GIRFEC

Covid19, children’s care and protection

One stop shop for information from CELCIS – on residential care, kinship care, adoption and foster care. With content for care-experienced young people, social workers and teachers too.
https://www.celcis.org/knowledge-bank/spotlight/covid19info/

Child contact and Coronavirus

It is understandable that there may be anxiety about child contact arrangements and what this might mean for children. Information from Scottish Women’s Rights Centre.
https://www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk/news/covid-19coronavirus-info/child-contact-during-coronaviruscovid-19/

Healthier Minds

East Renfrewshire’s comprehensive guide to promote the mental wellbeing of children and young people.
https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/healthierminds/

Play in crisis

There is a heightened need to support children’s right to play at this time so the International Play Association (IPA) has developed the IPA Play in Crisis: Support for Parents and Carers resources.
http://ipaworld.org/resources/for-parents-and-carers-play-in-crisis/

Latest domestic abuse statistics

The police recorded 60,641 incidents of domestic abuse in 2018-19, an increase of 2% compared to the previous year – although it is known that not all incidents are reported.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/domestic-abuse-scotland-2018-2019-statistics/

ASN Review: what Enquire said

The Review is looking at how additional support for learning works in nursery, primary, secondary and special schools. It will report in the spring – this is what Enquire have submitted.
https://enquire.org.uk/policy-legislation/additional-support-for-learning-review-what-we-said/

Findings from the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children 2019 survey

The HBSC Scottish survey data is published with a breadth of data on all aspects of children’s lives at home, at school in the community.
https://www.gla.ac.uk/media/Media_707475_smxx.pdf

The Changing Role of Specialist Provision in Supporting Inclusive Education

This report describes the situation and trends across Europe in relation to specialist provision. It forms a clear overview of the development of specialist provision for meeting learners’ rights to high-quality inclusive education.
https://www.european-agency.org/sites/default/files/CROSP_Synthesis_Report.pdf

Preventing childhood sexual abuse

Working upstream for prevention.
www.theupstreamproject.org.uk

Action Plan to improve the lives of Gypsy/Travellers

Improving the lives of our Gypsy/Traveller communities is a human-rights commitment.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/improving-lives-scotlands-gypsy-travellers-2019-2021/pages/1/

Forces Children’s Education

Information for educators and families about the education system, supporting Armed Forces families moving to Scotland.
https://forceschildrenseducation.org.uk/

Scottish Network for Highly Able Pupils

The Network has specialised in teaching and learning for highly able pupils for over 20 years and offers guidance for educators.
https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/ablepupils/resources/information/guidanceforschools/

Relationships are the foundations for change

The most effective interventions have three elements: working with the child, working with the parent and working with the parent and child together.
https://childreninscotland.org.uk/relationships-are-the-foundations-for-change/

Principles into Practice: Transitions for young people

The challenge is to develop a nationally agreed, non-mandatory, framework for transitions. You can help shape the framework.
https://scottishtransitions.org.uk/principles-into-practice-draft-framework-consultation/