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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...


News: 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 deprived...

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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...


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

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 fund which...

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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

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...


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...


“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...

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Exams aren’t everything. Every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters

...used to form a gateway to the next stage of higher or further education. Exam results may play an important role in identifying the aptitude of pupils to gain entry to college or university. But they have also historically limited...


Comment:‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’

...the daily pressures of life and their motivation to succeed. The showcase was a fantastic display of the talents and creativity of young people and included pieces produced in workshops throughout the year, Afro-fusion food and music from the...

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Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes

...strong, tough, self-sufficient man, which starts early with messages like “boys don’t cry” plays a role in the elevated rates of suicide that we see amongst men compared with women. We know that the drip feed of messages to girls around the...

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Membership Overview

...participate in arts and cultural experiences from birth. The arts have such an important role to play in children’s development and wellbeing so it’s absolutely crucial that we work across sectors. Membership of Children in Scotland helps...


Comment: Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people

...place to live. This increases to two in five trans young people. The pandemic is likely to have played a part in this decline. However, we framed questions so that respondents think about their responses first in the context of being LGBTI. If...

equality

Report marks progress in collaboration, skills-building and calls to action

News: Report highlights success of family support programme

...says STUC April 22, 2022 Rewind welfare reform says new report  April 13, 2022 Community play Fund aims to get children outdoors  April 12,...

Health parenting

Reflecting on children’s rights in Scotland and Europe

...Children’s Council (ECC) is a group of twelve children from different European countries. They play an advisory role in relation to Eurochild’s key advocacy priorities, governance decisions and a flagship biennial conference. The members also...


Vision and values

New project to better understand what pupil support in Scotland should look like

...support needs. But we also know this isn't the experience of everyone. "This work will play a big part in shaping the considerations for pupil support moving forward by listening to those who have the most experience to share - pupils...

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09 Oct 20 - Nursery to primary: easing transitions through play

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24 Apr 20 - Messy Maths: An outdoor, playful approach

13 Sep 19 - Finding the pathway to outdoors play

26 Oct 20 - Building resilience through play

17 Jan 18 - Nursery to Primary: easing transitions through play

01 Jun 18 - Nursery to Primary: easing transitions through play

10 Nov 20 - Positive pathways for young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour

27 Nov 20 - Messy Maths: an outdoor, playful approach

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26 Jun 18 - Let toys be toys: Gendered toys and learning through play

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30 Aug 19 - Messy Maths: An outdoor, playful approach

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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...


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

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

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...


“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

Exams aren’t everything. Every pupil, and every pupil’s journey, matters

...used to form a gateway to the next stage of higher or further education. Exam results may play an important role in identifying the aptitude of pupils to gain entry to college or university. But they have also historically limited...


Report marks progress in collaboration, skills-building and calls to action

Reflecting on children’s rights in Scotland and Europe

...Children’s Council (ECC) is a group of twelve children from different European countries. They play an advisory role in relation to Eurochild’s key advocacy priorities, governance decisions and a flagship biennial conference. The members also...


New project to better understand what pupil support in Scotland should look like

...support needs. But we also know this isn't the experience of everyone. "This work will play a big part in shaping the considerations for pupil support moving forward by listening to those who have the most experience to share - pupils...

additional support for learning ASL ASN Education


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Membership Overview

...participate in arts and cultural experiences from birth. The arts have such an important role to play in children’s development and wellbeing so it’s absolutely crucial that we work across sectors. Membership of Children in Scotland helps...


Vision and values


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News: Community play Fund gets families outdoors
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... 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 deprived...

health and wellbeing outdoor play play

New fund to refurbish Scotland's play parks
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... 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 fund which...

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In conversation: Are ACEs overplayed?
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... 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...


Comment:‘We all have a story worth sharing and celebrating’
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...the daily pressures of life and their motivation to succeed. The showcase was a fantastic display of the talents and creativity of young people and included pieces produced in workshops throughout the year, Afro-fusion food and music from the...

equality human rights refugee

Q&A with Susie Heywood: Tackling gender stereotypes
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...strong, tough, self-sufficient man, which starts early with messages like “boys don’t cry” plays a role in the elevated rates of suicide that we see amongst men compared with women. We know that the drip feed of messages to girls around the...

equality gender Inequality public health

Comment: Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people
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...place to live. This increases to two in five trans young people. The pandemic is likely to have played a part in this decline. However, we framed questions so that respondents think about their responses first in the context of being LGBTI. If...

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News: Report highlights success of family support programme
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...says STUC April 22, 2022 Rewind welfare reform says new report  April 13, 2022 Community play Fund aims to get children outdoors  April 12,...

Health parenting

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