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inclusion Ambassadors (2016-Present)

... inclusion Ambassadors 2016-Present The inclusion Ambassadors is a group of secondary school-aged pupils who each have a range of additional support needs and attend a variety of school provision. Originally formed in 2016 by Education...


Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...the theme of “grow, scale, succeed”. The judging panel selected Children in Scotland for inclusion in the Service Excellence Award, and the Employer of the Year category, recognising the hard work of teams across the...


Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring children’s rights and AI

...here for more Participation and Engagement work Find out how the inclusion and participation of children and young people informs our work. Click here for...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...make progress. Through projects such as Changing our World, the Promise Partnership Project, the inclusion Ambassadors and the Supporting the Third Sector Project, we have been able to explore voice, people and scaffolding, three of the five key...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during Welcome to Your Vote Week

...more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...here to access Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a range of...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...innovative learning programmes, supporting our growing membership community to championing the inclusion of young voices, it has been a busy year here at Children in Scotland. Throughout 2023, our staff have worked hard to achieve the shared...


Looking to the future at the end of our 30th anniversary year

...to find out more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more A Scotland where all children can...


Advocating for the rights of children – and using their voices to make change

...can also be seen across other areas of work, including becoming a partner organisation in the inclusion Ambassadors project, alongside Children in Scotland, a role we have held since 2018. This has enabled us to close the loop between what we...


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

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


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...people and families today. In the magazine's lead four-page interview, Kenny Murray, Director of inclusion and Engagement at Who Cares? Scotland (click here for more), shares why accountability is key when supporting Care Experienced...


Working for inclusion (2009-2011)

... Working for inclusion This project ran from 2009 to 2011. The Working for inclusion programme was led by Children in Scotland in partnership with LA Bottega Di Geppetto, Italy, the Nordland Research Institute, Norway, and the Comenius...


inclusion in Action: Call-out for inclusion resources to share internationally

... inclusion in Action: Call-out for inclusion resources to share internationally The Inclusive Education in Action (IEA) website, a collaborative project by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the...


inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

... inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education 1 Nov 2023 The inclusion Ambassadors were highlighted as a strong example of positive participation, engagement and pupil voice. The report is the culmination...


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

... inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say they still don't feel heard 23 September 2021 The inclusion Ambassadors have shared their experiences of returning to school highlighting the positives of face-to-face interactions but...

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

... First annual inclusion Ambassadors report calls for action to help young people feel supported in school 1 September 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The first annual report of Scotland’s inclusion Ambassadors has been published today, calling for more...

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inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

... inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown 11 December 2020 The impact of school closures on exams, ongoing issues around teacher support and continued concerns about the spread of Covid-19 are key issues raised by young...

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inclusion Ambassadors film to get London screening

... inclusion Ambassadors film to get London screening 6 December 2019 A short film created by a group of disabled young people is to be screened in London this weekend. The eight-minute film, Ask Us, Hear Us, Include Us, made by the Scottish...


The inclusion Ambassadors have a clear vision to help pupils feel more supported at school. Now they need your help to make it happen

... The inclusion Ambassadors have a clear vision to help pupils feel more supported at school. Now they need your help to make it a reality 5 August 2021 Our Senior Policy, Projects & Participation Officer Chris Ross explains why the...


First meeting of new inclusion Ambassadors group

... First meeting of new inclusion Ambassadors 30 June 2021 The newest cohort of Scotland’s inclusion Ambassadors has met for the first time as they prepare to highlight their priorities and calls to action for the year ahead. The group, made...


Recruitment opens for national inclusion Ambassador group

... Recruitment opens for national inclusion Ambassador group 4 May 2021 Children in Scotland is calling for young people aged 12-18 years old, based in Scotland and with additional support needs, to join the inclusion Ambassadors group. The...


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

... Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare inclusion Fund Children in Scotland will manage a new fund aimed at supporting early learning and childcare settings to meet the needs of children with additional support...

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"Commitment to inclusion must be reinforced at every level"

... "Commitment to inclusion must be reinforced at every level" Children in Scotland has warned that the goal of delivering truly inclusive education is not just the responsibility of schools or individuals but must be reinforced at national and...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

... Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion 19 Sep 2023 Three schools and one nursery have been crowned winners of this year's Success Looks Different Awards in recognition of how they celebrate their pupils with...


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

...more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Annual Conference 2024 Book now...

30th Anniversary

It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more The Learning Guide July-December...


Celebration, recognition and connection for the befriending sector

...more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...here for more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...to school resources A series of practical resources for education staff created by the inclusion Ambassadors Click here to access The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest guide includes a range of...


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

...to school resources A series of practical resources for education staff created by the inclusion Ambassadors Click here to access The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest guide includes a range of...


Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland

...here for more Participation & Engagement Learn more about the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Changing Our World (CoW) Find...


Ongoing issues with delivery of Additional Support for Learning, new report reveals

...It’s that simple, it’s not rocket science. It’s the school's job to support me.” (inclusion Ambassador) In this new report, Children in Scotland has also highlighted the ongoing concerns heard on the Enquire helpline and from...


One step at a time

...current role in April 2022 and soon after I met with Alice from the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) to discuss a pilot they’d run in England during lockdown. NDTi was now being funded to continue this work and, along with Children...


Success Looks Different returns for a second year

...additional support needs outwith formal exams and assessments. Developed by Scotland’s national inclusion Ambassadors group, the intention of the award is to highlight and celebrate education settings that support and champion children’s...


Latest edition of Insight magazine available now

...led by children and young people. Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, talks about young people raising their voices against racism and how the education sector is...


Vision through our values

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


Person-centred support is key for Transitions Strategy

...Mar 2023 The new Transitions to Adulthood Strategy should put people at its heart, the inclusion Ambassadors have told the Scottish Government, as they are consulted on the development of a new national strategy. The inclusion...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...learning and networking opportunities, providing advice and information services, championing the inclusion of children and young people, influencing or challenging policy and practice developments, and providing a relevant and cost-effective...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...which outlined five organisational pledges to strengthen our commitment to race equality and inclusion. These pledges cover areas including policies and procedures, representation, removing barriers and staff training. Click here to read a...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...and light or the layout of a space all affect how we engage with it.   Through our work with the inclusion Ambassadors group we have regularly covered  how different aspects of this affect their experiences of school both in terms of how they...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...here to download Conversations for Change: https://circle.scot/families/family-rights-and-inclusion/ Based in Edinburgh, Circle is a registered charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Circle works with...


Qualifications and assessments 'must prioritise flexibility, individual choice and continuous progress'

...much focus on exams and not enough flexibility when it comes to assessments of learning, say the inclusion Ambassadors. With secondary school pupils across the country back after the festive break, the inclusion Ambassadors have identified...

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New report reveals what really matters to pupils with additional support needs

...young people who access additional support for learning Click here to read inclusion Ambassadors Find out more about the work of the inclusion Ambassadors Click here for more "Some support...

Additional support ASL ASN Education inclusion pupil voice

Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs

...announced for Success Looks Different awards 1 Sep 2022 MEDIA RELEASE Scotland’s national inclusion Ambassadors have crowned three schools across Scotland winners of the first ever Success Looks Different Awards in recognition of how they...

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Press release: New award for schools celebrating pupils with additional needs

...a new award launched today. The Success Looks Different award, developed by Scotland’s national inclusion Ambassadors group, is asking schools to share how they are supporting the achievements of their pupils with additional support needs out...

Additional support inclusion inclusion Ambassadors

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential
Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Announcing the appointment of six new directors to our Board

...and are all committed to and passionate about challenging inequalities and promoting the inclusion and participation of young people.” The new trustees join Convener Maureen McGinn CBE, Vice Convenors Esther Black and Jo Derrick and...

children and young people Children's rights inclusion

Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, focusing on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs

...GTCS and Intercultural Youth Scotland, while focus on individual learners echoes calls made by the inclusion Ambassadors network. Click here to find out more about our diversity in teaching project Click here to find out more about the inclusion...

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New partnership project to hear from young people with additional needs about what works for them in transition to adulthood

...February 2022 Children in Scotland is partnering with the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) and Contact, the charity supporting families with disabled children, on a new inclusion project. Time to Talk Next Steps Scotland...

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

...with many saying that increased demand is a major reason for this pressure 35% cite digital inclusion as an issue 56% say they are seeing increasing levels of inequality 49% of organisations report longer waiting times. Lack of access to...

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

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

...and Young People Committee earlier this week, Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland’s Head of inclusion, called for: Prioritisation of actions to deliver the recommendations in the Additional Support for Learning Review, conducted by Angela...

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

...statement and our five pledges to strengthen our organisational commitment to racial equality and inclusion. We’ve been working on this statement internally for quite a while. There is no doubt that the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 set us...

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

...also publishing a pledge of actions to strengthen our specific commitment to racial equality and inclusion. Measures will be introduced internally to track how we are performing against equality and diversity baselines. These will focus on areas...

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School pledge pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practices

...pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practice 16 August 2021 A new resource from the inclusion Ambassadors, designed to help schools better support the inclusion of children and young people with additional support needs in school,...

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

...charities in 2018. Responding to the action plan, Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland’s Head of inclusion said: “Children in Scotland has welcomed the response to the Not Included report, including this announcement, and the way all...

ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

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

...Scotland's review of progress (click to read). Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland’s Head of inclusion, said: “We believe that the quality of childcare on offer is the vital element of this expansion, and that the experience of the child...

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Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success

...you can have a common language. We are also interested in looking at Scotland’s approaches to inclusion – we observed a much higher level of inclusion in schools. Sometimes it’s difficult to take on policies from abroad and implement them...

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The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) inclusion Fund

... Our work Services & Funds Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) inclusion Fund The Scottish Government’s four-year Early Learning & Childcare inclusion Fund came to an end in March 2022.  We are currently (as of June 2022) working with...


Leading and learning on inclusion

...Leading and learning on inclusion 11 Dec 2018 A recent meeting in Vienna discussed important research, resources and progress in inclusive education across Europe, as Sally Cavers reports Mary Hoey, Assistant Director of Education Scotland,...


Working for inclusion

...A report for the cross-European programme Working for inclusion: An overview of European Union early years services and their workforce...


Working for inclusion

...Working for inclusion: how early childhood education and care (ECEC) and its workforce can help Europe’s youngest...


ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

...here to access Minimum Learning Hours – Enquire Response Click here to access inclusion Ambassadors inclusion Ambassadors Vision Statement Click here to access Planning out support in school Click here to...


Insight - Issue 2

Insight - Issue 4

...this issue: We interview Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, former primary school teacher, and Chair of the Scottish Government’s Anti-Racism in Education...


Our history

...learn and play. The Manifesto has since underpinned policy and influencing work, with a focus on inclusion of young people with additional support needs, structural and cultural reform of Scotland’s education system, improved access to arts and...


Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024

...dyslexic child on a council estate in west London, as well as the importance of diversity and inclusion in education. Click here to book your place Related content News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland 6 April...

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New report explores poverty and the care system

...help avoid the negative consequences for families when a child is taken into care, including the inclusion of financial awareness and money management support, the use of public sector discretionary funding to bridge gaps in benefit payments...

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Exam helpline launched for Scottish pupils

...“Exams aren’t everything – every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters” May 31 2022 inclusion Ambassadors: Qualifications and assessments “must prioritise flexibility, individual choice and continuous progress” Jan 12...

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Investing in school libraries

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

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Success Looks Different Award

...look beyond exam result and consider success in more than just attainment levels. Created by the inclusion Ambassadors, and managed by Children in Scotland and Enquire, the award supports the Scottish Government’s commitment to recognise and...

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Making tech sector more inclusive with BSL

...30 March 2022, by Nina Joynson accessibility BSL Education inclusion technology More than 500 British Sign Language signs have been created for terms related to digital technology to make the...

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The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated

...on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education inclusion Assets which celebrate multiculturalism must be included in the framework of Scottish education and delivered in the classroom,...

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Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...the theme of “grow, scale, succeed”. The judging panel selected Children in Scotland for inclusion in the Service Excellence Award, and the Employer of the Year category, recognising the hard work of teams across the...


Safer Internet Day 2024: Exploring children’s rights and AI

...here for more Participation and Engagement work Find out how the inclusion and participation of children and young people informs our work. Click here for...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...make progress. Through projects such as Changing our World, the Promise Partnership Project, the inclusion Ambassadors and the Supporting the Third Sector Project, we have been able to explore voice, people and scaffolding, three of the five key...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during Welcome to Your Vote Week

...more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a...


Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People: Rural Report

...here to access Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Our services We offer we offer a range of...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...innovative learning programmes, supporting our growing membership community to championing the inclusion of young voices, it has been a busy year here at Children in Scotland. Throughout 2023, our staff have worked hard to achieve the shared...


Looking to the future at the end of our 30th anniversary year

...to find out more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more A Scotland where all children can...


Advocating for the rights of children – and using their voices to make change

...can also be seen across other areas of work, including becoming a partner organisation in the inclusion Ambassadors project, alongside Children in Scotland, a role we have held since 2018. This has enabled us to close the loop between what we...


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

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


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...people and families today. In the magazine's lead four-page interview, Kenny Murray, Director of inclusion and Engagement at Who Cares? Scotland (click here for more), shares why accountability is key when supporting Care Experienced...


inclusion in Action: Call-out for inclusion resources to share internationally

... inclusion in Action: Call-out for inclusion resources to share internationally The Inclusive Education in Action (IEA) website, a collaborative project by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the...


inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education

... inclusion Ambassadors recognised in international report into inclusive education 1 Nov 2023 The inclusion Ambassadors were highlighted as a strong example of positive participation, engagement and pupil voice. The report is the culmination...


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

... inclusion Ambassadors welcome school return but say they still don't feel heard 23 September 2021 The inclusion Ambassadors have shared their experiences of returning to school highlighting the positives of face-to-face interactions but...

additional support needs ASL ASN Education inclusion inclusion Ambassadors

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

... First annual inclusion Ambassadors report calls for action to help young people feel supported in school 1 September 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The first annual report of Scotland’s inclusion Ambassadors has been published today, calling for more...

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inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown

... inclusion Ambassadors share experiences of school after lockdown 11 December 2020 The impact of school closures on exams, ongoing issues around teacher support and continued concerns about the spread of Covid-19 are key issues raised by young...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education inclusion Participation

inclusion Ambassadors film to get London screening

... inclusion Ambassadors film to get London screening 6 December 2019 A short film created by a group of disabled young people is to be screened in London this weekend. The eight-minute film, Ask Us, Hear Us, Include Us, made by the Scottish...


The inclusion Ambassadors have a clear vision to help pupils feel more supported at school. Now they need your help to make it happen

... The inclusion Ambassadors have a clear vision to help pupils feel more supported at school. Now they need your help to make it a reality 5 August 2021 Our Senior Policy, Projects & Participation Officer Chris Ross explains why the...


First meeting of new inclusion Ambassadors group

... First meeting of new inclusion Ambassadors 30 June 2021 The newest cohort of Scotland’s inclusion Ambassadors has met for the first time as they prepare to highlight their priorities and calls to action for the year ahead. The group, made...


Recruitment opens for national inclusion Ambassador group

... Recruitment opens for national inclusion Ambassador group 4 May 2021 Children in Scotland is calling for young people aged 12-18 years old, based in Scotland and with additional support needs, to join the inclusion Ambassadors group. The...


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

... Children in Scotland to manage new Early Learning and Childcare inclusion Fund Children in Scotland will manage a new fund aimed at supporting early learning and childcare settings to meet the needs of children with additional support...

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"Commitment to inclusion must be reinforced at every level"

... "Commitment to inclusion must be reinforced at every level" Children in Scotland has warned that the goal of delivering truly inclusive education is not just the responsibility of schools or individuals but must be reinforced at national and...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

... Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion 19 Sep 2023 Three schools and one nursery have been crowned winners of this year's Success Looks Different Awards in recognition of how they celebrate their pupils with...


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

...more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Annual Conference 2024 Book now...

30th Anniversary

It’s not about right or wrong, but about bringing people together

...more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more The Learning Guide July-December...


Celebration, recognition and connection for the befriending sector

...more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...here for more Participation and Engagement work Find out more about how we embed the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest...


An imaginative reframing of education in Scotland

...to school resources A series of practical resources for education staff created by the inclusion Ambassadors Click here to access The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest guide includes a range of...


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

...to school resources A series of practical resources for education staff created by the inclusion Ambassadors Click here to access The Learning Guide July-December 2023 Our latest guide includes a range of...


Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland

...here for more Participation & Engagement Learn more about the inclusion and participation of children and young people in our work Click here for more Changing Our World (CoW) Find...


Ongoing issues with delivery of Additional Support for Learning, new report reveals

...It’s that simple, it’s not rocket science. It’s the school's job to support me.” (inclusion Ambassador) In this new report, Children in Scotland has also highlighted the ongoing concerns heard on the Enquire helpline and from...


One step at a time

...current role in April 2022 and soon after I met with Alice from the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) to discuss a pilot they’d run in England during lockdown. NDTi was now being funded to continue this work and, along with Children...


Success Looks Different returns for a second year

...additional support needs outwith formal exams and assessments. Developed by Scotland’s national inclusion Ambassadors group, the intention of the award is to highlight and celebrate education settings that support and champion children’s...


Latest edition of Insight magazine available now

...led by children and young people. Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, talks about young people raising their voices against racism and how the education sector is...


Vision through our values

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


Person-centred support is key for Transitions Strategy

...Mar 2023 The new Transitions to Adulthood Strategy should put people at its heart, the inclusion Ambassadors have told the Scottish Government, as they are consulted on the development of a new national strategy. The inclusion...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...learning and networking opportunities, providing advice and information services, championing the inclusion of children and young people, influencing or challenging policy and practice developments, and providing a relevant and cost-effective...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...which outlined five organisational pledges to strengthen our commitment to race equality and inclusion. These pledges cover areas including policies and procedures, representation, removing barriers and staff training. Click here to read a...


Class act: promoting inclusive school settings

...and light or the layout of a space all affect how we engage with it.   Through our work with the inclusion Ambassadors group we have regularly covered  how different aspects of this affect their experiences of school both in terms of how they...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...here to download Conversations for Change: https://circle.scot/families/family-rights-and-inclusion/ Based in Edinburgh, Circle is a registered charity working at the heart of communities across central Scotland. Circle works with...


Qualifications and assessments 'must prioritise flexibility, individual choice and continuous progress'

...much focus on exams and not enough flexibility when it comes to assessments of learning, say the inclusion Ambassadors. With secondary school pupils across the country back after the festive break, the inclusion Ambassadors have identified...

assessment Education exams inclusion inclusion Ambassadors

New report reveals what really matters to pupils with additional support needs

...young people who access additional support for learning Click here to read inclusion Ambassadors Find out more about the work of the inclusion Ambassadors Click here for more "Some support...

Additional support ASL ASN Education inclusion pupil voice

Winners announced for inaugural awards, celebrating school pupils with additional support needs

...announced for Success Looks Different awards 1 Sep 2022 MEDIA RELEASE Scotland’s national inclusion Ambassadors have crowned three schools across Scotland winners of the first ever Success Looks Different Awards in recognition of how they...

ASL ASN inclusion inclusion Ambassadors

Press release: New award for schools celebrating pupils with additional needs

...a new award launched today. The Success Looks Different award, developed by Scotland’s national inclusion Ambassadors group, is asking schools to share how they are supporting the achievements of their pupils with additional support needs out...

Additional support inclusion inclusion Ambassadors

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential
Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

Announcing the appointment of six new directors to our Board

...and are all committed to and passionate about challenging inequalities and promoting the inclusion and participation of young people.” The new trustees join Convener Maureen McGinn CBE, Vice Convenors Esther Black and Jo Derrick and...

children and young people Children's rights inclusion

Government ‘must be brave’ in leading education reforms, focusing on rights, early years and meeting all learners’ needs

...GTCS and Intercultural Youth Scotland, while focus on individual learners echoes calls made by the inclusion Ambassadors network. Click here to find out more about our diversity in teaching project Click here to find out more about the inclusion...

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New partnership project to hear from young people with additional needs about what works for them in transition to adulthood

...February 2022 Children in Scotland is partnering with the National Development Team for inclusion (NDTi) and Contact, the charity supporting families with disabled children, on a new inclusion project. Time to Talk Next Steps Scotland...

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

...with many saying that increased demand is a major reason for this pressure 35% cite digital inclusion as an issue 56% say they are seeing increasing levels of inequality 49% of organisations report longer waiting times. Lack of access to...

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

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

...and Young People Committee earlier this week, Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland’s Head of inclusion, called for: Prioritisation of actions to deliver the recommendations in the Additional Support for Learning Review, conducted by Angela...

additional support for learning ASL ASL review ASN inclusion

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

...statement and our five pledges to strengthen our organisational commitment to racial equality and inclusion. We’ve been working on this statement internally for quite a while. There is no doubt that the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 set us...

diversity equality ethnic minorities inclusion race rights

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

...also publishing a pledge of actions to strengthen our specific commitment to racial equality and inclusion. Measures will be introduced internally to track how we are performing against equality and diversity baselines. These will focus on areas...

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

School pledge pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practices

...pack helps educators demonstrate more inclusive practice 16 August 2021 A new resource from the inclusion Ambassadors, designed to help schools better support the inclusion of children and young people with additional support needs in school,...

ASL ASN Education inclusion inclusion Ambassadors

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

...charities in 2018. Responding to the action plan, Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland’s Head of inclusion said: “Children in Scotland has welcomed the response to the Not Included report, including this announcement, and the way all...

ASL ASN Autism Children's rights Education equality inclusion

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

...Scotland's review of progress (click to read). Sally Cavers, Children in Scotland’s Head of inclusion, said: “We believe that the quality of childcare on offer is the vital element of this expansion, and that the experience of the child...

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

Learning the secrets of the Netherlands' success

...you can have a common language. We are also interested in looking at Scotland’s approaches to inclusion – we observed a much higher level of inclusion in schools. Sometimes it’s difficult to take on policies from abroad and implement them...

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The Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) inclusion Fund

... Our work Services & Funds Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) inclusion Fund The Scottish Government’s four-year Early Learning & Childcare inclusion Fund came to an end in March 2022.  We are currently (as of June 2022) working with...


ASL Inquiry Education, Children and Young People Committee

...here to access Minimum Learning Hours – Enquire Response Click here to access inclusion Ambassadors inclusion Ambassadors Vision Statement Click here to access Planning out support in school Click here to...


Our history

...learn and play. The Manifesto has since underpinned policy and influencing work, with a focus on inclusion of young people with additional support needs, structural and cultural reform of Scotland’s education system, improved access to arts and...



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Leading and learning on inclusion
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...Leading and learning on inclusion 11 Dec 2018 A recent meeting in Vienna discussed important research, resources and progress in inclusive education across Europe, as Sally Cavers reports Mary Hoey, Assistant Director of Education Scotland,...


Working for inclusion
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...A report for the cross-European programme Working for inclusion: An overview of European Union early years services and their workforce...


Working for inclusion
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...Working for inclusion: how early childhood education and care (ECEC) and its workforce can help Europe’s youngest...


Insight - Issue 2
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Insight - Issue 4
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...this issue: We interview Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland, former primary school teacher, and Chair of the Scottish Government’s Anti-Racism in Education...


Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024
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...dyslexic child on a council estate in west London, as well as the importance of diversity and inclusion in education. Click here to book your place Related content News: Thousands of books donated to families in Scotland 6 April...

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New report explores poverty and the care system
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...help avoid the negative consequences for families when a child is taken into care, including the inclusion of financial awareness and money management support, the use of public sector discretionary funding to bridge gaps in benefit payments...

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Exam helpline launched for Scottish pupils
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...“Exams aren’t everything – every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters” May 31 2022 inclusion Ambassadors: Qualifications and assessments “must prioritise flexibility, individual choice and continuous progress” Jan 12...

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

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Success Looks Different Award
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...look beyond exam result and consider success in more than just attainment levels. Created by the inclusion Ambassadors, and managed by Children in Scotland and Enquire, the award supports the Scottish Government’s commitment to recognise and...

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Making tech sector more inclusive with BSL
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...30 March 2022, by Nina Joynson accessibility BSL Education inclusion technology More than 500 British Sign Language signs have been created for terms related to digital technology to make the...

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The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated
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...on 25 August 2021 by Jennifer Drummond diversity Education inclusion Assets which celebrate multiculturalism must be included in the framework of Scottish education and delivered in the classroom,...

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