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Kinship care, looked after children and the benefits system

24th August 2017
Time: 10:00-16:00
Location: Glasgow

This course looks at benefit issues where is social work involvement with a child and their family. It aims to provides an opportunity to consider the implications of recent changes in kinship care assistance and look at the new Scottish Government guidance, Support for Kinship Care.

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Preventing and mitigating child poverty

From 31st August 2017 to 3rd September 2017
Time: 12:15pm-5:00pm
Location: Dovecot Studios Ltd, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

Cost: Free

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1000 Voices Discovery Event

From 5th September 2017 to 19th September 2017
Time: 17:30 – 20:30
Location: Inverness College, Edinburgh Napier University, Paisley Town Hall

Who Cares? Scotland will be hosting 3 engagement events across September as one method of helping children and young people to contribute to the Discovery Stage of the Care Review.

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Child poverty and welfare reform

7th September 2017
Time: 13:00 – 16:00
Location: Glasgow

Many more children in Scotland are forecast to be living in poverty by 2020. This half-day course looks at why this is and which families are likely to be worst affected.

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Young people - have your say on Brexit

8th September 2017
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Location: Starbucks, Glasgow G1 2JA

Uncertain about how Brexit will affect your future? Join My Life My Say (MLMS) for a free coffee and discussion about Brexit and the future of the UK.

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Understanding gender-based violence

13th September 2017
Time: 10:00-16:00
Location: UWS Students' Union, Storie Street, Paisl

This conference aims to share ongoing work on support, research and prevention of gender-based violence by bringing together experts from the third sector, the NHS and the ESHE team.

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UNCRC for Looked After Children

19th September 2017
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Location: 1 Rutland Ct, Edinburgh EH3 8EY

This session aims to raise the awareness of the rights of children and young people. It will be an interactive session, using case studies with an emphasis on participation by those attending.

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Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance Annual Learning Day

20th September 2017
Time: All day
Location: Edinburgh

The Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance will be holding a Learning Day in order to discuss potential actions for the next Scottish Government tobacco strategy.

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Poverty, schools and inequality: reducing the cost of the school day

29th September 2017
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Location: The Lasswade Centre, Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg EH19 2LA

This event will provide an opportunity to understand the impact of the costs of school on the poorest parents and reflect on how the Pupil Equity Fund might be used to effectively tackle inequalities and reduce the attainment gap.

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Scotland’s First Play Convention

5th October 2017
Time: 09:15am-4:00pm
Location: Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Bookings are now open for Scotland's first Play Convention which will be hosted in Edinburgh by Play Scotland. The event aims to bring together organisations and individuals who wish to learn more about play in Scotland.

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