Update on the incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots law.
As an organisation which believes that by supporting families, we support children, we are fully supportive of the UNCRC and see incorporation as a significant milestone in supporting families to bring up their children.
Working Families draws upon the experiences of both parents and employers to outline what ‘building back better’ looks like for working families.
Lockdown restrictions meant that prison visits were suspended. This, combined with understandable anxieties about the health and wellbeing of people in prison, has been the main focus for families.
Things have become harder for families who already recognised there were issues around alcohol and drugs in their family, as substance use has increased and everyone has been stuck in the house together for long periods – a real ‘pressure cooker’ environment.
From 7th November children will have the same protection as adults from assault.
How the families Scottish Adoption work with have been affected by the pandemic.
Before this crisis single parent families already faced significant challenges: poverty, isolation and loneliness, poor health or disability and judgemental attitudes.
How the families Aberlour work with have been affected by the pandemic.
Read the June 2020 policy update for a round-up of recent policy issues.
The report outlines the lived experience of working parents as the government, employers, and families struggle to adapt to changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Early learning and childcare expansion update.
Austerity, changes to the welfare system and cuts to local services have all had an impact on the lives of families who have a disabled child.
Read one parent's experiences of the transition process and why she is supporting the Bill.
Update on Scottish Government's decision to withdraw the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill and to seek to repeal Parts 4 and 5 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.
Read the October 2019 policy update for a round-up of recent policy issues.
This article provides an overview of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
(UNCRC) and its role in supporting parents and families.
Check out our policy update for a round-up of recent policy issues, including the incorporation of UNCRC, the introduction of Income Supplement, Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill, Best Start Grant and Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People report.
How much does it cost to raise a child to the age of 18? A report from the Child Poverty Action Group shows how much income families need to provide an adequate standard of living.
ASH Scotland is providing helpful tips and resources for practitioners and families to help create a tabocco free generation by 2034.
Sue Palmer makes the case for more play and less testing in the early years.
A round-up of the latest Scottish Government consultations and legislation.
Enquire highlights the importance of parents' and children's views in school placements.
Read the latest progress report and find out about the next stages of implementation.
Children in Scotland’s Food, Families, Futures (FFF) project addresses the issue of food poverty and its links with wellbeing, learning and attainment.
Children in Scotland has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery to work with people in the area, Glasgow City Council and others to look at what childcare is needed in the Calton/Bridgeton, Tollcross/West Shettleston, and Parkhead/Dalmarnock areas of the city and to come up with a workable way of putting better services in place.
For some children, feeling left out or ‘different’ at school is a regular occurrence. CPAG’s Cost of a School Day project - which included research with pupils and teachers across 6 Glasgow schools – found that costs associated with education can lead to many pupils from low income households being excluded from the day to day experiences and activities their class mates take for granted.
In this blog, Clare Simpson, PAS manager, looks at what two-year-olds need from early learning and childcare.