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Looking to upskill your staff? Discover how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland

...how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland For charities, organisations and practitioners working with children and young people, it is important to continually develop new skills, knowledge and expertise to provide the best...


Youth Advisory Group - Suicide Prevention

...participation network. This is to support us to continue to hear from other young people and the practitioners that work with them.  The Participation Network ensures that  can hear from practitioners about their experiences of working with...


Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

... Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners Children in Scotland has produced a new resource for teachers and practitioners to support children and young people’s understanding of their wellbeing. The free resource,...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...available for non-members 1 Dec 2023 As part of our commitment to supporting professionals and practitioners across the children’s sector, we open access to previous editions of our member magazine, Insight, one year after publication,...


New partnership set to improve access to education for professionals in the children’s sector

...the introduction of a new portal which will offer a tailored selection of courses upskilling practitioners working in the sector. Courses will range in length from one hour of study up to 24 hours and will cover a wide range of topics...


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

...sector since 2004. We work with parents, carers, children, young people, education staff and practitioners to find a mutually agreeable resolution. Our mediation approach is a collaborative way of assisting people to resolve and repair...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...Therapeutic Life Story Work 1 Aug 2023 Professor Richard Rose has spent ten years helping practitioners work through childhood developmental trauma. Here, our Learning & Events Officer, Arran Purdie, shares the academic theory behind...


Launching the Building Good Relationships eLearning module

...Good Relationships with Children and Young People eLearning course. The module is aimed at practitioners working with children and young people, particularly those who are new to doing direct work, or returning from a break from direct...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...of the commitment of third sector charities advocating for change and public sector, values-driven practitioners on the ground, but we need a collective recognition that we are all system players now. To move towards shared responsibility and...


‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people, report finds

...of recommendations Children in Scotland and Staf are asking national and local decision-makers and practitioners and organisations working with young people with experience of care to take forward. These include: National decision-makers Embed the...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

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

...Scotland’s engagement work, Education Scotland will now be leading a period of engagement with practitioners across Scotland. Click here to read the Pupil Support Staff Engagement Project report   Share this ...

Additional support ASL ASN Education inclusion pupil voice

Ensuring equal access online

...is to give every child in Scotland an equal chance to flourish, and we work with professionals, practitioners, children, young people and families. This means our potential audience is everybody who works with, knows or has children. We have a...


New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

...include: Decision-makers and funders must plan and commission projects with appropriate space for practitioners to build relationships with participants. This will hugely benefit the outcomes of the project and allow for more meaningful...


Open door policy: Supporting the museums sector to engage with a younger audience

...wanted to learn from the young people to ensure that change happens in the sector. However, both practitioners and young people involved in the project felt that opportunities for young people to influence and shape museums are still not embedded...

Arts engagement living museums Participation

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

...support needs.  The statement is intended to provide a guiding light for decision makers and practitioners. Having young people at the centre of this process is an important step in ensuring that their views are prioritised in decision...


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

...our Food, Families, Futures project, we heard from children, families, volunteers and practitioners how to establish and run successful summer activities. Click here to read Food, Families, Futures: Making positive change happen...


Share because you care this Child Safety Week

...we all continue to adapt to different ways of working, we understand that the way in which trusted practitioners engage with families has also changed, with group sessions and face-to-face support giving way to phone calls and digital...

accidents CAPT Child Accident Prevention Trust child injury child safety child safety week injury safety safety advice

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

...We now recognise there is even more additionality we could offer and bring to the school. As play practitioners and professionals we are highly trained, and our skills and expertise have the potential to enhance the whole school community. It...

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

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

...The childcare and family support available must be made easier to navigate for both families and practitioners. CHANGE found in its project work that local people frequently expressed fatigue about previous interventions that have not improved...

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

Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

...a short (20-25 minute), free and practical eLearning resource designed to help teaching practitioners and support staff, in secondary schools particularly, think about children’s rights and pupils involvement in decisions, in the...


Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on

...with children and young people about the research. A series of webinars and events have supported practitioners and professionals to engage with the findings and think about how they can use them in their work. This activity began in February with...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...Events team works with handpicked trainers to create our diverse programme. They include current practitioners and service managers, leading experts in niche areas, and inspirational individuals with unique experiences committed to creating...


Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

...deeply rooted in self-compassion, and it is Open and Fair - the training is open to a range of practitioners who have experience working with those who have experienced trauma. Course information TLSW is run over four blocks for three days in...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...reflected our aim for this conference to be an active learning experience, and one that equips practitioners, managers and service providers with practical strategies they can apply to their role. We encourage you to continue your conference...


Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024

...13.10.23 by Alice Hinds Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people The Scottish Book Trust has launched the fifth annual Bookbug Hero Award, and is now calling on...

Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Scotland’s oral health gap widens

...registered with an NHS dentist, the BDA said families are facing issues accessing dental care as practitioners choose to leave the NHS system. A survey of members, released earlier this year, found more than half (59%) of high street NHS dentists...

child health health inequalities Poverty

Charity shares resources to make safety simple

...Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has launched a range of new resources to help parents and practitioners improve child safety and avoid accidents. Shared as part of Child Safety Week 2023, which runs from 5-11 June, the information packs...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Early Years Conference 2023

...reflecting our aim for the conference to be an active learning experience, and one that equipped practitioners, managers and service providers with practical strategies they can apply to their role. Contributors: Chair: Jane Brumpton,...


Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM

...opportunities and resources for science educators and community learning and development (CLD) practitioners. Working from evidence The programme was born from research for Education Scotland on structural barriers to STEM engagement in...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Our Conferences

...reflected our aim for this conference to be an active learning experience, and one that equips practitioners, managers and service providers with practical strategies they can apply to their role. Our delegates said: "Just such engaging and...


We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough

...budgeting and supporting relationships around families, like community and early years practitioners, youth work, and school-based supports, make a huge difference in children’s lives. On this World Children’s Day, I’m urging...

Children's rights human rights

Further resources AC22

...Nuzhat Uthmani - Principal Teacher, Primary & Founder of Global Citizenship Education Scotland practitioners Network, has been developed exclusively for Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022. Click here to watch the...


Online Hub - Annual Conference 2022

...countries such as Italy and Russia, developing programmes to meet their needs, and took Scottish practitioners to countries such as Finland and the Netherlands to learn about their models of best practice. We are currently scoping the...


Holding out for a hero

...nominations for our fourth Bookbug Hero Award, which celebrates the brilliant work of our Bookbug practitioners. Without this work, many families and children would not discover the fun and lifelong benefits of sharing stories, songs and...

literacy

Education in Schools Fellowships now open

...in any practical issue they care passionately about, anywhere in the world. They meet leading practitioners, engage with cutting-edge projects and create a report on their findings. They are then supported to share their insights with...

Education

Q&A with Lorna MacPhail

...more easily and can take on and process information. It is extremely important that classroom practitioners are well-trained in good mindfulness practices to implement these strategies effectively. I do think there can be a lack of empathy...

Education health and wellbeing pandemic School trauma

It's time to deliver change in foster care

...support We need to invest in awareness-raising, training and therapeutic approaches. This is so practitioners across all public sector organisations that support children have the understanding and skills they need to best support children with...

ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health

Children's Rights and UNCRC training

...Revolution Scotland is on the road to a children’s rights revolution, with policymakers and practitioners working to embed rights across policy, strategic planning and practice to make Scotland the best country to grow up in. Embedding...


eLearning Hub

...in 2024: A module on understanding visual impairment in preschool children A module to support practitioners working with children and young people who have experienced trauma A module supporting practitioners experiencing vicarious trauma,...


What is participation?

...into account and shape the outcome of such processes.” There are various participation models practitioners may find useful to support their understanding and practice. We would especially draw your attention to the work of Laura Lundy - click...


Participation

...help ensure their voices influence our own decisions and practices and those of policymakers and practitioners. The participation of children and young people is also an important mechanism to ensure that we are listening and communicating to our...


Member directory: full

...Bugs Nursery Outdoor nurseries and an outdoor organisation in Scotland encouraging practitioners of all age groups to take learning outdoors | littlebugs.co.uk/ Little Flyers Childcare Early learning and childcare |...


Member directory: G-M

...Bugs Nursery Outdoor nurseries and an outdoor organisation in Scotland encouraging practitioners of all age groups to take learning outdoors | littlebugs.co.uk/ Little Flyers Childcare Early learning and childcare |...


Q&A with Corrie McLean: Autism and change

...have support systems to help them navigate and process the associated, often complex, emotions. practitioners are very rarely in control of, or in a position to influence, these changes -  but are often those who have the responsibility to...

ASL ASN Autism

Insight Landing Page

...access to Insight In our commitment to supporting professionals and practitioners all across the children’s sector, we have opened access for non-members to previous editions of Insight.  Editions are made...


Age of criminal responsibility increased

...interview. Scottish ministers have a duty to establish a register of child interview rights practitioners (ChIRPs) who will provide advice, support and assistance to children with their involvement in investigative interviews. A Code of...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice

Young people in conflict with the law

...Interim Director, Fiona Dyer, said: “We are delighted to introduce this course at CYCJ. Youth practitioners and managers ave told us they would welcome further training and support linked to their work with children and young people in...

CPD youth justice

Children's happiness at an all time low, report suggests
Wellbeing

The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated

...is a primary teacher in Glasgow. She is also the founder of Global Citizenship Education Scotland practitioners Network. Click here to visit the website Related content Podcast Exploring diversity: breaking the cycle of racism Jul 7,...

diversity Education inclusion

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism

...for autism and the assessment criteria for a diagnosis are very male centric meaning that practitioners who are working with autistic girls may be used to supporting and diagnosing based on the more male characteristics. Also, there’s...

ASL ASN Autism


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Looking to upskill your staff? Discover how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland

...how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland For charities, organisations and practitioners working with children and young people, it is important to continually develop new skills, knowledge and expertise to provide the best...


Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners

... Out now: New wellbeing resource for teachers and practitioners Children in Scotland has produced a new resource for teachers and practitioners to support children and young people’s understanding of their wellbeing. The free resource,...


Insight magazine Issue 3 now available for non-members

...available for non-members 1 Dec 2023 As part of our commitment to supporting professionals and practitioners across the children’s sector, we open access to previous editions of our member magazine, Insight, one year after publication,...


New partnership set to improve access to education for professionals in the children’s sector

...the introduction of a new portal which will offer a tailored selection of courses upskilling practitioners working in the sector. Courses will range in length from one hour of study up to 24 hours and will cover a wide range of topics...


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

...sector since 2004. We work with parents, carers, children, young people, education staff and practitioners to find a mutually agreeable resolution. Our mediation approach is a collaborative way of assisting people to resolve and repair...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...Therapeutic Life Story Work 1 Aug 2023 Professor Richard Rose has spent ten years helping practitioners work through childhood developmental trauma. Here, our Learning & Events Officer, Arran Purdie, shares the academic theory behind...


Launching the Building Good Relationships eLearning module

...Good Relationships with Children and Young People eLearning course. The module is aimed at practitioners working with children and young people, particularly those who are new to doing direct work, or returning from a break from direct...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...of the commitment of third sector charities advocating for change and public sector, values-driven practitioners on the ground, but we need a collective recognition that we are all system players now. To move towards shared responsibility and...


‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people, report finds

...of recommendations Children in Scotland and Staf are asking national and local decision-makers and practitioners and organisations working with young people with experience of care to take forward. These include: National decision-makers Embed the...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

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

...Scotland’s engagement work, Education Scotland will now be leading a period of engagement with practitioners across Scotland. Click here to read the Pupil Support Staff Engagement Project report   Share this ...

Additional support ASL ASN Education inclusion pupil voice

Ensuring equal access online

...is to give every child in Scotland an equal chance to flourish, and we work with professionals, practitioners, children, young people and families. This means our potential audience is everybody who works with, knows or has children. We have a...


New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

...include: Decision-makers and funders must plan and commission projects with appropriate space for practitioners to build relationships with participants. This will hugely benefit the outcomes of the project and allow for more meaningful...


Open door policy: Supporting the museums sector to engage with a younger audience

...wanted to learn from the young people to ensure that change happens in the sector. However, both practitioners and young people involved in the project felt that opportunities for young people to influence and shape museums are still not embedded...

Arts engagement living museums Participation

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

...support needs.  The statement is intended to provide a guiding light for decision makers and practitioners. Having young people at the centre of this process is an important step in ensuring that their views are prioritised in decision...


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

...our Food, Families, Futures project, we heard from children, families, volunteers and practitioners how to establish and run successful summer activities. Click here to read Food, Families, Futures: Making positive change happen...


Share because you care this Child Safety Week

...we all continue to adapt to different ways of working, we understand that the way in which trusted practitioners engage with families has also changed, with group sessions and face-to-face support giving way to phone calls and digital...

accidents CAPT Child Accident Prevention Trust child injury child safety child safety week injury safety safety advice

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

...We now recognise there is even more additionality we could offer and bring to the school. As play practitioners and professionals we are highly trained, and our skills and expertise have the potential to enhance the whole school community. It...

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

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

...The childcare and family support available must be made easier to navigate for both families and practitioners. CHANGE found in its project work that local people frequently expressed fatigue about previous interventions that have not improved...

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

Launching a new way to support child rights and additional support for learning

...a short (20-25 minute), free and practical eLearning resource designed to help teaching practitioners and support staff, in secondary schools particularly, think about children’s rights and pupils involvement in decisions, in the...


Influencing change: young people tackling inequality head on

...with children and young people about the research. A series of webinars and events have supported practitioners and professionals to engage with the findings and think about how they can use them in their work. This activity began in February with...



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Our Trainers & Speakers

...Events team works with handpicked trainers to create our diverse programme. They include current practitioners and service managers, leading experts in niche areas, and inspirational individuals with unique experiences committed to creating...


Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

...deeply rooted in self-compassion, and it is Open and Fair - the training is open to a range of practitioners who have experience working with those who have experienced trauma. Course information TLSW is run over four blocks for three days in...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...reflected our aim for this conference to be an active learning experience, and one that equips practitioners, managers and service providers with practical strategies they can apply to their role. We encourage you to continue your conference...


Early Years Conference 2023

...reflecting our aim for the conference to be an active learning experience, and one that equipped practitioners, managers and service providers with practical strategies they can apply to their role. Contributors: Chair: Jane Brumpton,...


Our Conferences

...reflected our aim for this conference to be an active learning experience, and one that equips practitioners, managers and service providers with practical strategies they can apply to their role. Our delegates said: "Just such engaging and...


Further resources AC22

...Nuzhat Uthmani - Principal Teacher, Primary & Founder of Global Citizenship Education Scotland practitioners Network, has been developed exclusively for Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022. Click here to watch the...


Online Hub - Annual Conference 2022

...countries such as Italy and Russia, developing programmes to meet their needs, and took Scottish practitioners to countries such as Finland and the Netherlands to learn about their models of best practice. We are currently scoping the...


eLearning Hub

...in 2024: A module on understanding visual impairment in preschool children A module to support practitioners working with children and young people who have experienced trauma A module supporting practitioners experiencing vicarious trauma,...


Participation

...help ensure their voices influence our own decisions and practices and those of policymakers and practitioners. The participation of children and young people is also an important mechanism to ensure that we are listening and communicating to our...


Insight Landing Page

...access to Insight In our commitment to supporting professionals and practitioners all across the children’s sector, we have opened access for non-members to previous editions of Insight.  Editions are made...



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Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024
post

...13.10.23 by Alice Hinds Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people The Scottish Book Trust has launched the fifth annual Bookbug Hero Award, and is now calling on...

Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Scotland’s oral health gap widens
post

...registered with an NHS dentist, the BDA said families are facing issues accessing dental care as practitioners choose to leave the NHS system. A survey of members, released earlier this year, found more than half (59%) of high street NHS dentists...

child health health inequalities Poverty

Charity shares resources to make safety simple
post

...Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has launched a range of new resources to help parents and practitioners improve child safety and avoid accidents. Shared as part of Child Safety Week 2023, which runs from 5-11 June, the information packs...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM
post

...opportunities and resources for science educators and community learning and development (CLD) practitioners. Working from evidence The programme was born from research for Education Scotland on structural barriers to STEM engagement in...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

We've made progress on children's rights, but not enough
post

...budgeting and supporting relationships around families, like community and early years practitioners, youth work, and school-based supports, make a huge difference in children’s lives. On this World Children’s Day, I’m urging...

Children's rights human rights

Holding out for a hero
post

...nominations for our fourth Bookbug Hero Award, which celebrates the brilliant work of our Bookbug practitioners. Without this work, many families and children would not discover the fun and lifelong benefits of sharing stories, songs and...

literacy

Education in Schools Fellowships now open
post

...in any practical issue they care passionately about, anywhere in the world. They meet leading practitioners, engage with cutting-edge projects and create a report on their findings. They are then supported to share their insights with...

Education

Q&A with Lorna MacPhail
post

...more easily and can take on and process information. It is extremely important that classroom practitioners are well-trained in good mindfulness practices to implement these strategies effectively. I do think there can be a lack of empathy...

Education health and wellbeing pandemic School trauma

It's time to deliver change in foster care
post

...support We need to invest in awareness-raising, training and therapeutic approaches. This is so practitioners across all public sector organisations that support children have the understanding and skills they need to best support children with...

ASL care experienced Education foster care Health looked after children Mental Health

Children's Rights and UNCRC training
post

...Revolution Scotland is on the road to a children’s rights revolution, with policymakers and practitioners working to embed rights across policy, strategic planning and practice to make Scotland the best country to grow up in. Embedding...


What is participation?
post

...into account and shape the outcome of such processes.” There are various participation models practitioners may find useful to support their understanding and practice. We would especially draw your attention to the work of Laura Lundy - click...


Member directory: full
post

...Bugs Nursery Outdoor nurseries and an outdoor organisation in Scotland encouraging practitioners of all age groups to take learning outdoors | littlebugs.co.uk/ Little Flyers Childcare Early learning and childcare |...


Member directory: G-M
post

...Bugs Nursery Outdoor nurseries and an outdoor organisation in Scotland encouraging practitioners of all age groups to take learning outdoors | littlebugs.co.uk/ Little Flyers Childcare Early learning and childcare |...


Q&A with Corrie McLean: Autism and change
post

...have support systems to help them navigate and process the associated, often complex, emotions. practitioners are very rarely in control of, or in a position to influence, these changes -  but are often those who have the responsibility to...

ASL ASN Autism

Age of criminal responsibility increased
post

...interview. Scottish ministers have a duty to establish a register of child interview rights practitioners (ChIRPs) who will provide advice, support and assistance to children with their involvement in investigative interviews. A Code of...

age of criminal responsibility children and young people Children's rights UNCRC youth justice

Young people in conflict with the law
post

...Interim Director, Fiona Dyer, said: “We are delighted to introduce this course at CYCJ. Youth practitioners and managers ave told us they would welcome further training and support linked to their work with children and young people in...

CPD youth justice

Children's happiness at an all time low, report suggests
postWellbeing

The diversity of our pupils needs to be celebrated
post

...is a primary teacher in Glasgow. She is also the founder of Global Citizenship Education Scotland practitioners Network. Click here to visit the website Related content Podcast Exploring diversity: breaking the cycle of racism Jul 7,...

diversity Education inclusion

Q&A with Corrie McLean: Girls and autism
post

...for autism and the assessment criteria for a diagnosis are very male centric meaning that practitioners who are working with autistic girls may be used to supporting and diagnosing based on the more male characteristics. Also, there’s...

ASL ASN Autism