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

... Looking to upskill your staff? Discover how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland For charities, organisations and practitioners working with children and young people, it is important to continually develop new skills,...


Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...embedded into all our work, as well as our commitment to flexible working policies, on-going training opportunities, and our focus on work-life balance. Winners across all 15 award categories will be announced during a ceremony at the...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...work. For those who missed the conference, here, David explores how our rights-based policy work, training and learning opportunities, support services, and participation projects are leading the way for change. As an organisation dedicated to...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...online session, that will offer everything participants need to know about the groundbreaking training, from how it works to what kind of commitment the Diploma will involve from students, and will also include a Q&A. TLSW enables children...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...have also seen a marked increase in organisations wanting bespoke support through our commissioned training offer. Our Open Learning Programme evaluation feedback is consistently great with more than 90% of delegates rating events, content,...


A daring venture: new training programme explores the dynamics of successful relationships

... A daring venture: new training programme explores the dynamics underpinning successful relationships 8 Aug 2023 Children in Scotland has launched new dates for the popular three-day training course, the Dynamics of Relationship-Based...


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

...and we are thrilled to be working with The Open University in Scotland to create accessible training opportunities for both our members and the wider children’s network. “The new portal will offer a fantastic range of courses delivered...


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

...advisory group and its work and aims Click here for more Children's Rights training Bridging Policy and Practice - Bespoke children's rights training tailored to your organisation’s needs Click here for...


Celebration, recognition and connection for the befriending sector

...children and young people across Scotland.   Befriending Networks provides support, resources and training to 53 member organisations across Scotland with a focus on children and young people, as well as a larger network of nearly 400 befriending...


Supporting small organisations to flourish with new membership category

...we value are the Insight magazine, full of interesting articles, our discounts, and access to training and podcasts.” The introduction of a new membership category demonstrates our commitment to supporting as many organisations as possible...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

...as a teaching resource in schools, colleges and universities · in induction processes and in training to explain what good practice looks like · to support wider system and cultural change activities - particularly for the legal profession,...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...30th Anniversary Networking Event in November Click here for more Children's Rights training Bridging Policy and Practice - Bespoke children's rights training tailored to your organisation’s needs Click here for...


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

...how our learning programme is developed Click here to access Commissioned training Do you have specific learning needs that could be met in a tailored way? We can help Click here for...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...to welcome many tiny faces to the world of education. The week began with planning meetings, staff training and classroom set up, then Wednesday brought the first bell of the new academic year for the children. Forty-five wee bairns lined up in the...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...homes that I would work in over the next seven years. I was 19 years old, had no formal training, limited induction and not very much supervision which, looking back, is pretty shocking. I was only two years older than my first ‘key...


Young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

...that increased demands arising from further complexity, additional time commitment and specialist training would not be sustainable through a pure volunteer model. The Scottish Government will now consider the recommendations, and a response is...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...to deal with childhood development trauma with Professor Richard Rose, to the self-care training journey with therapist and life coach Jan Montgomery. Alongside these learning opportunities, Children in Scotland also shares new event...


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

...can help parents/carers to identify their strengths and things that they want to change.   In my training, we specifically look at the exchange model of assessment, which helps us to support people to articulate their needs and opinions, and how...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...offer Find out more about our programme of webinars and conferences, and our commissionerd training Click here to browse Changing our World Find out more about our children and young people's advisory...


The future of football is in your hands

...take part in Youth Congresses to share, debate, and express their views on key areas. As well as training days where we equip them with material and guest speakers from across the Football Family. This is a programme that opens doors into the...


Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental health, but it’s getting better”

...learning programme Find out more about our programme of conferences, webinars, commisisoned training and more Click here for more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for...


Young people's voices at the heart of new pupil support project

...young people and staff to design a new learning programme that comprises in-person and online training and resources. The development stage of the project will see the creation of two groups; one made up of young people with care experience...


New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care

...when and where you want Find out more about our extensive learning programme and commissioned training Click here for more The Children in Scotland Podcast Explore previous episodes that discuss issues across the sector and...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...for more Membership benefits We offer a range of benefits including discounted training and our bi-annual magazine, Insight Click here for more Join us in membership Join the the national network...


Launching the Building Good Relationships eLearning module

...been made possible by the Adapt and Thrive Programme. Children in Scotland also offers bespoke training packages and consultancy on participation and engagement with children and young people hosted by subject experts from its...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...pledges cover areas including policies and procedures, representation, removing barriers and staff training. Click here to read a blog I wrote to accompany the statement’s publication, describing our race equality journey up to that point and...


Booking opens for unique online Learning Week

...for some time yet, we have had to be innovative in how we continue to provide top-class learning, training and CPD. "The result is our Learning Week which we hope strikes the balance of providing the quality event we would usually be delivering in...

CPD events learning week training

Changes to our learning programme announced

...around the uncertainty around our learning programme. On average, 5,000 of you attend our training every year, so you can imagine the challenge this is presenting to my lovely team. However, we’re the ‘in-house events team of the year...

Covid-19 events training webinars

Events team scoops three major awards following record-breaking year
CPD events Learning training

RNLI launches 2022 water safety training programme

... Credit: RNLI/Claire Thomson Magazine / News: RNLI launches programme of water safety training for children Posted 19 July, 2022 by Nina Joynson child safety swimming The RNLI has opened its summer...

child safety swimming

Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development

... Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development By Charlene Tait We want to see every child in Scotland reach their potential. The presumption of mainstreaming...


Consultation response: A STEM education and training strategy for Scotland (January 2017)

...in Scotland responded to The Scottish Government is consultation on a new STEM Education and training Strategy for...


Children's Rights and UNCRC training

... Children's Rights and the UNCRC training Bridging Policy and Practice: Bespoke rights training tailored to your organisation’s needs: when, where, and how you want it.   Children’s Rights Revolution Scotland is on the road to a...


NTSG: upcoming training

... Upcoming training 2019 23 October – Improving Strategic Engagement with children and young people in Children’s Services Planning: Session 2 (in partnership with the Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative) CLOSED...


Commissioned training: study visit

... Commissioned training: international study visits 2022 update: Due to the impact of Covid -19, we are not currently offering international study visits. We hope to be back working with our international partners in 2023. Study...

Finland international study trip

In-house training: long-term learning

... In-house training: long-term learning Take staff learning and development off your mind and let us handle everything. We can help you develop a long-term training programme to continue to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of your...


Commissioned training: event management

... Commissioned training: event management With our skills and expertise in event management, we can help you plan and deliver your own event. Our team can manage or support you with every element of your event, including programme development,...


Commissioned training: popular CPD themes

... Commissioned training: popular CPD themes Our most frequently requested training themes include: Child protection Our trainers can provide comprehensive manager level, introductory or refresher training tailored to your organisation’s...


Commissioned training: key facts

... Commissioned training: key facts Commissioned training events are tailored to your needs: The session is developed to suit your particular objectives and requirements. You will have time to speak to the trainer in advance to discuss your...


Commissioned training: CPD created for you

... Commissioned training Finding a solution to your training needs Why commission training from us? If you have a training need that you need a solution to, we want to hear from you. We work directly with you to assess your...


In-house training

... In-house training Do you have some specific learning needs that could be met in a more tailored way? Have you seen something in our Learning Guide but it’s not quite right for your organisation? We can help! Our Learning & Events team...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...our trainers possess the qualities and skills we believe are vital to our success in delivering training of a consistently high standard. This is backed up by the evaluations from delegates who consistently rate them as 'excellent'. You can read...


Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
design Education environment schools

Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

...globally. Over 26 years, the Rose Model of Therapeutic Life Story Work has seen remarkable growth, training more than 1350 individuals, authoring three influential books and contributing numerous articles to the field. Notably, this model stands as...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...years. With Kids specialise in delivering play therapy and therapeutic interventions, as well as training play therapists, in partnership with Queen Margaret University. Common reasons for the referral of a child to With Kids include:...


Our history

...increasing its membership, expanding its policy and research department, and adding an admired training arm and communications team. Its analysis and new thinking on child policy and childhoods, and how children themselves can inform this...


Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published

...wide ranging benefits for the children, it also helps parents to get back into work, engage in training or progress their careers. Quality childcare provision is both an anti-poverty and a pro-growth measure. “This report follows our...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...of relationships, time and what lawyers can do to uphold children’s rights. We hope that greater training is provided to ensure that support is age appropriate and children and young people understand the decisions or processes which impact on...

Arts music scotland young people

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system

...of relationships, time and what lawyers can do to uphold children’s rights. We hope that greater training is provided to ensure that support is age appropriate and children and young people understand the decisions or processes which impact on...

animation Children law young people

Record number of young Scots on positive career paths

.../ Record number of young Scots set on positive career paths as more teenagers enter education, training or employment Posted 08.09.23 by Alice Hinds careers Education training young people The number of young...

careers Education training young people

Charity shares resources to make safety simple

...Why Child Safety Week matters June 1, 2020 News: RNLI launches programme of water safety training for children July 19, 2022 A safe sleep, for every sleep March 11,...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Early Years Conference 2023

...conference was supported by Visibility Scotland and Sight Scotland Other upcoming training events Browse our current range of learning opportunities Click here to...


Foster Care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work

...arrive, which may be with a duty social 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...

care care experienced people foster care the Promise

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM

...people's confidence, resilience and wellbeing. Learning from the research phase will shape free training opportunities and resources for science educators and community learning and development (CLD) practitioners. Working from evidence The...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Q&A with Aileen Shrimpton

...29 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL ASN neurodiversity training Ahead of our neurodiversity awareness training, Aileen Shrimpton (pictured) reminds us why supporting neurodiversity in the...

ASL ASN neurodiversity training


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

... Looking to upskill your staff? Discover how commissioned training is helping charities across Scotland For charities, organisations and practitioners working with children and young people, it is important to continually develop new skills,...


Children in Scotland shortlisted for two prestigious awards

...embedded into all our work, as well as our commitment to flexible working policies, on-going training opportunities, and our focus on work-life balance. Winners across all 15 award categories will be announced during a ceremony at the...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...work. For those who missed the conference, here, David explores how our rights-based policy work, training and learning opportunities, support services, and participation projects are leading the way for change. As an organisation dedicated to...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...online session, that will offer everything participants need to know about the groundbreaking training, from how it works to what kind of commitment the Diploma will involve from students, and will also include a Q&A. TLSW enables children...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...have also seen a marked increase in organisations wanting bespoke support through our commissioned training offer. Our Open Learning Programme evaluation feedback is consistently great with more than 90% of delegates rating events, content,...


A daring venture: new training programme explores the dynamics of successful relationships

... A daring venture: new training programme explores the dynamics underpinning successful relationships 8 Aug 2023 Children in Scotland has launched new dates for the popular three-day training course, the Dynamics of Relationship-Based...


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

...and we are thrilled to be working with The Open University in Scotland to create accessible training opportunities for both our members and the wider children’s network. “The new portal will offer a fantastic range of courses delivered...


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

...advisory group and its work and aims Click here for more Children's Rights training Bridging Policy and Practice - Bespoke children's rights training tailored to your organisation’s needs Click here for...


Celebration, recognition and connection for the befriending sector

...children and young people across Scotland.   Befriending Networks provides support, resources and training to 53 member organisations across Scotland with a focus on children and young people, as well as a larger network of nearly 400 befriending...


Supporting small organisations to flourish with new membership category

...we value are the Insight magazine, full of interesting articles, our discounts, and access to training and podcasts.” The introduction of a new membership category demonstrates our commitment to supporting as many organisations as possible...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

...as a teaching resource in schools, colleges and universities · in induction processes and in training to explain what good practice looks like · to support wider system and cultural change activities - particularly for the legal profession,...


Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people

...30th Anniversary Networking Event in November Click here for more Children's Rights training Bridging Policy and Practice - Bespoke children's rights training tailored to your organisation’s needs Click here for...


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

...how our learning programme is developed Click here to access Commissioned training Do you have specific learning needs that could be met in a tailored way? We can help Click here for...


And so the work begins - teachers reflect on the first week of term

...to welcome many tiny faces to the world of education. The week began with planning meetings, staff training and classroom set up, then Wednesday brought the first bell of the new academic year for the children. Forty-five wee bairns lined up in the...


Keeping Children in Scotland’s commitment to The Promise

...homes that I would work in over the next seven years. I was 19 years old, had no formal training, limited induction and not very much supervision which, looking back, is pretty shocking. I was only two years older than my first ‘key...


Young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

...that increased demands arising from further complexity, additional time commitment and specialist training would not be sustainable through a pure volunteer model. The Scottish Government will now consider the recommendations, and a response is...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...to deal with childhood development trauma with Professor Richard Rose, to the self-care training journey with therapist and life coach Jan Montgomery. Alongside these learning opportunities, Children in Scotland also shares new event...


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

...can help parents/carers to identify their strengths and things that they want to change.   In my training, we specifically look at the exchange model of assessment, which helps us to support people to articulate their needs and opinions, and how...


Celebrating our successes at 30 

...offer Find out more about our programme of webinars and conferences, and our commissionerd training Click here to browse Changing our World Find out more about our children and young people's advisory...


The future of football is in your hands

...take part in Youth Congresses to share, debate, and express their views on key areas. As well as training days where we equip them with material and guest speakers from across the Football Family. This is a programme that opens doors into the...


Q&A with Kara Brown: “There’s still stigma surrounding mental health, but it’s getting better”

...learning programme Find out more about our programme of conferences, webinars, commisisoned training and more Click here for more Enquire Find out more about Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for...


Young people's voices at the heart of new pupil support project

...young people and staff to design a new learning programme that comprises in-person and online training and resources. The development stage of the project will see the creation of two groups; one made up of young people with care experience...


New advisory board to explore and share the experience of foster care

...when and where you want Find out more about our extensive learning programme and commissioned training Click here for more The Children in Scotland Podcast Explore previous episodes that discuss issues across the sector and...


Strengthening the sector with the offer of free membership

...for more Membership benefits We offer a range of benefits including discounted training and our bi-annual magazine, Insight Click here for more Join us in membership Join the the national network...


Launching the Building Good Relationships eLearning module

...been made possible by the Adapt and Thrive Programme. Children in Scotland also offers bespoke training packages and consultancy on participation and engagement with children and young people hosted by subject experts from its...


Making the change and committing to race equality

...pledges cover areas including policies and procedures, representation, removing barriers and staff training. Click here to read a blog I wrote to accompany the statement’s publication, describing our race equality journey up to that point and...


Booking opens for unique online Learning Week

...for some time yet, we have had to be innovative in how we continue to provide top-class learning, training and CPD. "The result is our Learning Week which we hope strikes the balance of providing the quality event we would usually be delivering in...

CPD events learning week training

Changes to our learning programme announced

...around the uncertainty around our learning programme. On average, 5,000 of you attend our training every year, so you can imagine the challenge this is presenting to my lovely team. However, we’re the ‘in-house events team of the year...

Covid-19 events training webinars

Events team scoops three major awards following record-breaking year
CPD events Learning training


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In-house training

... In-house training Do you have some specific learning needs that could be met in a more tailored way? Have you seen something in our Learning Guide but it’s not quite right for your organisation? We can help! Our Learning & Events team...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...our trainers possess the qualities and skills we believe are vital to our success in delivering training of a consistently high standard. This is backed up by the evaluations from delegates who consistently rate them as 'excellent'. You can read...


Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

...globally. Over 26 years, the Rose Model of Therapeutic Life Story Work has seen remarkable growth, training more than 1350 individuals, authoring three influential books and contributing numerous articles to the field. Notably, this model stands as...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...years. With Kids specialise in delivering play therapy and therapeutic interventions, as well as training play therapists, in partnership with Queen Margaret University. Common reasons for the referral of a child to With Kids include:...


Our history

...increasing its membership, expanding its policy and research department, and adding an admired training arm and communications team. Its analysis and new thinking on child policy and childhoods, and how children themselves can inform this...


Early Years Conference 2023

...conference was supported by Visibility Scotland and Sight Scotland Other upcoming training events Browse our current range of learning opportunities Click here to...



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RNLI launches 2022 water safety training programme
post

... Credit: RNLI/Claire Thomson Magazine / News: RNLI launches programme of water safety training for children Posted 19 July, 2022 by Nina Joynson child safety swimming The RNLI has opened its summer...

child safety swimming

Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development
post

... Call 12: Support our pupils and teachers: embed understanding of ASN in initial teacher training and ongoing development By Charlene Tait We want to see every child in Scotland reach their potential. The presumption of mainstreaming...


Consultation response: A STEM education and training strategy for Scotland (January 2017)
attachment

...in Scotland responded to The Scottish Government is consultation on a new STEM Education and training Strategy for...


Children's Rights and UNCRC training
post

... Children's Rights and the UNCRC training Bridging Policy and Practice: Bespoke rights training tailored to your organisation’s needs: when, where, and how you want it.   Children’s Rights Revolution Scotland is on the road to a...


NTSG: upcoming training
post

... Upcoming training 2019 23 October – Improving Strategic Engagement with children and young people in Children’s Services Planning: Session 2 (in partnership with the Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative) CLOSED...


Commissioned training: study visit
post

... Commissioned training: international study visits 2022 update: Due to the impact of Covid -19, we are not currently offering international study visits. We hope to be back working with our international partners in 2023. Study...

Finland international study trip

In-house training: long-term learning
post

... In-house training: long-term learning Take staff learning and development off your mind and let us handle everything. We can help you develop a long-term training programme to continue to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of your...


Commissioned training: event management
post

... Commissioned training: event management With our skills and expertise in event management, we can help you plan and deliver your own event. Our team can manage or support you with every element of your event, including programme development,...


Commissioned training: popular CPD themes
post

... Commissioned training: popular CPD themes Our most frequently requested training themes include: Child protection Our trainers can provide comprehensive manager level, introductory or refresher training tailored to your organisation’s...


Commissioned training: key facts
post

... Commissioned training: key facts Commissioned training events are tailored to your needs: The session is developed to suit your particular objectives and requirements. You will have time to speak to the trainer in advance to discuss your...


Commissioned training: CPD created for you
post

... Commissioned training Finding a solution to your training needs Why commission training from us? If you have a training need that you need a solution to, we want to hear from you. We work directly with you to assess your...


Launch of Children's Pocket Garden Design competition
postdesign Education environment schools

Access to Childcare Fund evaluation published
post

...wide ranging benefits for the children, it also helps parents to get back into work, engage in training or progress their careers. Quality childcare provision is both an anti-poverty and a pro-growth measure. “This report follows our...

childcare Children early learning Early years Families

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
post

...of relationships, time and what lawyers can do to uphold children’s rights. We hope that greater training is provided to ensure that support is age appropriate and children and young people understand the decisions or processes which impact on...

Arts music scotland young people

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
post

...of relationships, time and what lawyers can do to uphold children’s rights. We hope that greater training is provided to ensure that support is age appropriate and children and young people understand the decisions or processes which impact on...

animation Children law young people

Record number of young Scots on positive career paths
post

.../ Record number of young Scots set on positive career paths as more teenagers enter education, training or employment Posted 08.09.23 by Alice Hinds careers Education training young people The number of young...

careers Education training young people

Charity shares resources to make safety simple
post

...Why Child Safety Week matters June 1, 2020 News: RNLI launches programme of water safety training for children July 19, 2022 A safe sleep, for every sleep March 11,...

Child Accident Prevention Trust child safety child safety week

Foster Care Fortnight: foster carers' essential work
post

...arrive, which may be with a duty social 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...

care care experienced people foster care the Promise

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM
post

...people's confidence, resilience and wellbeing. Learning from the research phase will shape free training opportunities and resources for science educators and community learning and development (CLD) practitioners. Working from evidence The...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

Q&A with Aileen Shrimpton
post

...29 March 2022, by Catherine Bromley ASL ASN neurodiversity training Ahead of our neurodiversity awareness training, Aileen Shrimpton (pictured) reminds us why supporting neurodiversity in the...

ASL ASN neurodiversity training