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Children in Scotland to manage National third sector GIRFEC project

... Children in Scotland to manage National third sector GIRFEC project Children in Scotland is due to take on management of the National third sector Getting it Right for Every Child Project. The project, a unique Public Social Partnership,...


Flexible and creative: why the value of the third sector should never be underestimated

... Flexible and creative: why the value of the third sector shouldn't be underestimated 12 Jan 2022 In October last year Lyndsay Fraser Robertson started as our new Supporting the third sector (STTS) Project Manager. Here she reintroduces the...


Is the third sector boxed in or punching above its weight?

... Is the third sector boxed in or punching above its weight? 6 April 2020 Our Head of External Affairs, Jacqueline Cassidy, discusses how our friends, colleagues and partners are responding in a time of crisis Working from home is something I...


Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

... third sector services 'must mobilise' to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19 20 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education (click to read),...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

Why our third sector deserves first class support

... Why our third sector deserves first class support 26 May 2020 In advance of next week's launch of our new Supporting the third sector Project, Vicky Wan explains why we want to support organisations to become equal partners in Children and...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

Supporting the third sector Project (2014-present)

... Supporting the third sector Project Building on the success of the National third sector GIRFEC (NTSG) Project, Children in Scotland continues its commitment to support the third sector to be a strong partner in Children's Services Planning,...


New project aims to empower the third sector

... New project aims to empower the third sector 2 June 2020 Building on the success of the National third sector GIRFEC Project, Children in Scotland continues its commitment to supporting third sector organisations to become equal partners in...


Mohit Lakhanpal

... Mohit Lakhanpal Communications Officer - Enquire Mohit has worked in the third sector since 2013, while he was at university completing a degree in Marketing. Within the charity sector he has worked for and supported a wide range of charities,...

lakhanpal

Monica Sellers

...in the events industry for nearly a decade within higher education and are excited to pivot to the third sector. They have a vested interest in intersectionality, equality, and sustainability. Originally from Oregon, USA, Monica studied cultural...

sellers

To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...Not Included, Not Engaged, Not Involved report and campaign Following significant engagement with third sector organisations and autistic people, we launched ‘Our Voice, Our Rights’, a joint campaign with ENABLE Scotland and Scottish...


Life through a child-rights lens

...enable children to better realise their rights across our organisational ways of working.   As third sector organisations, we are also starting to see CRIA appearing as part of funding criteria, with funders asking funded...


Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary

...Summary Thursday 27 May 2021 2pm-4:30pm #MakeRightsReal Organised by the Supporting the third sector Project (click the link to find out more) in partnership with the TSI Children’s Services Network Chaired by Suzie Scott,...


Lyndsay Fraser Robertson

... Lyndsay Fraser Robertson Supporting the third sector (STTS) project manager Lyndsay joined Children in Scotland in October 2021 to manage the Supporting the third sector project. Before joining Children in Scotland, she worked for nine years...

robertson

Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...local authorities to support the work of lifeline community organisations, and fund third sector organisations on a three-year basis. We are delighted to see the hundreds of organisations from across Scotland already begin to get...


Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...would continue to suffer unless we addressed the precariousness of short-term funding to third sector organisations. Chair of the event, Amy Woodhouse, Head of Policy, Projects and Participation at Children in Scotland, said: “It was...


Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn

...argues Lorraine Kelly, Policy Officer (Scotland) for the UK charity Magic Breakfast Communities, third sector organisations and politicians across Scotland have been working for years to ensure children at risk of hunger receive a meal in their...


News: Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic

...future.” They have also called for greater partnership working between the public, private and third sector and a greater awareness of the services on offer. The figures were published on the same day Scottish Government presented their...

CAMHS Mental Health

Insight: Serious accidents in lockdown – why Child Safety Week matters

...the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament Click to read Amy's blog Supporting the third sector Vicky Wan is Project Manager and part of our PPP team Click to read Vicky's blog Be part of our...


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

...values at the core, says Simon Massey Click to read Simon's blog Is the third sector punching above its weight? Read Jacqueline Cassidy's blog on the third sector response to the Covid-19 crisis Click...


Insight: Keeping hold of honesty and respect as the world turns upside down

...much work that would take. As Jacqueline Cassidy said in her piece last week (click to read), the third sector is used to dealing with a crisis . It does so every day. We rose to the challenge and quickly set up WFH (as of today, an officially...


Universal or targeted? Supporting free period products is about values as much as availability

...the costs of purchasing essential menstruation products. Many organisations across the public and third sector have all voiced their support for an approach of universal free provision. Previously, in a somewhat surprising move, the Communities...


Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...not stigma. The launch event was attended by representatives from statutory, voluntary and third sector organisations keen to get a fresh perspective from young people on the impact of place on health, wellbeing and inequality. Lorna...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

Insight: Responding to the need for connection and learning

...concerts cancelled. The impact of Covid-19 has been catastrophic to the events sector and to the third sector, as so many of us rely on events as an income stream. This includes our Children in Scotland programme – none of our 55 April-June...


Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...to find out more Confronting the crisis Jacqueline Cassidy discusses the third sector response to Covid-19 Click to read...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...to thank all our partners who’ve supported this project over the past five years – businesses, third sector groups, funders, local authorities, and most importantly the children and families who have been at the heart of FFF.” Share this ...

Children communities community familis FFF Food income Inequality partnership Poverty

Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...on the fund, click here.   Project work Our projects, CHANGE, and the Supporting the third sector Project, continue as normal. Please note: communications in support of some of services and project work, including My Rights, My Say,...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

News: Charity appeal to support families this winter

...support families this winter Posted 3 November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity third sector Fife Gingerbread has launched its annual ‘Heat & Eat’ appeal, to help families across the Kingdom keep fed and warm this...

charity third sector

Nazmi McCartney

...and webinar programme. Nazmi has more three years admin experience both within and outwith the third sector and has spent time supporting disadvantaged young people. These experiences have made her passionate about working to support children...

mccartney

News: Change Up exhibition considers action to address coercive control in teen relationships

...the perspectives of young people and youth workers front and centre, and then worked across the third sector and public sector social work, education and health to share learning. "By collaboratively working together, we’ve co-designed...

art children and young people gender based violence

Young Advisory Group - Every Life Matters (2022)

...(NSPLG) brings together people with lived experience of suicide alongside, academic, professional third sector, and statutory partners to support the delivery of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters Stephanie Craig,...


Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...NSPLG brings together people with lived experience of suicide alongside, academic, professional third sector, and statutory partners to support the delivery of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters. Stephanie Craig, a...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

Member directory: full

...people | actionforchildren.org.uk ACVO TSI Support, learning and development for Aberdeen’s third sector | acvo.org.uk AFA Scotland Support for those working in adoption, fostering and care | afascotland.com Angus Carers Centre Support for...


Announcing the appointment of six new directors to our Board

...& Stroke Scotland (CHSS) and Steven Sweeney, CEO of Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, the third sector Interface for South Lanarkshire. Claire Gillespie brings her experience of the challenges that front line services face in her role as...

children and young people Children's rights inclusion

News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding

...partnerships, colleges and universities, school support services, and volunteering and third sector programmes have already benefited from the funding. Since the pandemic, local authorities have received funding from the Government in...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

News: S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year

...Harrigan, CEO of S.M.I.L.E Counselling at the Scottish Charity Awards 2022.  charity third sector The West Lothian-based counselling service scooped the prestigious prize at the Scottish Charity Awards 2022. The annual...

charity third sector

Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum

...on reducing child poverty: Family Support – led by Lyndsay Fraser Robertson (Supporting the third sector) Ensuring that the Scottish Government achieves a co-ordinated, equitable and holistic vision for family support across...

members-only

Partnership programme shortlisted for sector award

...geographic and institutional boundaries FFF and Children in Scotland are shortlisted for a third sector Partnership Award. This award recognises excellence in partnership working with public bodies, charities and third sector...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022: What's next?

...two days, our aims are to help you to: Reconnect with colleagues from public, private and third sector organisations Reflect on the challenges and opportunities from the past few years and explore what’s to come for the children’s...


Steven Sweeney

... Steven Sweeney Director Steven is the Chief Executive of Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, the third sector Interface for South Lanarkshire. He previously led Aberdeen FC and its partner charity to be named by UEFA as the Best Professional Club...

sweeney

Claire Gillespie

...children and families for over 20 years and has held practitioner and leadership roles within the third sector and local authority settings.  Her work has spanned early years, community arts, residential care, community projects and family...

gillespie

Member directory: A-F

...people | actionforchildren.org.uk ACVO TSI Support, learning and development for Aberdeen’s third sector | acvo.org.uk AFA Scotland Support for those working in adoption, fostering and care | afascotland.com   Angus Carers Centre Support...


News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand

...1 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity Children Families third sector young people A Fife charity is calling for help to meet the needs of families this Christmas. The Gift of Christmas...

charity Children Families third sector young people

Two sides to the story of Covid’s impact on fathers

...become more father-inclusive. So, whether you work for the NHS, a local authority or in the third sector, please visit our website or contact us to find out about small changes that that will make a big difference. Click here to find out...


National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for children’s services and unrealistic timeframe

...share concerns, drawn from our membership and consultation activity, that the key role of the third sector is missed in the consultation documents, and worry the heavy focus on social work and statutory services will only exacerbate the lack...

care Healthcare Policy

Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds

...that work with children, young people and families, encompassing local authority, national and third sector providers. The views of all local authorities are represented, with the exception of Shetland Islands Council. Other key findings...

children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion

News: MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities and Borders Bill

...rights human rights refugee UNCRC Organisations from across the third sector are urging Scotland to vote down the UK Nationalities and Borders Bill on the grounds that it attacks the rights of refugees, including...

child rights human rights refugee UNCRC

Member directory: T-Z

...children and young people and their families through adventure play | theyardscotland.org.uk third sector Dumfries and Galloway Support, learning and development for the third sector | tsdg.org.uk third sector Interface Western Isles Support,...


Member directory: G-M

...learning and development for Glasgow’s third sector | gcvs.org.uk Geeza Break Respite services for children and families | geezabreak.org.uk George Heriot's School Primary and secondary...


News: State of Children’s Rights report published

...published Posted 2 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice The annual State of Children's Rights report, published by Together, highlights challenges faced by...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

News: Mindfulness venture for early years receives financial boost

...9 November 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity funding mindfulness third sector An Edinburgh-based early years mindfulness enterprise has been chosen to receive support from Big Issue Invest’s Power Up...

charity funding mindfulness third sector


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Children in Scotland to manage National third sector GIRFEC project

... Children in Scotland to manage National third sector GIRFEC project Children in Scotland is due to take on management of the National third sector Getting it Right for Every Child Project. The project, a unique Public Social Partnership,...


Flexible and creative: why the value of the third sector should never be underestimated

... Flexible and creative: why the value of the third sector shouldn't be underestimated 12 Jan 2022 In October last year Lyndsay Fraser Robertson started as our new Supporting the third sector (STTS) Project Manager. Here she reintroduces the...


Is the third sector boxed in or punching above its weight?

... Is the third sector boxed in or punching above its weight? 6 April 2020 Our Head of External Affairs, Jacqueline Cassidy, discusses how our friends, colleagues and partners are responding in a time of crisis Working from home is something I...


Mobilise third sector services to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19

... third sector services 'must mobilise' to give children and communities support in the fight against Covid-19 20 March 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to yesterday’s statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education (click to read),...

ASN childcare communities Covid-19 Education schools

Why our third sector deserves first class support

... Why our third sector deserves first class support 26 May 2020 In advance of next week's launch of our new Supporting the third sector Project, Vicky Wan explains why we want to support organisations to become equal partners in Children and...

Children Covid-19 crisis emergency family services Support third sector

New project aims to empower the third sector

... New project aims to empower the third sector 2 June 2020 Building on the success of the National third sector GIRFEC Project, Children in Scotland continues its commitment to supporting third sector organisations to become equal partners in...


To do better for autistic children, we must close the accountability gap

...Not Included, Not Engaged, Not Involved report and campaign Following significant engagement with third sector organisations and autistic people, we launched ‘Our Voice, Our Rights’, a joint campaign with ENABLE Scotland and Scottish...


Life through a child-rights lens

...enable children to better realise their rights across our organisational ways of working.   As third sector organisations, we are also starting to see CRIA appearing as part of funding criteria, with funders asking funded...


Now is the Time – Challenge Poverty Week 2021

...local authorities to support the work of lifeline community organisations, and fund third sector organisations on a three-year basis. We are delighted to see the hundreds of organisations from across Scotland already begin to get...


Question time for politicians at Voices Forum hustings

...would continue to suffer unless we addressed the precariousness of short-term funding to third sector organisations. Chair of the event, Amy Woodhouse, Head of Policy, Projects and Participation at Children in Scotland, said: “It was...


Ensuring no child is too hungry to learn

...argues Lorraine Kelly, Policy Officer (Scotland) for the UK charity Magic Breakfast Communities, third sector organisations and politicians across Scotland have been working for years to ensure children at risk of hunger receive a meal in their...


Insight: Serious accidents in lockdown – why Child Safety Week matters

...the 2021-26 Scottish Parliament Click to read Amy's blog Supporting the third sector Vicky Wan is Project Manager and part of our PPP team Click to read Vicky's blog Be part of our...


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

...values at the core, says Simon Massey Click to read Simon's blog Is the third sector punching above its weight? Read Jacqueline Cassidy's blog on the third sector response to the Covid-19 crisis Click...


Insight: Keeping hold of honesty and respect as the world turns upside down

...much work that would take. As Jacqueline Cassidy said in her piece last week (click to read), the third sector is used to dealing with a crisis . It does so every day. We rose to the challenge and quickly set up WFH (as of today, an officially...


Universal or targeted? Supporting free period products is about values as much as availability

...the costs of purchasing essential menstruation products. Many organisations across the public and third sector have all voiced their support for an approach of universal free provision. Previously, in a somewhat surprising move, the Communities...


Young people’s peer research into health inequalities launched

...not stigma. The launch event was attended by representatives from statutory, voluntary and third sector organisations keen to get a fresh perspective from young people on the impact of place on health, wellbeing and inequality. Lorna...

children and young people community deprivation Health Inequality research

Insight: Responding to the need for connection and learning

...concerts cancelled. The impact of Covid-19 has been catastrophic to the events sector and to the third sector, as so many of us rely on events as an income stream. This includes our Children in Scotland programme – none of our 55 April-June...


Why our Manifesto for 2021-26 must be based on renewal, not recovery

...to find out more Confronting the crisis Jacqueline Cassidy discusses the third sector response to Covid-19 Click to read...

equality Health Inequality Manifesto members membership parliament Poverty rights Wellbeing

‘Lessons for a new social settlement’ – publication of reports mark completion of groundbreaking five-year food project

...to thank all our partners who’ve supported this project over the past five years – businesses, third sector groups, funders, local authorities, and most importantly the children and families who have been at the heart of FFF.” Share this ...

Children communities community familis FFF Food income Inequality partnership Poverty

Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...on the fund, click here.   Project work Our projects, CHANGE, and the Supporting the third sector Project, continue as normal. Please note: communications in support of some of services and project work, including My Rights, My Say,...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

Youth Advisory Group launched as part of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan

...NSPLG brings together people with lived experience of suicide alongside, academic, professional third sector, and statutory partners to support the delivery of Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters. Stephanie Craig, a...

Child protection child safety Legislation Scottish Government

Announcing the appointment of six new directors to our Board

...& Stroke Scotland (CHSS) and Steven Sweeney, CEO of Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, the third sector Interface for South Lanarkshire. Claire Gillespie brings her experience of the challenges that front line services face in her role as...

children and young people Children's rights inclusion

Partnership programme shortlisted for sector award

...geographic and institutional boundaries FFF and Children in Scotland are shortlisted for a third sector Partnership Award. This award recognises excellence in partnership working with public bodies, charities and third sector...


Two sides to the story of Covid’s impact on fathers

...become more father-inclusive. So, whether you work for the NHS, a local authority or in the third sector, please visit our website or contact us to find out about small changes that that will make a big difference. Click here to find out...


National Care Service consultation: Concerns over lack of detail for children’s services and unrealistic timeframe

...share concerns, drawn from our membership and consultation activity, that the key role of the third sector is missed in the consultation documents, and worry the heavy focus on social work and statutory services will only exacerbate the lack...

care Healthcare Policy

Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds

...that work with children, young people and families, encompassing local authority, national and third sector providers. The views of all local authorities are represented, with the exception of Shetland Islands Council. Other key findings...

children and young people Children's rights Covid-19 equality inclusion


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Mohit Lakhanpal

... Mohit Lakhanpal Communications Officer - Enquire Mohit has worked in the third sector since 2013, while he was at university completing a degree in Marketing. Within the charity sector he has worked for and supported a wide range of charities,...

lakhanpal

Monica Sellers

...in the events industry for nearly a decade within higher education and are excited to pivot to the third sector. They have a vested interest in intersectionality, equality, and sustainability. Originally from Oregon, USA, Monica studied cultural...

sellers

Lyndsay Fraser Robertson

... Lyndsay Fraser Robertson Supporting the third sector (STTS) project manager Lyndsay joined Children in Scotland in October 2021 to manage the Supporting the third sector project. Before joining Children in Scotland, she worked for nine years...

robertson

Nazmi McCartney

...and webinar programme. Nazmi has more three years admin experience both within and outwith the third sector and has spent time supporting disadvantaged young people. These experiences have made her passionate about working to support children...

mccartney


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2022: What's next?

...two days, our aims are to help you to: Reconnect with colleagues from public, private and third sector organisations Reflect on the challenges and opportunities from the past few years and explore what’s to come for the children’s...



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Making Children's Rights Real Across Scotland event summary
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...Summary Thursday 27 May 2021 2pm-4:30pm #MakeRightsReal Organised by the Supporting the third sector Project (click the link to find out more) in partnership with the TSI Children’s Services Network Chaired by Suzie Scott,...


News: Fresh warnings over child mental health pandemic
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...future.” They have also called for greater partnership working between the public, private and third sector and a greater awareness of the services on offer. The figures were published on the same day Scottish Government presented their...

CAMHS Mental Health

News: Charity appeal to support families this winter
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...support families this winter Posted 3 November, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity third sector Fife Gingerbread has launched its annual ‘Heat & Eat’ appeal, to help families across the Kingdom keep fed and warm this...

charity third sector

News: Change Up exhibition considers action to address coercive control in teen relationships
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...the perspectives of young people and youth workers front and centre, and then worked across the third sector and public sector social work, education and health to share learning. "By collaboratively working together, we’ve co-designed...

art children and young people gender based violence

Member directory: full
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...people | actionforchildren.org.uk ACVO TSI Support, learning and development for Aberdeen’s third sector | acvo.org.uk AFA Scotland Support for those working in adoption, fostering and care | afascotland.com Angus Carers Centre Support for...


News: Young People's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding
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...partnerships, colleges and universities, school support services, and volunteering and third sector programmes have already benefited from the funding. Since the pandemic, local authorities have received funding from the Government in...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

News: S.M.I.L.E Counselling named Charity of the Year
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...Harrigan, CEO of S.M.I.L.E Counselling at the Scottish Charity Awards 2022.  charity third sector The West Lothian-based counselling service scooped the prestigious prize at the Scottish Charity Awards 2022. The annual...

charity third sector

Children's Sector Strategic and Policy Forum
post

...on reducing child poverty: Family Support – led by Lyndsay Fraser Robertson (Supporting the third sector) Ensuring that the Scottish Government achieves a co-ordinated, equitable and holistic vision for family support across...

members-only

Steven Sweeney
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... Steven Sweeney Director Steven is the Chief Executive of Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, the third sector Interface for South Lanarkshire. He previously led Aberdeen FC and its partner charity to be named by UEFA as the Best Professional Club...

sweeney

Claire Gillespie
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...children and families for over 20 years and has held practitioner and leadership roles within the third sector and local authority settings.  Her work has spanned early years, community arts, residential care, community projects and family...

gillespie

Member directory: A-F
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...people | actionforchildren.org.uk ACVO TSI Support, learning and development for Aberdeen’s third sector | acvo.org.uk AFA Scotland Support for those working in adoption, fostering and care | afascotland.com   Angus Carers Centre Support...


News: Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand
post

...1 December, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity Children Families third sector young people A Fife charity is calling for help to meet the needs of families this Christmas. The Gift of Christmas...

charity Children Families third sector young people

News: MSPs urged to withhold consent for Nationalities and Borders Bill
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...rights human rights refugee UNCRC Organisations from across the third sector are urging Scotland to vote down the UK Nationalities and Borders Bill on the grounds that it attacks the rights of refugees, including...

child rights human rights refugee UNCRC

Member directory: T-Z
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...children and young people and their families through adventure play | theyardscotland.org.uk third sector Dumfries and Galloway Support, learning and development for the third sector | tsdg.org.uk third sector Interface Western Isles Support,...


Member directory: G-M
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...learning and development for Glasgow’s third sector | gcvs.org.uk Geeza Break Respite services for children and families | geezabreak.org.uk George Heriot's School Primary and secondary...


News: State of Children’s Rights report published
post

...published Posted 2 March 2022, by Nina Joynson Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice The annual State of Children's Rights report, published by Together, highlights challenges faced by...

Children's rights Participation third sector UNCRC youth justice

News: Mindfulness venture for early years receives financial boost
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...9 November 2021 by Jennifer Drummond charity funding mindfulness third sector An Edinburgh-based early years mindfulness enterprise has been chosen to receive support from Big Issue Invest’s Power Up...

charity funding mindfulness third sector