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New UCAS support for care leavers in higher education

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is hosting a webinar on Thursday 30 October 4pm-5m to answer questions about applying to university and discuss the support offered to looked after and care experienced young people by universities and colleges.If you are in care, or you’re helping someone who is, join in the webchat. How to join the… Read More


11 life-saving winter hacks to get you through

Here are a few items to keep on you that could save your life this winter! As summer well and truly comes to an end and the weather gets that little bit greyer throughout autumn, now is as good a time as any to start thinking about preparing yourself and your home for the festive… Read More


Girls Dojo at Glasgow Science Centre

Girls aged 7-17 are invited to try coding at a special November CoderDojo at Glasgow Science Centre on 29 November 2014. Female mentors from CoderDojos across Scotland will host a series of short, taster workshops to give participants the chance to try out difference areas of computer programming. This includes sessions on physical computing, making… Read More


5 ways you can help someone out this winter

The winter months can make it difficult to do everyday things, so why not lend a hand to your neighbours or in your community this winter? Every little helps when the weather is bad! Read more on the Young Scot website


Young Scots Support a Smoke-Free Generation by 2034

A pioneering Youth Commission, established by the Scottish Government, delivered a ground-breaking inquiry exploring young people’s perspectives on how a smoke-free generation might be achieved by 2034. Appointed by the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson MSP, and supported by Young Scot, 17 Commissioners carried out extensive research to have their say on a key… Read More


What’s worrying you? How to cope and get advice.

What’s worrying you? Young people’s minds as well are their bodies can become unwell. Three children in every classroom have a mental health problem. Find out more, how to cope with your feelings and where you can get advice. http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people/whats_worrying_you


Scottish Youth Parliament Elections

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) holds elections every two years. The next SYP elections will take place in March 2015. If you work with young people aged between 14-25 who are interested in standing as a candidate, they can register their interest today! Over the past few years, Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament have… Read More


The Truth About Youth project

The Truth About Youth project challenges negative perceptions of young people in Scotland. Watch their new videos and find out how you can get involved. http://thepatter.org/


Calling young artists!

Could you design The Big Issue’s Christmas cover? Are you aged 13 or under? Are you filled with great ideas? Then get drawing! The Big Issue is teaming up with First News, the weekly national newspaper for young people, to find a budding artist who can design a cover for our special Christmas edition. Read… Read More


Care: My Story Film Screening

As part of National Care Leavers’ Week, Who Cares? Scotland will be premiering two new documentaries at the Glasgow Film Theatre. These films are the real stories of two young people that grew up in care. Due to the unprecedented demand for tickets, a second screening will now take place after the first showing. Tickets are free and… Read More


Join the Police Scotland Youth Advisory Panel

Are you keen to be part of something that will really make a difference in the lives of young people right across Scotland? Do you feel that you have something to say in how young people and wider society is policed now and in the future and would like your voice heard? The Police Scotland… Read More


World Mental Health Day 2014 – young people demand change

On World Mental Health Day 1000s of young people say the pressure is too much and demand change. Over the last 12 months YoungMinds has been consulting with young people as part of its YoungMindsVs campaign and a total of 5,600 of them have told us about the pressures they face and what should be… Read More


Your care journey

14-26? Let Who Cares? Scotland know what you think about your care journey. Read more http://www.whocaresscotland.org/young-people/survey/


Student safety

Student safety: top tips on everything about college and uni life http://www.youngscot.org/mag/3226-student-safety-top-tips-on-everything-about-college-and-uni-life


Pay Day Loans

Ashley Cameron of Who Cares Scotland discusses her personal experience of payday loans in their latest Austerity Blog: http://bit.ly/1xF39ro 


National Care Leavers Week

Who Cares? Scotland will be hosting and supporting a range of activities taking place all over Scotland for National Care Leavers Week. http://www.whocaresscotland.org/news/10/14/national-care-leavers-week/ 


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