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The Boost Programme
The Boost, aimed at girls aged 14-16, is focused on building young women’s skills and confidence so that they are not limited by gender stereotypes when choosing school subjects or careers. Find out more about Boost Camps taking place June and July this year.
  • Topic:  Equality
  • Date:  15 May, 2024
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New Paper Reflects Young People’s Views on Behaviour and Relationships in Schools
Children in Scotland has published a summary paper which adds new evidence to the ongoing discussions about behaviour and relationships in schools, drawing directly on the experiences of young people.
  • Topic:  Education, Skills & Employability
  • Date:  7 May, 2024
Young Women's Experiences of the Cost of Living Crisis in Scotland
If you identify as a young woman (16-35) and are currently living in Scotland, you're invited to anonymously share your experiences through this survey.
  • Topic:  Equality, Poverty, Research
  • Date:  2 May, 2024
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Child Disability Payment
Parents of disabled children are being urged to make sure they’re not missing out on vital financial support.
  • Topic:  Equality, Poverty
  • Date:  2 May, 2024
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Access to Counsellors in Secondary Schools and Children and Young People’s Community Mental Health Services – Summary Reports
An analysis of information provided by local authorities on the school counselling service and community mental health supports in their area.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  1 May, 2024
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Children’s Social Work Statistics 2022-23 – Looked After Children
Looked After Children Statistics for Scotland for 2022 to 2023 that cover data on children who are looked after, young people in continuing care, and young people eligible for aftercare services.
  • Topic:  Care, Child Protection
  • Date:  30 April, 2024
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Plans to End Fee Waiver for Volunteers’ PVG
Disclosure Scotland is seeking views on behalf of Scottish Government Ministers on various proposals related to PVG scheme fees. We are encouraging our members to share their views about the proposals through the official consultation process. Find out more...
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  30 April, 2024
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Children (Care and Justice) Bill Passed
MSPs have backed Stage 3 of the Children (Care and Justice) Bill, enshrining in law age-appropriate care and justice for vulnerable young people across the country.
  • Topic:  Care
  • Date:  29 April, 2024
New report explores drivers of violence between girls in Scotland
The Lassies are No Feart report aims to increase our understanding of young women in Scotland experiences and involvement in violence, in order to better support them to reach their full potential.
  • Topic:  No Knives Better Lives
  • Date:  29 April, 2024
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Research Finds Concerning Trends in Adolescent Substance Use in the UK
Alcohol is the most commonly used substance, while vaping is now more common than cigarette smoking among young people, according to a new WHO Europe report coordinated by researchers at the University of Glasgow.
  • Topic:  Addiction, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  25 April, 2024
Volunteers Week 2024 – 40th Anniversary: 3rd – 9th June
Celebrate Scotland's volunteers this Volunteers Week from 3rd to 9th June. Find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved!
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  25 April, 2024
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Improving Gender Identity Healthcare for Children and Young People
A new multi-disciplinary team led by the Chief Medical Officer and including paediatric, pharmacy and scientific expertise, will be convened to examine clinical recommendations of the Cass Review, and consider how they may apply to NHS Scotland.
  • Topic:  Equality, Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  24 April, 2024

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