GIRFEC

Children’s advocacy in children’s hearings

A fact file/portfolio of provider organisations is available

https://www.gov.scot/publications/childrens-advocacy-in-childrens-hearings-portfolio-of-provider-organisations/

#FirstStrike

Animal cruelty can be first in a chain of violent behaviour.

https://www.scottishspca.org/our-work/campaigns/first-strike

Safe and ethical social work practice

Guidance for social workers on home visits and direct contact interviews with service users.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-social-worker-guidance-on-safe-contact/

National action plan to tackle child sexual exploitation: final report

Sets out achievements and activity delivered since 2016 to prevent and tackle CSE

https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-action-plan-prevent-tackle-child-sexual-exploitation-final-delivery-report/

Dear Habib

Habib arrived in the UK when he was 16. ‘Dear Habib’ is a moving short animation on his experiences. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WdprHcOuJU

The rights of the child when parents separate

Some families struggle to resolve issues, will The Children (Scotland) Bill make a difference?https://theconversation.com/scotlands-children-bill-why-the-law-needs-to-protect-the-rights-of-the-child-when-parents-separate

Partners awarded funding to establish Scotland first Child’s House

Based on Iceland’s Barnahus model children who witness violence and abuse can access all the services they need under one roof.
https://www.celcis.org/knowledge-bank/search-bank/blog/2020/04/realising-childrens-rights-justice-and-care/

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/