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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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Scotland's Labour Market Insights: April 2024
Insights from a range of labour market data sources for Scotland, including employment, unemployment and economic inactivity estimates by protected characteristics.
  • Date:  23 April, 2024
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Working with Children and Young People Who Have Displayed Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Guidance to support professionals who work with children and young people to identify, prevent and mitigate harm caused by children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing, Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Date:  23 April, 2024
The ‘Right to Youth Work in Scotland’: A Research Report for YouthLink Scotland by the Open University Law School
Evidence to influence policy and law reform, aiming to improve youth work provision and promote the rights and well-being of young people in Scotland. 
  • Topic:  Policy & Influencing, Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  23 April, 2024
Barnardo's Unveils Homes for Young People Leaving Care
An innovative housing project designed to support young people at the point of leaving care has been launched in Stirling by Barnardo's Scotland.
  • Topic:  Care
  • Date:  23 April, 2024
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Qualitative Research on the Lived Experience and Views of Gambling among Children and Young People
GambleAware is calling for more regulation of gambling advertising as it releases a new research report showing how gambling affects the lives of children and young people.
  • Topic:  Addiction
  • Date:  23 April, 2024
Visit the New Peer Recovery Hub!
It’s full of tools, events and opportunities to inspire you to develop and champion peer support for mental health recovery.
  • Topic:  Health & Wellbeing
  • Date:  23 April, 2024
Confidence Kingdom
Children's Parliament's new report, contributing to phase two of the Democracy Matters consultation, supported children to build their own town for a different democratic future: where children and adults work together to design and influence their community.
  • Topic:  Rights, Participation & Volunteering
  • Date:  18 April, 2024

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