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Survey launched to find children’s views on reading while in foster care

The Book Trust and the National Children’s Bureau have launched a UK wide survey that seeks the views of children or young people and their relationship with reading whilst in foster care. The information taken from this research will help the National Children’s Bureau create a report around how children and young people in foster… Read More


CELCIS EtCS Outcomes Framework launch event 22 September 2016

Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland are holding an event which will launch their Educating through Care Scotland (EtCS) Outcomes Framework in Glasgow on 22 September. The Framework aims to provide an innovative model of measuring and reporting on outcomes for children with significant and complex additional support needs. The launch event… Read More


Scoping study into young people and bail launched

The Advancing the Whole System Approach Implementation Group is undertaking a scoping study into the experiences of young people and bail. This is taking place due to the increase numbers of young males in custody. The research aims to establish the ways in which bail considerations and applications are affecting young people and to inform… Read More


SCRA publishes official statistics for 2015/16

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration has published its full set of statistics for 2015/16. The statistics show that in that year, 15,239 children and young people in Scotland were referred to the Children’s Reporter. This number represents 1.7% of children and young people in Scotland, and is broken down to 13,688 on non-offence (care and… Read More


Toolkit launched for children harmed by alcohol

Alcohol Focus Scotland has made its new Children Harmed by Alcohol Toolkit (C.H.A.T.) resource available. The toolkit aims to build resilience and protective factors in children, young people and families affected by alcohol harm. The resource has been piloted and evaluated by Alcohol Focus Scotland within community, voluntary and public sector settings across Scotland.


Book launch for children affected by imprisonment on 22 September 2016

Families Outside, the Scottish charity that works to support the families of people involved in the criminal justice system, is launching a publication aimed at addressing the issues experienced by young children affected by imprisonment of a family member. The launch will be held in Edinburgh on the 22 September at the Scottish Storytelling Centre.


NSPCC calls for research proposals on what helps children after abuse

The NSPCC and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are calling for research proposals that address the NSPCC’s objective of helping children get back on track after abuse. The research programme aims to improve understanding, contribute to the evidence base and increase the potential for real impact. The fund research will be expected to… Read More


Study to support teens who have experience of sending overt images

The University of Edinburgh is conducting new research that asks 16 – 18 year olds to share their experiences of sending nude or nearly nude images or videos of themselves, the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland website reports. The study is made up of three online surveys, and will ask teens about their views…. Read More


Young carers not discussing their care roles, research finds

Research conducted by Carers Trust Scotland suggests that forty per cent of young carers have not told their friends about their caring role, with half having a fear of bullying. The survey, which reached 136 young carers aged 5- 18, also showed that nearly seventy five per cent of young carers who responded felt that… Read More


Short film aims to raise awareness of social media exploitation

The Scottish Government, in conjunction with Young Scot and the National Child Sexual Exploitation Working Group, has published its short film “Bad Romance” onto YouTube, after originally being seen on its social media ‘Snapchat’ channel on 28 and 29 June. The film is aimed at young people (11 – 17 years old) and attempts to… Read More


CELCIS creates Permanence animation

CELCIS have made an animation available on their website which explains how their Permanence and Care Team works to reduce waiting times for young people without a permanent place to live. The Team aims to ensure that every looked after child in Scotland will be provided with a secure place to live quickly and with… Read More


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