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  • Court rules on Named Person judicial review

    Date: 22nd January 2015
    Category: General measures of implementation, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A Court ruling has refused a petition against the "Named Person" provisions contained in Part 4 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, on all counts.

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  • Independent review of childcare workforce

    Date: 23rd July 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Professor Iram Siraj is chairing an independent review of early learning and childcare and out of school care, and is seeking the views of individuals and organisations with an interest in this area.

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  • Consultation on draft Regulations relating to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 (1)

    Date: 1st July 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Health and health services

    This is a consultation on the second set of draft Regulations for the Act, of which the deadline is 18th August 2014.

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  • New report on family & school influences on children’s well-being

    Date: 18th June 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    A new report from Growing Up in Scotland explores family and school influences on children's social and emotional well-being at age 7.

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  • Parliament Committee release fathers and parenting inquiry report

    Date: 18th May 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee released its 1st fathers and parenting inquiry report on 18th May 2014.

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  • Counting the Costs survey 2014

    Date: 12th May 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Contact a Family is calling on all family members who care for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities to take part in some important research about family finances and the impact of welfare reforms.

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  • Together responds to Carers Legislation consultation

    Date: 23rd April 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Together submitted a child rights focused submission to the Scottish Government's consultation on proposals for Carers Legislation.

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  • Family Decision Making service

    Date: 3rd March 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    CHILDREN 1ST , in partnership with One Parent Families Scotland and the Scottish Child Law Centre, has launched the Family Decision Making service to support separated and separating families.

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  • Children and Young People Bill passed

    Date: 19th February 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Respect for the views of the child, UK 1st periodic review

    The Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill has been passed by MSPs following its final parliamentary scrutiny.

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  • Children and Young People Bill: Stage 3 briefings

    Date: 18th February 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare

    A number of briefings have been produced ahead of the Children and Young People Bill Stage 3 Debate, which will commence on Wednesday 19 February.

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  • SYP announce CARE.FAIR.SHARE. campaign

    Date: 23rd January 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) launched a new campaign on 23rd January 2014 to ensure that young carers are treated fairly by society and government policies.

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  • Carers' Legislation: Consultation on proposals

    Date: 22nd January 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Scottish Government is consulting on new proposals that aim to improve outcomes for carers and young carers across Scotland.

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  • A landmark change in legislation for young people in care

    Date: 14th January 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Legal changes will be made to Scotland's care system enabling care leavers to stay in care to 21 years old, after an amendment to the CYP Bill was passed by the Education and Culture Committee.

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  • Scottish Government expansion of free school meals & childcare

    Date: 7th January 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Scottish Government will extend free school meals to all P1-3 pupils in Scotland and extend free childcare provision to every two-year-old from a workless household.

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  • Brighter futures secured for Scotland's care leavers in CYP Bill

    Date: 6th January 2014
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Scottish Government announced that care leavers are to be given greater rights to continuing their care placement into early adulthood from next year.

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  • Research reveals children’s views on contact with parents in domestic abuse cases

    Date: 6th December 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    More than half (55 per cent) of children whose parents go to court in disputes over contact where there are also allegations of domestic abuse, did not want any contact with their non-resident parent. In most instances this meant they did not want contact with their father, according to research published today by Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People.

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  • 'Give us a Hand With Childcare' – 10 key messages from parents in Scotland

    Date: 17th September 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A new report launched by Save the Children on 17th September 2013 highlights 10 childcare challenges that parents in Scotland believe are holding them and their children back.

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  • SCRA Partner’s Survey 2013

    Date: 1st September 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Do you work with the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA)? If you do, SCRA would like to get your views on how it engages with you and delivers its service. It is carrying out surveys of partner organisations and Children's Panel Members.

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  • Joint statement on the 2014 UN General Assembly resolution on the rights of the child

    Date: 1st September 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, General measures of implementation

    Eurochild is amongst more than 37 international and national organisations and networks that have endorsed the joint statement calling for a focus on strengthening family care and providing appropriate alternative care for children, in the 2014 United Nations General Assembly resolution on the rights of the child.

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  • European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents (Eurochips): final COPING report

    Date: 24th July 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents (Eurochips) has announced the official launch of the COPING Research Final Report.

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