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Safeguarder recruitment

Published: Monday 23 July 2018
Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity, are recruiting Safeguarders to an important role in children’s hearings an…

Shine a light on care

Published: Wednesday 18 July 2018
The National Confidential Forum has launched a campaign aimed at encouraging people to share their experiences of growing up in …

Improving Children’s Lives: nominations sought for new award

Published: Wednesday 18 July 2018
CELCIS is backing the 2018 Herald Society Awards by supporting the creation of a new category - Improving Children’s Lives Award…

Recommendations made on supporting the attainment and achievement of children experiencing poverty

Published: Thursday 12 July 2018
The Education and Skills Committee have published a new report that examines how poverty impacts school-age children and young p…

Children's social circumstances and educational outcomes

Published: Wednesday 11 July 2018
The circumstances in which children and young people are born, grow up and learn contribute to inequalities in educational outco…

First report on Corporate Parenting in Scotland published

Published: Thursday 28 June 2018
The Scottish Government share Corporate Parent progress in supporting care experienced Children and Young People, and care leave…

Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry extended

Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018
More voices of survivors to be heard after timescale change to the independent inquiry.

Care experienced children attainment funding announced by Scottish Government

Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018
The Scottish Government has announced it will invest £32 million specifically to support the educational needs of care experienc…

Scotland encouraged to keep ‘Eyes Open’ for children at risk

Published: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Everyone in Scotland should be keeping their ‘Eyes Open’ for children at risk during the schools holidays.

New study looks at the role of foster carers

Published: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Foster carers in Scotland are being asked to take part in a new study. The study aims to explore the unique circumstances and ch…

Statistics on Education Outcomes for Scotland's Looked After Children

Published: Tuesday 19 June 2018
The latest data on looked after children's attainment, post-school destinations, school attendance, exclusions and achievements.

Care Crisis Review launches

Published: Wednesday 13 June 2018
A Nuffield Foundation funded Review has confirmed that there is a crisis in the Children’s Social Care and Family Justice Sector…

Harmeny Education Trust seeks a Trustee

Published: Tuesday 12 June 2018
There's a vacancy at Harmeny Education Trust Ltd for an Education Trustee / Board Member

Student grant increase announced for care experienced young people in Scotland

Published: Monday 11 June 2018
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon commits to increasing financial support for care experienced young people in higher and further e…

Ofsted head warns some young children start school lacking basic hygiene and language skills

Published: Thursday 7 June 2018
Ofsted's Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman highlights her department’s concerns and the need for early years workers to play their…

Independent Care Review enters next phase of work

Published: Monday 4 June 2018
The Independent Care Review of Scotland’s care system enters its 'Journey' stage.

Children’s Commissioner for England concerned for ‘pinball kids’ in care

Published: Friday 1 June 2018
A new report highlights the disruptive impact of changes to circumstances.

Five full funded places available for Strathclyde child care course

Published: Monday 21 May 2018
The School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde has just announced that it has five fully funded pl…

Independent Inquiry publishes Interim Report

Published: Wednesday 25 April 2018
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (England) has published its Interim Report, identifying steps to tkae and making…

Strathclyde Cares scoops Guardian award

Published: Wednesday 25 April 2018
The University of Strathclyde has won an award for its innovative programme which supports young people with experience of the c…

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