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  • Webinars and toolkits to assist young people who have experience of local authority care and those working with them

    Date: 22nd July 2020
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Clan Childlaw

    The webinars cover four issues that Clan Childlaw recognises have been difficult for young people throughout the pandemic, these are: contact with family, moving accommodation, care leavers’ rights to continue care and aftercare and housing and homelessness.

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  • What Works for Children’s Social Care podcast

    Date: 11th June 2020
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author:

    This podcast shares the latest evidenced-based practice from academics, senior leaders, social workers and experts by experience to improve children’s social care and the outcomes it generates for children and families.

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  • The Talking Change Podcast

    Date: 1st May 2020
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Civil Rights and Freedoms, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Funding, General principles
    Author: The Children’s Society

    The Talking Change Podcast engages with key organisations and individuals, from subject matter experts and frontline workers, to young people themselves, politicians and law enforcement. This podcast identifies problems that children and young people face today and explains why addressing these problems matter.

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  • Resource on tackling child adversity

    Date: 19th November 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Protection from abuse or neglect
    Author:

    The resource “Rights! The missing piece to childhood adversity” was designed by young people, to raise awareness of a rights-based approach to tackling childhood adversity.

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  • Fact sheets about the Children’s Hearings System

    Date: 7th October 2019
    Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms, Basic Health and Welfare, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities
    Author: Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

    Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) has reviewed and updated a range of fact sheets about the Children’s Hearings System.

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  • Child-friendly UN Guidelines on Alternative Care

    Date: 18th September 2019
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author:

    The guidelines are aimed to be a useful resource for children and young people who can no longer live with their parents, as well as for their families and peers.  

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  • Growing Up in Scotland: Life at Age 12

    Date: 14th August 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Scottish Government

    Scottish Government’s report presents initial findings about the lives of 12-year-old children living in Scotland.

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  • Video: 1000 life changing days

    Date: 30th July 2019
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Best interests of the child, Basic Health and Welfare
    Author:

    The video explores the first three years of a child’s life, focusing on the effects of social, emotional, and physical environments on long-term health and wellbeing.

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  • Video: Rights of Children with Additional Support Needs

    Date: 14th June 2019
    Category: Basic Health and Welfare, Health and health services, Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities, Additional support for learning, Family Environment and Alternative Care, Parental guidance
    Author:

    This film was developed to increase knowledge and awareness among parents and practitioners of new children’s rights legislation.

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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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  • 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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  • “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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  • 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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  • Families Outside Impact Report 2017/18

    Date: 16th November 2018
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Families Outside

    Families Outside has published their Impact Report which gives an overview of their activities across Scotland from 2017 – 2018. Families Outside is a national organisation that works exclusively on behalf of children and families affected by imprisonment in Scotland. Their aim is “to improve outcomes for children and families affected by imprisonment so they can live healthy, active lives free from stigma and disadvantage”.

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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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  • My Family and Alcohol – new website

    Date: 24th January 2017
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Alcohol Focus Scotland

    Alcohol is something that is part of most people's lives in Scotland, but have you ever considered the effect that alcohol can have on other people's lives?

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  • Caring for Vulnerable Children online course

    Date: 26th April 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children

    Places are now available for registration on CELCIS's free online course which teaches approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children.

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  • Year of the Dad conference now online

    Date: 29th March 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care
    Author: Year of the Dad

    The conference took place on February 12th 2016 at the University of Edinburgh. Year of the Dad have created a day of reflection, dialogue and stimulation for academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

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  • Getting it right for Looked After children: strategy and PACE project

    Date: 2nd March 2016
    Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care, Looked after children
    Author: Scottish Government

    The national strategy for Looked After Children has been refreshed and the Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) programme has been extended.

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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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