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Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

... Children need a playful world to thrive and survive 7 May 2024 As we gear up for our Annual Conference later this month, we hear from With Kids, who will be leading one of the 25 thought-provoking workshops taking place across the two-day...


Put children's views and experiences at the heart of Additional Support for Learning reform

...Ambassadors - Reach Our ASL services and those of our members and the wider third sector play a vital role in supporting the delivery of ASL. We do so in collaboration and partnership but the limitations on what we can deliver are...


Nominations now open for Scottish Children’s Health Awards 2024

...children have the right to the best health and medical care possible, as well as the right to play and education in hospital, and this award acknowledges the extraordinary steps taken by a nominee/team to advance the healthcare rights of...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...and family life, 49% of dads with dependent children are now spending more than 25 hours a week playing with their children and supporting their learning, the highest we have ever recorded. For those living in Scotland's most deprived...


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

...with families, you can find what you need. Brand new for this year, we’ve launched a display pack of colourful posters covering many safety topics to help you create an eye-catching Child Safety Week display for families visiting your...


Teen cancer survivor and advocate Molly Cuddihy and Natalie Don MSP join impressive line-up for Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2024

...to suicide prevention, Artificial Intelligence, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, learning through play, youth homelessness, and many more topics.  For further information, interviews and all media requests please contact Alice...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...loyal to and protective of their families. Some young people and practitioners shared how families played a role in supporting violence. Loyalty to families meant that challenging values and behaviour was difficult for teachers and youth...


Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

Making research fun to include everybody’s voices

...The first round of questions were about favourite artists or instruments they’d like to play as introductory prompts, and questions related to the outcomes were added throughout the course of the workshop. Time was allocated for...


“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

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...


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

Creating a cohesive voice for the sector

...did not feel confident enough to consider becoming part of the Forum, but they have gone on to play a key role in its work. If you are member reading this now, I hope you will remain open to contributing to the Forum when the time is right for...


"Even after 20 years as Dr Spritely, every day still feels new and exciting"

...needs. The charity’s dedicated team of professional arts practitioners use a variety of playful techniques to help children and young people find the confidence to smile and laugh again, donning bright yellow coats and squishy red noses...


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...


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

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...


07/2024 Residential

...is an experienced therapist who works across the lifespan. She is a qualified Life Coach, play Therapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Jan specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and...


2024 Child Development Series

...1 - Delay or deficit? Childhood development after lockdown Jeanne McLaughlin, a play therapist and clinical supervisor at With Kids and Honorary Lecturer at Glasgow University. Jeanne has thirty years of experience working with...


Event Ts&Cs

...by: Click the “CC Live Transcript” button Click one of the following: Show Subtitles – Displays captioning on the bottom of the video. You can also select Hide Subtitle once subtitles are selected to hide them. View Full Transcript –...


AC24 - Resources

...to the episode December 2022) This episode discusses the project in more detail. Scottish AI playbook The Scottish AI playbook (click here for more) is an open, practical guide to how we do AI in Scotland. It is a shared and living asset,...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...New Ideas, continually innovating and developing our product range with teacher led research and play in mind. Champions of rural and real-life childhoods, where children are encouraged to play and take part in activities that enable them to...


Workshops AC24

...provide advice and information on managing behaviour in schools. 1e Leading by Listening: A playful Approach University of Dundee and Redwell Primary School Room: Centenary Club The ‘Leading by listening through play’ framework will be...


Programme AC24 - Day One

...to work towards the Promise as an ambitious ‘third horizon’, and the role that leaders have to play to make sure that all children are loved and have relational wealth.    Morning Tea & Exhibition Open Workshop Session One |...


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

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...


Member Insight Blog: Latest

...and family life, 49% of dads with dependent children are now spending more than 25 hours a week playing with their children and supporting their learning, the highest we have ever recorded. For those living in Scotland's most deprived...



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Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

... Children need a playful world to thrive and survive 7 May 2024 As we gear up for our Annual Conference later this month, we hear from With Kids, who will be leading one of the 25 thought-provoking workshops taking place across the two-day...


Put children's views and experiences at the heart of Additional Support for Learning reform

...Ambassadors - Reach Our ASL services and those of our members and the wider third sector play a vital role in supporting the delivery of ASL. We do so in collaboration and partnership but the limitations on what we can deliver are...


Nominations now open for Scottish Children’s Health Awards 2024

...children have the right to the best health and medical care possible, as well as the right to play and education in hospital, and this award acknowledges the extraordinary steps taken by a nominee/team to advance the healthcare rights of...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...and family life, 49% of dads with dependent children are now spending more than 25 hours a week playing with their children and supporting their learning, the highest we have ever recorded. For those living in Scotland's most deprived...


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

...with families, you can find what you need. Brand new for this year, we’ve launched a display pack of colourful posters covering many safety topics to help you create an eye-catching Child Safety Week display for families visiting your...


Teen cancer survivor and advocate Molly Cuddihy and Natalie Don MSP join impressive line-up for Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2024

...to suicide prevention, Artificial Intelligence, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, learning through play, youth homelessness, and many more topics.  For further information, interviews and all media requests please contact Alice...


Understanding violence between girls in Scotland

...loyal to and protective of their families. Some young people and practitioners shared how families played a role in supporting violence. Loyalty to families meant that challenging values and behaviour was difficult for teachers and youth...


Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

Making research fun to include everybody’s voices

...The first round of questions were about favourite artists or instruments they’d like to play as introductory prompts, and questions related to the outcomes were added throughout the course of the workshop. Time was allocated for...


“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

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...


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

Creating a cohesive voice for the sector

...did not feel confident enough to consider becoming part of the Forum, but they have gone on to play a key role in its work. If you are member reading this now, I hope you will remain open to contributing to the Forum when the time is right for...


"Even after 20 years as Dr Spritely, every day still feels new and exciting"

...needs. The charity’s dedicated team of professional arts practitioners use a variety of playful techniques to help children and young people find the confidence to smile and laugh again, donning bright yellow coats and squishy red noses...


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...


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


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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


07/2024 Residential

...is an experienced therapist who works across the lifespan. She is a qualified Life Coach, play Therapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Jan specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and...


2024 Child Development Series

...1 - Delay or deficit? Childhood development after lockdown Jeanne McLaughlin, a play therapist and clinical supervisor at With Kids and Honorary Lecturer at Glasgow University. Jeanne has thirty years of experience working with...


Event Ts&Cs

...by: Click the “CC Live Transcript” button Click one of the following: Show Subtitles – Displays captioning on the bottom of the video. You can also select Hide Subtitle once subtitles are selected to hide them. View Full Transcript –...


AC24 - Resources

...to the episode December 2022) This episode discusses the project in more detail. Scottish AI playbook The Scottish AI playbook (click here for more) is an open, practical guide to how we do AI in Scotland. It is a shared and living asset,...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...New Ideas, continually innovating and developing our product range with teacher led research and play in mind. Champions of rural and real-life childhoods, where children are encouraged to play and take part in activities that enable them to...


Workshops AC24

...provide advice and information on managing behaviour in schools. 1e Leading by Listening: A playful Approach University of Dundee and Redwell Primary School Room: Centenary Club The ‘Leading by listening through play’ framework will be...


Programme AC24 - Day One

...to work towards the Promise as an ambitious ‘third horizon’, and the role that leaders have to play to make sure that all children are loved and have relational wealth.    Morning Tea & Exhibition Open Workshop Session One |...


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...


Member Insight Blog: Latest
post

...and family life, 49% of dads with dependent children are now spending more than 25 hours a week playing with their children and supporting their learning, the highest we have ever recorded. For those living in Scotland's most deprived...