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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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  • 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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  • Support the development of new national 3-18 Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) Resource

    Date: 19th October 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, including vocational education
    Author:

    A programme of work to develop a national and free-to-use 3-18 resource for relationships, sexual health and parenthood education is underway.

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  • Resource Pack – Tobacco-Free Schools

    Date: 9th October 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: ASH Scotland

    ASH Scotland has launched a new tobacco-free schools resource pack which aims to address a range of themes including e-cigarettes, finances, mental health, the benefits of being smoke-free, dealing with pressure, building confidence and resilience.

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  • Report –We See the Big Picture: Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2018

    Date: 25th September 2018
    Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author:

    Girlguiding UK has published its annual report on the attitudes of girls in 2018. Based on survey responses from 1,903 girls and young women aged 7-21-years-old from across the UK, the report highlights girls' views on a range of topics, including mental health; wellbeing and happiness; periods; education; relationships and socialising and safety.

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  • Report - Fairer Scotland Duty: socio-economic requirements

    Date: 21st September 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms
    Author: The Equality and Human Rights Commission

    In light of the Fairer Scotland Duty which came into effect in April 2018, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a report which aims to highlight how duties on public sector bodies in Scotland have worked to reduce socio-economic disadvantage which they define as “a range of factors, including poverty, health, education, limited social mobility, housing and a lack of expectations”.

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  • E-learning resource – Children and young people’s healthcare rights

    Date: 28th August 2018
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author:

    Children's Health Scotland (CHS) has produced a Children and Young People's (CYP) Healthcare Rights e-learning resource for practitioners in health and social care who work with children and young people. 

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  • Blog: Holiday hunger is a human rights issue

    Date: 24th July 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Right to life, survival and development
    Author: Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland (CYPCS)

    Máire McCormack, Head of Policy at the Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland office has written a blog about children from low-income families going hungry during the school holidays.

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  • ‘Ask Alex’ bot aims to educate the public about the reasons for youth homelessness

    Date: 2nd May 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Cyrenians Scotland

    Cyrenians has become the first organisation to create a digital robot to educate the public about homelessness. Alex has been created after Cyrenians carried out research that uncovered 15% of Scots believe young people are homeless out of personal choice.

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  • Young people and tobacco

    Date: 7th March 2017
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: ASH Scotland

    Today is No Smoking Day, and ASH Scotland has been working with the NHS and SportScotland to produce a set of resources and information sessions.

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  • ‘Childhood Obesity Strategy – Fundamentally Lacking in Strategy’

    Date: 7th September 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Nourish Scotland

    The UK's Childhood Obesity Strategy was launched last week - in response, Nourish Scotland's Advocacy Manager Elli Kontorravdis has written a new blog article outlining where and why the strategy has fallen short of expectation for children in Scotland and the UK.

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  • A rights-based approach to second-hand smoke: blog

    Date: 27th July 2016
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: ASH Scotland

    ASH Scotland have written a blog for the Commissioner's Office. The blog is a useful resource for protecting children from the effects of second-hand smoke and why this matters from a rights perspective.

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  • 10 Years of GUS – new publications

    Date: 13th October 2015
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, General principles
    Author: Growing Up in Scotland study

    On the 6th October 2015, GUS held an anniversary event to celebrate 10 years of GUS and to reflect on what research findings have shown. Two reports have been published; the first on key messages to tackle inequalities in the early years, the second on comparing the circumstances and experiences of children living in Scotland.

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  • The United Nations Universal Periodic Review -A Guide for NGOs in Scotland

    Date: 16th September 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Human Rights Consortium Scotland

    The Human Rights Consortium Scotland and the Glasgow University Law in Action initiative have collaborated to provide a Guide on the UN's 'Universal Periodic Review' of the UK's human rights record.

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  • ‘Bullying: a guide for parents and carers’

    Date: 10th June 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: Respectme

    Respectme has launched a new resource which aims to give adults the practical skills and confidence to support children and young people, and to deal with bullying behaviour.

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  • Policy briefing on young carers’ rights

    Date: 10th June 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People

    The latest policy briefing published by Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People (SCCYP) outlines how the rights of young carers can be safeguarded in Scotland.

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  • Improving outcomes: first Doran e-Newsletter published

    Date: 13th May 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: Scottish Government

    The Scottish Government has recently published the first edition of the Doran e-Newsletter, which aims to bring people up to speed with developments affecting children and young people with complex additional support needs.

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  • Revising ‘Scotland's National Performance Framework’: briefing update

    Date: 13th May 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: ScotLink

    This briefing is offered as a contribution to the current review of the National Performance Framework, and is the result of collaboration between some of Scotland's leading civil society organisations.

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  • National Framework for Child Protection: Learning and Development

    Date: 29th April 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: WithScotland

    The purpose of the National Framework for Child Protection Learning and Development is to set out a common set of skills and standards for workers to ensure the delivery of a consistently high standard of support to children and young people across the country.

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  • Children in Scotland members briefing: CYP Bill & named persons

    Date: 18th February 2014
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare
    Author: Children in Scotland

    Children in Scotland has produced a members briefing concerning the Named Person section (Part 4) of the proposed Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill.

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