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  • Do you know a child with a family member in prison?

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Children of prisoners, Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Families Outside

    Every year in Scotland 20,000- 27,000 children and young people are affected by imprisonment. Families Outside have a new peer-led support opportunity for children aged between 8-18 years called 'My Time'. If you know of any children or young people who are affected by imprisonment contact tracey.burns@familiesoutside.org.uk at Families Outside to discuss the support available. 

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  • Children’s Handbook Scotland 2018/2019

    Date: 20th March 2019
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Child Poverty Action Group

    The Children’s Handbook Scotland provides a complete guide to benefits and tax credits where children are living away from their parents, including children in kinship or foster care, children looked after by the local authority, and children at residential school, in residential care or in hospital.

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  • Children’s Parliament: ‘Wee Book of Promises’

    Date: 26th February 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Additional support for learning
    Author: Children's Parliament

    Children’s Parliament has launched a ‘Wee Book of Promises.’ The new booklet communicates the UNCRC in accessible and child-friendly language in a graphic form to children and young people. The booklet will be used in all of Children’s Parliament’s work and Members of Children’s Parliament will receive a copy when they participate in their projects and consultations. The ‘Wee Book of Promises’ can be downloaded online here with printed copies available through direct contact with Children’s Parliament.

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  • Video: EU fundamental rights are human rights

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

    Respect for human rights is embodied in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. In this 10th anniversary year of the Charter, Director of EU Rights Agency, Michael O’Flaherty, calls for better use of this tool to uphold rights in courtrooms, parliaments, governments and EU institutions. Watch the short clip here

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  • Advice line: Special hour of free legal advice for Under 21s only

    Date: 21st February 2019
    Category: Access to appropriate information, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Protection of privacy, Additional support for learning, Protection from abuse or neglect, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: The Scottish Child Law Centre

    The Scottish Child Law Centre is one of only a few dedicated providers of guidance and information on matters of law concerning children and young people. A child or young person can call the advice line anytime, BUT on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1 o’clock the solicitor’s are only taking calls from under 21s with questions about the law or their rights during this special hour. Under 21s can still call anytime be can call the advice line Monday – Friday from 9:30 -4:30.

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  • ATD Fourth World launches new handbook on making human rights work for people living in extreme poverty

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: ATD Fourth World

    Extreme poverty is a violation of human rights. States are obliged to take actions to alleviate poverty under international human rights law, but how does it translate to concrete actions? ATD Fourth World’s new handbook explores this question.

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  • Webinar: Early Childhood Education

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: School Education Gateway

    School Education Gateway’s latest webinar on inclusive practice in early childhood education and care is now available to view online.

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  • Webinar: Social Inclusion

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: European Commission

    Click here to watch the recording of the Erasmus+ webinar "Social Inclusion and Common Values: The Contribution in the Field of Education and Training".

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  • Council of Europe launches handbook on child-friendly information for children in migration

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Education, including vocational education, General principles, General measures of implementation
    Author: Council of Europe

    The Council of Europe has launched a handbook advising front-line professionals on how to deliver child-friendly information for children in migration.

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  • Safer Internet Day! Free Education Packs & Videos

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: UK Safer Internet Centre

    On 5th February UK Safer Internet Centre launched Safer Internet Day. More than 2000 organisations and schools across the UK were involved in a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.  

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  • “Talking about Tomorrow” Resource for parents and carers Providing guidance and information for parents of disabled children

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Scottish Government

    Talking about Tomorrow is a website that provides guidance and information to parents and carers of disabled children.

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  • Child Rights Connect: 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Date: 12th February 2019
    Category: General measures of implementation
    Author: Child Rights Connect

    Since 1989 the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has played a central role to improve the lives of children around the world. The CRC is the most holistic human rights treaty, including social, cultural and economic rights, as well as civil and political rights. It defines every human being below 18 years of age as a holder of human rights, taking into account both protection and empowerment necessary to make this notion a reality for every child.

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  • Report - Independent Inquiry into the Children’s Hearing System

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Children in conflict with the law
    Author: Action for Children

    The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) and Action for Children have published a report about their independent inquiry into the Children's Hearings System (CHS) in Scotland.  

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  • Rights, respect and recovery: Scotland's strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has published its strategy to improve health by reducing alcohol and drug use in order to prevent harm and related deaths. 

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  • Resource - Domestic abuse Statistics 2017/18 in Scotland

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Domestic Abuse
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has published statistics for 2017/18 on domestic abuse in Scotland. Figures reveal that the police recorded there were 243 victims and 116 young people accused of domestic abuse who were under 16-years-old in Scotland in 2017/18.  

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  • Report - Prosecution of young people in Scotland

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Children in conflict with the law, Age of criminal responsibility
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has produced a thematic report reviewing the effectiveness of Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service's (COPFS) processes and procedures for prosecuting offenders up to the age of 18.  

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  • Action Plan – Ending Homelessness in Scotland

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has published an action plan proposing the steps it will take to end homelessness and rough sleeping in Scotland.  

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  • Database – Children’s Rights & Business Atlas

    Date: 18th December 2018
    Category: Awareness-raising, Child rights impact assessments
    Author: UNICEF

    UNICEF has launched a new digital platform in partnership with the Global Child Forum which aims to help businesses assess the impacts of their work on the lives of children and provide guidance on how to integrate children’s rights into company practices and procedures.  

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  • Research Briefing - Look who’s talking: Using creative, playful arts-based methods with young children

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Recreation, play and cultural activities
    Author:

    Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have published a research briefing on their work exploring the use of creative, playful arts-based methods in research with young children.  

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  • Report - ‘It’s time for something new’ A Consultation on School Food and Drink

    Date: 4th December 2018
    Category: Education, including vocational education
    Author: Children's Parliament

    As part of the Scottish Government’s consultation on Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland), Children’s Parliament facilitated workshops with children and young people in order to explore their views on and experiences of the food and drinks provided in school.  In addition to the workshops, an online survey about school food was facilitated with a further 201 children and young people between P4 and S6 from six of the schools.  

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