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Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

programme for government roundup and reaction

... programme for government roundup and reaction 4 September 2018 Following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s programme for government for 2018-19, Children in Scotland has welcomed positive steps in...


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

... Sustainable funding for the third sector and action on a wellbeing economy: our calls following programme for government announcement 6 Sep 2023 Children in Scotland has highlighted its concerns for the sector, and the children and young...


Investment in the public sector and a wellbeing economy: our programme for government calls

... Investment in the public sector and a wellbeing economy: our programme for government calls 4 Sep 2023 Ahead of the announcement of this year’s programme for government, Children in Scotland highlights the crucial importance of sustainable...


Our reaction to the programme for government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

... Our reaction to the programme for government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level 8 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the Programme for...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Our view on the programme for government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

... Our view on the programme for government:  Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty 3 September 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to Tuesday’s publication of the...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

2019-20 programme for government: our verdict

... 2019-20 programme for government: our verdict 4 September 2019 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the programme for government. Commenting on key policy areas encompassing children’s rights, participation,...


Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

Partnership programme shortlisted for sector award

Person-centred support is key for Transitions Strategy

...on the Scottish Government’s first National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy. The Strategy, a programme for government commitment, is intended to support disabled young people to transition into adult life, providing joined-up guidance and...


Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...a budget for children's wellbeing Click to download the report 2021-22 programme for government: our view The wellbeing fund is welcome, but why no uplift for the Scottish Child Payment? Click to read our...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty

Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’

...by Professor Mark Priestley have been published Click to read more programme for government: our view We welcomed pledges on youth jobs and said more ambition was needed on fighting poverty Click to read...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

...it in our response to COVID-19 23 September 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 programme for government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council Scotland argues that we must use the challenge posed by the pandemic as an...


25 Calls response: Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental health outcomes for children

...counsellors in schools, colleges and universities and will look at the detail of proposals in the programme for government for a new community wellbeing service to ensure that care leavers can access this. There is clearly a need for more action...


25 Calls response: Transforming mental health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis

...approach and be available at the point of need. We therefore welcome commitments in the programme for government to look at developing community mental wellbeing services for 5-24 yr olds. Along with colleagues in the NHS Health Scotland...


Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

...support.” The Scottish Government announced its support for the Equal Protection Bill in its programme for government in September 2018. The committee will now put forward its view on the evidence to parliament for the Stage 1 debate and vote...


25 Calls response: Services must be underpinned by love for ALL children

...the understanding of the importance of love to children’s development and overall wellbeing. The programme for government for 2018 - 2019 sets out ambitious plans to ensure the Government invest in children not only financially but also with love...


First Minister challenged by young people on mental health support and Brexit aftermath

...by their record. Responding, the First Minister reiterated one of the pledges made in the programme for government. “Last week we announced plans that are going to increase counsellors across schools – 350 counsellors working across...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

Mental health report finds provision is failing to meet the needs of children and young people

...know that mental health is a key priority for the Scottish Government, as evidenced in the programme for government, and those announcements last week were welcome. But, given the stark findings of this report, we would question whether...


Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme
children and young people health and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Report highlights success of family support programme
Health parenting

Young people present key issues to Government
Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

...is both an anti-poverty and a pro-growth measure. “This report follows our commitment in the programme for government to expand our childcare offering, and sets out the difference that funded school-age childcare can make to support families...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Big changes on the horizon for Scotland's play spaces

...reforms and funding Posted 28 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government The Scottish Government has announced new planning reforms and funding to support children...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Supporting working mothers

...opens for applications Sept 13, 2022 News Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Sept 06, 2022 News School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families Aug 3o,...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Bridging Payment to be doubled

...and the Trussell Trust. Related content Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Sept 6, 2022 News Action needed now to tackle 'worrying' rates of child poverty Jul 13, 2022 Grant launched for...

child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Holding out for a hero

...nominate your Bookbug Hero Related content Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government September 6, 2022 Funding to help transform family support July 12, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst...

literacy

Bereavement should be on the school curriculum

...fundraising for Pakistan floods Sept 6, 2022 Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Sept 6,...

Bereavement children and young people Education Grief School

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods

...Floods Appeal Related content Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Sept 6, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Jun 28, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

Scottish Child Payment to be increased

... Magazine / News: Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Posted 06 September, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Poverty programme for government First Minister...

child poverty Poverty programme for government

Funding to help transform family support

...the promise The Whole Family Wellbeing Fund was announced in September 2021 as part of the programme for government 2021-22. It commits to investing £500 million over the course of the Parliament to help support families to stay together,...

care Care Review the Promise

The value of childminding must be recognised

...any additional scrutiny is added through Education Reform, the National Care Service and the programme for government’s commitments on one year-olds and school-aged childcare. Scottish Government should provide financial support to extend...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget

...lives. “We also hope to see the Scottish Government uphold other commitments made in the programme for government. These include investing in family support and mental health services, while continuing spending plans for the...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

Charity appeal to support families this winter

...and young people haven't forgotten that Hunger is Still Here Oct 25, 2021 programme for government fails to increase Scottish Child Payment Sept 8,...

charity third sector

For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

...committed to introducing free school breakfasts in all primary and special schools in both their programme for government, and their COVID Recovery Strategy. This universal approach in these schools is essential to ensuring provision is...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty

Young people in conflict with the law

...content Scouts welcome new programme for early years children Sept 10, 2021 programme for government fails to increase Scottish Child Payment Sept 8, 2021 Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 Young...

CPD youth justice

Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds

...and building skills for employment and education.   Related content News programme for government fails to increase Scottish Child Payment Sept 8, 2021 News Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8,...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic

...services on offer. The figures were published on the same day Scottish Government presented their programme for government 2021-22 (click to read), which includes investing (at least 1% of al frontline NHS spend) in CAMHS services. Click here to...

CAMHS Mental Health

No commitment on Scottish Child Payment

... Magazine / News: programme for government fails to increase Scottish Child Payment Posted 8 September, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Education Mental Health Scotland’s First...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now

...grip of poverty on people’s lives. That’s why it is critical that the Scottish Government’s programme for government, published next week, commits to using the next budget to doubling the Scottish Child Payment. If it does, it will signal...

child poverty

"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"

...ambition needed on fighting poverty' Our response to the Scottish Government's programme for government (Sept 2020) Read our news...


A bold new world

...change. At its heart, this is a social justice issue.     While it is clear from the 2019-2020 programme for government and the Scottish Budget that the environmental agenda is a key focus for the Scottish Government, questions remain if the...


Not included, not engaged, not involved supporter update

...for frontline staff working with children and young people with additional support needs made in programme for government 2019-20 welcome Support for the revised guidance on placing children with additional support needs within mainstream...


What better way than a Bill to mark the UNCRC's birthday?

...has promised incorporation by 2021, but progress has been slow and their proposal in the programme for government sets out their intention not to introduce it until the last year of Parliament. Along with Together (Scottish Alliance for...


We must address the socio-economic drivers of childhood obesity

...after years of promises that it was coming, when it strangely disappeared off the most recent programme for government in September last year, only for Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy to announce a couple of weeks later...


Voices Forum

...to read Meeting summary - June 2021 A full briefing from discussion about the upcoming programme for government Click here to read Meeting summary - March 2019 A short summary of our conversation about inclusive...


Consultation Work with Children and Young People

...exploration of UNCRC incorporation into domestic law was stated in both the 2017-18 and 2018-2019 programme for government. A formal consultation on incorporating the UNCRC into domestic law in Scotland was launched by the Scottish Government...


News

...the Children in Scotland Board 3 September 2020 Our view on the programme for government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty We've...



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Children in Scotland welcomes ban on single use vapes

2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

programme for government roundup and reaction

... programme for government roundup and reaction 4 September 2018 Following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of the Scottish Government’s programme for government for 2018-19, Children in Scotland has welcomed positive steps in...


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

... Sustainable funding for the third sector and action on a wellbeing economy: our calls following programme for government announcement 6 Sep 2023 Children in Scotland has highlighted its concerns for the sector, and the children and young...


Investment in the public sector and a wellbeing economy: our programme for government calls

... Investment in the public sector and a wellbeing economy: our programme for government calls 4 Sep 2023 Ahead of the announcement of this year’s programme for government, Children in Scotland highlights the crucial importance of sustainable...


Our reaction to the programme for government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level

... Our reaction to the programme for government: family wellbeing fund welcomed but disappointment at lack of progress on child payment level 8 September 2021 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the Programme for...

childcare Children's rights environment equality family support programme for government Wellbeing

Our view on the programme for government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty

... Our view on the programme for government:  Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty 3 September 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to Tuesday’s publication of the...

communities Education environment Health Inequalities programme for government UNCRC

2019-20 programme for government: our verdict

... 2019-20 programme for government: our verdict 4 September 2019 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s publication of the programme for government. Commenting on key policy areas encompassing children’s rights, participation,...


Supreme Court ruling on the UK Government challenge of the UNCRC Bill

Partnership programme shortlisted for sector award

Person-centred support is key for Transitions Strategy

...on the Scottish Government’s first National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy. The Strategy, a programme for government commitment, is intended to support disabled young people to transition into adult life, providing joined-up guidance and...


Minimum Income Guarantee: Immediate progress on poverty still required

...a budget for children's wellbeing Click to download the report 2021-22 programme for government: our view The wellbeing fund is welcome, but why no uplift for the Scottish Child Payment? Click to read our...

consultation minimum income guarantee Poverty

Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’

...by Professor Mark Priestley have been published Click to read more programme for government: our view We welcomed pledges on youth jobs and said more ambition was needed on fighting poverty Click to read...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

Community development is a vital part of effective public health. Let’s use it in our response to COVID-19

...it in our response to COVID-19 23 September 2020 Responding to the publication of the 2020-21 programme for government, Colin Ross of the CLD Standards Council Scotland argues that we must use the challenge posed by the pandemic as an...


25 Calls response: Here’s what’s missing from the debate about how to transform mental health outcomes for children

...counsellors in schools, colleges and universities and will look at the detail of proposals in the programme for government for a new community wellbeing service to ensure that care leavers can access this. There is clearly a need for more action...


25 Calls response: Transforming mental health support for young people must be about their real needs, not just symptoms and diagnosis

...approach and be available at the point of need. We therefore welcome commitments in the programme for government to look at developing community mental wellbeing services for 5-24 yr olds. Along with colleagues in the NHS Health Scotland...


Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

...support.” The Scottish Government announced its support for the Equal Protection Bill in its programme for government in September 2018. The committee will now put forward its view on the evidence to parliament for the Stage 1 debate and vote...


25 Calls response: Services must be underpinned by love for ALL children

...the understanding of the importance of love to children’s development and overall wellbeing. The programme for government for 2018 - 2019 sets out ambitious plans to ensure the Government invest in children not only financially but also with love...


First Minister challenged by young people on mental health support and Brexit aftermath

...by their record. Responding, the First Minister reiterated one of the pledges made in the programme for government. “Last week we announced plans that are going to increase counsellors across schools – 350 counsellors working across...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

Mental health report finds provision is failing to meet the needs of children and young people

...know that mental health is a key priority for the Scottish Government, as evidenced in the programme for government, and those announcements last week were welcome. But, given the stark findings of this report, we would question whether...



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News

...the Children in Scotland Board 3 September 2020 Our view on the programme for government: Positive pledges on youth jobs and climate, more ambition needed on family support and fighting poverty We've...



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Schools in Scotland encouraged to join LEAF programme
postchildren and young people health and wellbeing learning for sustainability Outdoor education outdoor learning

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
postfunding Learning music Scottish Schools

Report highlights success of family support programme
postHealth parenting

Young people present key issues to Government
postChildren's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
post

...is both an anti-poverty and a pro-growth measure. “This report follows our commitment in the programme for government to expand our childcare offering, and sets out the difference that funded school-age childcare can make to support families...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

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

...reforms and funding Posted 28 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government The Scottish Government has announced new planning reforms and funding to support children...

funding outdoor play programme for government Scottish Government

Supporting working mothers
post

...opens for applications Sept 13, 2022 News Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Sept 06, 2022 News School meal debt wiped for Edinburgh families Aug 3o,...

early learning and childcare Early years working parents

Bridging Payment to be doubled
post

...and the Trussell Trust. Related content Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Sept 6, 2022 News Action needed now to tackle 'worrying' rates of child poverty Jul 13, 2022 Grant launched for...

child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Holding out for a hero
post

...nominate your Bookbug Hero Related content Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government September 6, 2022 Funding to help transform family support July 12, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst...

literacy

Bereavement should be on the school curriculum
post

...fundraising for Pakistan floods Sept 6, 2022 Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Sept 6,...

Bereavement children and young people Education Grief School

Campaign to fundraise for Pakistan floods
post

...Floods Appeal Related content Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Sept 6, 2022 New book addresses climate anxiety amongst children Jun 28, 2022 Report reveals ongoing lack of diversity in...

climate change Education environment Fundraising global

Scottish Child Payment to be increased
post

... Magazine / News: Scottish Child Payment to be increased as part of programme for government Posted 06 September, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond child poverty Poverty programme for government First Minister...

child poverty Poverty programme for government

Funding to help transform family support
post

...the promise The Whole Family Wellbeing Fund was announced in September 2021 as part of the programme for government 2021-22. It commits to investing £500 million over the course of the Parliament to help support families to stay together,...

care Care Review the Promise

The value of childminding must be recognised
post

...any additional scrutiny is added through Education Reform, the National Care Service and the programme for government’s commitments on one year-olds and school-aged childcare. Scottish Government should provide financial support to extend...

childcare childminding Early years ELC out of school care

Calls for child priorities ahead of Scottish Budget
post

...lives. “We also hope to see the Scottish Government uphold other commitments made in the programme for government. These include investing in family support and mental health services, while continuing spending plans for the...

budget child poverty Poverty Scottish Government

Charity appeal to support families this winter
post

...and young people haven't forgotten that Hunger is Still Here Oct 25, 2021 programme for government fails to increase Scottish Child Payment Sept 8,...

charity third sector

For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
post

...committed to introducing free school breakfasts in all primary and special schools in both their programme for government, and their COVID Recovery Strategy. This universal approach in these schools is essential to ensuring provision is...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty

Young people in conflict with the law
post

...content Scouts welcome new programme for early years children Sept 10, 2021 programme for government fails to increase Scottish Child Payment Sept 8, 2021 Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8, 2021 Young...

CPD youth justice

Scouts welcome new section for four and five-year olds
post

...and building skills for employment and education.   Related content News programme for government fails to increase Scottish Child Payment Sept 8, 2021 News Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic Sept 8,...

Early years health and wellbeing outdoor learning

Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic
post

...services on offer. The figures were published on the same day Scottish Government presented their programme for government 2021-22 (click to read), which includes investing (at least 1% of al frontline NHS spend) in CAMHS services. Click here to...

CAMHS Mental Health

No commitment on Scottish Child Payment
post

... Magazine / News: programme for government fails to increase Scottish Child Payment Posted 8 September, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond early learning and childcare Education Mental Health Scotland’s First...

early learning and childcare Education Mental Health

We have to prioritise action to end child poverty now
post

...grip of poverty on people’s lives. That’s why it is critical that the Scottish Government’s programme for government, published next week, commits to using the next budget to doubling the Scottish Child Payment. If it does, it will signal...

child poverty

"Halving child poverty by 2024 should be the floor, not the ceiling, of our ambition"
post

...ambition needed on fighting poverty' Our response to the Scottish Government's programme for government (Sept 2020) Read our news...


A bold new world
post

...change. At its heart, this is a social justice issue.     While it is clear from the 2019-2020 programme for government and the Scottish Budget that the environmental agenda is a key focus for the Scottish Government, questions remain if the...


Not included, not engaged, not involved supporter update
post

...for frontline staff working with children and young people with additional support needs made in programme for government 2019-20 welcome Support for the revised guidance on placing children with additional support needs within mainstream...


What better way than a Bill to mark the UNCRC's birthday?
post

...has promised incorporation by 2021, but progress has been slow and their proposal in the programme for government sets out their intention not to introduce it until the last year of Parliament. Along with Together (Scottish Alliance for...


We must address the socio-economic drivers of childhood obesity
post

...after years of promises that it was coming, when it strangely disappeared off the most recent programme for government in September last year, only for Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy to announce a couple of weeks later...


Voices Forum
post

...to read Meeting summary - June 2021 A full briefing from discussion about the upcoming programme for government Click here to read Meeting summary - March 2019 A short summary of our conversation about inclusive...


Consultation Work with Children and Young People
post

...exploration of UNCRC incorporation into domestic law was stated in both the 2017-18 and 2018-2019 programme for government. A formal consultation on incorporating the UNCRC into domestic law in Scotland was launched by the Scottish Government...