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  • Proposed new early years and early intervention legislation

    Date: 18th July 2011
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Scottish Government is committed to introducing legislation early on in this Parliamentary term to ensure investment in early years is not an optional extra. It would also explore legislative options to ensure Getting it right for every child is firmly embedded in the whole of the public sector.

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  • New Getting it right web pages launched

    Date: 18th July 2011
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Scottish Government's new Getting it right web pages have now been launched featuring a new home page and a more structured publications page.

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  • Circle wins SSSC Care Accolade and Scottish 2011 Charity Award

    Date: 11th July 2011
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Circle is delighted to have won SSSC Care Accolade and Scottish 2011 Charity Award. Their work with children and families affected by parental imprisonment was recognised as an innovative example of organisations coming together to promote better outcomes for parents leaving prison and ultimately better outcomes for their children.

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  • Victoria Cares – Young Carers Social Media campaign

    Date: 11th July 2011
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Spurgeons, a children's charity based in England, recently ran an interesting social media campaign to tell, in real time, the true story of a 12 year old carer called Victoria.

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  • Growing Up in Scotland

    Date: 8th June 2011
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare

    The latest findings of a study shining a spotlight on the realities of life as a child in Scotland has been published.

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  • What's childcare really costing you?

    Date: 25th May 2011
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    We all know that the cost of childcare is huge but what can be done about it? Recent research by the Daycare Trust estimate that it costs an average of £177 for a full time nursery place in Britain for a child under two - that's like paying another mortgage. It costs more in Scotland than anywhere else in the UK and as a country we pay the most in Europe (bar Switzerland) and our costs are one of the highest in the world.

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  • Children and Families Common Core of Skills 2011

    Date: 15th March 2011
    Category: Respect for the views of the child, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Children with disabilities, Basic Health and Welfare

    The Scottish Government is seeking views on the common core of skills, knowledge and values for all those working with children, young people and families.

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  • Kinship Carers

    Date: 11th March 2011
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    A new national training and support service - to provide better help and guidance to Scotland's estimated 20,000 kinship carers - was launched by Adam Ingram.

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  • Campaign for Savings Accounts System for Looked After Children

    Date: 7th February 2011
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    On January 1st 2011 child trust funds were abolished for all children. For looked after children, this system had provided a savings account and minimum contribution year-on-year to be accessed when becoming an adult and leaving the care system. Action for Children is campaigning for a savings account system to be reinstated.

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  • The UK Poverty Rip Off: The poverty premium 2010

    Date: 28th January 2011
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare

    The UK Poverty Rip Off campaign aims to raise awareness of the shocking fact that low income families are still paying more than better off families in the UK.

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  • The Family Fund

    Date: 10th December 2010
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Children with disabilities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The Family Fund helps families with severely disabled or seriously ill children and young people aged 17 and under to have choices and the opportunity to enjoy ordinary life.

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  • In the Best Interests of the Child?

    Date: 1st December 2010
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare

    It's a core principle of the UNCRC. But how do we make sure we're acting in the best interests of the child? Ahead of a keynote seminar 'In the Best Interests of the Child?' being held on 7th of December 2010 in Glasgow, Douglas Hamilton, Head of Save the Children Scotland, looks at some of the issues.

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  • Amended Additional Support for Learning Act comes into force

    Date: 12th November 2010
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

    On Monday 15th November 2010 the amended Additional Support for Learning Act came into force.

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  • Future of the European ‘Youth in Action’ Programme

    Date: 29th October 2010
    Category: Refugee and asylum seeking children, Respect for the views of the child, Non-discrimination, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Children with disabilities, Basic Health and Welfare

    The current European Commission youth programme - "Youth in Action" - will run until the end of 2013. An online public consultation has just been launched to collect views on how to best develop a future programme so as to ensure an adequate response to youth needs, challenges and expectations.

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  • Scottish child neglect survey throws up worrying results

    Date: 18th October 2010
    Category: Access to appropriate information, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare

    More than half of children polled north of the border, many of them as young as eight years old, have seen signs that could indicate neglect in youngsters they know.

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  • Child poverty: study shows fifth of UK children severely affected

    Date: 18th October 2010
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare

    A fifth of seven-year-olds in the UK live in "severe poverty" with both parents together earning less than half the average national income, a major report reveals.

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  • Children and Families Survey

    Date: 29th September 2010
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Over 600 children, young people, their parents and carers took part in a national survey to find out what aspects of Children's Hearings are working and which could be improved.

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  • New version of Shelter Scotland’s successful classroom kit now available

    Date: 27th August 2010
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    New lesson plans on homelessness and bad housing are now available for Early and First level pupils as part of Shelter Scotland's popular interactive classroom kit.

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  • Budget hits the poorest hardest, says IFS

    Date: 25th August 2010
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare

    The coalition government's first Budget has hit the poorest families hardest, a leading economic think tank has said.

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  • Family Nurse Partnership programme tests in Edinburgh

    Date: 12th July 2010
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare

    The FNP programme is now being tested in Scotland and is open to all pregnant teenagers (aged 19 and under) having their first baby and living in Edinburgh.

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