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  • The Promise publishes ‘The Plan’ for 2021-24

    Date: 8th April 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Following on from the Independent Care Review, ‘The Plan’ sets out key areas organisations must focus on to create a Scotland where the most vulnerable children feel loved, respected, listened to and heard in decisions that affect them.

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  • Take part in the International Care Experienced Day of Remembrance

    Date: 8th April 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

     Take part in first ever International Care Experienced Day of Remembrance, on 30th April 2021 as part of Care Experienced History Month.

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  • Learning and lesson plans for Care Experienced History Month

    Date: 8th April 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Introduce children and young people to different types of care today and explore the history of Care Experienced people using these lesson plans. These plans are accompanied by teacher support packs to help facilitate conversations and to provide details of support available to children with Care Experience.

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  • Call for children and young people to get involved in the next United Nations Day of General Discussion

    Date: 26th March 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Care experienced children and/or those with experience of the child protection system are encouraged to feed into the next Day of General Discussion 2021 which is on the theme of Children’s Rights and Alternative Care.

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  • Regulation of child contact centre services

    Date: 26th March 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Closing date: 12th July 2021

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  • Who Cares? Scotland publishes COVID-19 recovery planning report

    Date: 25th March 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The report shares views and experiences of the organisation’s Care Experienced membership in relation to the pandemic.

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  • Manifesto for Armed Forces Children and Young People in Scotland

    Date: 25th March 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Royal Caledonian Education Trust has launched its first ever manifesto ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May, shaped by the voices of armed forces children and young people from across Scotland.

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  • New examples of frontline practice in caring for children and young people during COVID-19

    Date: 1st March 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    CELCIS has gathered examples of how people are meeting the challenges brought on by this public health emergency in order to inform and inspire others.

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  • Changes to Children's Hearings rules approved by the Scottish Parliament

    Date: 12th February 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Scottish Parliament has approved changes to the Children’s Hearings rules to make sure brothers and sisters can take part in hearings that may affect their contact.

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  • 700 new volunteers needed for Children’s Hearings Scotland

    Date: 28th January 2021
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    The new volunteers will on the Children's Panel. Children’s Panel members listen and make legal decisions with and for infants, children and young people. They are there to ensure that the young person is at the heart of every decision made.

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  • Together’s #RightsResolution for 2021

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: UNCRC Optional Protocols and General Comments, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Awareness-raising

    To celebrate the #YearOfChildhood, Together’s #RightsResolution for 2021 is to create weekly children’s rights infographics for our members to use and share.

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  • ‘Navigating a World of Rights’ – new report shares findings from Who Cares? Scotland’s participation work

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, including vocational education, Civil Rights and Freedoms

    The report covers why members feel it is important for their human rights to be protected in law, policy, and practice. The report also includes recommendations for change.

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  • #CovidUnder19 Global Survey results out now

    Date: 13th January 2021
    Category: COVID-19, Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    In May 2020, the Centre for Children’s Rights from Queen’s University Belfast launched a survey for those aged eight to 17 to understand their “Life under Coronavirus”. Eight thematic briefings have been released to examine its findings.

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  • Supporting care leavers in Scotland during the pandemic and beyond

    Date: 19th November 2020
    Category: Social security and childcare, Mental health, Child poverty, Health and health services, COVID-19, Recreation, play and cultural activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    COVID-19 has exacerbated the precariousness of many care leavers’ situations, and amplified the inconsistencies that exist in relation to support and services. This briefing highlights some of the key issues alongside several recommendations. 

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  • Opportunity for care experienced people to share their experiences throughout COVID-19

    Date: 27th October 2020
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Care experienced people of all ages are encouraged to share their experiences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The views gathered will enable Who Cares? Scotland to give evidence to Scottish Government, its committees and The Promise.

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  • Supporting children and families beyond COVID-19

    Date: 12th October 2020
    Category: Child poverty, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    COVID-19 is a global health crisis with significant economic and social costs. This paper seeks to further the understanding of what this crisis means for children and their families in Southern and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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  • New standards for secure care launched

    Date: 9th October 2020
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Scotland’s first national standards for secure care set out what support children and young people should expect when in, or on the edges of, secure care.

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  • Children’s Hearings Scotland’s seeks care experienced young people to shape recruitment campaign

    Date: 22nd September 2020
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Respect for the views of the child

    The young people will help to inform a series of images for Children’s Hearings Scotland’s Panel Member recruitment campaign.

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  • Take part in the COVID-19 Family Life Study

    Date: 4th September 2020
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Basic Health and Welfare

    This study explores the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on family life across cultures. Findings will be used to inform policies, programmes, and supports for families. Parents or carers of children under 18 years old are encouraged to participate.

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  • Human rights and COVID-19

    Date: 20th August 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care

    Eight key policy briefings have been developed to highlight areas of human rights concern during the COVID-19 pandemic and identify how rights can be used to inform Scotland’s recovery.

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