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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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  • National Parenting Strategy: Work in Progress

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

    When the Scottish Government published its first National Parenting Strategy in October 2012, Ministers wanted it to make a real, practical difference to parents and carers. They also said that it was a 'work in progress'. So what's happening?

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  • Early Years Collaborative: learning session two

    Date: 6th June 2013
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Last week's 'learning session two' of the Early Years Collaborative was packed with activity - with speeches, a sing-along with fathers' group Dads Rock, and valuable inputs from local partners, sharing their stories.

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  • Childcare: Commission calls on Member States to do more

    Date: 3rd June 2013
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Member States will need to step up their efforts to improve childcare provisions, if the EU is to reach its 75% employment rate target by 2020, said the European Commission in a report released on the 3rd June 2013.

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  • Minister recognises foster families' dedication

    Date: 20th May 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Children's Minister Aileen Campbell has written to all foster families in Scotland, recognising their energy and dedication in improving the lives of vulnerable children.

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  • Research published on family-friendly working places during economic crisis

    Date: 8th May 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A survey investigating family-friendly working policies in companies in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, UK) finds that employers take family-friendly working seriously and have put in place a range of policies to support this, especially in areas such as flexible working and parental support.

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  • New SCRA research report

    Date: 11th April 2013
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The new SCRA report, 'How much is education included in the plans of children on supervision requirements?' reveals that in reviewing cases of 250 children, less than half of the plans had specific actions on education.

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