The Scottish Youth Parliament is collecting ideas and contributions from Scotland’s young people for their 2016-2021 Youth Manifesto, ‘Lead the Way’. The manifesto consultation document covers issues such as communities, education, youth work, environment, health, sport and leisure, transport, constitution, culture, economy and work, equalities, justice, and rights and participation. They are asking Young people… Read More
Research conducted at Dundee University shows that teenagers who fail to identify with their family, school and friends are more likely to suffer mental health problems than teens who interact positively with these social groups. The research team surveyed more than 100 high school pupils aged 13 to 17 years old from the Fife area,… Read More
Who Cares? Scotland is conducting a survey for young people 14 years old and over, who are currently looked after or a care leaver, on the idea of ‘return to care’. They want to make sure that the Scottish Government hears from care experienced young people on the kinds of support they get when they… Read More
A new mentoring scheme to provide additional support for care leavers has been introduced by the University of Strathclyde. The scheme for care-experienced students will begin in September and will involve each student being matched with a volunteer member of staff. The mentoring scheme is the latest addition to the Strathclyde Cares programme, through which… Read More
The Scottish Government has announced funding of £302,500 to support work to help vulnerable young people in employment. The funding is for those that face the most significant barriers in accessing employment opportunities, such as people with disabilities, care leavers, carers and those aged 16 to 29 with criminal convictions.
A campaign aiming to implement a universal framework digital rights for children and young people has published a report. The iRights initiative is supported by CHILDREN 1st, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People and the Scottish Government.
Catch 22 has published research looking at the experience of corporate parenting for young people in care. The study, which involved interviews with 579 young people in and from care across 12 local authorities in England, found that: young people believe that ‘good parenting’ is demonstrated through; being loved; listened to; supported; respected and kept… Read More
A new report examining equality for people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) in Scotland has found that young people in care are not being offered the support they need to understand their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.