Mirin’s Out of School Club –  a recipient of funding from Children in Scotland’s Access to Childcare Fund – explains why play is so fundamental to childhood and learning. This article was...

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Joint Interim Chief Executives take up roles

...offer a range of practical services on additional support for learning, mediation, and funding of inclusive childcare Find out more About us Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart...


Media enquiries

...for low-income families. Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund – provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs (ASN) in Scotland access their funded ELC entitlement. Access to Childcare...


Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to education through Brexit

...a report that we called Listen to Us in which we described our worries about Brexit affecting funding for children with additional support needs, the number of teachers in rural areas, and the importance of making sure we learn about politics...


Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...to politicians about where they stood on issues including rights, wellbeing, learning and funding. In her welcoming speech, Anna, a member of Changing Our World, the children and young people’s advisory group convened by Children in...


Nurturing Talent Fund: New Routes (2021)

... Nurturing Talent Fund: New Routes  (March – October 2021) We've been awarded funding from Creative Scotland to deliver a new arts fund that will support disabled children and young people and young people with additional support needs to...


Why our third sector deserves first class support

...Karin's blog Our services From ASL advice to ELC inclusion funding, find out about what we offer Read more A manifesto for renewal, not recovery Amy Woodhouse on how we're...

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"Let's embrace change and build a service we're proud of"

...in partnership with private partner nurseries and also with local childminders, ensuring the funding truly does follow the child and works for each of the families. As most parents will tell you, free provision means nothing if it cannot be...


25 Calls response: Youth theatre gives us confidence and a safe space to learn. We can’t put that at risk

...drama groups. However, this may all have to change because in April 2019 they suffered a council funding cut that was much larger than expected taking away a big part of their funding for their workshops. This leaves some question marks around...


Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade
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Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

...with additional support needs. The Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund will provide funding to early learning and childcare (ELC) settings to support children with additional support needs in Scotland access their funded...

additional support needs childcare early learning funding

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

...may also choose to use these benefits unadvisedly. There may be more urgent, critical needs that funding could be used for instead. But, fundamentally, I am convinced that good quality universal services and responses are far more likely to...


25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

...that help their journey to adulthood 3 Mar 2020 Whether working with the media, contributing to funding applications, attending events or designing services, young people have the right to participate and shape the narrative that surrounds them,...


Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...and advice. Please email the team: inclusionfund@childreninscotland.org.uk The next planned funding round of the ELC Inclusion Fund has been delayed until further notice.  We will provide an update as soon as dates have been agreed. For...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

Access to Childcare Fund

...a focus on outdoor play, health and the arts Find out more SupERkids The ACF funding will support supERkids to offer weekend provision to its families Find out more The Wee Childcare Company The funding is...


Is the Third Sector boxed in or punching above its weight?

...in local authority planning and design of services, it needs to be factored into resourcing and funding including investment in the local infrastructure that supports the sector, and our evidence and experience needs to be valued and acted...


Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

...in Scotland administers the Early Learning Childcare and Inclusion Fund, which provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs in Scotland access their funded ELC entitlement, and we are fully...

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New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

...by the Scottish Government and managed by the national charity Children in Scotland. In the first funding round a total of £1.5 million pounds will be allocated between successful applicants. Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive Jackie Brock...

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The Indigo Childcare Group

...addition to trialling weekend provision and testing for its sustainability, the ACF grant is also funding a Family Support worker to support families across all services and the wider community. Access to Childcare Fund...


Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...fuel poverty programmes, commit to delivering 20-minute neighbourhoods and prioritise and scale-up funding in community-led responses to climate change. Make our public services work for everyone by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every...


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

...across Scotland. Family support “Our members have highlighted to us that secure and stable funding is a recurring issue across the children’s sector and its scarceness affects its ability to achieve positive outcomes for children and...

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Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment

...Health Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented the legislative agenda and funding priorities of her government to the Scottish Parliament, including a number of commitments designed to support children, young people and...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

Life through a child-rights lens

...sector organisations, we are also starting to see CRIA appearing as part of funding criteria, with funders asking funded organisations to undertake rights assessments as part of their approach to embedding child rights...


News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions

...children and young people remains our top priority, and almost £500 million of additional funding has already been committed during 2020/21  and 2021/22 as part of education recovery. Of this, £240 million is to recruit staff to ensure...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

News: Mindfulness venture for early years receives financial boost

...venture receives financial boost Posted 09 Nov 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity funding mindfulness third sector An Edinburgh-based early years mindfulness enterprise has been chosen to receive support from Big...

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Comment: Childminding is suffering from an expansion programme that doesn't recognise its value

...ELC from a range of childcare providers supported by the local authority who are authorising the funding is not working as it should. There is clear evidence that childminding is not being promoted and offered equitably alongside local authority...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

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

...to deliver sustainable support and long-term change. She highlighted the need to ensure equity of funding for additional support for learning in terms of Covid recovery, especially in relation to the Educational Recovery Fund. Following the...

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News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...budget should embody the spirit of the recent COP26 and ensure that there is substantial funding to tackle the climate crisis. Children and young people have made their voices clear, and the Scottish Government must respond with spending...

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National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for children’s services and unrealistic timeframe

...plans accordingly.” Our response also calls for more consideration of the potential impact on funding across non-statutory children’s services, how a new GIRFE (Getting it right for Everyone) approach would work in practice and evidence of a...

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The beginning of better provision for parents in prison

...Aug 2021 Professor Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive of Families Outside, on new government funding to support virtual visits and how this could be just the beginning of better provision for parents in prison.  You don’t have to look...


New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks

...Scottish Government and COSLA. Each of the 32 local authority areas will receive a share of the funding to improve existing playparks and enhance play opportunities for local children and young people. The funding is the first round of a total...

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LIFT

...flexible childcare will be recognised as a feasible way of working and hope we will access more funding in the future to eradicate in-work poverty. Access to Childcare Fund homepage Click for...


Participation through the Pandemic

... Participation through the Pandemic  (May 2021 – June 2022)   We've been awarded funding from the Young Start programme to create a new peer research project to gain greater understanding of participation and engagement with children...


Hope Amplified

...families they support, many of whom are unemployed or on Universal Credit. They are using their funding to make childcare more affordable to families from the African Community to allow them time for work, training or study. In addition to using...


Flexible Childcare Services Scotland

...more opportunities for all their children to engage in outdoor play. In Fraserburgh, the ACF funding is being primarily used to establish a new service in a local school. The test of cbange in the case of Fintry is about the impact of more...


'Get into Summer' to make young people's health a priority

...2021 Children in Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s £20million ’Get into Summer’ funding package aimed at creating opportunities for children and young people most impacted by Covid to socialise, play and reconnect over the school...


Bringing confidence back to the community

...funded at all, so he told us we had to register as a charity. He told us about Big Lottery funding and that’s how we really started.  We became a charitable organisation on 20 September 2013. At the moment we have five people working...


Mag online current articles landing page

...writes Graeme McAlister Click here to read News: Plans to overhaul SAC funding revealed The Government has announced plans to expand funding to tackle the attainment gap Click here to read News:...


Access All Arts Fund - Unlock Your Creative Potential

...from dance to creative writing – this fund can help unlock your creativity by providing funding of up to £1,000. The fund has been developed by a group of young people with additional support needs. We hope it will encourage more...


Contacts

...Email: scavers@childreninscotland.org.uk Managed funds We manage two funds, focused on funding of inclusive childcare and making childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for low income families. The Early Learning and...


Clyde Gateway

...and South Lanarkshire Council Leisure and Culture. Clyde Gateway is providing some match funding into the ACF project to fund a Family Support worker to liaise with the families referred into the project, including young children in...



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funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

... funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future...

Brexit Children economy EU Europe funding Participation referendum rights trade travel votes work young people

Children in Scotland’s core funding for 2018-19 confirmed

...Children in Scotland’s core funding for 2018-19 confirmed We were pleased to receive confirmation of our funding for the 2018-19 financial year from the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering...


An holistic approach to fair funding for education

... A holistic approach to fair funding for education 16 Oct 2017 Children in Scotland has called for a more holistic approach to education funding so that money is targeted effectively and contributes to narrowing the attainment gap. In our...


Call for action on EU funding and opportunities to work, study and travel abroad as young people reveal top Brexit concerns

... Call for action on EU funding and opportunities to work, study and travel abroad as young people reveal top Brexit concerns 21 Feb 2019 Young people from across Scotland have made recommendations on EU funding; opportunities to work, study...


Young people call on MPs to answer urgent questions on EU funding, travel, trade and jobs in EU Withdrawal debate

... Young people call on MPs to answer urgent questions on  EU funding, travel, trade and jobs in EU Withdrawal debate As MPs at Westminster begin debating the EU Withdrawal Agreement, children and young people are making clear what their...


 “Outdoor centres are gateways to positive experiences which are otherwise closed to many”

...to take lessons outside in a fun and engaging way would be good for everyone. I also hope the funding will help with the core costs which increasing numbers of outdoor centres cannot afford. The closures have already started and I was so...


Organisations from Shetland to Shettleston announced as successful applicants to Access to Childcare Fund

...in their communities. “Most importantly, the childcare provision that will be backed by this funding has a strong focus on supporting families who are often the most excluded from the benefit of high quality out of school and holiday...

access to childcare access to childcare fund childcare childcare provision Families fund Inequality low income out of school care Parents Poverty

"We deserve to have spaces where we feel included and can make friends with the same interests as us"

...from the EU. We are concerned that after Brexit, the UK Government won’t give youth services the funding that they are currently getting, causing these services to stop. Youth services are really helpful for all young people and it will affect...


Opportunities lost: the impact of Brexit on the next generation

...at least. Another important topic for the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe was EU funding. Now that the UK has left the EU, we will no longer receive European Union structural funding, calculated to be worth around £2.1 billion...


25 and Up: For post-COVID renewal we need to be radical, and that includes with the arts

...every child in Scotland. "Achieving our call will require a cultural shift backed by reform of funding structures in national and local government." Embedded in communities and reaching children through nurseries, schools, out-of-school...


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

...April 2021 Margaret McLelland, manager of St Mirin’s Out of School Club –  a recipient of funding from Children in Scotland’s Access to Childcare Fund – explains why play is so fundamental to childhood and learning. This article was...

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

Joint Interim Chief Executives take up roles

...offer a range of practical services on additional support for learning, mediation, and funding of inclusive childcare Find out more About us Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart...


Panel on Europe issues letter to John Swinney urging support for right to education through Brexit

...a report that we called Listen to Us in which we described our worries about Brexit affecting funding for children with additional support needs, the number of teachers in rural areas, and the importance of making sure we learn about politics...


Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...to politicians about where they stood on issues including rights, wellbeing, learning and funding. In her welcoming speech, Anna, a member of Changing Our World, the children and young people’s advisory group convened by Children in...


Why our third sector deserves first class support

...Karin's blog Our services From ASL advice to ELC inclusion funding, find out about what we offer Read more A manifesto for renewal, not recovery Amy Woodhouse on how we're...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

25 Calls response: Youth theatre gives us confidence and a safe space to learn. We can’t put that at risk

...drama groups. However, this may all have to change because in April 2019 they suffered a council funding cut that was much larger than expected taking away a big part of their funding for their workshops. This leaves some question marks around...


Shetland childcare provider wins small business of the year accolade
access to childcare fund business childcare community family funding resilience shetland

Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare Inclusion Fund

...with additional support needs. The Early Learning & Childcare Inclusion Fund will provide funding to early learning and childcare (ELC) settings to support children with additional support needs in Scotland access their funded...

additional support needs childcare early learning funding

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

...may also choose to use these benefits unadvisedly. There may be more urgent, critical needs that funding could be used for instead. But, fundamentally, I am convinced that good quality universal services and responses are far more likely to...


25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

...that help their journey to adulthood 3 Mar 2020 Whether working with the media, contributing to funding applications, attending events or designing services, young people have the right to participate and shape the narrative that surrounds them,...


Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...and advice. Please email the team: inclusionfund@childreninscotland.org.uk The next planned funding round of the ELC Inclusion Fund has been delayed until further notice.  We will provide an update as soon as dates have been agreed. For...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

Is the Third Sector boxed in or punching above its weight?

...in local authority planning and design of services, it needs to be factored into resourcing and funding including investment in the local infrastructure that supports the sector, and our evidence and experience needs to be valued and acted...


Childcare expansion: prioritise quality and inclusive practice, and ensure that the child’s experience is central

...in Scotland administers the Early Learning Childcare and Inclusion Fund, which provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs in Scotland access their funded ELC entitlement, and we are fully...

additional support for learning ASL Brexit childcare early learning and childcare Early years inclusion

New fund will strengthen access to out of school childcare for low-income families

...by the Scottish Government and managed by the national charity Children in Scotland. In the first funding round a total of £1.5 million pounds will be allocated between successful applicants. Children in Scotland’s Chief Executive Jackie Brock...

childcare Families family support holidays Inequality out of school care Poverty

Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...fuel poverty programmes, commit to delivering 20-minute neighbourhoods and prioritise and scale-up funding in community-led responses to climate change. Make our public services work for everyone by funding 50 hours of childcare per week for every...


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

...across Scotland. Family support “Our members have highlighted to us that secure and stable funding is a recurring issue across the children’s sector and its scarceness affects its ability to achieve positive outcomes for children and...

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

Life through a child-rights lens

...sector organisations, we are also starting to see CRIA appearing as part of funding criteria, with funders asking funded organisations to undertake rights assessments as part of their approach to embedding child rights...


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

...to deliver sustainable support and long-term change. She highlighted the need to ensure equity of funding for additional support for learning in terms of Covid recovery, especially in relation to the Educational Recovery Fund. Following the...

additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion

National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for children’s services and unrealistic timeframe

...plans accordingly.” Our response also calls for more consideration of the potential impact on funding across non-statutory children’s services, how a new GIRFE (Getting it right for Everyone) approach would work in practice and evidence of a...

care Healthcare Policy

The beginning of better provision for parents in prison

...Aug 2021 Professor Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive of Families Outside, on new government funding to support virtual visits and how this could be just the beginning of better provision for parents in prison.  You don’t have to look...


'Get into Summer' to make young people's health a priority

...2021 Children in Scotland welcomes the Scottish Government’s £20million ’Get into Summer’ funding package aimed at creating opportunities for children and young people most impacted by Covid to socialise, play and reconnect over the school...


Bringing confidence back to the community

...funded at all, so he told us we had to register as a charity. He told us about Big Lottery funding and that’s how we really started.  We became a charitable organisation on 20 September 2013. At the moment we have five people working...



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Media enquiries

...for low-income families. Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Inclusion Fund – provides funding to ELC settings to support children with additional support needs (ASN) in Scotland access their funded ELC entitlement. Access to Childcare...


The Indigo Childcare Group

...addition to trialling weekend provision and testing for its sustainability, the ACF grant is also funding a Family Support worker to support families across all services and the wider community. Access to Childcare Fund...


LIFT

...flexible childcare will be recognised as a feasible way of working and hope we will access more funding in the future to eradicate in-work poverty. Access to Childcare Fund homepage Click for...


Hope Amplified

...families they support, many of whom are unemployed or on Universal Credit. They are using their funding to make childcare more affordable to families from the African Community to allow them time for work, training or study. In addition to using...


Flexible Childcare Services Scotland

...more opportunities for all their children to engage in outdoor play. In Fraserburgh, the ACF funding is being primarily used to establish a new service in a local school. The test of cbange in the case of Fintry is about the impact of more...


Mag online current articles landing page

...writes Graeme McAlister Click here to read News: Plans to overhaul SAC funding revealed The Government has announced plans to expand funding to tackle the attainment gap Click here to read News:...


Contacts

...Email: scavers@childreninscotland.org.uk Managed funds We manage two funds, focused on funding of inclusive childcare and making childcare more accessible and affordable, particularly for low income families. The Early Learning and...


Clyde Gateway

...and South Lanarkshire Council Leisure and Culture. Clyde Gateway is providing some match funding into the ACF project to fund a Family Support worker to liaise with the families referred into the project, including young children in...



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News: Scottish Government reveals plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding
post

...of schoolchildren Magazine / News: Plans to overhaul Scottish Attainment Challenge funding revealed Posted 24 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish...

Attainment Education funding Poverty Scottish Parliament

"Let's embrace change and build a service we're proud of"
post

...in partnership with private partner nurseries and also with local childminders, ensuring the funding truly does follow the child and works for each of the families. As most parents will tell you, free provision means nothing if it cannot be...


Programme for Government fails to commit to increasing Scottish Child Payment
post

...Health Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented the legislative agenda and funding priorities of her government to the Scottish Parliament, including a number of commitments designed to support children, young people and...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

News: Education Recovery plan is a missed opportunity, say teaching unions
post

...children and young people remains our top priority, and almost £500 million of additional funding has already been committed during 2020/21  and 2021/22 as part of education recovery. Of this, £240 million is to recruit staff to ensure...

Attainment childcare Education health and wellbeing

News: Mindfulness venture for early years receives financial boost
post

...venture receives financial boost Posted 09 Nov 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity funding mindfulness third sector An Edinburgh-based early years mindfulness enterprise has been chosen to receive support from Big...

charity funding mindfulness third sector

Comment: Childminding is suffering from an expansion programme that doesn't recognise its value
post

...ELC from a range of childcare providers supported by the local authority who are authorising the funding is not working as it should. There is clear evidence that childminding is not being promoted and offered equitably alongside local authority...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

News: Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
post

...budget should embody the spirit of the recent COP26 and ensure that there is substantial funding to tackle the climate crisis. Children and young people have made their voices clear, and the Scottish Government must respond with spending...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks
post

...Scottish Government and COSLA. Each of the 32 local authority areas will receive a share of the funding to improve existing playparks and enhance play opportunities for local children and young people. The funding is the first round of a total...

community News play