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10 highlights from our Annual Conference 2024

...to be better represented in discussions about rising violence in schools, and shared why a trauma-informed approach should be taken to address such challenges. His thoughtful speech, which focused on the need for collaboration over...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...do and being a good enough parent is often what we achieve. Add in factors like intergenerational trauma, violence, addiction and poverty and it becomes even more stigmatised and difficult. Thus, it’s imperative we start asking questions in our...


Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

...therapeutic staff to help every child to flourish. Ahead of presenting a workshop on child trauma during day two of our conference, we speak to Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, Jeanne McLaughlin, about why play is so critical for...


We can all be allies

...asylum-seeking and trafficked young people across Scotland and the Glasgow Psychological trauma Service (The Anchor), a specialist NHS trauma service that has a remit to work with unaccompanied young people in Glasgow, who have...


Responding to trauma means all of us working together

... Responding to trauma means all of us working together 7 September 2020 Ahead of the More Than My trauma webinars next week and the 2021 conference, Dan Johnson, Clinical Director at Kibble, shares his hopes for driving enduring organisational...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...and development, to address these challenges. Skilled, knowledgeable staff, who understand trauma and trauma-informed approaches can make a big difference to children’s lives. We are currently working on a project with children and young...


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

...make a difference in their role, covering children's rights and the UNCRC (click here for more), trauma-informed practice, mental health and much more. Plus, with 94% of participants in 2022/2023 describing the courses as "excellent", we are...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...and will also include a Q&A. TLSW enables children and young people who have experienced the trauma of child abuse and neglect, and who are struggling with the pain of their past, to reflect, develop compassion for themselves and move...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...consisted of in-person events – a Mental Health Conference, a three-day residential focussed on trauma-informed approaches, and an Early Years Conference – and a range of online learning opportunities via our webinar programme and eLearning...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...– made the experience even more difficult. In fact, many described the process as re-traumatising, as young people had to relive what had happened to them up to 14 times, often in different settings, with unfamiliar faces. We also...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...struggle to come to terms with their diagnosis and adhere to a regime of treatment. They may carry trauma from medical interventions and invasive tests. They often feel misunderstood because their illness is “invisible”, and others don’t...


The scale of the challenge can feel overwhelming, so we need to celebrate the successes

...process. Why? Because it requires us to ask people to share their lived experiences, to re-visit traumatic events and to confront the inequalities they have faced. Yet, people do, and in the case of the Not Included, Not Engaged, Not Involved...


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

...courses:  “People understand that relationships are key to buffering and healing experiences of trauma. However, in my experience, people do not get a chance to learn in any depth how relationships operate. They don’t get to understand the...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...Richard Rose has spent ten years helping practitioners work through childhood developmental trauma. Here, our Learning & Events Officer, Arran Purdie, shares the academic theory behind his important diploma course When I joined Children...


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

...Network has taken many forms including a review of our organisational language and beginning our trauma-informed journey. The ripple effect of work across the four nations in our organisation is a particularly exciting achievement, with our...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...judge when we should instead seek to understand how others have lived and the intergenerational trauma they may have experienced. Conscious, unconscious and confirmation bias are inherent to our culture and our professions. Looking to the...


Latest issue of Insight now available

...those who are Care Experienced, to supporting those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma, this latest edition considers some of the challenges facing our most disadvantaged communities.” Insight is available for free to all...

care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

Laying the foundations for Scotland's Barnahus

...Introducing Barnahus is therefore the next phase of this national reform programme. Reducing trauma Were we to have the model here, it should mean that children no longer have to repeat their story to different professionals in different...


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

...people should also be able to personalise their space. Housing policy and processes should be more trauma-informed and responsive. A rights-based participative approach prioritising care experienced young people’s voices was central to the...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...school exclusion, care experience, challenges with neurodiversity, offending behaviour and/or trauma.   Put youth agency at its heart, informing planning and funding for good quality local hobby provisions and having a choice in how/where to...


Dealing with the ghosts of the past

...professionals' understanding and ability to support children and young people who have experienced trauma. With only two weeks left to register, we hear from a past delegate about the importance of this approach.  Next month, a new cohort of...


Connections, community and chances to inspire

...from the pandemic. This event in Edinburgh will delve into children’s stress symptoms and how trauma can affect development. That same week we’re starting our year-long Edinburgh-based diploma course with Richard Rose on Therapeutic Life...


A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...disease, lose their chance at an education and be at greater risk of sexual violence. The mental trauma of conflict and war in children is significant and can lead to long-term damage if support is not available. In short, it becomes almost...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

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

...that the process of obtaining a gender recognition certificate is ‘less degrading, intrusive and traumatic’. “We welcome the intention to bring forward the Gender Recognition Bill with the hopes that it will bring about a rights-based...

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

Changes to our learning programme announced

...March, 10.30am – Supporting parenting in the early years 27 March, 10.30am – Vicarious trauma, and self-care Please try them out, give us constructive feedback, and together we’ll create new, worthwhile opportunities for learning and...

Covid-19 events training webinars

25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

...multiple challenges: poverty, poor mental health, disengagement from education, poor housing or trauma. These issues are of course, inextricably linked. If you’re choosing between heating or eating, it’s incredibly hard to learn and...


Rare UK appearance for renowned trauma specialist

... Magazine / News: Renowned trauma specialist to lead Children in Scotland webinar Posted 21 October, 2021 by Catherine Bromley Adverse experiences CPD trauma In a rare UK appearance, leading American...

Adverse experiences CPD trauma

07/2024 Residential

... Learning Training & Events trauma recovery, regulation and self-care: 3-day residential course 18-20 July 2024 | St Andrews This unique residential course in St. Andrews gives you the opportunity to explore the embodied aspects of...


2024 Child Development Series

...a qualified Life Coach, Play Therapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Jan specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and creative format. Member tickets To access the member price, please...


10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related training trauma recovery, regulation and self-care: 3-day residential course 18-20 July 2024 | Join us in St. Andrews! Learn more & book your...


Training & Events

...Multiple dates across the 2024-25 year. Learn more & buy tickets trauma recovery, regulation and self-care: 3-day residential course 18-20 July 2024 | Join us in St. Andrews! Learn more & book your...


AC24 - Resources

...slides Wellbeing project Drawing together Evaluation report Evaluation summary 3e | trauma from a child's perspective from With Kids Workshop slides ROAR worksheet 4a | Neurodivergency and sensory processing: experience our world...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...and young people (aged 5-26) across the UK. Many of the young people we care for have experienced trauma and/or adversity, therefore, using a therapeutic, trauma-informed approach we empower young people through care, education and support to open...


Workshops AC24

...explore how this intervention teaches young people coping strategies to help manage symptoms of trauma, anxiety and stress. Working together we help young people understand how their experiences impact their feelings of safety, relationships,...


Programme AC24 - Day Two

...| description Sharing Young People's Voices and Telling Stories from Braw Talent CIC | description trauma from a child's perspective from With Kids | description Workshop Session Four | 12:10pm Five workshops to choose...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...in their crucial roles. Jan’s holistic approach is warm, engaging, and informative. Specialisms: trauma-informed practice Vicarious trauma Mindfulness Managing anxiety Supporting cyp with bereavement Teenage brain   Fiona is a distinguished...


Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

...validated outcomes of this approach showcase its efficacy in aiding individuals affected by trauma, demonstrating its potential for a positive impact on people's self-image and lives. Children in Scotland is proud to be the only organisation...


Insight - Issue 3

...for those who are Care Experienced, to those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma and disadvantage, this issue discusses how we can make progress on addressing some of our society’s most complex challenges. In this...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...young people (age 5+) across the UK. Many of the young people Kibble cares for have experienced trauma, therefore using a therapeutic, trauma‐informed approach we provide a range of services spanning care, education and support to open...


Member Insight Blog: Latest

...do and being a good enough parent is often what we achieve. Add in factors like intergenerational trauma, violence, addiction and poverty and it becomes even more stigmatised and difficult. Thus, it’s imperative we start asking questions in our...


Investment for new Bairns’ Hoose test sites

...2023-24, establishing safe spaces where children, as victims and witnesses, can access a range of trauma-informed support. Currently, according to Children 1st (click here for more), children involved in a crime may have to relive what has...

child-led Children's rights the Promise youth justice

Interim report on Scotland's domestic abuse law

...it has yet to reach its potential – adult and child victims and witnesses are still experiencing trauma and delays within the justice system and perpetrators are not adequately held to account for the harm to the whole family. “We look forward...

Children's rights domestic abuse relationships women's rights

Online Hub - Annual Conference 2022

...& how you want it. Whether your organisation needs training on child protection, the UNCRC, trauma or another topic, we can connect you with experienced trainers, manage your training process, and provide full evaluation and...


Q&A with Lorna MacPhail

...2022 by Nina Joynson Education health and wellbeing pandemic School trauma Ahead of her webinar, 'Big emotions in the classroom', Lorna MacPhail talks to us about how to better support wellbeing in schools in...

Education health and wellbeing pandemic School trauma

It's time to deliver change in foster care

...so we can work towards eradicating the stigmatisation of care experience, and we’re investing in trauma training for our staff team. The Fostering Network also continue to develop our participation opportunities for children and young people so...

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

eLearning Hub

...module to support practitioners working with children and young people who have experienced trauma A module supporting practitioners experiencing vicarious trauma, burnout and/or compassion fatigue How can I access the eLearning...


New project to tackle racism in schools

...Racism the Red Card has heard from hundreds of pupils, parents and teachers in Scotland on their traumatic experiences of racism in our schools. The lived experience of our young people can and will play a crucial role in ensuring our schools are...

anti-racism Education racism

'It's not enough to increase age of criminal responsibility'

...families in crisis and children at risk. Many children in conflict with the law have complex or traumatic childhood experiences, so we need community-based, early intervention services. A low age of criminal responsibility does not keep us...

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

Q&A with Betsy de Thierry

...Understanding the impact of shame Posted 31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond trauma webinars We spoke to celebrated trauma specialist and author Betsy de Thierry (pictured) ahead of her upcoming webinar...

trauma webinars

Our offer to you during a critical time

...Children and young people’s participation and engagement · Early years learning and care · trauma, healing and emotional wellbeing · Child protection. If you are interested in taking this forward, please email our Learning & Events...



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10 highlights from our Annual Conference 2024

...to be better represented in discussions about rising violence in schools, and shared why a trauma-informed approach should be taken to address such challenges. His thoughtful speech, which focused on the need for collaboration over...


Today a 'quite childcare' revolution is taking place

...do and being a good enough parent is often what we achieve. Add in factors like intergenerational trauma, violence, addiction and poverty and it becomes even more stigmatised and difficult. Thus, it’s imperative we start asking questions in our...


Children need a playful world to thrive and survive

...therapeutic staff to help every child to flourish. Ahead of presenting a workshop on child trauma during day two of our conference, we speak to Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, Jeanne McLaughlin, about why play is so critical for...


We can all be allies

...asylum-seeking and trafficked young people across Scotland and the Glasgow Psychological trauma Service (The Anchor), a specialist NHS trauma service that has a remit to work with unaccompanied young people in Glasgow, who have...


Responding to trauma means all of us working together

... Responding to trauma means all of us working together 7 September 2020 Ahead of the More Than My trauma webinars next week and the 2021 conference, Dan Johnson, Clinical Director at Kibble, shares his hopes for driving enduring organisational...


Embedding the principles of The Promise

...and development, to address these challenges. Skilled, knowledgeable staff, who understand trauma and trauma-informed approaches can make a big difference to children’s lives. We are currently working on a project with children and young...


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

...make a difference in their role, covering children's rights and the UNCRC (click here for more), trauma-informed practice, mental health and much more. Plus, with 94% of participants in 2022/2023 describing the courses as "excellent", we are...


Explore Therapeutic Life Story Work as Diploma course launches for 2024

...and will also include a Q&A. TLSW enables children and young people who have experienced the trauma of child abuse and neglect, and who are struggling with the pain of their past, to reflect, develop compassion for themselves and move...


2023 highlights: reflecting on a milestone year

...consisted of in-person events – a Mental Health Conference, a three-day residential focussed on trauma-informed approaches, and an Early Years Conference – and a range of online learning opportunities via our webinar programme and eLearning...


“In a small country where people are well connected, adaptable and aspirational, great changes are possible”

...– made the experience even more difficult. In fact, many described the process as re-traumatising, as young people had to relive what had happened to them up to 14 times, often in different settings, with unfamiliar faces. We also...


Imagining 'elsewhere': art therapy helping set children free from the anxiety of chronic illness

...struggle to come to terms with their diagnosis and adhere to a regime of treatment. They may carry trauma from medical interventions and invasive tests. They often feel misunderstood because their illness is “invisible”, and others don’t...


The scale of the challenge can feel overwhelming, so we need to celebrate the successes

...process. Why? Because it requires us to ask people to share their lived experiences, to re-visit traumatic events and to confront the inequalities they have faced. Yet, people do, and in the case of the Not Included, Not Engaged, Not Involved...


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

...courses:  “People understand that relationships are key to buffering and healing experiences of trauma. However, in my experience, people do not get a chance to learn in any depth how relationships operate. They don’t get to understand the...


Exploring the research behind Therapeutic Life Story Work

...Richard Rose has spent ten years helping practitioners work through childhood developmental trauma. Here, our Learning & Events Officer, Arran Purdie, shares the academic theory behind his important diploma course When I joined Children...


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

...Network has taken many forms including a review of our organisational language and beginning our trauma-informed journey. The ripple effect of work across the four nations in our organisation is a particularly exciting achievement, with our...


Conversations for Change: supporting families affected by substance use

...judge when we should instead seek to understand how others have lived and the intergenerational trauma they may have experienced. Conscious, unconscious and confirmation bias are inherent to our culture and our professions. Looking to the...


Latest issue of Insight now available

...those who are Care Experienced, to supporting those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma, this latest edition considers some of the challenges facing our most disadvantaged communities.” Insight is available for free to all...

care experienced people child poverty child rights Early years Education literacy Mental Health Wellbeing

Laying the foundations for Scotland's Barnahus

...Introducing Barnahus is therefore the next phase of this national reform programme. Reducing trauma Were we to have the model here, it should mean that children no longer have to repeat their story to different professionals in different...


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

...people should also be able to personalise their space. Housing policy and processes should be more trauma-informed and responsive. A rights-based participative approach prioritising care experienced young people’s voices was central to the...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

Scotland could have a future where access to recreation, creativity and wellbeing is a foundational part of growing up

...school exclusion, care experience, challenges with neurodiversity, offending behaviour and/or trauma.   Put youth agency at its heart, informing planning and funding for good quality local hobby provisions and having a choice in how/where to...


Dealing with the ghosts of the past

...professionals' understanding and ability to support children and young people who have experienced trauma. With only two weeks left to register, we hear from a past delegate about the importance of this approach.  Next month, a new cohort of...


Connections, community and chances to inspire

...from the pandemic. This event in Edinburgh will delve into children’s stress symptoms and how trauma can affect development. That same week we’re starting our year-long Edinburgh-based diploma course with Richard Rose on Therapeutic Life...


A time to learn, look beyond – and show common cause

...disease, lose their chance at an education and be at greater risk of sexual violence. The mental trauma of conflict and war in children is significant and can lead to long-term damage if support is not available. In short, it becomes almost...

Children's rights conflict crisis environment global humanitarian refugees Ukraine war world worldwide

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

...that the process of obtaining a gender recognition certificate is ‘less degrading, intrusive and traumatic’. “We welcome the intention to bring forward the Gender Recognition Bill with the hopes that it will bring about a rights-based...

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

Changes to our learning programme announced

...March, 10.30am – Supporting parenting in the early years 27 March, 10.30am – Vicarious trauma, and self-care Please try them out, give us constructive feedback, and together we’ll create new, worthwhile opportunities for learning and...

Covid-19 events training webinars

25 Calls response: Children living in poverty deserve better from a system that is failing them. But we all have a role to play in helping them navigate their journey to adulthood

...multiple challenges: poverty, poor mental health, disengagement from education, poor housing or trauma. These issues are of course, inextricably linked. If you’re choosing between heating or eating, it’s incredibly hard to learn and...



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07/2024 Residential

... Learning Training & Events trauma recovery, regulation and self-care: 3-day residential course 18-20 July 2024 | St Andrews This unique residential course in St. Andrews gives you the opportunity to explore the embodied aspects of...


2024 Child Development Series

...a qualified Life Coach, Play Therapist and Adult Psychotherapist. Jan specialises in working with trauma and has a passion for sharing her learning in an accessible and creative format. Member tickets To access the member price, please...


10/07/24 - Invisible Principles

...and data sharing, as well as our cancellation policy. Related training trauma recovery, regulation and self-care: 3-day residential course 18-20 July 2024 | Join us in St. Andrews! Learn more & book your...


Training & Events

...Multiple dates across the 2024-25 year. Learn more & buy tickets trauma recovery, regulation and self-care: 3-day residential course 18-20 July 2024 | Join us in St. Andrews! Learn more & book your...


AC24 - Resources

...slides Wellbeing project Drawing together Evaluation report Evaluation summary 3e | trauma from a child's perspective from With Kids Workshop slides ROAR worksheet 4a | Neurodivergency and sensory processing: experience our world...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...and young people (aged 5-26) across the UK. Many of the young people we care for have experienced trauma and/or adversity, therefore, using a therapeutic, trauma-informed approach we empower young people through care, education and support to open...


Workshops AC24

...explore how this intervention teaches young people coping strategies to help manage symptoms of trauma, anxiety and stress. Working together we help young people understand how their experiences impact their feelings of safety, relationships,...


Programme AC24 - Day Two

...| description Sharing Young People's Voices and Telling Stories from Braw Talent CIC | description trauma from a child's perspective from With Kids | description Workshop Session Four | 12:10pm Five workshops to choose...


Our Trainers & Speakers

...in their crucial roles. Jan’s holistic approach is warm, engaging, and informative. Specialisms: trauma-informed practice Vicarious trauma Mindfulness Managing anxiety Supporting cyp with bereavement Teenage brain   Fiona is a distinguished...


Diploma in Therapeutic Life Story Work

...validated outcomes of this approach showcase its efficacy in aiding individuals affected by trauma, demonstrating its potential for a positive impact on people's self-image and lives. Children in Scotland is proud to be the only organisation...


Children in Scotland's Early Years Conference 2023 Hub

...young people (age 5+) across the UK. Many of the young people Kibble cares for have experienced trauma, therefore using a therapeutic, trauma‐informed approach we provide a range of services spanning care, education and support to open...


Online Hub - Annual Conference 2022

...& how you want it. Whether your organisation needs training on child protection, the UNCRC, trauma or another topic, we can connect you with experienced trainers, manage your training process, and provide full evaluation and...


eLearning Hub

...module to support practitioners working with children and young people who have experienced trauma A module supporting practitioners experiencing vicarious trauma, burnout and/or compassion fatigue How can I access the eLearning...


Our offer to you during a critical time

...Children and young people’s participation and engagement · Early years learning and care · trauma, healing and emotional wellbeing · Child protection. If you are interested in taking this forward, please email our Learning & Events...



No results found.


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Rare UK appearance for renowned trauma specialist
post

... Magazine / News: Renowned trauma specialist to lead Children in Scotland webinar Posted 21 October, 2021 by Catherine Bromley Adverse experiences CPD trauma In a rare UK appearance, leading American...

Adverse experiences CPD trauma

Insight - Issue 3
post

...for those who are Care Experienced, to those facing homelessness or dealing with childhood trauma and disadvantage, this issue discusses how we can make progress on addressing some of our society’s most complex challenges. In this...


Member Insight Blog: Latest
post

...do and being a good enough parent is often what we achieve. Add in factors like intergenerational trauma, violence, addiction and poverty and it becomes even more stigmatised and difficult. Thus, it’s imperative we start asking questions in our...


Investment for new Bairns’ Hoose test sites
post

...2023-24, establishing safe spaces where children, as victims and witnesses, can access a range of trauma-informed support. Currently, according to Children 1st (click here for more), children involved in a crime may have to relive what has...

child-led Children's rights the Promise youth justice

Interim report on Scotland's domestic abuse law
post

...it has yet to reach its potential – adult and child victims and witnesses are still experiencing trauma and delays within the justice system and perpetrators are not adequately held to account for the harm to the whole family. “We look forward...

Children's rights domestic abuse relationships women's rights

Q&A with Lorna MacPhail
post

...2022 by Nina Joynson Education health and wellbeing pandemic School trauma Ahead of her webinar, 'Big emotions in the classroom', Lorna MacPhail talks to us about how to better support wellbeing in schools in...

Education health and wellbeing pandemic School trauma

It's time to deliver change in foster care
post

...so we can work towards eradicating the stigmatisation of care experience, and we’re investing in trauma training for our staff team. The Fostering Network also continue to develop our participation opportunities for children and young people so...

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

New project to tackle racism in schools
post

...Racism the Red Card has heard from hundreds of pupils, parents and teachers in Scotland on their traumatic experiences of racism in our schools. The lived experience of our young people can and will play a crucial role in ensuring our schools are...

anti-racism Education racism

'It's not enough to increase age of criminal responsibility'
post

...families in crisis and children at risk. Many children in conflict with the law have complex or traumatic childhood experiences, so we need community-based, early intervention services. A low age of criminal responsibility does not keep us...

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

Q&A with Betsy de Thierry
post

...Understanding the impact of shame Posted 31 August, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond trauma webinars We spoke to celebrated trauma specialist and author Betsy de Thierry (pictured) ahead of her upcoming webinar...

trauma webinars