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Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...now have their rights enshrined in law. This includes Article 31, the right to leisure and play. Given that poverty prevents some children from participating in leisure activities, maybe we should start talking about children’s right to a...


Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

...to further curb the sale and use of tobacco products, including regulating the marketing, display and packaging of e-cigarettes, and implementing better education programmes within primary and secondary schools. Having identified vaping as a...


Supporting women, fighting for change: Glasgow Women's Aid marks 50 years

...Women’s Aid offers – including safe, anonymous refuges for those experiencing domestic abuse, play therapy for children, survivor-led peer-support groups, and a 24/7 crisis support helpline – and even if funding was available for 10, 20 or...


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

...at this difficult time and will guide our work over the coming years, up until 2026. As well as playing an important role leading the children’s sector, Children in Scotland has supported critical cross-sector groups and alliances to progress...


Further phase of national arts funding announced, as Access All Arts report launches

...difficult, but now I have my own one I can learn at home. I am chilled and do not tic when I am playing guitar. I feel I have been acknowledged and listened to.”   Another said:  “It has made a difference to the barriers I have faced as a...


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

...part is taking their views and feeding them to decision-makers. We know that Enquire can play a role in this process and better utilise what we hear from children and young people with additional support needs. We now include the voices...


All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds

... All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds 4 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The final report of a major Scottish...

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

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

...people deserve to be heard as the whole people they are: resilient, complex, creative, playful, achieving and surviving." Living in poverty is not an individual failing. And ending poverty is not about working harder (most people...


Children in Scotland endorses second stage of Upstart Scotland's play Not Tests campaign

... Children in Scotland endorses second stage of Upstart Scotland’s play Not Tests campaign 17 Aug 2018 Children in Scotland is pleased to support the second stage of Upstart Scotland’s play Not Tests campaign, highlighting that...


Why young children need play Not Tests

... Why young children need play Not Tests Children in Scotland is supporting the new Upstart Scotland campaign, play Not Tests, which launched yesterday. As part of the campaign, Upstart has published a dossier calling for the Scottish...

Children Education Scottish Schools

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

... “Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play” 1 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...

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

25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

...green spaces if young people are to live fun, healthy lives. And our canals have a key role to play 21 November 2019 Catherine Topley, Chief Executive, Scottish Canals, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 9: Ensure...


25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

... Target stigma and honour arts experiences to start levelling the playing field for children 4 December 2018 Launching the first of ongoing responses to our 25 Calls, Scottish Book Trust CEO Marc Lambert explains why we must challenge the idea...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...force behind an ongoing campaign to recognise Care Experience as a protected characteristic and played a key role in the Independent Care Review, leading to the establishment of The Promise. Who Cares? Scotland is committed to ensuring that the...


Innovation in school meals in focus, as International School Meals Day 2024 launches

...and families) to connect and talk to each other about the food they eat and the role that it plays in their lives.  The date of ISMD 2024 is Thursday 14 March.  This year’s theme encourages pupils, and school food providers, to think...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...understanding AI to making theatre more accessible, tackling Scotland's housing crisis to play as a tool in healthcare, our contributors cover a wide range of topics, which I hope inform and inspire our readers." Providing a space to share...


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

...and my colleagues and I thought it would be funny if I wore a wig to make me look like a DJ and played the Top of the Pops theme tune before I gave my tips. It certainly overcame any post-lunch ‘slump’! The other highlight that always brings...

30th Anniversary

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

...drive the soul of an organisation. The following image from the slide in question that day, displays these commonalities. Listening is key to amplifying children’s views Listening is the key element that binds together all our...


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

...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 unsustainable funding...


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

...Government that prioritises  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...


The early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector

...aimed specifically at supporting the Early Years sector. From world-renowned speakers to play-stations and toolkits, Building blocks for change: diverse needs in the early years (click here for more) promises to be an active learning...


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

...step one of the gradual exposure back into school life begins. The annual rituals of INSET days play out: repeated conversations with colleagues about our holidays and the lack of sunshine, whole school meetings with the ubiquitous reminders of...


Young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

...they serve as volunteers. The report recognises the invaluable role that today’s volunteers play, and its recommendations are focused on strengthening that work. It also recognises that increased demands arising from further complexity,...


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

Creating quality assessments: The benefits of values-based approaches for reporting on relationships

...or young people can benefit from deepening their understanding of assessment and the role it plays in accessing the right support.   Developing strengths-based approaches to assessment A strengths-based approach to reporting focuses on the...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...be effected, to achieve its commitment to every child, every childhood.  Children in Scotland played a key role in the evolution of the concept of childhood in the ‘90s. The work of the organisation focused on reducing child poverty,...


The future of football is in your hands

...all ages and from all walks of life together. There are so many benefits for young people who play a part. Whether it is going along to watch your team with your friends or family or pulling on the boots yourself and getting involved, The...


Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding

... Magazine / Charities set to benefit from £550,000 in outdoor play funding Posted 21.07.23 by Alice Hinds children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of Scottish children living in deprived areas...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces

... Magazine / News: Scotland's play spaces to undergo major changes, with new reforms and funding Posted 28 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government The...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Community play Fund gets families outdoors

... Magazine / News: Community play Fund aims to get families outdoors Posted April 12 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Photo © Anna Cervinkova health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of children from...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks

... Magazine / News: New fund to upgrade Scotland's play parks Posted 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond community News play play parks across Scotland are due to be modernised with money from a £5 million...

community News play

Valorant Review: A Competitive and Thrilling Multiplayer Experience

...first-person shooter game that has taken the gaming world by storm. With its blend of tactical gameplay, precise shooting mechanics, and unique agent abilities, Valorant offers a highly competitive and exhilarating multiplayer experience. In this...


In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed?

... In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed? Kicking off the special early years edition of Children in Scotland Magazine, Aberlour CEO SallyAnn Kelly and developmental psychologist Suzanne Zeedyk discuss whether the Adverse Childhood Experiences...


Shilla Shomai

...entitled ‘A Comparative Study of Care-experienced Parenting in Scotland and England: The Interplay of Solidarity, Attachment, and Social Capital’ examines the parenting experiences of care experienced parents in Scotland and...

shomai

Building Happier Futures
Arts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Ellen Morton

...Gaelic Education. Ellen is a fluent Gaelic speaker who sings in the Glasgow Gaelic choir. She also plays the fiddle and enjoys playing at sessions in Glasgow. She loves travel and spent last summer helping with the coffee harvest in the mountains...

morton

Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

Insight - Issue 4

...about the highs and lows of the job as he prepares to leave office We talk about levelling the playing field in the performing arts with theatre-maker Rachel-Jane Morrison Amy Woodhouse discusses the complicated legacy of Nicola Sturgeon and...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...in Scotland since 1998. Our early years programme, Bookbug, supports families to read, sing, and play with their little ones from birth to give them the best start in life. Contact email address: bookbug@scottishbooktrust.com Child...


Our history

...share local experiences and innovation. CHANGE called for local services that provide childcare or play for children and young people to be recognised as intrinsic to their communities, and to have ongoing, secure funding.  Both projects...


Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...content Sound and vision - the benefits of learning to play musical instruments 21 February 2022 Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 March 2021 Emerging Minds project will examine...

Arts music scotland young people

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

Georgia Johnston

...helping to coordinate and arrange for activities for children.Outside of work, Georgia enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons and discovering the best boba tea...

Johnston

Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme

...to our LEAF award we made a point of going out and not putting it off until next week. Our playground has been transformed, we have an area outside each classroom where pupils can garden and observe wildlife. We have also cleared an area of...

children and young people health and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning

Free cycling events for families

...11am until 5pm, this family-friendly event has activities for all ages and abilities, including play Together on Pedals (click here for more) sessions for pre-school children, music workshops, a family sports zone, and stunt performances. Plus,...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Young people united through street art

...experienced people creativity Five bold and inspiring new murals will soon be on display at locations across Scotland as work on the next phase of an exciting “artivism” project brings together care experienced young people...

art care care experienced people creativity

Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open

...by a nominee/team to advance the healthcare rights of children and young people. Health-Related play Award – someone special, or perhaps a special team, who has made a significance difference to a child’s life through health-related play...

awards child health Healthcare

Sophie Ward

...Scotland. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, fair-weather running and playing...

ward

New app launched to help school leavers

...it works with to get the right support when they need it – and free access to Compass will play a key role in making the steps before and after leaving school more manageable for Scots aged 14 to 25. Mum-of-three Alyson Smart (pictured...

additional support needs Disability School transition

Charity shares resources to make safety simple
Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week


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Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...now have their rights enshrined in law. This includes Article 31, the right to leisure and play. Given that poverty prevents some children from participating in leisure activities, maybe we should start talking about children’s right to a...


Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

...to further curb the sale and use of tobacco products, including regulating the marketing, display and packaging of e-cigarettes, and implementing better education programmes within primary and secondary schools. Having identified vaping as a...


Supporting women, fighting for change: Glasgow Women's Aid marks 50 years

...Women’s Aid offers – including safe, anonymous refuges for those experiencing domestic abuse, play therapy for children, survivor-led peer-support groups, and a 24/7 crisis support helpline – and even if funding was available for 10, 20 or...


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

...at this difficult time and will guide our work over the coming years, up until 2026. As well as playing an important role leading the children’s sector, Children in Scotland has supported critical cross-sector groups and alliances to progress...


Further phase of national arts funding announced, as Access All Arts report launches

...difficult, but now I have my own one I can learn at home. I am chilled and do not tic when I am playing guitar. I feel I have been acknowledged and listened to.”   Another said:  “It has made a difference to the barriers I have faced as a...


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

...part is taking their views and feeding them to decision-makers. We know that Enquire can play a role in this process and better utilise what we hear from children and young people with additional support needs. We now include the voices...


All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds

... All local services providing childcare or play for children and young people need to be ‘here to stay’: funded on a long-term, secure basis, major four-year project finds 4 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The final report of a major Scottish...

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

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

...people deserve to be heard as the whole people they are: resilient, complex, creative, playful, achieving and surviving." Living in poverty is not an individual failing. And ending poverty is not about working harder (most people...


Children in Scotland endorses second stage of Upstart Scotland's play Not Tests campaign

... Children in Scotland endorses second stage of Upstart Scotland’s play Not Tests campaign 17 Aug 2018 Children in Scotland is pleased to support the second stage of Upstart Scotland’s play Not Tests campaign, highlighting that...


Why young children need play Not Tests

... Why young children need play Not Tests Children in Scotland is supporting the new Upstart Scotland campaign, play Not Tests, which launched yesterday. As part of the campaign, Upstart has published a dossier calling for the Scottish...

Children Education Scottish Schools

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

... “Children don’t need shorter holidays or longer school days. They need more play” 1 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...

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

25 Calls response: We must invest in our urban green spaces if our young people are to live fun, healthy lives – and Scotland’s canals have a key role to play

...green spaces if young people are to live fun, healthy lives. And our canals have a key role to play 21 November 2019 Catherine Topley, Chief Executive, Scottish Canals, responds to Call 9 of our 25 Calls campaign. Call 9: Ensure...


25 Calls response: Target stigma, honour arts experiences and get the first years of school right to start levelling the playing field for children

... Target stigma and honour arts experiences to start levelling the playing field for children 4 December 2018 Launching the first of ongoing responses to our 25 Calls, Scottish Book Trust CEO Marc Lambert explains why we must challenge the idea...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...force behind an ongoing campaign to recognise Care Experience as a protected characteristic and played a key role in the Independent Care Review, leading to the establishment of The Promise. Who Cares? Scotland is committed to ensuring that the...


Innovation in school meals in focus, as International School Meals Day 2024 launches

...and families) to connect and talk to each other about the food they eat and the role that it plays in their lives.  The date of ISMD 2024 is Thursday 14 March.  This year’s theme encourages pupils, and school food providers, to think...


Listen, learn and act: New magazine calls for "young voices" to shape the children's sector

...understanding AI to making theatre more accessible, tackling Scotland's housing crisis to play as a tool in healthcare, our contributors cover a wide range of topics, which I hope inform and inspire our readers." Providing a space to share...


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

...and my colleagues and I thought it would be funny if I wore a wig to make me look like a DJ and played the Top of the Pops theme tune before I gave my tips. It certainly overcame any post-lunch ‘slump’! The other highlight that always brings...

30th Anniversary

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

...drive the soul of an organisation. The following image from the slide in question that day, displays these commonalities. Listening is key to amplifying children’s views Listening is the key element that binds together all our...


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

...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 unsustainable funding...


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

...Government that prioritises  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...


The early years in focus: creating an event to support the sector

...aimed specifically at supporting the Early Years sector. From world-renowned speakers to play-stations and toolkits, Building blocks for change: diverse needs in the early years (click here for more) promises to be an active learning...


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

...step one of the gradual exposure back into school life begins. The annual rituals of INSET days play out: repeated conversations with colleagues about our holidays and the lack of sunshine, whole school meetings with the ubiquitous reminders of...


Young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

...they serve as volunteers. The report recognises the invaluable role that today’s volunteers play, and its recommendations are focused on strengthening that work. It also recognises that increased demands arising from further complexity,...


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

Creating quality assessments: The benefits of values-based approaches for reporting on relationships

...or young people can benefit from deepening their understanding of assessment and the role it plays in accessing the right support.   Developing strengths-based approaches to assessment A strengths-based approach to reporting focuses on the...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...be effected, to achieve its commitment to every child, every childhood.  Children in Scotland played a key role in the evolution of the concept of childhood in the ‘90s. The work of the organisation focused on reducing child poverty,...


The future of football is in your hands

...all ages and from all walks of life together. There are so many benefits for young people who play a part. Whether it is going along to watch your team with your friends or family or pulling on the boots yourself and getting involved, The...



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Shilla Shomai

...entitled ‘A Comparative Study of Care-experienced Parenting in Scotland and England: The Interplay of Solidarity, Attachment, and Social Capital’ examines the parenting experiences of care experienced parents in Scotland and...

shomai

Ellen Morton

...Gaelic Education. Ellen is a fluent Gaelic speaker who sings in the Glasgow Gaelic choir. She also plays the fiddle and enjoys playing at sessions in Glasgow. She loves travel and spent last summer helping with the coffee harvest in the mountains...

morton

Georgia Johnston

...helping to coordinate and arrange for activities for children.Outside of work, Georgia enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons and discovering the best boba tea...

Johnston

Sophie Ward

...Scotland. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, fair-weather running and playing...

ward


Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...in Scotland since 1998. Our early years programme, Bookbug, supports families to read, sing, and play with their little ones from birth to give them the best start in life. Contact email address: bookbug@scottishbooktrust.com Child...


Our history

...share local experiences and innovation. CHANGE called for local services that provide childcare or play for children and young people to be recognised as intrinsic to their communities, and to have ongoing, secure funding.  Both projects...



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Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding
post

... Magazine / Charities set to benefit from £550,000 in outdoor play funding Posted 21.07.23 by Alice Hinds children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of Scottish children living in deprived areas...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces
post

... Magazine / News: Scotland's play spaces to undergo major changes, with new reforms and funding Posted 28 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government The...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Community play Fund gets families outdoors
post

... Magazine / News: Community play Fund aims to get families outdoors Posted April 12 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Photo © Anna Cervinkova health and wellbeing outdoor play play Thousands of children from...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks
post

... Magazine / News: New fund to upgrade Scotland's play parks Posted 25 Aug 2021 by Jennifer Drummond community News play play parks across Scotland are due to be modernised with money from a £5 million...

community News play

Valorant Review: A Competitive and Thrilling Multiplayer Experience
post

...first-person shooter game that has taken the gaming world by storm. With its blend of tactical gameplay, precise shooting mechanics, and unique agent abilities, Valorant offers a highly competitive and exhilarating multiplayer experience. In this...


In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed?
post

... In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed? Kicking off the special early years edition of Children in Scotland Magazine, Aberlour CEO SallyAnn Kelly and developmental psychologist Suzanne Zeedyk discuss whether the Adverse Childhood Experiences...


Building Happier Futures
postArts care experience charity children and young people design Fundraising

Insight - Issue 4
post

...about the highs and lows of the job as he prepares to leave office We talk about levelling the playing field in the performing arts with theatre-maker Rachel-Jane Morrison Amy Woodhouse discusses the complicated legacy of Nicola Sturgeon and...


Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...content Sound and vision - the benefits of learning to play musical instruments 21 February 2022 Creativity and culture: bringing child rights to life 9 March 2021 Emerging Minds project will examine...

Arts music scotland young people

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

Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme
post

...to our LEAF award we made a point of going out and not putting it off until next week. Our playground has been transformed, we have an area outside each classroom where pupils can garden and observe wildlife. We have also cleared an area of...

children and young people health and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning

Free cycling events for families
post

...11am until 5pm, this family-friendly event has activities for all ages and abilities, including play Together on Pedals (click here for more) sessions for pre-school children, music workshops, a family sports zone, and stunt performances. Plus,...

cycling Cycling Scotland events health and wellbeing

Young people united through street art
post

...experienced people creativity Five bold and inspiring new murals will soon be on display at locations across Scotland as work on the next phase of an exciting “artivism” project brings together care experienced young people...

art care care experienced people creativity

Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open
post

...by a nominee/team to advance the healthcare rights of children and young people. Health-Related play Award – someone special, or perhaps a special team, who has made a significance difference to a child’s life through health-related play...

awards child health Healthcare

New app launched to help school leavers
post

...it works with to get the right support when they need it – and free access to Compass will play a key role in making the steps before and after leaving school more manageable for Scots aged 14 to 25. Mum-of-three Alyson Smart (pictured...

additional support needs Disability School transition

Charity shares resources to make safety simple
postChild Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week