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  • New child-friendly resources on sibling contact

    Date: 9th February 2024
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    Families Outside has produced child friendly resources to help care-experienced children and young people who have a sibling in prison to know - and access - their rights to sibling contact.

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  • Staying Connected Project: Care-Experienced children and young people with a sibling in prison or secure accommodation

    Date: 18th December 2023
    Category: Looked after children, Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    This research is about the significant impact on children and young people who are separated from siblings through care arrangement. It aims to address the gaps in knowledge around children and young people’s experience of sibling separation where their brother or sister is in prison or secure care.

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  • Lifelong Rights for Care Experienced People: new report

    Date: 13th November 2023
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Who Cares? Scotland

    Who Cares? Scotland has just launched its lifelong campaign for Care Experienced people. Available data shows that Care Experienced people currently do not have the same life outcomes as their non Care Experienced peers. The Lifelong Rights Campaign is the commitment to change this.

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  • New report on Care Experienced people and the Scottish Human Rights Bill

    Date: 5th October 2023
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Who Cares? Scotland

    The Human Rights Consortium Scotland, with Who Cares? Scotland, has commissioned a new briefing paper on Care Experienced people and Scotland's new Human Rights Bill.

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  • New Report: Poverty-proofing for families in or on the edges of care

    Date: 6th September 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Child poverty, Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    New research by One-Parent Families Scotland has revealed the detrimental financial and emotional impact of poverty on a family when a child enters care and if they return from care, as well as a gap in policy responses and service delivery. 

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  • Training: New ways for families

    Date: 11th August 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    What do children need when parents separate? The online training and coaching programme New Ways For Families is now available in the UK following a pilot exercise in Scotland conducted by Shared Parenting Scotland.

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  • New podcast: Let’s Talk About… babies’ rights in Scotland

    Date: 19th June 2023
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    Starcatchers' CEO Rhona Matheson chats children's rights and the progress of babies’ rights in Scotland with former Children's Commissioner, Bruce Adamson.

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  • Webinar recording: Voluntary National Reviews

    Date: 10th March 2022
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Civil Rights and Freedoms, COVID-19
    Author: Child Rights Connect

    On behalf of Child Rights Connect, we would like to thank you for joining the webinar “Sharing good practices on how to engage in Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs)”. If you missed the webinar, you can find the recording here and the summary notes here.

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  • Implementation Guidance - A Strategy to Eliminate Violent Punishment of Children: Now Available in Eight Languages!

    Date: 10th March 2022
    Category: Equal protection from violence, Protection from abuse or neglect, Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    On behalf of End Corporal Punishment, we would like to share with you the Implementation Guidance – A Strategy to Eliminate Violent Punishment of Children, which is available in eight languages!

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  • Webinar recording: UNCRC – Supporting Families

    Date: 10th March 2022
    Category: Child poverty, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Right to life, survival and development, Best interests of the child
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    On behalf of Parenting across Scotland, we would like to thank you for joining the second webinar about the UNCRC and families titled “UNCRC – Supporting Families”.

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  • Publication for professionals working in the field of alternative care

    Date: 10th March 2022
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    SOS Children’s Villages publishes a variety of publications for professionals working in the field of alternative care.

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  • Launching of the Voices Toolkit

    Date: 10th March 2022
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    ProjectChange is excited to celebrate Care Day 2022 with the release of our voices Toolkit! The toolkit is a self-directed, free resource that aims to help people discover their voice and learn how to use it safely, confidently and purposefully.

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  • Webinar recording: The right for siblings be heard and to participate

    Date: 12th November 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    Watch a recording of a webinar on implementing new Scottish laws for brothers and sisters.

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  • Supporting good practice with care experienced children and young people in custody

    Date: 23rd August 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Children and Young People's Centre for Justice

    The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ), in collaboration with the Scottish Child Law Centre, has produced a new resource to support Scottish solicitors and practitioners with Good Practice Principles when representing care experienced children in police custody, to ensure their rights are upheld.

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  • Guidance for local authorities on supporting sibling contact

    Date: 30th July 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    Local authorities are now under a duty to support sibling contact. This national practice guidance is a resource that provides practical advice, based on research and evidence to aid the implementation of the rights siblings have.

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  • Overcoming barriers to graduation for Care Experienced young people

    Date: 18th June 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Who Cares? Scotland

    Following consultation with Care Experienced people who have graduated from college and university, Who Cares? Scotland found out their experiences of graduation, barriers they faced, and what they think would be helpful in overcoming these. This guide has been created for Corporate Parents to aid them to overcome these barriers.

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  • New resources help reframe care and care experience

    Date: 18th June 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children

    Transform the current public narrative and perceptions around care and care experience by identifying and tackling challenging assumptions and attitudes using this resource guide.

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  • Examples of innovative frontline practice to support Care Experienced children and young people

    Date: 13th May 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children

    Covid-19 has brought about new ways of working and innovative ideas. CELCIS has put together a range of examples of how people are meeting the challenge of responding to the effects of this public health emergency when supporting care experienced children and young people.

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  • Resources for college and university staff supporting student carers

    Date: 1st March 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    This resource provides materials for colleges and universities to support staff undertaking the Going Higher and Going Further awards, in particular, the Carer Aware at University module.

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  • ME-WE Project releases manual on how to better support young carers

    Date: 1st March 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
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    ME-WE has published a manual aiming to contribute to the development of an environment in which young carers are able to pursue their goals and thrive, in line with their rights under the UNCRC. It aims to fill the knowledge gap and targets stakeholders from different fields to inform multidisciplinary action to address the needs of young carers.

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