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Stand up and be proud!

That is the advice of care leaver Ashley Cameron who was recently praised by the Fostering Network. Ashley, who was recently awarded the Endsleigh Student of the Year 2014 award, said “Winning this award means that the work I’ve been doing until now has been worth it. “The award gives me the confidence to continue…. Read More

Youth Homelessness Inquiry

Having and Keeping a Home: Steps to preventing homelessness among young people The Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee is holding an inquiry into young people’s experiences of homelessness, and how this can be prevented. This follows on from the Committee’s previous inquiry on youth homelessness, which took place in 2012. Young people, local authorities, organisations… Read More

Sexual Health and Relationships Survey

The Matter: Sexual Health and Relationships is a project run by Young Scot, Snook, LGBT Youth Scotland for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The team is made up of nine young people who are taking part in a three month project exploring the sexual health and relationships of young people aged 13-26. The team is… Read More

Deaf young people missing out on education and employment opportunities

New research published by the National Deaf Children’s Society highlights that deaf young people in Scotland are regularly falling behind at school and missing out on higher education and employment opportunities. This comes as the National Deaf Children’s Society, the UK’s leading charity for deaf children and young people, launches its Close the Gap report… Read More

Care. Fair. Share Campaign

The Scottish Youth Parliament is campaigning to ensure that young carers are treated fairly by society and government policies, and that their caring situations do not prevent them from further education or engaging in social activities. The Care. Fair. Share campaign will look primarily at how to alleviate financial pressure on young carers, including: Addressing anomalies in EMA… Read More

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