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“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

... Nicola Killean: “Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work” 9 Apr 2024 Children and young people’s Commissioner Scotland, Nicola Killean, will co-chair the first day of our upcoming Annual Conference 2024, sharing duties...


New paper reflects young people’s views on behaviour and relationships in schools

... New paper reflects young people’s views on behaviour and relationships in schools 1 May 2024 Children in Scotland has published a summary paper today (1 May) which adds new evidence to the ongoing discussions about behaviour and...


Children and young people's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

... Children and young people's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan 26 Apr 2024 The office of the Children and young people's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) has released its plan for the next four years, putting children and...


Preventing gambling harms for Scotland's young people

...Preventing gambling harms for Scotland's young people 3 Apr 2024 From loss of sleep and mental health issues to poor performance at school, the impacts of youth gambling are certainly cause for concern. With a focus on education and early...


young people and their data (2021-2022)

... young people and their data January 2022 - April 2022 Children in Scotland worked with the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) to ask children and young people how their data should be gathered, stored and used for...


Crown Estate Scotland’s Children and young people’s Forum

...here to explore), they asked us to work with them to set up and support their new children and young people’s advisory group. This group allows children and young people to inform and influence Crown Estate Scotland’s work, helping to...


young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

... young people at the heart of hearings system proposals 1 Aug 2023 Elliot Jackson, National Convener of Children’s Hearings Scotland, explores the wide-ranging recommendations that have been given to the Scottish Government to ensure the...


young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

... young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches 13 October 2022 Following its success last year, the Access All Arts Fund is back to support more young people to access creative...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

young people ‘must be able to help shape life of museums’, participation project finds

... young people ‘must be able to help shape life of museums’, participation project finds 20 January 2022 MEDIA RELEASE Major reforms are needed to make museums more accessible, inclusive and relevant to young people, according to a new...

living museums museums Participation Project research

young people explore employment through the ages in new exhibition

... young people explore employment through the ages in new exhibition 28 September 2021 Times Change: Youth Work Through History opened today at Dumfries Museum today (28 September) as part of Children in Scotland’s Living Museums...

heritage living museums Participation

young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

... young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest 20 August 2021 young people taking part in our culture and heritage participation project Living Museums celebrated the opening of a new exhibition...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

young people to lead new Living Museums project

... young people to lead new Living Museums project 2 July 2020 A group of 14 to 21-year-olds will help shape how museums engage with young people as part of Living Museums, launched today. Children in Scotland is recruiting a group of 10-15...

Covid-19 heritage museums Participation young people

young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry

...young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry 20 Mar 2024 As examinations into the Covid-19 response currently take place across the UK, organisations are being encouraged to support young people (aged 18-25) to share their experiences...


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

...young people's voices at the heart of new pupil support project 10 May 2023 Children in Scotland has launched an exciting new project, and is looking for young people with care experience (aged 8-17) and pupil support staff to take part and help...


young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

... young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding 16 February 2023 Following a successful second phase of the Access All Arts Fund, 162 young people have been awarded grants towards creative projects and...


New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music

... New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music 21 Mar 2024 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rHz5E0jktw[/embed]New research, published today (Thursday 21 March 2024), identifies...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during Welcome to Your Vote Week

...Communications & Engagement Officer at the Electoral Commission, explains how to get involved. young people who receive democratic education at school or in a youth group setting are more likely to participate in elections and believe that...


Listen to young people to help stop bullying

... Listen to young people to help stop bullying 7 Nov 2023 From 13-17 November, schools, organisations and youth groups across Scotland will be participating in Anti-Bullying Week 2023. Lorraine Glass, Interim Director at Scotland’s...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

... Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland 27 Sep 2023 Earlier this month, Clan Childlaw launched the Alright? animation, which calls attention to the challenges young people face when seeking legal...


Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland

... Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland 31 Jul 2023 From phasing out alcohol advertising at sporting events, to reducing how often alcohol is promoted on TV and online, David...


New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies

...missing out on hobbies Media release 10 February New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on out-of-school activities or hobbies, with young people living in areas of high deprivation...

health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

"Care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve to belong"

... "Care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve the same as all of us: to belong" 13 October 2022 The Home and Belonging evaluation demonstrates why security and support is fundamental for young people with...

belonging care care experience home home and belonging homelessness housing Participation rights

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

... New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential 28 April 2022 MEDIA RELEASE A total of 106 young people with additional support needs have taken forward creative arts...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

New partnership project to hear from young people with additional needs about what works for them in transition to adulthood

... New project will hear from young people with additional needs about what works for them in transition to adulthood 25 February 2022 Children in Scotland is partnering with the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and Contact, the...

additional support for learning additional support needs Contact disabled inclusion NDTI Time to Talk Next Steps transition

Inclusion Ambassadors report recommends action to help children and young people with additional support needs feel supported and included in school

... First annual Inclusion Ambassadors report calls for action to help young people feel supported in school 1 September 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The first annual report of Scotland’s Inclusion Ambassadors has been published today, calling for more...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

... Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future...

Brexit Children economy EU Europe funding Participation referendum rights trade travel votes work young people

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

... First Minister challenged by young people on mental health and aftermath of Brexit 14 September 2018 The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been questioned by young people from across Scotland about her government’s commitments on access...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

... Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people 7 Feb 2024 Before embarking on her new role as CEO of Parenting across Scotland, Children in Scotland’s former Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, visited...


Life in Scotland for LGBT young people: Rural Report

...New research findings reveal what life is like for LGBT young people in rural areas of Scotland 3 Jan 2024 In 2022, LGBT Youth Scotland's research looking at life in Scotland for LGBT young people revealed such clear disparity between...


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

...Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people 26 Sep 2023 One of Children in Scotland’s significant achievements during its 30-year history has been providing support for thousands of children...


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

... ‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people Media Release 12 October 2022 Supportive relationships, appropriate housing, and adults transferring decision-making power are key to securing good...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

... Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch 8 Aug 2022 The launch of a new eLearning module and participation guidelines offers invaluable practical support for those working with children and young people. Actively...


New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

... New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic Monday 6 June 2022 A report launched today reveals key findings from a group of young researchers into the experience of children and...


Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

... Our young people's advisory group responds to Human Rights Act reform proposals 16 March 2022 Parisa Shirazi summarises Changing our World's views on significant draft legislation from the UK Government As soon as we read the UK...

advisory group changing our world human rights human rights act Participation rights young people

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

... Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds 11 February 2022 MEDIA RELEASE The viability of services for children, young people and families throughout Scotland is under significant...

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

A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

... A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups 10 Feb 2022 As she prepares to finish her term with our children and young people’s advisory group, long-time member Ellie reflects on what’s she learnt and the...


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

... Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’ 7 October 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to this afternoon’s announcement by the Scottish Government that in 2021 National 5 exams will...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

... GRA reform is a fundamental equality issue for trans young people. So why delay it? Children in Scotland has responded to today’s announcement by the Scottish Government that, instead of going ahead with reform of the Gender Recognition...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

young people united through street art

... The mural at Cathedral St, Glasgow Magazine / Unique initiative unites care experienced young people through street art Posted 13.07.23 by Alice Hinds art care care experienced people creativity Five bold...

art care care experienced people creativity

young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture

... Magazine / young people encouraged to ‘step into’ cultural experiences Posted 12.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour Arts Children culture young people A new youth-led fund has opened to provide opportunities and...

Arts Children culture young people

young people invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors

... Magazine / young people aged 16-25 invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors Posted 05.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour child poverty Poverty rights young people young people aged between 16 and 25 with an interest in...

child poverty Poverty rights young people

young people have their say on access to food

... Magazine / News: Research reveals young people's support for extending free school meals and reducing stigma Posted 7 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson Food food insecurity SYP UNCRC young people New...

Food food insecurity SYP UNCRC young people

young people present key issues to Government

... Magazine / News: young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet Posted 1 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

young people in conflict with the law

...September, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond CPD youth justice The Children and young people’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is introducing a new Postgraduate Cerificate on Children and young people in Conflict with the Law, in...

CPD youth justice

young people’s health worsened by poor quality housing

... Magazine / Millions of young people’s physical and mental health worsened by poor quality housing, new research finds Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Children housing Poverty young people One in six young...

Children housing Poverty young people

young people's Guarantee receives extra funding

... Magazine / News: young people's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding Posted 11 May 2022, by Nina Joynson care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people The...

care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people

Supporting informed choices about gambling

...organisation, specialising in risk-taking behaviours. Our work is about enabling children and young people to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing. We work in partnership with local and national agencies and we provide...

fast forward gambling risk-taking warren hughes young people

Damage to environment children's key concern in new Crown Estate report

...environment children's top concern in report for Crown Estate Scotland 14 May 2020 Children and young people's views on the environment have been captured in a new report for Crown Estate Scotland published today. Click here to download and read...

climate change crown estate environment Participation sea seabed young people

ASL Inquiry Education, Children and young people Committee

... About us Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Inquiry: Education, Children and young people Committee November 2023 The Education, Children and young people Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional...


Listening to young people with separated parents

...of parental separation Posted 5 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond children and young people family family support parenting separation Ian Maxwell (pictured) highlights the findings of new...

children and young people family family support parenting separation

Supporting young people in the Scottish justice system

...justice A new website, launched by the Children and young people’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ), is intended to help children, young people and families navigate the criminal justice system using the...

engagement Participation Support youth justice

Forum for young people with sight loss relaunches

... Sunflowers Magazine / News: Forum for young people with sight loss relaunches Posted 23 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson accessibility sight loss SYP young people Haggeye, which provides a space...

accessibility sight loss SYP young people

Specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people needed

... Magazine / News: Calls for specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people Posted 10 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish...

children and young people Health Mental Health

Consultation Response: On police powers to search children and young people for alcohol

...response to the Scottish Government consultation on policy powers to search children and young people for...


Exploring STEM with children and young people - March 2017

...Children in Scotland talks to children and young people about how STEM is taught in their...


School Nursing Service Review: consultation with children and young people - July 2016

...Consultation with children and young...


Consultation response: Improving educational outcomes for children and young people from traveller communities (May 2017)

...consultation on the draft guidance for Improving Educational Outcomes for Children and young people from Traveller...


Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people

... Magazine / Comment: Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people Posted 25 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality New research from LGBT Youth Scotland indicates a concerning decline in the...

equality

COP26 brings new opportunities for young people

... Test Magazine / News: COP26 brings opportunities for young people to get involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate...

climate climate change environment

For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here

... Magazine / Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here Posted 25 October, 2021 by Lynn Gilmour food insecurity food poverty Poverty As covid restrictions have eased so, too, has public concern about food insecurity. But,...

food insecurity food poverty Poverty

It’s time to start listening to LGBT young people

... Magazine / Comment: It's time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 October, 2021 by Catherine Bromley equality LGBT A new national survey is our chance to hear Scotland's LGBT...

equality LGBT

Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024

...years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people The Scottish Book Trust has launched the fifth annual Bookbug Hero Award, and is now calling on people to nominate practitioners...

Children Early years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people

Cutting the cost of the school day

...05.10.23 by Alice Hinds child poverty Children Education Poverty young people Pupils and staff at Braes High School, Falkirk, have been praised by the Scottish Government for finding innovative ways to help...

child poverty Children Education Poverty young people

Rural Action Fund reopens for applications

...Rural Action Fund reopens for applications Posted 28.09.23 by Alice Hinds rural young people youth work Youth groups in rural areas can now apply for small grant support to boost opportunities for young people as the...

rural young people youth work

Young musicians invited to Hit The Road

...10th anniversary tour Posted 21.09.23 by Alice Hinds Arts music scotland young people Celebrating 10 years of helping shape musical talent in Scotland, Hit The Road is inviting budding teenage artists to join them...

Arts music scotland young people

Animation project shares experiences of the legal system

... Magazine / Innovative animation project shares children and young people’s experiences of the legal system Posted 14.09.23 by Alice Hinds animation Children law young people Made with the input of young...

animation Children law young people

Record number of young Scots on positive career paths

...or employment Posted 08.09.23 by Alice Hinds careers Education training young people The number of young Scots in education, training or employment has reached record levels, according to new figures, with more...

careers Education training young people

Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices

... Magazine / Charity announces LGBTQ+ social history project to capture young people’s stories Posted 27.04.23 by Alice Hinds communities equality LGBT young people A new community archive project has been announced to document the...

communities equality LGBT young people

Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM

...Nina Joynson health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers Science Ceilidh is launching a new project to explore the impact of STEM on both youth work and on young...

health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers

New research with young cancer patients

...cancer patients Posted 22 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people The groundbreaking work will look to build...

cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people

Engaging marginalised young men

...11 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people A new two-year study led by Children and young people’s Centre will focus on understanding the mental health challenges faced by...

boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people

Youth homelessness project comes to Scotland

...03 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing homelessness young people Youth homelessness prevention programme, The Money House, has been expanded to Scotland, opening up in Glasgow’s Hope...

health and wellbeing homelessness young people

Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand

...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 Appeal Fife works...

charity Children Families third sector young people


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“Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work”

... Nicola Killean: “Children and young people give us the fuel to do our work” 9 Apr 2024 Children and young people’s Commissioner Scotland, Nicola Killean, will co-chair the first day of our upcoming Annual Conference 2024, sharing duties...


New paper reflects young people’s views on behaviour and relationships in schools

... New paper reflects young people’s views on behaviour and relationships in schools 1 May 2024 Children in Scotland has published a summary paper today (1 May) which adds new evidence to the ongoing discussions about behaviour and...


Children and young people's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan

... Children and young people's Commissioner Scotland introduces new four-year plan 26 Apr 2024 The office of the Children and young people's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) has released its plan for the next four years, putting children and...


Preventing gambling harms for Scotland's young people

...Preventing gambling harms for Scotland's young people 3 Apr 2024 From loss of sleep and mental health issues to poor performance at school, the impacts of youth gambling are certainly cause for concern. With a focus on education and early...


young people at the heart of hearings system proposals

... young people at the heart of hearings system proposals 1 Aug 2023 Elliot Jackson, National Convener of Children’s Hearings Scotland, explores the wide-ranging recommendations that have been given to the Scottish Government to ensure the...


young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches

... young people across Scotland encouraged to Access All Arts as phase two of Fund launches 13 October 2022 Following its success last year, the Access All Arts Fund is back to support more young people to access creative...

access all arts Arts creative scotland creativity Wellbeing young people

young people ‘must be able to help shape life of museums’, participation project finds

... young people ‘must be able to help shape life of museums’, participation project finds 20 January 2022 MEDIA RELEASE Major reforms are needed to make museums more accessible, inclusive and relevant to young people, according to a new...

living museums museums Participation Project research

young people explore employment through the ages in new exhibition

... young people explore employment through the ages in new exhibition 28 September 2021 Times Change: Youth Work Through History opened today at Dumfries Museum today (28 September) as part of Children in Scotland’s Living Museums...

heritage living museums Participation

young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest

... young people celebrate launch of Living Museums Stirling exhibition on theme of protest 20 August 2021 young people taking part in our culture and heritage participation project Living Museums celebrated the opening of a new exhibition...

heritage living museums museums Participation protest

young people to lead new Living Museums project

... young people to lead new Living Museums project 2 July 2020 A group of 14 to 21-year-olds will help shape how museums engage with young people as part of Living Museums, launched today. Children in Scotland is recruiting a group of 10-15...

Covid-19 heritage museums Participation young people

young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry

...young people’s experiences shaping the Covid-19 Inquiry 20 Mar 2024 As examinations into the Covid-19 response currently take place across the UK, organisations are being encouraged to support young people (aged 18-25) to share their experiences...


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

...young people's voices at the heart of new pupil support project 10 May 2023 Children in Scotland has launched an exciting new project, and is looking for young people with care experience (aged 8-17) and pupil support staff to take part and help...


young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding

... young people’s creative pursuits supported by national arts funding 16 February 2023 Following a successful second phase of the Access All Arts Fund, 162 young people have been awarded grants towards creative projects and...


New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music

... New project supports children and young people to access the mental health benefits of live music 21 Mar 2024 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rHz5E0jktw[/embed]New research, published today (Thursday 21 March 2024), identifies...


‘Your Voice Matters’: how to support young people during Welcome to Your Vote Week

...Communications & Engagement Officer at the Electoral Commission, explains how to get involved. young people who receive democratic education at school or in a youth group setting are more likely to participate in elections and believe that...


Listen to young people to help stop bullying

... Listen to young people to help stop bullying 7 Nov 2023 From 13-17 November, schools, organisations and youth groups across Scotland will be participating in Anti-Bullying Week 2023. Lorraine Glass, Interim Director at Scotland’s...


Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland

... Amplifying the experiences of young people seeking legal representation in Scotland 27 Sep 2023 Earlier this month, Clan Childlaw launched the Alright? animation, which calls attention to the challenges young people face when seeking legal...


Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland

... Promoting positive change: young people give their views on the effects of alcohol marketing in Scotland 31 Jul 2023 From phasing out alcohol advertising at sporting events, to reducing how often alcohol is promoted on TV and online, David...


New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on hobbies

...missing out on hobbies Media release 10 February New research reveals that almost half of young people of secondary school age are missing out on out-of-school activities or hobbies, with young people living in areas of high deprivation...

health and wellbeing hobbies Mental Health School Scottish Government

"Care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve to belong"

... "Care experienced young people need love, relationships and community. They deserve the same as all of us: to belong" 13 October 2022 The Home and Belonging evaluation demonstrates why security and support is fundamental for young people with...

belonging care care experience home home and belonging homelessness housing Participation rights

New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential

... New fund supports 106 young people with additional support needs to access the arts and unlock their creative potential 28 April 2022 MEDIA RELEASE A total of 106 young people with additional support needs have taken forward creative arts...

Arts ASN inclusion Participation young people

New partnership project to hear from young people with additional needs about what works for them in transition to adulthood

... New project will hear from young people with additional needs about what works for them in transition to adulthood 25 February 2022 Children in Scotland is partnering with the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) and Contact, the...

additional support for learning additional support needs Contact disabled inclusion NDTI Time to Talk Next Steps transition

Inclusion Ambassadors report recommends action to help children and young people with additional support needs feel supported and included in school

... First annual Inclusion Ambassadors report calls for action to help young people feel supported in school 1 September 2021 MEDIA RELEASE The first annual report of Scotland’s Inclusion Ambassadors has been published today, calling for more...

additional support for learning ASL ASN inclusion Inclusion Ambassadors

Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe

... Funding, rights, travel and trade top concerns for young people in Scotland’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe 25 November 2020 A group of children and young people have issued a series of calls about Scotland and the UK’s future...

Brexit Children economy EU Europe funding Participation referendum rights trade travel votes work young people

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

... First Minister challenged by young people on mental health and aftermath of Brexit 14 September 2018 The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has been questioned by young people from across Scotland about her government’s commitments on access...

Children Nicola Sturgeon Participation young people

Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

... Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people 7 Feb 2024 Before embarking on her new role as CEO of Parenting across Scotland, Children in Scotland’s former Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, visited...


Life in Scotland for LGBT young people: Rural Report

...New research findings reveal what life is like for LGBT young people in rural areas of Scotland 3 Jan 2024 In 2022, LGBT Youth Scotland's research looking at life in Scotland for LGBT young people revealed such clear disparity between...


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

...Amplifying seldom heard voices: the importance of direct services for children and young people 26 Sep 2023 One of Children in Scotland’s significant achievements during its 30-year history has been providing support for thousands of children...


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

... ‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people Media Release 12 October 2022 Supportive relationships, appropriate housing, and adults transferring decision-making power are key to securing good...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch

... Children and young people’s voices amplified as new resources launch 8 Aug 2022 The launch of a new eLearning module and participation guidelines offers invaluable practical support for those working with children and young people. Actively...


New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic

... New report reveals the experience of young people’s participation in projects throughout the pandemic Monday 6 June 2022 A report launched today reveals key findings from a group of young researchers into the experience of children and...


Our children and young people's advisory group responds to proposals for Human Rights Act reform

... Our young people's advisory group responds to Human Rights Act reform proposals 16 March 2022 Parisa Shirazi summarises Changing our World's views on significant draft legislation from the UK Government As soon as we read the UK...

advisory group changing our world human rights human rights act Participation rights young people

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

... Covid impact ‘risking future of vital services for young people’ across Scotland, survey finds 11 February 2022 MEDIA RELEASE The viability of services for children, young people and families throughout Scotland is under significant...

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

A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups

... A passion for making change: the power of young people’s advisory groups 10 Feb 2022 As she prepares to finish her term with our children and young people’s advisory group, long-time member Ellie reflects on what’s she learnt and the...


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

... Exams review decision ‘reflects commitment to equalities and values young people’s views’ 7 October 2020 Children in Scotland has responded to this afternoon’s announcement by the Scottish Government that in 2021 National 5 exams will...

Attainment Education equality exams rights SQA young people

GRA reform is a fundamental equality and rights issue for trans young people. So why delay it?

... GRA reform is a fundamental equality issue for trans young people. So why delay it? Children in Scotland has responded to today’s announcement by the Scottish Government that, instead of going ahead with reform of the Gender Recognition...

equality GRA Legislation LGBT Policy rights young people

Supporting informed choices about gambling

...organisation, specialising in risk-taking behaviours. Our work is about enabling children and young people to make informed choices about their health and wellbeing. We work in partnership with local and national agencies and we provide...

fast forward gambling risk-taking warren hughes young people

Damage to environment children's key concern in new Crown Estate report

...environment children's top concern in report for Crown Estate Scotland 14 May 2020 Children and young people's views on the environment have been captured in a new report for Crown Estate Scotland published today. Click here to download and read...

climate change crown estate environment Participation sea seabed young people


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ASL Inquiry Education, Children and young people Committee

... About us Additional Support for Learning (ASL) Inquiry: Education, Children and young people Committee November 2023 The Education, Children and young people Committee at the Scottish Parliament is conducting an inquiry into Additional...



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young people united through street art
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... The mural at Cathedral St, Glasgow Magazine / Unique initiative unites care experienced young people through street art Posted 13.07.23 by Alice Hinds art care care experienced people creativity Five bold...

art care care experienced people creativity

young people encouraged to ‘step into’ culture
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... Magazine / young people encouraged to ‘step into’ cultural experiences Posted 12.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour Arts Children culture young people A new youth-led fund has opened to provide opportunities and...

Arts Children culture young people

young people invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors
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... Magazine / young people aged 16-25 invited to be anti-poverty Ambassadors Posted 05.04.23 by Lynn Gilmour child poverty Poverty rights young people young people aged between 16 and 25 with an interest in...

child poverty Poverty rights young people

young people have their say on access to food
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... Magazine / News: Research reveals young people's support for extending free school meals and reducing stigma Posted 7 March, 2023 by Nina Joynson Food food insecurity SYP UNCRC young people New...

Food food insecurity SYP UNCRC young people

young people present key issues to Government
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... Magazine / News: young people present key issues to Scottish Cabinet Posted 1 March 2022, by Jennifer Drummond. Image from Children in Scotland event, September 2018. Children's rights climate...

Children's rights climate change Education environment equality Health LGBT Mental Health UNCRC

young people in conflict with the law
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...September, 2021 by Jennifer Drummond CPD youth justice The Children and young people’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is introducing a new Postgraduate Cerificate on Children and young people in Conflict with the Law, in...

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young people’s health worsened by poor quality housing
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... Magazine / Millions of young people’s physical and mental health worsened by poor quality housing, new research finds Posted 20.04.23 by Alice Hinds Children housing Poverty young people One in six young...

Children housing Poverty young people

young people's Guarantee receives extra funding
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... Magazine / News: young people's Guarantee receives £4 million in extra funding Posted 11 May 2022, by Nina Joynson care experience employment funding Scottish Government young people The...

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Listening to young people with separated parents
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...of parental separation Posted 5 April 2022, by Jennifer Drummond children and young people family family support parenting separation Ian Maxwell (pictured) highlights the findings of new...

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Supporting young people in the Scottish justice system
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...justice A new website, launched by the Children and young people’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ), is intended to help children, young people and families navigate the criminal justice system using the...

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Forum for young people with sight loss relaunches
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... Sunflowers Magazine / News: Forum for young people with sight loss relaunches Posted 23 Nov, 2021 by Nina Joynson accessibility sight loss SYP young people Haggeye, which provides a space...

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Specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people needed
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... Magazine / News: Calls for specialised drug and alcohol treatment for young people Posted 10 November, 2021 by Nina Joynson children and young people Health Mental Health A new report by the Scottish...

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Consultation Response: On police powers to search children and young people for alcohol
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...response to the Scottish Government consultation on policy powers to search children and young people for...


Exploring STEM with children and young people - March 2017
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...Children in Scotland talks to children and young people about how STEM is taught in their...


School Nursing Service Review: consultation with children and young people - July 2016
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Consultation response: Improving educational outcomes for children and young people from traveller communities (May 2017)
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...consultation on the draft guidance for Improving Educational Outcomes for Children and young people from Traveller...


Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people
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... Magazine / Comment: Best place to grow up? Not for Scotland's LGBTI young people Posted 25 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond equality New research from LGBT Youth Scotland indicates a concerning decline in the...

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COP26 brings new opportunities for young people
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... Test Magazine / News: COP26 brings opportunities for young people to get involved Posted 27 October, 2021 by Nina Joynson climate climate change environment The spotlight is on the climate...

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For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here
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... Magazine / Comment: For children and young people, Hunger is Still Here Posted 25 October, 2021 by Lynn Gilmour food insecurity food poverty Poverty As covid restrictions have eased so, too, has public concern about food insecurity. But,...

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It’s time to start listening to LGBT young people
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... Magazine / Comment: It's time to stop talking and start listening to LGBT young people Posted 18 October, 2021 by Catherine Bromley equality LGBT A new national survey is our chance to hear Scotland's LGBT...

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Nominations open for Bookbug Hero Award 2024
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...years Learning libraries practitioners reading young people The Scottish Book Trust has launched the fifth annual Bookbug Hero Award, and is now calling on people to nominate practitioners...

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Cutting the cost of the school day
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...05.10.23 by Alice Hinds child poverty Children Education Poverty young people Pupils and staff at Braes High School, Falkirk, have been praised by the Scottish Government for finding innovative ways to help...

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Rural Action Fund reopens for applications
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...Rural Action Fund reopens for applications Posted 28.09.23 by Alice Hinds rural young people youth work Youth groups in rural areas can now apply for small grant support to boost opportunities for young people as the...

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Young musicians invited to Hit The Road
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...10th anniversary tour Posted 21.09.23 by Alice Hinds Arts music scotland young people Celebrating 10 years of helping shape musical talent in Scotland, Hit The Road is inviting budding teenage artists to join them...

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Animation project shares experiences of the legal system
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... Magazine / Innovative animation project shares children and young people’s experiences of the legal system Posted 14.09.23 by Alice Hinds animation Children law young people Made with the input of young...

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Record number of young Scots on positive career paths
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...or employment Posted 08.09.23 by Alice Hinds careers Education training young people The number of young Scots in education, training or employment has reached record levels, according to new figures, with more...

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Social history project captures LGBTQ+ voices
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... Magazine / Charity announces LGBTQ+ social history project to capture young people’s stories Posted 27.04.23 by Alice Hinds communities equality LGBT young people A new community archive project has been announced to document the...

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Building confidence and wellbeing through STEM
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...Nina Joynson health and wellbeing research science STEM technology young people youth workers Science Ceilidh is launching a new project to explore the impact of STEM on both youth work and on young...

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New research with young cancer patients
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...cancer patients Posted 22 January, 2023 by Jennifer Drummond cancer children and young people Health Mental Health people centred care Support young people The groundbreaking work will look to build...

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Engaging marginalised young men
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...11 January, 2023 by Nina Joynson boys law LGBT Mental Health Participation research young people A new two-year study led by Children and young people’s Centre will focus on understanding the mental health challenges faced by...

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Youth homelessness project comes to Scotland
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...03 August, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond health and wellbeing homelessness young people Youth homelessness prevention programme, The Money House, has been expanded to Scotland, opening up in Glasgow’s Hope...

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Christmas gifting charity struggling to meet demand
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...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 Appeal Fife works...

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