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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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  • Eurofound report: Parenting support in Europe

    Date: 5th April 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    This new Eurofound report gives an up-to-date overview of the main elements of parenting support services and the structure of services across Europe, summarising common challenges and offering policy recommendations.

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  • Raising children with confidence: training parents, carers and staff

    Date: 27th March 2013
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Growing Confidence initiative aims to promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing by training parents, carers and practitioners to run Raising Children With Confidence courses, and will now run Scotland-wide.

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  • England’s Children and Families Bill: second reading briefing

    Date: 1st March 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Respect for the views of the child

    The second reading of England's Children and Families Bill took place on 25th February 2013 in the House of Commons. UNICEF UK have released a briefing for the priorities of The Alliance for Reform of the Children's Commissioner.

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  • Growing up in Scotland report from 'Birth Cohort 2' released

    Date: 19th February 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The first findings from 'Birth Cohort 2' of Growing Up in Scotland's longitudinal research study were published on 19th February 2013.

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  • Eurofound project on assessing childcare services in Europe

    Date: 4th February 2013
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The 2013 work plan of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions plans to conduct a study to assess childcare services in Europe.

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  • New article about childcare within the European policy agendas

    Date: 15th December 2012
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Population Europe, a network of Europe's leading demographic research centres has published an article entitled: Our children - who cares, who pays? Exploring the link between childcare needs, mothers' participation in the labour market and childcare policies.

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  • Analysis of responses to the Children and Young People Bill Consultation

    Date: 4th December 2012
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare

    The analysis of responses to the Children and Young People Bill consultation has now been published on the Scottish Government website.

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  • Sandra Paterson to head up review of foster care

    Date: 28th November 2012
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Sandra Paterson, former Head of Children's Services at North Ayrshire Council, is to head up a Scotland-wide review of Foster Care.

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  • Scotland’s first ever Play Strategy

    Date: 13th November 2012
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    The Children's Minister Aileen Campbell blogged about Scotland's first-ever national play strategy, stating that a central part of getting it right in the early years is play.

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  • Young Carers Can… £2,500 Small Grants Available

    Date: 22nd October 2012
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    After a successful first round, Carers Trust are delighted to announce the launch of the second round of their small grants programme, Young Carers Can...

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  • Consultation on proposed updated standards for the Baby Friendly Initiative

    Date: 17th July 2012
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    UNICEF UK has launched a consultation on proposed updated standards for the Baby Friendly Initiative.

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  • Inquiry into Decision making on whether children should be taken into care

    Date: 2nd July 2012
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Scottish Parliament's Education and Culture Committee are to examine the decisions made about when or if a child should be removed from the family home.

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  • Consultation on National Framework for Child Protection Learning and Development in Scotland

    Date: 21st May 2012
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Framework describes those who are responsible for keeping children and young people safe. It establishes a set of competences and standards that everyone who has direct or indirect contact with children requires.

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  • Plans for new Children and Young People Bill announced

    Date: 14th May 2012
    Category: General measures of implementation, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Scottish Government has published its response to the consultation on a proposed Rights of Children and Young People Bill.

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