Our news helps everyone working with and for looked after children and young people keep up to speed with what's going on in the sector, here in Scotland, and further afield.

Age threshold of payments for survivors of childhood abuse lowered

06 December 2019
The Scottish Government announces changes to the Advance Payment scheme following review.

Upstream Project launched to prevent child sexual abuse

05 December 2019
The Upstream Project was set up to enable adults and communities in Scotland prevent child sexual abuse. Preventing child sexual…

Regulations under the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Act come into force

29 November 2019
First milestone in the implementation of the Age of Criminal Responsibility Act as new regulations come into force

Access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

27 November 2019
Publication of the first in a series of reports highlighting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people with c…

Call for improved mental health provision in secure care and young offenders’ facilities

27 November 2019
MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee are calling for better mental health support for young people ordered into e…