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The road to safer journeys for children and young people

...many years. RSS sees road safety as a lifelong-learning process and, therefore, the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will be required when young people become independent road users – across all modes, including as pedestrians, cyclists,...


Nominations now open for Scottish Children’s Health Awards 2024

...of a child or young person, nominees may also have helped children and young people develop basic skills and habits to deal with challenges later in their life. Young Achiever Award: a child or young person who has shown great determination and...


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

...annual community education campaign, aiming to equip and empower families with the confidence and skills to manage the real risks to children’s safety. We want all children to have the freedom to grow and learn, safe from serious harm. However,...


We can all be allies

...resilience and supports recovery by being a strengths-based programme, acknowledging the survival skills of young people, increasing their social support and opportunities for community integration, and sharing psychosocial skills and expertise...


Preventing gambling harms for Scotland's young people

...that can be adapted for both formal and informal settings, a diverse range of ages, objectives, skills and competencies. The materials have a strong focus on promoting awareness-raising, prevention and education.  We encourage anyone working...


Lifeskills: educating young people to support their transition into work (2014-2016)

...Lifeskills: educating young people to support their transition into work The Lifeskills education programme, which ran from 2014-2016, was designed to support young people with their transition into work. It offered practical advice and the...


Insight: We haven’t lost any of the skills or the knowledge we had before

... Insight: We haven’t lost any of the skills or the knowledge we had before 22 April 2020 In this week’s blog our Senior Policy Officer, Emma Rogan, shares how the Policy, Projects and Participation team at Children in Scotland is...


Feel the fear and do it anyway: support from colleagues and new skills acquired during our volunteer's fourth week

... Face the fear and do it anyway: support from colleagues and new skills acquired during our volunteer's fourth week 2 Aug 2019 Last week was an interesting one! I found a new topic that I had previously thought was a little boring and also...


STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement

... STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement 27 Oct 2017 The Scottish Government has published its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland. The strategy focuses on...

Education

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

An accessible new learning portal for the children’s sector launches

...to create a fantastic resource for people working across the sector who are looking to gain new skills in a wide range of relevant areas.  With a wide range of free Open University courses available, there will be something for everyone, no...


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

...know playing with us can help reduce stress and anxiety, while improving communication and social skills. We've worked with children who, teachers tell us, never speak outside of the home, but while playing with the clowndoctors – who, of...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

... Hobbies are brilliant things for many reasons. Hobbies give us the chance to learn new skills, build confidence and self esteem and make friends. If we’re lucky, we may find interests and passions that stay with us our whole...


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

...practitioners working with children and young people, it is important to continually develop new skills, knowledge and expertise to provide the best care possible. To help organisations keep up with best practice across the sector, make the most...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...with Traumatised Children - A Model for Practice (2012), designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake TLSW with children and young people.  Ahead of the 2024 intake, Children in Scotland spoke to previous...


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

...faced as a young care-experienced person with mental health problems. Being able to access the new skills and have the right equipment makes a huge difference. I can see that with support to develop I do have the opportunity to make good...


Making cyber security fun for children

...O’Neill, founder of Story Learning, discusses a project that is advocating for cyber resilience skills to be developed in the early years Children are growing up in a digital world. According to a recent report by Ofcom, 97% of children in the...


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

...and wellbeing, as well as more general courses focused on leadership, sustainability and digital skills. Children in Scotland’s workforce will also benefit from the new partnership, with access to The Open University (OU) in Scotland’s...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...doing to help people.” Jenny Gilruth, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Education & skills said: “Congratulations to the winners and all of those who took part in this year’s Success Look Different Awards – I am immensely proud...


The aim is the same: people are at the heart of our communications strategy

...definitely didn’t exist 20 years ago.  Two semesters studying radio journalism gave me the skills to now produce podcasts; editing copy on physical sheets of paper using painstakingly memorised proofreading marks has segued into tracking...


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

...not only do they have responsibility for ensuring the development of everything from social skills to fine motor skills, but they are also facing the aftermath of the pandemic - which greatly affected these youngsters in myriad ways. When...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...Life Story Work (TLSW) A comprehensive course to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake TLSW Click here for more The Children in Scotland Podcast Recent episodes...


Ongoing issues with delivery of Additional Support for Learning, new report reveals

...bodies. A significant first step in this would be the Cabinet Secretary for Education and skills taking direct responsibility for the Additional Support for Learning Project Board to increase the profile of this and ensure leadership for...


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

...voices of the people under their care. Assessing children’s relationships  Designed to improve skills when writing reports and recommending interventions to support children and young people, my approaches can benefit anyone who wants to learn...


One step at a time

...support. Each one of them brought their whole selves to the role and some amazingly different skills that were adapted, shared and responsive to each young person’s requirements. Visual thinking tools were used predominantly but there was...


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

...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 starts with relationships, from there we build mutual respect...

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

Child Protection Lead Training

...children and young people. This interactive training course will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to carry out the role and responsibilities of the Child Protection Lead. The themes of the day include a focus on...


08/10/24 - Delay or deficit?

...and primary school teachers have been sharing concerns around children’s delayed communications skills and immature social and emotional development since the pandemic and consequent isolation during lockdown restrictions. Practitioners appear...


12/11/24 - Teenage Brain

30/10/24 - Empowering Children

... Learning Training & Events Empowering children: executive function skills to thrive in a dynamic world Wednesday, 30 October 2024 | 10am-12:00pm | Online Learn to create experiences and interactions to strengthen children and young...


2024 Child Development Series

...lockdown Learn more Empowering children 30 Oct | Executive function skills to thrive Learn more The teenage brain 12 Nov | Implications for behaviour and learning Learn...


10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...are less visible and harder to measure, are just as crucial in equipping our children with the skills they need to navigate life and reach their potential. The seven invisible principles of child development are: Emotional regulation Stress...


Training & Events

...more & buy tickets Empowering children 30 Oct 2024 | executive function skills to thrive in a dynamic world Learn more & buy tickets The teenage brain 12 Nov 2024 | implications for...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...each child and family. With state-of-the-art facilities, we continuously enhance our services and skills to support children throughout Scotland. emails | facebook | instagram | X Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youthwork organisation...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...wider community. His background is in teaching and coaching, with a particular interest in soft skills, personality and character development. Steven has a BSc in Sports Studies and a PGDE in Education. He recently relocated from Aberdeen back...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...change for children. Each of them is passionate about sharing their knowledge to strengthen the skills of those working in the children’s sector. All our trainers possess the qualities and skills we believe are vital to our success in...


Our history

...slower at the same time”. Having provided in-person professional development to strengthen the skills of the children’s sector workforce for 27 years, the learning and events team abruptly shifted their programme online as Covid took hold....


Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

...a range of positive outcomes, including increased opportunities for children to develop social skills and strengthen relationships with both adults and peers, especially for those with additional support needs. Minister for Children and Young...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...live sound engineering to stage production, equipping young artists with essential knowledge and skills for developing a career in the music industry. Managed by the Scottish Music Centre and funded by the Youth Music Initiative (click here for...

Arts music scotland young people

Record number of young Scots on positive career paths

...from 17.5% last year to 21.4%. In the executive summary for the report, which was released by skills Development Scotland, the increase in the proportion of 16 to 19-year-olds in employment, and a decrease in the number of school pupils, was...

careers Education training young people

New resources to support school attendance

...say the resources aren’t just about books and tests, but ensuring young Scots develop social skills, learn routines and build friendships for life, too. As part of their mission to improve attendance, the organisation also recently held a...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

College launches National Opportunity Day

...programmes. Sharp added: “College creates the workforce of the future, embedding practical skills that will stand the test of time. Whatever your passions, skills or interests, there’s a place for you at Kelvin, and an opportunity waiting...

Education exams higher education School

Exam helpline launched for Scottish pupils

...27.07.23 by Alice Hinds exams higher education Scottish Schools skills Scottish pupils will be able to access free, impartial career advice after receiving their exam results via a dedicated helpline...

exams higher education Scottish Schools skills

Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding

...for their mental health and wellbeing, but is also supports children to learn social and emotional skills while boosting their physical activity. “The beauty of outdoor community play is that it’s child-led, enabling children to use their...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Young people united through street art

...Articulate finds ways for people to express themselves in positive ways, while also gaining skills and experience that support positive wellbeing, destinations and learning outcomes, reflecting Article 31 of the UNCRC, the right to create...

art care care experienced people creativity

Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open

...or young person, so they are better able to deal with their current difficulties, or develop basic skills and habits to help them deal with challenges later in life. Young Achiever Award – any child or young person who has gone above and beyond,...

awards child health Healthcare

Charity shares resources to make safety simple

...downloadable educational resources, which have been designed to improve confidence, knowledge and skills around the risks to children’s safety. In Scotland, one child dies a month from accidents, while one in seven emergency admissions are...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Foster Care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work

...worker or the police. Every foster carer is given full training to ensure they have the right skills to look after children and young people, and also receive a tax-free fostering allowance. Click here for more information on Foster Care...

care care experienced people foster care the Promise

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes

...plays a vitally important role in young people’s lives, and beyond developing their wider skills and learning we know these kinds of activities also have a huge positive impact on their confidence and wellbeing. “We are committed to...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Scouts Scotland extends human rights learning badge

...about and claim their human rights and the activities within the badge will empower them with new skills and knowledge and help them to become true human rights defenders. Cubs and Scouts have told us they are really enjoying doing the badge, and...

Children's rights early learning human rights

Donna Martin

... Donna Martin Director Donna has skills, experience and knowledge with respect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the embedding of a children’s rights-based approach. She has developed her skills and understanding...

martin

Encouraging students towards digital tech

...2023 by Nina Joynson digital funding schools Scottish Government skills technology Applications are open for a digital fund that supports tech initiatives which enhance the development of young...

digital funding schools Scottish Government skills technology


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The road to safer journeys for children and young people

...many years. RSS sees road safety as a lifelong-learning process and, therefore, the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will be required when young people become independent road users – across all modes, including as pedestrians, cyclists,...


Nominations now open for Scottish Children’s Health Awards 2024

...of a child or young person, nominees may also have helped children and young people develop basic skills and habits to deal with challenges later in their life. Young Achiever Award: a child or young person who has shown great determination and...


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

...annual community education campaign, aiming to equip and empower families with the confidence and skills to manage the real risks to children’s safety. We want all children to have the freedom to grow and learn, safe from serious harm. However,...


We can all be allies

...resilience and supports recovery by being a strengths-based programme, acknowledging the survival skills of young people, increasing their social support and opportunities for community integration, and sharing psychosocial skills and expertise...


Preventing gambling harms for Scotland's young people

...that can be adapted for both formal and informal settings, a diverse range of ages, objectives, skills and competencies. The materials have a strong focus on promoting awareness-raising, prevention and education.  We encourage anyone working...


Insight: We haven’t lost any of the skills or the knowledge we had before

... Insight: We haven’t lost any of the skills or the knowledge we had before 22 April 2020 In this week’s blog our Senior Policy Officer, Emma Rogan, shares how the Policy, Projects and Participation team at Children in Scotland is...


Feel the fear and do it anyway: support from colleagues and new skills acquired during our volunteer's fourth week

... Face the fear and do it anyway: support from colleagues and new skills acquired during our volunteer's fourth week 2 Aug 2019 Last week was an interesting one! I found a new topic that I had previously thought was a little boring and also...


STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement

... STEM Strategy targets gender bias and skills improvement 27 Oct 2017 The Scottish Government has published its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland. The strategy focuses on...

Education

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

An accessible new learning portal for the children’s sector launches

...to create a fantastic resource for people working across the sector who are looking to gain new skills in a wide range of relevant areas.  With a wide range of free Open University courses available, there will be something for everyone, no...


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

...know playing with us can help reduce stress and anxiety, while improving communication and social skills. We've worked with children who, teachers tell us, never speak outside of the home, but while playing with the clowndoctors – who, of...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

... Hobbies are brilliant things for many reasons. Hobbies give us the chance to learn new skills, build confidence and self esteem and make friends. If we’re lucky, we may find interests and passions that stay with us our whole...


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

...practitioners working with children and young people, it is important to continually develop new skills, knowledge and expertise to provide the best care possible. To help organisations keep up with best practice across the sector, make the most...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...with Traumatised Children - A Model for Practice (2012), designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake TLSW with children and young people.  Ahead of the 2024 intake, Children in Scotland spoke to previous...


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

...faced as a young care-experienced person with mental health problems. Being able to access the new skills and have the right equipment makes a huge difference. I can see that with support to develop I do have the opportunity to make good...


Making cyber security fun for children

...O’Neill, founder of Story Learning, discusses a project that is advocating for cyber resilience skills to be developed in the early years Children are growing up in a digital world. According to a recent report by Ofcom, 97% of children in the...


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

...and wellbeing, as well as more general courses focused on leadership, sustainability and digital skills. Children in Scotland’s workforce will also benefit from the new partnership, with access to The Open University (OU) in Scotland’s...


Scottish schools recognised for work to support pupil inclusion

...doing to help people.” Jenny Gilruth, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Education & skills said: “Congratulations to the winners and all of those who took part in this year’s Success Look Different Awards – I am immensely proud...


The aim is the same: people are at the heart of our communications strategy

...definitely didn’t exist 20 years ago.  Two semesters studying radio journalism gave me the skills to now produce podcasts; editing copy on physical sheets of paper using painstakingly memorised proofreading marks has segued into tracking...


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

...not only do they have responsibility for ensuring the development of everything from social skills to fine motor skills, but they are also facing the aftermath of the pandemic - which greatly affected these youngsters in myriad ways. When...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...Life Story Work (TLSW) A comprehensive course to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake TLSW Click here for more The Children in Scotland Podcast Recent episodes...


Ongoing issues with delivery of Additional Support for Learning, new report reveals

...bodies. A significant first step in this would be the Cabinet Secretary for Education and skills taking direct responsibility for the Additional Support for Learning Project Board to increase the profile of this and ensure leadership for...


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

...voices of the people under their care. Assessing children’s relationships  Designed to improve skills when writing reports and recommending interventions to support children and young people, my approaches can benefit anyone who wants to learn...


One step at a time

...support. Each one of them brought their whole selves to the role and some amazingly different skills that were adapted, shared and responsive to each young person’s requirements. Visual thinking tools were used predominantly but there was...


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

...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 starts with relationships, from there we build mutual respect...

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


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Child Protection Lead Training

...children and young people. This interactive training course will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to carry out the role and responsibilities of the Child Protection Lead. The themes of the day include a focus on...


08/10/24 - Delay or deficit?

...and primary school teachers have been sharing concerns around children’s delayed communications skills and immature social and emotional development since the pandemic and consequent isolation during lockdown restrictions. Practitioners appear...


12/11/24 - Teenage Brain

30/10/24 - Empowering Children

... Learning Training & Events Empowering children: executive function skills to thrive in a dynamic world Wednesday, 30 October 2024 | 10am-12:00pm | Online Learn to create experiences and interactions to strengthen children and young...


2024 Child Development Series

...lockdown Learn more Empowering children 30 Oct | Executive function skills to thrive Learn more The teenage brain 12 Nov | Implications for behaviour and learning Learn...


10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...are less visible and harder to measure, are just as crucial in equipping our children with the skills they need to navigate life and reach their potential. The seven invisible principles of child development are: Emotional regulation Stress...


Training & Events

...more & buy tickets Empowering children 30 Oct 2024 | executive function skills to thrive in a dynamic world Learn more & buy tickets The teenage brain 12 Nov 2024 | implications for...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...each child and family. With state-of-the-art facilities, we continuously enhance our services and skills to support children throughout Scotland. emails | facebook | instagram | X Fast Forward is Scotland’s national youthwork organisation...


AC24 - Speaker Bios

...wider community. His background is in teaching and coaching, with a particular interest in soft skills, personality and character development. Steven has a BSc in Sports Studies and a PGDE in Education. He recently relocated from Aberdeen back...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...change for children. Each of them is passionate about sharing their knowledge to strengthen the skills of those working in the children’s sector. All our trainers possess the qualities and skills we believe are vital to our success in...


Our history

...slower at the same time”. Having provided in-person professional development to strengthen the skills of the children’s sector workforce for 27 years, the learning and events team abruptly shifted their programme online as Covid took hold....



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Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
post

...a range of positive outcomes, including increased opportunities for children to develop social skills and strengthen relationships with both adults and peers, especially for those with additional support needs. Minister for Children and Young...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...live sound engineering to stage production, equipping young artists with essential knowledge and skills for developing a career in the music industry. Managed by the Scottish Music Centre and funded by the Youth Music Initiative (click here for...

Arts music scotland young people

Record number of young Scots on positive career paths
post

...from 17.5% last year to 21.4%. In the executive summary for the report, which was released by skills Development Scotland, the increase in the proportion of 16 to 19-year-olds in employment, and a decrease in the number of school pupils, was...

careers Education training young people

New resources to support school attendance
post

...say the resources aren’t just about books and tests, but ensuring young Scots develop social skills, learn routines and build friendships for life, too. As part of their mission to improve attendance, the organisation also recently held a...

Attainment Education family support schools Scottish Schools

College launches National Opportunity Day
post

...programmes. Sharp added: “College creates the workforce of the future, embedding practical skills that will stand the test of time. Whatever your passions, skills or interests, there’s a place for you at Kelvin, and an opportunity waiting...

Education exams higher education School

Exam helpline launched for Scottish pupils
post

...27.07.23 by Alice Hinds exams higher education Scottish Schools skills Scottish pupils will be able to access free, impartial career advice after receiving their exam results via a dedicated helpline...

exams higher education Scottish Schools skills

Charities set to benefit from outdoor play funding
post

...for their mental health and wellbeing, but is also supports children to learn social and emotional skills while boosting their physical activity. “The beauty of outdoor community play is that it’s child-led, enabling children to use their...

children and young people funding health and wellbeing outdoor play play

Young people united through street art
post

...Articulate finds ways for people to express themselves in positive ways, while also gaining skills and experience that support positive wellbeing, destinations and learning outcomes, reflecting Article 31 of the UNCRC, the right to create...

art care care experienced people creativity

Scottish Children’s Health Awards: nominations open
post

...or young person, so they are better able to deal with their current difficulties, or develop basic skills and habits to help them deal with challenges later in life. Young Achiever Award – any child or young person who has gone above and beyond,...

awards child health Healthcare

Charity shares resources to make safety simple
post

...downloadable educational resources, which have been designed to improve confidence, knowledge and skills around the risks to children’s safety. In Scotland, one child dies a month from accidents, while one in seven emergency admissions are...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Foster Care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work
post

...worker or the police. Every foster carer is given full training to ensure they have the right skills to look after children and young people, and also receive a tax-free fostering allowance. Click here for more information on Foster Care...

care care experienced people foster care the Promise

Funding confirmed for youth music programmes
post

...plays a vitally important role in young people’s lives, and beyond developing their wider skills and learning we know these kinds of activities also have a huge positive impact on their confidence and wellbeing. “We are committed to...

funding Learning music Scottish Schools

Scouts Scotland extends human rights learning badge
post

...about and claim their human rights and the activities within the badge will empower them with new skills and knowledge and help them to become true human rights defenders. Cubs and Scouts have told us they are really enjoying doing the badge, and...

Children's rights early learning human rights

Donna Martin
post

... Donna Martin Director Donna has skills, experience and knowledge with respect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the embedding of a children’s rights-based approach. She has developed her skills and understanding...

martin

Encouraging students towards digital tech
post

...2023 by Nina Joynson digital funding schools Scottish Government skills technology Applications are open for a digital fund that supports tech initiatives which enhance the development of young...

digital funding schools Scottish Government skills technology