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  • Scottish Government paper on early learning and childcare

    Date: 2nd March 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Social security and childcare

    The Scottish Government has issued a discussion paper for comments on plans for a £1 million programme of trials on flexible models of early learning and childcare.

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  • Parenting Across Scotland survey

    Date: 1st March 2016
    Category: Parental guidance, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Deadline: 9th March 2016

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  • Early learning and childcare trials

    Date: 2nd February 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The First Minister has announced that the Scottish Government will fund a series of early learning and childcare trials, working with stakeholders to finalise the approaches that will be tested.

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  • Cost of the School Holidays report

    Date: 6th January 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Cost of the School Holidays study was designed to inform a Glasgow Life feasibility study exploring ways in which holiday provision could better meet the needs of families living in poverty and ensure uptake by children and young people from low income households.

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  • ‘Secure Care in Scotland, a scoping study’

    Date: 6th January 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    'Secure Care in Scotland, a scoping study' is published and is designed to help identify evidence gaps regarding the outcomes experienced by children and young people placed in secure care in Scotland.

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  • GIRFEC Final Draft Statutory Guidance for Parts 4, 5 and 18 (section 96) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is now available

    Date: 8th December 2015
    Category: General principles, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    Following public consultation earlier this year and an intensive period of joint working with organisations from across children's and adult services and parent groups, Scottish Government have made available the revised draft Statutory Guidance for the GIRFEC provisions. The new law and draft guidance aim to improve outcomes for children, young people and families by ensuring a consistent approach to how we support children's and young people's wellbeing wherever they live in Scotland. It is hoped that the draft guidance will enable services to operate effectively by:

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  • Named Person decision upheld

    Date: 10th September 2015
    Category: Protection of privacy, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Scotland's most senior court has ruled the Named Person service in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is in the best interests of children and complies with law.

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  • Growing Up in Scotland turns 10

    Date: 7th July 2015
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    Since 2005, Growing Up in Scotland have been following 'Birth Cohort 1' for 10 years. Almost 50,000 interviews have taken place and 28 research reports have been published using Growing Up in Scotland data.

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  • UK Impact Report - Supporting families reduces children's offending and anti-social behaviour

    Date: 23rd June 2015
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Mental health, Children in conflict with the law

    According to Action for Children's new research, providing intensive family support has greatly reduced cases of children offending or displaying anti-social behaviour.

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  • What young people think…and why it’s important to us

    Date: 26th May 2015
    Category: Adoption, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Throughcare and Aftercare Trust has published the results of a recent survey of young people in care which highlights how positively young people in TACT placements feel about the care they receive.

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  • UK benefits cap is lawful but breaches UN children’s rights obligations

    Date: 18th March 2015
    Category: Best interests of the child, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Child poverty

    The UK Supreme Court rules that the UK Government's £500-a-week cap on benefits is lawful but incompatible with UK obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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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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